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General Dentistry

Enhance Your Oral Health

  • Easily access the preventive services you need
  • Maintain a healthy & beautiful smile
  • Small problems stay small with preventive care

Keep Your Smile Healthy With General Dentistry in Paducah

Maintaining good oral health is a long-term commitment. You need more than just regular oral care habits. You also need to visit the dentist regularly for dental checkups. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to keep your smile in good shape with our comprehensive general dentistry in Paducah. With our help, you will:

  • Avoid expensive dental problems that require extensive solutions
  • Reduce your risk for long-term health issues
  • Maintain an attractive smile that’s free of dental problems
  • Catch oral health issues in early stages when they’re easier to treat
  • Improve your at-home routine with customized tips

Call 270-818-8388 for an appointment. If you don’t have insurance, join our in-house Membership Plan. It will save you money on your treatments!

Choose a Modern Practice for Your Preventive Care

Too often, a patient will go to the dentist for an appointment and only see their actual dentist for a few minutes. That’s not the case when you visit Dr. William E. Hay. With over 30 years of experience, he is engaged throughout your entire treatment process and loves getting to know his patients personally.

You also benefit from our cutting-edge technology, such as intraoral cameras, digital X-rays, and 3-D scanners. This captures the information we need about your teeth smoothly and precisely. We even use AI (artificial intelligence) to detect cavities!

Our preventive services include:

  • Cleanings and Exams – We’ll remove plaque and tartar build-up from your teeth. We’ll also do a thorough exam, to detect any signs of cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer. If it’s your first appointment, this may take up to two hours.
  • Dry Mouth Treatment – If you struggle with dry mouth, we can recommend products you can use at home. Since it may also be a sign of sleep apnea, we’ll explore other symptoms you are noticing.
  • Bad Breath Solutions – If you have chronic bad breath, we’ll do a thorough exam to determine if it’s an underlying problem, like infected teeth or gum disease. We can recommend products you can use at home or provide the necessary treatment to give you back your fresh breath.
  • Gum Disease Treatment – We’ll put a stop to gum disease with thorough treatments including deep cleanings, laser treatments, topical antibiotics, and antibacterial irrigation. You may need to return more frequently to prevent further infection.
  • Mouthguards – Protect your teeth from sports injuries or grinding and clenching with a custom mouthguard. We’ll use our digital scanning technology to get the information needed to create your customized guard.

Call 270-818-8388 for general dentistry in Paducah. You can also ​​schedule online.

Common Questions About General Dentistry
What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is what we do here. We feature general dentistry solutions that will keep your mouth healthy and your smile looking its best all through your life. This includes thorough examinations to screen for problems and to assess your teeth, gums, and mouth in general. General dentistry also includes protective measures like dental sealants and teeth cleanings to prevent dangerous plaque, tartar, and bacteria from causing disease, decay, and worse.

What foods are healthy for my teeth?

Nutritious foods that benefit your overall health also help you maintain healthy teeth. Adding fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and calcium-rich foods like cheese into your diet is a good start. Certain fruits and vegetables, with their high water and fiber content, function as a natural toothbrush and remove plaque from your teeth. Nuts make an excellent snack option as they contain minerals that help strengthen tooth enamel and make it more resistant to cavities.

Can I prevent cavities?

Brushing with a toothpaste that contains fluoride at least two times a day is essential in preventing cavities, as is daily flossing. Limiting the amount of sugary or highly acidic foods in your diet is also helpful. If you’re unable to brush after meals, rinsing out your mouth with water is a good way to help wash away the food debris and bacteria that cause cavities. Ask your dental team about fluoride and sealants, two treatments that can make your teeth less cavity-prone.

Do dental checkups include oral cancer screenings?

Yes. Dental checkups typically involve a thorough cleaning, comprehensive exam, and dental X-rays to look for signs of problems like tooth decay or gum disease; an oral cancer screening; and time with your dentist to talk about any current or potential oral health issues that need to be addressed.