General Dentistry

General Dentistry

One of the best ways to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile is to make regular dental exams a part of your healthy lifestyle.

Our gentle and experienced general dentist at McGough & McGough will thoroughly evaluate your teeth, gums, and surrounding areas for signs of complications or disease, then will recommend the most effective treatment. From regular cleanings and fluoride treatments to x-rays and sealants, our professional staff can help you keep your family’s teeth healthy and strong.

Dr Charles McGough DDS General Dentistry


Charles McGough, DDS practices general dentistry and graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch in 1992.  He graduated from Hallsville High School and East Texas Baptist University, so he was glad to have the opportunity to return to East Texas and practice general dentistry. Dr. McGough is highly skilled in a wide variety of dental services and has been practicing in East Texas since 1995.

At McGough and McGough, we are HAPPY to answer any QUESTIONS or CONCERNS about your DENTAL HEALTH during your visit.

What To Expect

During your first visit, we will take time to answer your questions and start to build a relationship. Please take a moment to go over the 3 steps to ensure you are better prepared for your appointment.

Before Visit

Before your first visit, make sure your teeth are brushed and you have completed the new patient form for a quicker check in.


During Visit

You will experience a comfortable environment and receive quality dental care from dentists trained in the latest procedures and equipment.


After Visit

You will receive a home dental care package equipped with the tools necessary for maintaining your dental health and a follow-up visit will be scheduled.




Why are regular visits to the dentist important?

Regular care can prevent future dental problems. If problems do arise, it is easier to detect any underlying dental conditions and less costly to repair them while still small. Some diseases and medical problems will manifest themselves orally, and the dental team may be the first to see them.


What can I expect during a dental checkup?

Your blood pressure and pulse will be checked, X-rays, if needed, oral cancer screening, oral hygiene instructions and recommendations, treatment recommendations and possible referrals for braces or wisdom teeth removal. There is also an inspection and cleaning of any removable devices such as a partial denture, and finally, if appropriate, we will scale and polish the teeth.


I’m not having any symptoms. Do I still need to see a dentist?

Yes, it is always easier and less expensive to repair a problem or future problem in its earliest stages. Most people do not realize they have decay until it gets to the point it is causing pain or is visible to the naked eye. Dentists are also looking for cysts, tumors, cancers, growth problems, and signs of potential health problems not directly related to the mouth.


Let us assist you in determining what insurance benefits are available.

Learn More


Download our New Patient form to begin your journey toward dental excellence.

New Patient Registration Form Pediatric Medical History Form