Preventive Dentistry
in Raleigh, NC

We take a conservative approach to dentistry and always strive to use preventive treatments to keep your teeth healthy and strong. With preventive care, you can enjoy the benefits of great oral health and reduce the likelihood of developing dental problems such as cavities or gum disease. Are you overdue for your routine cleaning and exam? Please contact our office!

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The Link Between Your Oral Health & Overall Health

Did you know that there is a strong link between your oral and overall health? If your teeth and gums are in good condition, you’re at a lower risk for many diseases and health conditions. Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body and keeping it healthy is crucial for your total body wellness. Bacteria found in plaque and gum disease can enter into your bloodstream and wreak havoc on your heart, digestive system, reproductive organs, and more. By staying on top of your biannual dental visits and maintaining a proper at-home oral hygiene regimen, you can keep your mouth and body in tip-top shape!

Biannual cleanings and exams are a vital part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy and strong. During your cleaning, we use a staining agent that helps map out bacteria zones and perform a thorough cleaning on these areas. This also helps our patients see which areas they are missing with their at-home routine to improve their oral health and see if there's a difference at their next visit!

Hygiene Goals at Biannual Visits

  • No Signs of Inflammation
  • Low Amounts of Plaque & Tartar
  • Home Care Hygiene Improvement

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens tooth enamel. If you're in need of additional fluoride, we can provide a quick and easy fluoride treatment to give your enamel a boost.

Dental sealants are a long-lasting, plastic coating that we brush over the natural grooves of teeth to keep bacteria and food debris from collecting in them. Without sealants, patients are more likely to develop cavities and decay.

ARESTIN is an antibiotic that we place into deep pockets that have formed at the gumline. It is used to combat gum disease, kill bacteria, and help reduce the pocket size to keep plaque and bacteria from congregating in them.

Sportsguards are designed to protect your teeth and act as a cushion to absorb force. Our custom-fitted sportsguards keep you or your child's teeth safe while you participate in the activities you love.

Nightguards are designed to protect your teeth from teeth grinding. They create a thick, shock-absorbing layer between your top and bottom teeth to prevent damage, cracks, and more. While nightguards can prevent tooth damage, it's important to seek assistance to minimize or stop teeth grinding as it can lead to other issues down the road.

Do you have chronic bad breath? We can perform deep cleanings and other treatments to help combat it. Our team will also go over your at-home oral hygiene routine as well as other factors to get down to the bottom of what's causing your bad breath.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleeping disorder that is caused by the soft tissues in the back of the throat collapsing during sleep and blocking the airway. Its symptoms include waking up gasping for air, daytime drowsiness, frequent headaches, dry mouth, and more. We can create a custom sleep apnea appliance that repositions your jaw to ensure that your airway stays unobstructed while you sleep!

Obstructive Sleep Apnea:

At your biannual dental visits, we perform a visual and physical exam to check the face, neck, lips, inside of the nose, and inside of the mouth for any abnormalities. Identifying oral cancer early on can save a life!

Leesville Dental Studio