Maintain Your Dental Health With General Dentistry in San Pedro

For a healthy smile that lights up any room, you need general dentistry in San Pedro. Besides making sure your teeth are clean and free from problem-causing plaque and tartar, Dr. Victoria Shook will thoroughly go over your whole mouth to catch any sign of developing problems. Our general dental care will:

  • Keep your smile in top condition
  • Help keep your mouth free of tooth decay and gum disease
  • Improve your overall health as well as your oral health

Our dental team looks forward to helping you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile! Call us at 310-982-6333 today to schedule your general dentistry appointment. Ask about our membership plan.

Solve Your Dental Problems & Show Off a Healthy Grin

If you brush twice a day and floss regularly, you are already ahead of the game when it comes to taking care of your teeth. However, it’s important to take it a step further. Scheduling teeth cleanings and dental exams twice a year is essential for lifelong healthy teeth and gums. Our general dental care goes far beyond these important services by offering:

  • Gum Disease Treatment – Dr. Shook examines your mouth to find signs of gum disease. She’ll eradicate the infection to prevent it from spreading further.
  • Fluoride Treatments and Varnish – If you are prone to cavities, these treatments will keep you safe from tooth decay by strengthening your tooth enamel.
  • Nutritional Counseling – We’ll work with you to ensure your diet is helping your smile stay healthy.
  • Chronic Dry Mouth Treatment – If you struggle with dry mouth, we can help determine the cause and provide solutions to help you fix this problem.

Our team enjoys caring for every member of your family. We’ll help your kids establish a positive perception of the dentist starting with their first dental appointment. They’ll get a tour of the office before their exam, and after Dr. Shook has looked over their smile, they will receive a toy. All ages will appreciate our advanced technology, from laser dentistry for pain-free treatments to digital dentures for a superior fit.

Let our trusted team take care of the smiles of everyone in your family with general dentistry in San Pedro! Call 310-982-6333 to make an appointment for general dental services, or reach out to us via our convenient online form.

Common Questions About General Dentistry

What is general dentistry?

Daily oral hygiene is essential to keeping your mouth clean and healthy. But as important as brushing and flossing are, they aren’t enough on their own to protect your teeth and gums. General dentistry covers a wide range of treatments designed to help you prevent and detect dental problems so you can keep your oral health on track.

Why do I need general dentistry?

Visiting a general dentist regularly is the best way to fulfill several dental needs in one location. Our team has the training, experience, and solutions you require to keep your gums and teeth healthy and gorgeous. From regular exams and cleanings to smile makeovers and dental implant restoration, you can get a wide array of services here.

Can a general dentist practice restorative dentistry?

Yes, and many of them do, including Dr. Shook. She can repair your smile with veneers, fillings, inlays, onlays, or crowns. She can also replace your missing teeth with bridges, dentures, and dental implant restoration, including All-on-6 dental implants.

What foods are healthy for my teeth?

If you want a healthy smile, you’ll want a diet rich in whole grains, fiber, fruits and vegetables, calcium, and lean proteins. Make sure you avoid sugary drinks or sticky sweets, which can damage your tooth enamel. Drink plenty of water too! This washes away bacteria from your teeth and gums.

What does dry mouth mean?

Chronic dry mouth can indicate several things. Dry mouth can be caused by a simple lack of saliva production, certain diseases such as diabetes, or taking certain medications. Once we have determined the cause of your dry mouth, we can advise you on steps to take to alleviate the problem.