Enhance Your Oral Health and Wellness With General Dentistry Services

Drs. Alex Shklyar, Shawn Na, and Madueke Ekoh of Greenway Dental Group of Greenbelt, Maryland, are dental professionals committed to providing the best care possible for patients in the community, including general dentistry services. Whether you require a cleaning or a full smile makeover, our team can assist by providing a selection of procedures and treatments to choose from. We invite you to learn more about what our providers can help you achieve regarding your oral health and wellness.

What are some of the general dentistry services offered at Greenway Dental Group?

General Dentistry
Fact or myth? If you have a cavity, you will know it. Myth, Mild tooth decay has no symptoms. Sensitivity begins to occur when the tooth decay is already causing damage to the nerve. Today’s dentistry prevents tooth decay with sealants and other conservative methods. Fact or myth? Sugar is the prime cause of cavities. A fact and also a myth. Acid is the main trigger in producing the bacteria that causes cavities. The bacteria is then fueled by the consumption of carbohydrates. Sugar is a trigger in cavities, but carbs as a whole are the main cause. Fact or myth? Cavities are the prime reason for root canals. Myth. Root canals are a result of nerve damage. And untreated cavity could lead to nerve damage, but root canals are on set by number of different factors. Facts on myth? Brushing and flossing are the best way to prevent cavities. Fact. Fact or myth? Expensive toothpastes are always better than cheaper ones. Myth. Different toothpastes are better for different teeth in situations. Sometimes moderately priced toothpaste can be more effective. Ask the dentist about what might be best for your teeth. And always look for the ADA seal of approval. Fact or myth? If a tooth is white, it must be healthy. Myth. Under the surface there may be cavities, problems with the root or other abnormalities. Fact or Myth? Teeth whitening is harmful because it damages enamel. Myth. There are many modern teeth whitening processes that have minimal harmful effects. Teeth whitening isn’t for every mouth or person though. Consult the dentist before you proceed with whitening treatments. Fact or myth? Dentists should be feared. Myth. With today’s advancements in technology and safety practices there is nothing to worry about. Procedures are as quick and painless as ever. Fact or myth? You should visit your dentists at least twice a year. FACT.

Some of the services provided by our general dentists include:

  • Preventative care: This includes routine cleanings, exams, and x-rays. Preventive dental care aims to catch problems early before they become more serious–and more expensive! We work hard to keep patients from developing concerns such as tooth decay and periodontal disease.
  • Restorative care: This involves treating problems that have already developed, such as cavities or gum disease. Restorative care can include fillings, crowns, bridges, or dentures. All of these are available at our office to restore the smile after problems have occurred.
  • Cosmetic dentistry: This encompasses a variety of procedures to improve the appearance of your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry includes professional-grade teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and composite resin bonding. Cosmetic dentistry may also be used to combine a variety of procedures to achieve a full smile makeover, sometimes called full mouth reconstruction.
  • Orthodontics: This is a field of dentistry that deals with correcting alignment problems with the teeth. Orthodontic treatment can involve braces or other appliances.
  • Endodontics: This is a specific branch of dentistry that deals with treating the pulp and root of the tooth. Endodontic procedures can include root canals and pulpotomies.

Request an appointment at Greenway Dental Group today!

If you live in Greenbelt, MD, and want to learn more about general dentistry services and other treatments available, call (301) 778-2806 to request an appointment at 7525 Greenway Center Drive, Suite #102. Our dentists are available to assist with a wide range of treatments for the smile’s health, beauty, and function!