The Importance of Working with a General Dentist for Preventive Care

Taking care of the smile is more than just brushing your teeth twice a day. Preventative care of the smile, as well as proactive care, can help patients in achieving a healthy smile and keeping it that way! Dr. John Highsmith of Clyde, NC is available to assist patients in addressing their oral health.

What is general and preventative dentistry?

A healthy and beautiful smile rarely comes naturally. Teeth and gum care can help in ensuring the smile is both attractive and free from problems such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. Additionally, taking a proactive approach to your oral health and visiting the dentist every six months for a cleaning and examination is the best way to enjoy your smile for a lifetime!

General dentistry procedures available at the practice of Dr. John Highsmith include:

• Dental cleanings – when patients visit for their routine appointments every six months, our dental hygienists will provide a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums. During this time, our hygienist will also make notes of any concerns that need to be brought to the dentist’s attention during the examination afterwards.

• Dental examinations – visiting the dental chair on a routine basis for dental examinations is a great way to prevent common dental problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. Our team will evaluate the smile with a physical examination and oftentimes an x-ray. X-rays helps dentists see the inner areas of the teeth and the bone of the jaw to look for signs of possible problems.

• Dental fillings – if an area of decay is found, it is best that patients take the time to have them addressed with a dental filling. Our team utilizes tooth-colored fillings that can stop decay from progressing further and becoming more damaging to the natural tooth and its structure.

Learn more about general dentistry and preventative care

Dr. John Highsmith and his team are available to assist patients in achieving the smile of their dreams and keep their oral health and wellness at the forefront of their mind. If you live in or around the community of Clyde, NC, we welcome you to our practice to learn about preventative and general dentistry. Our facility is located at 78 Nelson Street and can be reached by calling (828) 627-9282.

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