Preventive Dental Care in Raleigh, NC

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About Preventive Dental Care

To manage good health for your body, you eat right and exercise regularly. For your dental health, preventive dental care is part of maintaining a good oral hygiene routine. Preventive dentistry includes brushing and flossing at home and regularly scheduled professional teeth cleanings, sealants, full-mouth debridement, scaling for gingivitis, and other preventive measures. At City of Oaks Dental, Dr. Vivian Throop can help prevent tooth decay or gum disease and brighten your smile. Reach out to our Raleigh, NC office and schedule a consultation.

What Are the Benefits of Preventive Dental Care?

At City of Oaks Dental, we believe that preventive dental care is more than just a routine; it's a lifelong commitment to your wellbeing. Benefits of being consistent with your Raleigh, NC appointments include:

  • Early Detection of Oral Issues: Regular check-ups allow us to spot early signs of cavities, gum disease, and even oral cancer, making treatment more effective.

  • Cost-Effectiveness: Prevention is always more affordable than cure. By catching issues early, you avoid expensive treatments and emergency visits down the line.

  • Maintains Overall Health: Your oral health is linked to your general health. Good dental hygiene can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other systemic issues.

  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Who doesn’t want a brighter, healthier smile? Preventive care helps in stain removal and keeps your teeth looking their best.

How Does Preventive Dental Care Work?

Dental cleanings involve more than just cleaning. Dr. Throop and her team of hygienists will ensure your smile and teeth are healthy and find any dental problems while they are minor. Our hygienists are highly skilled at removing unsightly stains and buildup below the gumline to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. Teeth cleaning involves an hour of thorough and complete care. Special polishing techniques are also available to make your smile dazzling. We also spend extra time with you to review home care techniques available to you and answer all your questions.

Annual dental exams are also part of preventive dental care. We use the most advanced technology, such as 3D imaging and digital x-rays, to identify tooth decay or other dental concerns. Your preventive dental care appointment is a great time to talk to your dentist or hygienist about any teeth that have been bothering you or any cosmetic improvements you may be considering.

Clean and Polished Teeth

To get your healthiest smile, preventive dentistry is the best care to promote healthy oral hygiene. With regular dental cleanings at least twice a year, our professional hygienists can remove plaque and tartar that have built up over time and we can catch early signs of natural tooth decay. Schedule a preventive care visit at our Raleigh, NC office today so we can get your teeth whiter, brighter, and healthier.

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How often do I need preventive dental care?

The American Dental Association generally recommends a checkup every six months for optimal dental health. This includes a professional cleaning and a thorough dental examination to check for signs of any potential issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems. For individuals with certain risk factors or a tendency to get cavities or gum disease, more frequent visits may be necessary. Dr. Throop can provide personalized recommendations regarding how often you should obtain preventive dental care.

What are the long-term benefits of preventive dental care?

Preventive dental care is key to maintaining a healthy mouth and avoiding more complex and potentially costly treatments in the future. Regular visits to City of Oaks Dental can help identify early signs of oral diseases, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or even oral cancer, and address them before they worsen. Proper preventive care can also contribute to your overall well-being, as oral health is closely linked to comprehensive health.

Why do I need preventive dental care if I already practice good oral hygiene at home?

Even with diligent at-home oral hygiene, preventive dental care visits are essential. They allow for professional cleanings that remove plaque and tartar buildup in hard-to-reach areas, early detection of oral health issues such as cavities and gum disease, and dental x-rays that can reveal problems invisible to the naked eye. Additionally, these visits to our Raleigh, NC office offer personalized advice for improving your oral hygiene routine at home.

First time patient at this practice and I'll definitely be coming back. The staff is friendly, professional, and able to answer all my dental and insurance related questions. The hygienists cleaning was thorough and the dentist was straight forward about my dental needs and preventative care. The convenient location made it easy for me to come in during my lunch to have my teeth cleaned and get x-rays taken. Highly recommended.

M.T. Google

Superb practice. Knowledgeable, holistic approach to dental care and its affect on overall health. Bright, cheerful professional. One of the best dentists I've every had.

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I drive three hours from the coast to continue my dental care with Dr. Throop. I feel very well cared for at City of Oaks Dental.

K.H. Google

Always a positive experience when I have my appointment. I feel like I get excellent dental care.

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My husband and I have been going to Dr Throop for several years. The dental care we receive is excellent. Her staff is friendly, professional and do a great job educating us. We highly recommend Dr Throop.

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