General Dentistry & Oral Hygiene in Jupiter, FL

Stay on Top of Your Hygiene Routine

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Going to the dentist can be intimidating, but not going to the dentist biannually can affect your oral health. At our Jupiter office, our dental work is of the highest quality so that we can provide our patients the care they need. We’re proud to provide general dentistry services near West Palm Beach’s Northside areas such as Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Limestone Creek, Cabana Colony, and many more!

We take preventative measures to help you maintain your oral health. General dentistry is there to help you keep your smile looking beautiful and healthy for years to come. Discover how Dr. Villallobos and our exceptional dental team can help keep you free of cavities and gum disease. 

What Is General Dentistry?

General dentistry is the leading defense when it comes to protecting your oral health. General dentistry services consist of regular dental exams, professional teeth cleaning, and various treatments to maintain the healthiest of smiles. They’re designed to maintain your oral health and the longevity of your stunning smile.

General Services and Treatments

Dental Hygiene

It’s important to practice good oral hygiene routines since they are an essential part of maintaining great oral health. This means: 

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day 
  • Flossing regularly 
  • Rinsing between meals
  • Scheduling routine dental check-ups and professional cleanings

At your appointment, we can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that’ll keep your teeth healthy and radiant. It’s strongly recommended that you come in at least twice a year. This allows us to remove any built-up bacteria and help prevent further oral health problems, like tooth decay and gum disease.

Dental Exams & Cleanings

Not only are your teeth important to oral hygiene, but your gums are essential as well. During your regular check-up, we’ll complete an exam of your teeth and gums to look for signs of cavities, gum disease, and more. Our hygienist will also provide you with teeth cleaning to eliminate any debris, plaque, or tartar build-up.

For new patients, we’ll take a full set of digital x-rays for a detailed, comprehensive view of your mouth’s structures to detect possible complications.

Root Canal Therapy

The root canal is the deepest layer of your tooth, holding nerves and blood vessels known as the pulp. If a cavity, cracked, or broken tooth is left untreated, the pulp can become infected and cause severe pain, inflammation, tooth sensitivity, and more.

Dr. Villalobos can help relieve your pain and save your tooth with root canal therapy. We’ll create an opening to remove the infected tissue and cover it with a natural-looking, porcelain crown, protecting and strengthening the tooth.

TMJ Therapy & Night Guards

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TMJ disorder (TMD) is a painful condition that often results in severe jaw pain, swelling, headaches, toothaches, and more. Fortunately, Dr. Villalobos can help treat your symptoms and relieve your pain with several effective TMJ treatment solutions.

Many patients suffer from bruxism, excessive teeth grinding, or jaw clenching while sleeping. To help protect your teeth, we offer custom-made night guards to decrease your risk of further damage. This includes chipped or worn down teeth, irritated gums, jaw pain, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are my teeth sensitive?
What should I do to prevent gum disease and tooth decay?
Do I really need to visit a general dentist?
How often should I update my X-rays?
Why are my teeth sensitive?

Sensitive teeth often come from receding gums. The recession of the gum line allows the underlying dentin to show through which allows water and food easier access to the sensitive nerve. To manage this, there are a number of kinds of toothpaste, gels, and even some dental procedures that can be applied. Call our Jupiter office at (561) 744-0677 to speak to us in more detail if you have very sensitive teeth.

What should I do to prevent gum disease and tooth decay?

Great teeth and gum care start at home. Brushing and flossing on a daily basis is the best way to take care of your teeth and gums on a continual basis. By keeping to a daily routine you will greatly minimize the risk of gingivitis or tooth decay as you age.

Do I really need to visit a general dentist?

Yes! It’s important to visit your dentist for a thorough exam and cleaning even if you’re not experiencing symptoms of tooth decay or gum disease. Despite regular brushing and flossing, your teeth can still accumulate tartar which can harbor unwanted bacteria. These bacteria can lead to gum disease and tooth decay if they’re not professionally removed at your dentist’s office.

How often should I update my X-rays?

We require patients to update their X-rays once a year to assess their oral health and whether there are signs of gum or bone infections. It’s important to take X-rays each year to minimize the risk of excessive loss of tooth structure and bone loss, as well as prevent root canal treatment.

Get Comprehensive Care With Dr. Villalobos

From dental check-ups to root canal therapy, Dr. Villalobos and our outstanding team can help maintain healthy teeth and gums for a smile that’ll last for years to come. Give us a call at (561) 744-0677 or fill out a contact form at the bottom of the page to schedule an appointment. We provide services to not just the Jupiter community, but also to Hobe Sound, Limestone Creek, Tequesta, and many more!