Preventive Dentistry

More Than Just a Dental Cleaning

When choosing a dentist in Hickory, it’s natural to start by requesting a routine cleaning. While our team is more than happy to make your smile pearly and clean, we’re also committed to protecting you from all the problems that could harm your teeth. Preventive dental care isn’t just about cleaning your teeth — it’s about preventing a wide range of dental diseases.

Comprehensive Dental Screening

During your first dental visit, and at least every 6 months, the American Dental Association recommends a thorough dental examination. This provides the dentist with an opportunity to detect or diagnose the dental diseases that could be harming you. Here are the steps we take to screen each of our patients for dental diseases:

Dental Checkups

Digital X-rays/ Intra-Oral Photos

Laser Light Decay Detection

Periodontal Measurements

Oral Cancer Screening

Preventive Dental Procedures

According to your risk for certain dental diseases or problems, or if an active problem is identified, we may recommend the following preventive treatments and procedures:

Routine Dental Cleanings and Periodontal Cleanings

Bite Protection

Nutritional Guidance and Support

Fluoride Treatments (In-office and prescription)

Dental Sealants

Our team is here to help. We offer comprehensive dental screenings, clinically proven preventive treatments, and a wealth of experience to help our patients in the fight against dental disease. Call us today to book an appointment and learn more.