Dentists diagnose and treat problems with teeth and tissues in the mouth, along with giving advice and administering care to help prevent future problems.

They provide instruction on diet, brushing, flossing, the use of fluorides, and other aspects of dental care.  Common services include surgical and non-surgical dental extractions, implant supported prosthesis, oral prophylaxis, root planing, restorative procedures (aesthetic or cosmetic white fillings), teeth whitening, veneers, scaling to root planning, gum disease treatment, fluoride treatment, endodontics, root canal treatment and paediatric dentistry.