General Dentistry Annapolis, MD

Quality routine dental care is at the heart of any successful dental practice. Maintaining a happy, healthy smile starts with following a proper oral health care routine and plan. With over 20 years of general dentistry experience, our dentist in Annapolis, MD, Dr. Vernon Sheen, provides effective dental solutions for patients of all ages. He treats problematic symptoms with exceptional care and comfort. 

General dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on maintaining the teeth and gums. Regular dental cleanings, exams, and general treatments help keep you healthy. General dental care is the foundation of other dental services. We must ensure you’re healthy before we consider restorative or cosmetic care.

General Dentist in Annapolis MD

Why is Regular Dental Care Essential?

Routine dental visits are essential for long-term oral and overall health and well-being. The health of your teeth and gums impacts your risk for the development of cardiovascular and systemic health issues. During routine visits, Dr. Sheen screens for early warning signs of decay, gum disease, and other health concerns.

When you address health concerns early, you can avoid permanent damage to the teeth and gums. At every visit, Dr. Sheen gives patients his full attention to understand their dental needs.

Exams with digital X-rays also help Dr. Sheen find signs of dental problems early. Visiting the dentist twice yearly decreases your risk of gum and tooth problems.

General Dentistry Services with Dr. Sheen in Annapolis

Dentist Dr. Sheen provides the following dental services to his patients in Annapolis, Maryland:

Children’s Dentistry Services

Early dental care is essential to helping your child’s oral health development. We provide specific pediatric dental treatments to keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy. Cavity prevention is key to children’s dental care. We offer sealants, fluoride treatment, and regular cleanings for children.

Dental Fillings

During this routine dental treatment, we fill tooth cavities with composite material. Unlike traditional metal fillings, white fillings blend in with the shade of natural teeth. Dental fillings improve the comfort and function of your teeth. 

Dental Cleanings

Our office recommends regular dental cleanings every six months. We can remove food and bacterial buildup from the teeth and gums at these cleanings. In addition to brushing and flossing at home, regular cleanings prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease.

Emergency Dental Care

Our office provides urgent dental care for toothaches, knocked-out teeth, and more. As your emergency dentist office, we provide prompt care to treat pain, swelling, and discomfort. 

Oral Cancer Screening

We look for signs of oral cancer during regular dental visits. We use a dental mirror to look for red and white patches, sores, and bleeding in the mouth. Finding these problems early can ensure your symptoms do not worsen.

Periodontal Therapy

Gum disease is a common but highly damaging dental problem. While it begins with irritated and bleeding gums, it can quickly become gum recession and tooth loss. Our deep gum cleanings can treat gum problems and remove bacteria from the teeth and gums.

Root Canals

A root canal is a routine procedure that removes infected dental pulp from within a tooth. During treatment, we remove infected tissue, clean the tooth, and seal the tooth. Root canals can prevent the need for removing a tooth. 

Tooth Extractions

We do everything we can to preserve your natural teeth. However, if we must remove infected, impacted, or overcrowded teeth, we provide comfortable tooth extractions. We also provide tooth replacements like dental implants if needed.

Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) interrupts sleep and increases your risk of health problems. If you have mild OSA, we recommend a custom sleep appliance. Unlike CPAP machines, this appliance is quiet and comfortable.

Family Dentistry in Annapolis, MD

Dr. Sheen is a family dentist in Annapolis, Maryland. We encourage parents to bring their children in for their first visit once the primary teeth erupt. Early visits will help establish comfort at our dentist’s office. These visits lay the foundation for good oral hygiene habits as your child grows.

We aim to create a comfortable environment where you and your children can get customized dental treatment. Our office welcomes your child to bring their favorite toy or blanket for their comfort to their visit. You can also sit in the exam room with your child.

Our goal is to provide personalized dental care for patients of all ages in a relaxing, stress-free environment.

Preventive dental care aims to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Visiting with us twice a year can reduce the risk of developing complex dental concerns. It also enables us to help you enjoy your best smile.

If you suffer from gum disease, we may recommend you visit Dr. Sheen more often. You should also practice preventive dental care in between visits to our Annapolis dentist’s office.

You can take simple steps to greatly decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems. These steps include:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Floss daily
  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
  • Limit sugary snacks and beverages
  • Choose a toothpaste and mouthwash that contains fluoride
  • Make sure that children under 12 drink fluoridated water or take fluoride supplements
  • Replace toothbrush every 3 to 4 months

In our office, Dr. Sheen provides preventive treatments for children as their teeth grow. Once the molars grow, Dr. Sheen places dental sealants. Sealants cover the back teeth, where food and bacteria can collect. This treatment can protect teeth for multiple years. 

Dr. Sheen also offers custom sports mouthguards for active patients to protect their teeth and gums. Wearing a custom mouthguard when playing contact sports prevents tooth damage and loss.

Schedule a Dental Exam with Our Dentist in Annapolis, MD

You can easily solve most dental problems with routine and preventative care. You deserve to have a smile that looks and feels great. Be proactive and help your teeth stay healthy with routine trips to the dentist.

Call our Annapolis dental office to schedule a visit with Dr. Sheen today. If you are a new patient, call (443) 482-5202. You can also schedule an appointment online.