General Dentistry in Garland, TX


Dr. Dooley and his team provide a full range of general dentistry services for people of all ages. With our extensive experience, we are proud to be your family’s trusted source for effective, compassionate dental care.

To learn more about our high-quality, affordable general dentistry in Garland, TX, please schedule an appointment with us to speak to Dr. Dooley about any questions you may have. We will happily assist you!

What Is General Dentistry?

General dentistry covers a range of treatment options and procedures that are important to maintaining and protecting a good standard of oral health.

Treatments prescribed by your dentist here in Garland, TX, are for the benefit of your mouth, gums, and teeth. These treatments are necessary to ensure that your oral health is good and that you’re free of any pain or discomfort.

General dentists like Dr. Dooley have an ultimate goal: to prevent and diagnose oral disease. 

Do I Need to Visit a General Dentist?

Even if you and your family are doing a great job of taking care of your teeth at home, it’s vital to see your dentist here in Garland, TX, for regular check-ups and cleanings


Dr. Dooley recommends that you visit the dentist every six months to lower the risks of dental issues. If you have a lower risk of dental problems, the longer you’ll be able to wait between appointments.

Our General Dentistry Services

Prevention is an essential component of our general dentistry services. We offer thorough cleanings and exams using the latest diagnostic technology. Our DIAGNOdent® laser cavity detection can reveal early decay long before it causes discomfort or significant structural damage. 

We also use digital X-rays to look for cavities, tooth misalignment, and other conditions. These devices entail much less radiation exposure than traditional X-rays and provide immediate, sharper images. Digital X-rays and DIAGNOdent® can benefit both adults and children. Additionally, we offer children’s dentistry services to protect the smiles of our younger patients.

Dental Checkups & Cleanings

Your healthy smile is dependent on regular dental checks and cleanings. Dental cleanings eliminate the tartar and plaque build-up that eventually leads to decay. 

Professional treatment by your dentist is required to remove these harmful substances, even if your home hygiene is impeccable. If you’d like to learn more about why dental checkups and cleanings are important, click here.

Children’s Dentistry in Garland, TX

To ensure healthy smiles for the rest of their lives, we focus on preventive dentistry for children from a young age. Building a strong foundation for oral health from a young age can help prevent multiple health issues for your child as they grow up.

We have a special talent for treating children and know how to make dental visits enjoyable. Our sealants and fluoride treatments can keep their smiles healthy for decades to come! Read more here.

What Should I Expect During My Dentist Visit?

At your appointment, our dentist will inspect the condition of your oral health and perform the following:

  • •   X-rays may be taken if needed.
  • •   Your dentist will use special tools to clean the tartar from your gum line.
  • •   Your dentist will review your x-rays and ask you questions about any symptoms or discomfort.
  • •   Your dentist will recommend a treatment plan if necessary

How Can I Prevent Dental Decay for My Family?

It’s important to start good oral hygiene habits as early as possible for both you and your family because this will save you money, time, and discomfort in the long run. 

Each family member should brush their teeth twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste, as well as floss once a day. These daily oral hygiene habits are vital in preventing dental decay.

Here Are Some Tips From Your Dentist for Avoiding Tooth Decay:

  • •   Brush your teeth twice a day
  • •   Floss your teeth once a day
  • •   Avoid sugary, starchy foods and acidic, sugary drinks
  • •   Rinse your mouth with warm water between meals
  • •   Visit your dentist here in Garland, TX, every six months for your routine check-ups and cleanings
  • •   Avoid teeth-whitening kits for at-home use and visit your dentist for a professional whitening instead

Why is Dental Care Important?

Dr. Dooley’s general dentistry services can protect your beautiful smile and overall health while keeping your smile looking bright and youthful.

Routine dental checkups and cleanings can detect the earliest signs of gum disease and oral cancer, preventing serious dental and oral-systemic problems.

The Benefits of Dental Care:

  • •   Prevent tooth decay
  • •   Reduce tooth sensitivity
  • •   It helps prevent cavities that will need fillings.
  • •   Prevention is less expensive in the long term.
  • •   You are more likely to keep your natural teeth.
  • •   Your breath will smell better.

Start Your Smile Journey Today in Garland, TX 

General dentistry keeps your smile healthy and beautiful and helps you avoid needing more extensive treatment later. 

To schedule your next general dentistry visit, call Scott Dooley Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-846-4286. 

We also proudly serve the residents of Dallas, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.


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