General Dentistry Specialist

Arielle Castine, DDS -  - Family Dentist

Castine Family Dentistry

Arielle Castine, DDS

Family Dentist located in Suttons Bay, MI

At her practice in Suttons Bay, Michigan, Arielle Castine, DDS of Castine Family Dentistry believes that preventive care is the most important aspect of general dentistry. Dr. Castine partners with her patients to help them achieve optimal oral health through routine exams, at-home care, and other beneficial general dentistry services to keep your whole mouth as healthy as possible. If you're in Grand Traverse or Leelanau County and want to learn more about general dentistry services or to make an appointment for a check-up, call the office or request an available time online.

General Dentistry Q & A

What is general dentistry?

According to the American Dental Association, general dentistry includes the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment — with nonsurgical and surgical procedures — of diseases and conditions encompassing oral health. As a family dentist with an emphasis on preventive treatments and procedures, Dr. Castine and her team perform routine dental exams that include X-rays, cleanings, and fluoride treatments to help you develop good oral hygiene habits at every stage of life from childhood through adulthood.

What types of services do general dentists offer?

As part of a comprehensive family dental practice, Dr. Castine offers a variety of treatments to keep your mouth healthy, including:

  • Dental implants
  • Gum disease (periodontal) treatment
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and crowns
  • Root canals
  • Sealants
  • Routine cleanings
  • TMJ therapy
  • Mouthguards
  • Teeth whitening
  • Home care instruction
  • Extractions
  • Cosmetic procedures
  • Sleep apnea treatment

Dr. Castine and the Castine Family Dentistry team treat urgent oral problems, as well, to relieve tooth pain as quickly as possible should the need arise.

You can also talk to Dr. Castine about overall health concerns since in many cases your oral health is an indication of your overall health and well-being. Untreated oral infections can lead to difficulty in controlling other health issues like diabetes or cardiovascular disease. As a trained family and general dentist, Dr. Castine looks for signs of periodontal disease or mouth infections that may be symptoms of bigger health problems.

How often should I visit a general dentist?

If you have a healthy mouth, and you’ve taken good care of your teeth, it’s a good idea to come in for a check-up, oral health exam, and routine cleaning every six months. If you have dental issues, Dr. Castine may recommend that you visit more often so she can monitor your condition or provide necessary treatments, such as those needed to keep periodontal disease under control.

Practicing good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing twice a day and eating healthy foods goes a long way in keeping your teeth and the rest of your body healthy in the long run.

If you live in the Suttons Bay community or surrounding areas, call the office for an appointment or schedule online for your whole family.