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12900 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20906

General Dentist Silver Spring MD

General dental services are the basis of lifelong oral health. Dr. Alan Dechter and Dr. Matthew Moy provide preventive dental care services in Silver Spring, MD. They focus on preventing diseases through routine dental care and general dentistry. We are your dental home for all your oral care needs.

Our General Dental Treatments include:


general dentistry in Silver Spring MD

Dentist in Silver Spring MD

General dentistry focuses on keeping the teeth and the gums healthy. Our dental team will provide you with the dental care you need to achieve this, from cleanings to gum disease treatment. Visiting your dentist in Silver Spring twice a year allows us to perform the treatments that will keep your oral health in check. Our goal is to prevent the development of oral diseases.

Brushing and flossing at home are important and support your dental health. However, a teeth cleaning twice a year will remove plaque from hard to reach spots. This includes between the teeth, along the gum line, and other places you cannot reach in your mouth with a toothbrush. Our dental hygienists are trained and certified in providing the highest quality care that will lower your risk for decay and gum disease. Additionally, they can spot the early warning signs of dental cavities so that we can offer treatment right away.

During your visits, we will discuss any habits that impact oral health. This includes consuming an excess amount of sugar or smoking. We can offer advice for keeping your teeth and gums healthy between visits. We also work one on one as a team with our patients who have medical conditions affecting their oral health or who are prescribed medications that can have oral side effects.

Cavity Prevention

The prevention of tooth decay or dental caries is one of the key parts of your preventive dental care. Tooth decay often compromises the structure of your natural teeth and can lay the foundation for bad dental health if left untreated.

During routine visits, we use a handheld digital cavity scanner that can spot the early changes in tooth enamel. Early treatment is often conservative. It will minimize having to degrade tooth structure to remove decay and place a filling.

Preventing tooth decay also helps to prevent gum disease. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy will enable you to enjoy a natural, stable smile for a lifetime.

Feeling nervous about a dental filling? Our team will explain each step in the process. This will help you feel comfortable and shows that we take a caring approach to your care. We understand that many patients feel anxious when faced with a dental filling. We will work with you on an individual basis to help you feel relaxed and confident in the dentist chair.

A dental filling is completed during one visit to our dental practice and is typically a simple procedure, especially when the decay is minimal and spotted early. If you have been avoiding the dentist and are concerned that you have tooth cavities, schedule a visit with us and experience the difference that our personalized care can make in your overall comfort. Addressing tooth decay as soon as possible can avoid permanent damage and even tooth loss.

One-visit Root Canals

If you are experiencing advanced tooth decay or infection, a root canal may be the solution for saving the tooth and eliminating pain. Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy offer the convenience of one-visit endodontics! We can perform a root canal using this advanced procedure in our Silver Spring dental office. Give us a call at (301) 508-9755, or request an appointment online today to book an appointment. We offer quality dental care to support beautiful smiles and welcome patients from the Silver Spring and Wheaton, MD area.