Keep Your Smile Beautiful And Healthy With General Dentistry

Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That is especially true of your oral health! Preventing dental disasters with our St. Petersburg, FL dentist can protect you from pain, expensive procedures, and long recovery times. Combining good dental hygiene with regular trips to Jeffery A. Spilman, DDS is the best way for your smile to stay healthy and happy. Call us now to schedule your general dentistry services at 727-645-4727.

Doctor Jeffery Spilman on general dentistry

Stop Problems Before They Start With Regular Dental Cleanings And Exams

You probably know you need to have your teeth cleaned at least every six months. But do you know what we accomplish while you’re in the chair?

  • First, one of our hygienists will remove all the accumulated tartar from your teeth. Tartar is hardened plaque, and it can only be removed at a dental office. If it stays on your teeth, you can develop cavities or worse.
  • Then we’ll polish your teeth until they shine. Not only will this give you a gorgeous grin, but it also will make your enamel too slick for bacteria to hold on. If you need a deep clean to restore health to your gums, we can use a LANAP laser for maximum effectiveness. We also provide fluoride treatment and sealants to give you an extra boost against plaque.
  • After that, Dr. Spilman will come back to personally examine your teeth and gums. You’ll discuss the need for any further treatments plans. He’ll also perform a visual oral cancer screening. If anything appears abnormal, Dr. Spilman will refer you to one of the best specialists in St. Petersburg for diagnosis and treatment. This last step is important because your dentist is often the first person to recognize cancer in your mouth!
  • If we notice some symptoms of dry mouth during your exam, we’ll bring this up to you to discuss treatment. Dry mouth can be caused by a variety of factors, including medication, stress, aging, and illness. We will partner with you on a treatment plan to restore comfort.

In addition to preventing damage from tooth decay, we want to help you prevent damage from injuries. Athletic mouthguards keep you from losing a tooth – or even just part of one. One tumble can cause a lot of harm!

Call 727-645-4727 to book your general dentistry services appointment today, or contact us online.

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