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Premier Dental Care For The Whole Family

When it comes to providing the families of Macon and the surrounding communities with the quality dental care they deserve, no one does it better than Dr. Shah and her dental team here at Macon Smiles.  We’ve been helping patients since 1996, providing professional dental care out of our comfortable local office right here in Macon, to create healthier, more radiant smiles that will last for years to come.

We offer a full range dental services, from cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening and dentures, to advanced laser dentistry treatments. We also handle all of your general dentistry needs, to make sure that you're always in good oral health with a beautiful smile. To learn more about the general dentistry treatments that we offer, just contact us or check out the information below. 

What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry is a more broad term for various dental treatments that share a few common goals.  These goals include:

  • Preserving Your Natural Teeth

  • Maintaining Optimal Oral Health

  • Keep Your Smile Looking Great & Keep You Feeling Confident


Keeping you in good oral health is especially important, because your oral health has a very heavy influence on the overall health of your body. By maintaining the health of your teeth, gums and other oral tissues, you can prevent common oral infections and serious general health conditions such as cardiovascular disease.

Starting early will encourage health-promoting habits. Even toddlers can benefit from a trip to the dentist's office to be examined for early signs of tooth decay. Every stage of life carries with it particular oral health concerns, and it’s our dental team’s goal to address every one of them.

What Do General Dentistry Procedures Include?

At Macon Smiles, we ensure that you have access to all of the dental treatments that you need to stay healthy. The general dentistry procedures that we provide include:

  • Cleanings and Oral Exams - professional cleanings and regular check ups help keep your teeth and gums healthy and catch early signs of dental disease.

  • Crowns and Bridgework - tooth replacement treatments that restore your smile after damage or losing teeth.

  • Extractions - remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved.

  • Fillings - restore teeth from tooth decay and protect from further damage.

  • Oral Cancer Screenings - detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early.

  • Removable Dentures - For more advanced tooth replacement cases, helping you smile again with a natural-looking, comfortable dental appliance.

  • Sealants - a special treatment that protects teeth from cavities.

  • TMD Treatment - provides relief for pain in the jaw area that may interfere with biting and chewing.

  • Tooth Decay Prevention - general dental care that works to prevent tooth decay and preserve your natural teeth.

  • Snoring Appliances - get a better night sleep with our snoring and sleep apnea treatment options.

  • Cosmetic Procedures - we offer various cosmetic treatments for you to achieve the smile of your dreams!

  • Whitening - one of our cosmetic treatments is teeth whitening. Brighten up your smile and make it stand out!


If you have any questions about these services, just
contact us at Macon Smiles, and our dental team will be more than happy to help you get the information you need.

How Can I Tell If A General Dentist Is Good?

A few factors that separate a great dentist from a normal one, is their experience in the field, and a commitment to continued education. Experience working with patients means that the dentist has had more time to refine and perfect their craft, while continued education shows their commitment to their patients by always providing the latest and greatest in dental treatments and procedures.  

Dr. Shah has not only been serving the Macon and the surrounding communities since 1996, but she also continues to take continuing education courses to stay abreast of new research and technology.

When Should I Go To The Dentist?

Visits to your dentist should be, at the very least, consistent. If you wait until you’re in pain you are not only missing out on so many preventive services that save discomfort, but you are also missing out on saving on expenses. We recommend scheduling an appointment with us at Macon Smiles at least once a year. By visiting us on this regular basis, you will be making sure that oral health problems, such as tooth decay to oral cancer, are detected and treated in a timely manner. In some cases, patients may need to see Dr. Shah more often than others to stay on top of problems like plaque buildup and gum disease.

If you’re wondering how often you should be coming in for a dental check up, give us a call and schedule your appointment for a consultation. From there, we’ll work with you create a personalized treatment plan for you.

What Happens During A Dental Visit?

While the list of general dental treatments is extensive, your general dental appointments will always cover some very necessary things to ensure that you have good oral health, and determine if you need further dental treatment.  Your regular dental visits will include the following procedures:

  • A thorough oral exam to check the health of your teeth and gums

  • Oral cancer screening to spot any suspicious signs early

  • A professional cleaning to remove stubborn deposits and make your teeth look and feel great


So don't miss out on the many benefits our dentist Dr. Shah can offer to you and your family!

Schedule a Visit at our Macon Dental Office

If you want to have a healthy, radiant smile that lasts a lifetime, schedule an appointment with Macon Smiles today! Just contact us and we’ll get you on the path to that perfect smile that you’ve always wanted.  If you have any questions about what treatments would be best for you, meet with Dr. Shah and we’ll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan. Our convenient location in Macon, GA allows us to serve the surrounding communities of Forsyth, Lizella and more. We look forward to welcoming you to our MaconSmiles family! 

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