General Dentistry

in Birmingham, MI

Regular dental checkups are essential to maintaining good oral hygiene and detecting issues before they are allowed to worsen. During these checkups, your dentist will provide general dentistry, including an examination of your teeth and gums, in which they will diagnose and manage your overall oral health care needs.

You should aim to visit a dentist at least once a year and should visit more frequently if you have a higher risk of dental disease. Regular general dentistry checkups significantly reduce the risk of a dental problem going unnoticed and worsening over time, ultimately becoming more difficult to treat.


General Dentistry

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Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is pleased to provide complete dental care to patients. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 248-626-0772 or complete our online consultation form.

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry refers to dental checkups carried out on a frequent basis by a dentist. It is essential you make time to visit the dentist to ensure you are keeping on top of your oral health, and for early diagnosis of common dental issues such as tooth decay and gum problems.

Dental checkups do not involve surgical procedures or extensive treatment. They are simply an opportunity for the dentist to examine your mouth and diagnose any potential problems and offer follow-up advice and appointments if necessary.

What dental problems might my dentist pick up on?

During their assessment of your mouth, your dentist may detect early signs of any of the following:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Oral cancer
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Mouth sores


General Dentistry

You should mention any issues you may have been having with your teeth and gums to your dentist during your checkup, so your dentist can examine the affected area in more depth and make a diagnosis. If one of your teeth feels sensitive or painful, it is always best to bring it up in the presence of your dentist, rather than waiting for the pain or discomfort to worsen.

Get the dental care you need at Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS by calling us today at 248-600-4521 for an appointment.


Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentists

Convenient Hours
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday off
Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

2nd Saturday of month 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Phone: 248-626-0772
Fax: 248-626-3572


32931 Middlebelt Rd. Suite #608
Farmington Hills, MI 48334