A healthy smile isn’t just about the outward appearance of your teeth; it also has benefits for the rest of your overall health. If you want to keep your smile healthy, schedule a general dentistry visit at Advanced Dentistry of New York. Frantz Backer, DDS, and the team of skilled professionals offer exceptional general dentistry services at their state-of-the-art facilities in Jackson Heights, Queens, and Brooklyn Heights, New York City. You can book your visit by calling the office nearest to you or using the online scheduling tool.

What is covered under general dentistry?

General dentistry is the professional care of your oral health. It encompasses a wide range of procedures, from basic checkups to advanced treatments, all of which are dedicated to keeping your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues healthy and beautiful. With general dentistry, the team of professionals at Advanced Dentistry of New York can help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health that lasts for a lifetime.

Why is general dentistry important?

Your smile serves a variety of functions. It helps you properly eat and speak, serves as a tool of communication between you and others, and functions as a gateway for your overall bodily health. Even if you brush and floss excellently at home, you still need professional care and monitoring to ensure you keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

What are some of your general dentistry services?

Advanced Dentistry of New York provides a wide range of general dentistry services, including:

Dental cleanings and exams

Dental cleanings give the team a chance to remove the plaque and tartar buildup that you’re missing with your at-home care, which is vital in keeping your smile healthy. Dental exams give your dentist an opportunity to regularly monitor your oral health, which helps in diagnosing and resolving any troublesome dental conditions in their earliest stages, when treatment is easier, more effective, and less invasive.

You should have a dental cleaning and exam at least once every six months. You should consider more frequent exams if you’re currently dealing with a dental condition, like gum disease.

Periodontics and laser gum treatment

If you’re suffering from periodontal disease (gum disease), Advanced Dentistry of New York can treat your diseased gum tissue with a soft tissue laser, which is more precise and effective than traditional treatments. Laser gum treatment also has a shorter recovery time and produces minimal discomfort.

Root canal treatment

A root canal is an incredibly advanced and beneficial treatment for an infected or damaged tooth. It involves removing your tooth’s pulp (the soft inner tissue) and replacing it with a rubber-like compound called gutta-percha. Despite their unfounded reputation on movies and TV shows, root canals are not that painful a procedure and are no more uncomfortable than a dental filling.

TMJ therapy

TMJ disorder (TMD) is a condition in which your temporomandibular joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. The team at Advanced Dentistry of New York offer a number of treatments for TMD, like:

  • Jaw and facial relaxation exercises
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Restorative dental treatments
  • Mouth guard or night guard
  • Jaw surgery


Fillings are a classic solution for treating cavities caused by tooth decay. The team at Advanced Dentistry of New York doesn’t do amalgam fillings and instead uses porcelain fillings for its patients, which provide excellent protection with a more aesthetic result.

Call the office at Advanced Dentistry of New York, and keep your smile healthy with high-quality general dentistry services. You can also make an appointment by booking online.