Dentist Lexington, SC
We provide exceptional preventative care, including exams, cleanings, and digital x-rays. Early detection of dental problems is essential to gain optimal oral health. The American Dental Association recommends that all patients schedule six-month dental check-up exams.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should visit the dentist within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by his or her first birthday. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay. Early detection is also essential to maintain good oral health.
We offer aesthetic dental solutions to enhance the appearance of your smile and overall confidence. Cosmetic dentistry can also improve the overall function of your mouth and teeth.
Restorative dentistry is used to restore the strength and beauty of your smile. If you’ve been suffering from pain caused by decay or other health conditions, you may benefit from restorative therapy. We offer conservative treatment solutions to preserve your natural teeth, as well as tooth replacement options.
We emphasize the importance of periodontal care to prevent gum disease for our patients. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. At our dental office, we will gently evaluate gums and overall oral health, and if necessary we’ll make recommendations for treatment.
Endodontic (root canal) therapy removes harmful bacteria from your tooth, healing infection, ending your pain, and improving your health. When decay or a crack has reached the nerve of a tooth, a root canal is necessary.
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Dental Services FAQ
Preventive dentistry is anything that prevents decay and infection of your teeth and gums. This includes daily brushing and flossing (teeth, gums, and tongue) and 6-month visits to the dentist.
Preventive dentistry should start as soon as the first tooth erupts through the gumline and no later than 12 months old. Start by using a small, soft-bristled toothbrush or finger brush with or without infant toothpaste.
Visiting our dental office is important because we can catch or prevent dental issues before they become bigger problems. We can also do a deeper clean to remove tartar build-up that takes a special tool to remove.
Generally, we take x-rays once a year during one of your six-month checkups. However, yearly x-rays are not necessary if there are no apparent dental issues, but should be taken at least every 2-3 years.
X-rays allow us to examine health conditions below the gumline that are difficult or impossible to see otherwise. X-rays allow us to check for cavities, root decay, wisdom teeth, cancer, shifting of the teeth or jawline, etc.
You should brush your teeth twice a day (morning and evening) and floss once a day (evening). Brush more often, unless instructed by your dentist, can start to wear on your teeth enamel and gums. Always brush lightly using a soft-bristled for at least 2 minutes.