Dentists specialize in the prevention of diseases and the treatment of conditions of the teeth or inside the mouth. They promote oral health and encourage people to have a check-up at a dentist office or dental clinic an average of every six months. Dentists can start seeing patients as young as age one, or when the first teeth start to appear. Family dentistry or pediatric dental visits are encouraged to begin at an early age to teach healthy oral care.
Dentists must graduate from dental school, which is considered extremely competitive. Once the students complete the four-year program, some schools also require time in a residency program, they are awarded with a doctor of dental surgery degree or a doctor of dental medicine degree.
Symptoms and Treatment from Dentists?
Dentists are licensed to perform oral treatments like professional cleanings; dental restorations; orthodontics, like braces; cosmetic dentistry, like veneers; root canals; gum therapy; dentures; and oral surgery.
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