If you need a regular checkup, a routine cleaning, periodontal therapy, or bite assessments, then our general dentistry services are for you!
How Preventive Dental Care Can Help You
Preventive dentistry is all about catching things before they become a bigger threat to your oral health. At St. Mary’s Dental, we offer a complete and thorough oral examination — we even screen for oral cancer. We also check to see if you have issues with bruxism, a form of excessive teeth grinding, and other temporomandibular (TMJ) issues.
We promote healthy dental habits for our patients and encourage diligent home hygiene. This includes twice daily brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, daily flossing, and rinsing with a quality mouthwash.
Beyond prevention, Mechanicsville dentists Dr. Gina McCray and Dr. Kara McCray Dremer are also happy to discuss your smile goals should you want to optimize your dental appearance with cosmetic dentistry.
General Dentistry Services We Offer
St. Mary’s Dental is proud to offer a wide variety of general dentistry services. This includes:
- Dental exams
- Professional teeth cleanings
- Digital X-rays
- Cavity fillings
- Root canal treatment
- Sleep apnea treatment
- Periodontal therapy
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) treatment
- Oral cancer screenings
- Dental sealants
- Fluoride treatment
- Tooth extractions
What We Look for During Your Dental Check-up
Beyond care at home, patients should visit a general dentist twice yearly for a thorough oral exam, digital x-rays (as required) and professional teeth cleaning to remove harmful plaque and tartar. Dr. Gina McCray and Dr. Kara Demer perform their examinations in a gentle manner, looking for:
- Signs of decay and gum disease.
- Problems with how teeth bite together.
- Condition of restorations such as fillings and crowns.
- Wear from teeth grinding (bruxism).
- Temporomandibular joint issues.
- Signs of oral cancer with the quick and painless Velscope screening tool.
With this information, we will develop a treatment plan aimed at improving oral health. We also answer every question and concern and discuss any aesthetic goals that you may have for a better looking smile.
Schedule Your General Dentistry Appointment Today!
St. Mary’s Dental serves the general dentistry needs for the communities of Mechanicsville, LaPlata, Hollywood, Charlotte Hall, Waldorf, Leonardtown, and Lexington Park. Questions? Looking to schedule an appointment? Simply contact us us today using the form on this page!