General Dentistry

Teodora Mihaylova, D.D.S. -  - General & Cosmetic Dentist

Teodora Mihaylova, D.D.S.

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Are you looking for unmatched dental care? Look no further than the office of Teodora Mihaylova, D.D.S. located in Union Square of San Francisco, California. Dr. Mihaylova is an experienced dentist who offers a wide variety of cutting-edge treatments. Dr. Mihaylova combines traditional patient care and compassion with modern technology and procedures. If you’re looking for high-quality treatment every time, reach out to Dr. Mihaylova today. To schedule a consultation, book an appointment online or call her office.

General Dentistry Q & A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is anything having to do with the care of the teeth, gums, and mouth and jaw area (maxillofacial area) of the body. Preventive care, diagnosis, and disease treatment all fall under the umbrella of general dentistry.

The main focus of general dentistry is oral hygiene and tooth health maintenance. Though the term “general dentistry” may not sound impressive, general dentistry is, in fact, a very important branch of dentistry and healthcare in general.

General dentistry is good not just for your teeth, gums, and maxillofacial area, but your whole body. Many diseases and conditions can develop as a result of or be exacerbated by poor oral health. Examples include oral cancer, cardiovascular disease, HPV, HIV/AIDS, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. By seeing your dentist on a regular basis, you are less likely to suffer from complications related to these conditions.

What should I expect during a general dentistry visit?

If you’ve scheduled a general dentistry appointment with Dr. Mihaylova, you can expect her first to perform a dental exam and routine teeth cleaning. At this time, she may also perform tooth scaling and/or take X-rays.

After she performs maintenance care, Dr. Mihaylova discusses a dental hygiene plan with you. She helps you outline a plan of regular care that you can perform at home to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

If you need additional care, Dr. Mihaylova will schedule a follow-up appointment with you. Usually, during a follow-up appointment, she performs restorative care.

Restorative care can involve a variety of treatments, including but not limited to:

  • Tooth decay removal
  • Trauma repair
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental fillings
  • Dental bridges
  • Bonding
  • Dental implants
  • Root canals
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontal treatment

In addition to preventive and restorative care, Dr. Mihaylova can perform cosmetic dentistry procedures, like teeth whitening, during your appointment.

How often should I get a general dentistry checkup?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you schedule a checkup every six months. Going to see your dentist this often will ensure that your teeth, gums, and maxillofacial area remain healthy.

If you want to maintain a healthy smile and a healthy body, book a general dentistry appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Mihaylova’s office in San Francisco today.