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Lighthouse Dental Care
88 Ryders Lane, Stratford, CT 06614

Maintaining your oral health is essential to having a beautiful smile. Our general dentists in Stratford can help you learn good dental care habits and provide proper care for your teeth and gums.

Why Should You Go to a Dentist?

You need to visit your dentist for regular checkups to avoid gum disease, tooth decay and other oral health problems. Alongside maintaining good dental hygiene, going to the dentist is a vital part of proper dental care. Your general dentist can discover and treat problems in the earliest phases to avoid painful and costly procedures in the future. Call our office now to schedule an exam.

What Do General Dentists Do?

General dentists are licensed dentists who earned their dental degree at an accredited dental school and then passed a state board exam. They provide many preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services.

Services That General Dentists Provide

A range of exams, treatments and procedures are included in general dentistry services. Look at the list below to see the valuable services that you can expect from our team:

  • Crowns: This is a cap that’s shaped to fit over a tooth to restore its appearance, size, shape and strength.
  • Porcelain Crowns: We can match this type of crown to the color of your other front or back teeth.
  • Dental Bonding: For dental bonding, a resin material is applied to and hardened onto a tooth to improve or restore your smile.
  • Dental Bridges: These dental appliances bridge the gaps created by missing teeth.
  • Fillings: We clean cavities and insert filling material into teeth to restore decayed teeth.
  • Composite Fillings: This material can be matched to the color of your teeth so that fillings are less noticeable.
  • Porcelain Fillings: Also called inlays or onlays, these fillings resist stains for a lasting appearance.
  • Laser Dentistry: Using lasers, we can effectively perform precise dental procedures without damaging the surrounding tissue.
  • Nitrous Oxide: This is an effective, safe sedation technique to manage anxiety and pain during procedures.
  • Sealants: These are thin, plastic coatings that protect enamel and prevent tooth decay on the chewing surfaces of your teeth.

How Frequently Should You Visit a Dentist?

If you’ve been wondering, “Where’s a general dentist near me?” our practice is at your service. In general, you should go to a dentist every six months for a checkup. We take your dental condition, age and other factors into account when we help you schedule appointments.

How Much Do Dental Visits Cost?

How much your dental visit costs will depend on the treatment that you need. Whether or not you have insurance also affects your overall bill. Visit our general dentist to find out the cost of your initial visit.

How Do Dentists Clean Your Teeth?

At general family dentistry practices, dental hygienists examine your mouth with a small mirror to look for potential problems before cleaning your teeth. Then they use a scaler to remove tartar and plaque around the gums and in between your teeth.

Next, they brush away the buildup and polish your teeth with a high-powered electric brush and special toothpaste. The next step is professional flossing to remove leftover plaque and toothpaste. Finally, you’ll rinse the debris from your mouth with a liquid fluoride rinse before getting fluoride treatment to protect your teeth.

How Long Does a Dental Appointment Take?

The duration of your dentist general practice appointment may range from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the purpose of your visit. Routine visits, however, only last about one hour. Call us for more information if you’re concerned about how long it will take.

How Do You Prepare for Your Dental Visit?

For your dental appointment, give yourself plenty of time to get to our general dental office on time. Take a list of your medical conditions and current medications. Also have your insurance details on hand. Let us know if you have any concerns or need help with something so that we can assist you.

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Select Saturdays* 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

* 2 a month

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Office Hours

  • Monday
    8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    7:00 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Select Saturdays
    8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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New patients are welcome! To request an appointment use our online form or call:

(203) 742-1027

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Lighthouse Dental Care

88 Ryders Lane, Stratford, CT 06614

(203) 742-1027