Preventive Dentistry in Cary, NC!

Preventing dental issues before they arise is always preferable over scheduling lengthy, invasive restorative treatments. Our preventive services are designed to help you and your family achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums now and for many years to come.

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Routine Cleanings & Exams

Even if you take great care of your smile at home (and we know that you do!), it’s important to see your dentist at least twice per year for a routine checkup and cleaning.

Dental exams provide our team with an opportunity to assess your teeth and gums to ensure that they are healthy or diagnose and treat dental issues. Professional cleanings remove built-up plaque and tartar and reduce your risk of developing gum disease.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments are quick preventive services that are usually performed after teeth cleanings to help strengthen the patient’s tooth enamel. The fluoride varnish is applied to the front of the teeth, where it will then be absorbed.

Fluoride treatments can help reduce tooth decay and tooth sensitivity, and while they are often recommended for children, they can be utilized by patients of all ages.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are clear coatings that can be applied over the tops of molars to prevent harmful bacteria from collecting in the grooves of the teeth.

This, in turn, helps prevent cavities from developing in these hard-to-brush areas. Dental sealants are incredibly thin and virtually invisible on the teeth, so while they do an excellent job at preventing tooth decay, you may forget that you even have them!

Oral Cancer Screenings

During routine appointments, your dentist is checking for signs of issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. Signs like red or white patches in the mouth, unusual bumps, enlarged lymph nodes, and difficulty swallowing can all be symptoms of oral cancer. While it is a serious issue, oral cancer tends to be highly treatable when it is diagnosed and treated early, which is why routine dental visits are so important.

Custom Nightguards

Teeth clenching and grinding can be very detrimental to the teeth, gums, and jaw. If you suffer from bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding, a custom nightguard may be an excellent investment for you.

Our nightguards are durable and comfortable to wear since they are designed to fit your unique smile. Our team can assess your symptoms as well as your teeth and gums to help you determine if a custom nightguard will work well for you.