What does the practice of dentistry entail?
The practice of dentistry involves a number of separate but interrelated processes. Dentists are trained to recognize, diagnose and treat disorders involving the structures in the mouth – including the teeth, the gums, the jaw and the underlying bone structure.
In addition, dentists specialize in helping their patients prevent dental problems in the first place. This preventative care is at the heart of good oral hygiene, and one of the reasons you should visit the dentist at least twice a year.