General Dentistry

Our Goal As a General Dentist’s Office

Dr. Spencer’s goal as a general dentist in Merced is to help each of his patients achieve a healthy mouth and create a beautiful smile. All of this begins with a detailed dental exam.

Dr. Spencer believes it is vital that you understand what is going on in your mouth, so he will take the time to teach you what he learns from his examination. We often hear from our new patients, “Wow! No one has ever taken the time to explain this to me!”

What Do General Dentists Do?

During your initial exam, the most important thing Dr. Spencer will learn is what YOU hope to achieve by coming to his dental office. Simply put, his role as a general dentist is to help you achieve your goals! In the process of doing that, he will make sure that we fix any problems discovered during the initial tooth exam. He does this by performing or recommending the following treatments:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental hygiene cleanings
  • Crowns for teeth
  • Dental bridges
  • Root canals
  • Extractions

Once the problems get fixed, then a patient’s goal may be to replace missing teeth or receive cosmetic dentistry to create a beautiful smile. Some examples of treatments that help reach these goals include:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Full or partial dentures

We understand that no two patients are the same. Dr. Spencer will ensure that we meet your personalized goals with whatever treatment options are best for you. 

Teeth Cleanings

Many people come to general dentists’ offices because they want to get their teeth cleaned. Dr. Spencer believes that regular exams and cleanings are essential to long-term dental health. We perform two important things at cleaning appointments: 

First, your dental hygienist thoroughly checks on the health of your gums and removes any tartar or build-up that has formed on your teeth. Cleaning your teeth regularly will help prevent bacteria from harming your gums and the bone that supports your teeth. 

Second, Dr. Spencer will perform a visual exam and review any new x-rays we take. Having this done regularly will allow Dr. Spencer to catch any problems as they begin, preventing them from developing into larger problems. X-rays and exams are two of the best tools available in the fight against dental decay.

Schedule a Dental Appointment with Us

If it's been more than six months since your last dental cleaning, you're due for a visit to your Merced dentist.

Dr. Spencer and his team of dental professionals love what they do and look forward to caring for you and your dental needs. Contact us today to schedule your new patient exam at our dental office!