If you pay a visit to any dentist in Bristol, you can put your mind at rest, knowing that the person who is about to access your mouth, has been trained to a certain level, to carry out general dentistry practises on you to a set of prime directives (we hope!). Essentially, this involves finding out if you have any problems and then solving them, to maintain your oral health. Of course, some problems are not reversible, but your dentist is trained to give it a blooming good go. When you have had check-ups throughout your life, your dentist will have built up an historical profile of you by charting your visits. X-rays would have been taken and records kept of any work done. Along with this, your general dentist will always have a set of guidelines to follow to check the health of your teeth and gums. They will check for any signs of plaque and tartar build up, gum disease or tooth decay and then set about corrective treatments such as cleaning, polishing filling and even removing your teeth They are also there to give advice on any problems you may have, any cosmetic treatments you are considering- everything This is what’s known as general dentistry. Of course, once they have built up this data, they will be in a better position to refer you to someone, if you require specialist treatment, for the best possible results.