At Gastonia Family Dentistry, we offer extensive general dental services to keep your family's smiles healthy, confident, and bright. Our team emphasizes the power of preventive care and effective oral hygiene habits to protect your smile for life. We recommend a checkup at our Gastonia, NC dentist office every six months to stay ahead of any potential problems.
During your regular cleaning appointment, our team will thoroughly assess your teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease, oral cancer, or tooth decay. If we see anything concerning, we will fully inform you and listen to all of your thoughts about treatment options. Gastonia Family Dentistry is proud to be your partner in protecting your oral health–and in promoting your overall health!
Gastonia Family Dentistry provides a full spectrum of family dental care services for adults, teenagers, and children, including:
Pediatric Dental Checkups
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) advises that children be seen for a checkup every 6 months. These visits allow Dr. Briggs to closely monitor new changes in your child's mouth and ensure that you, as a parent, have the information you need to promote continued oral health in your child. Our dentists may suggest additional checkups if your child is more susceptible to cavities or if your child is showing signs of orthodontic problems.
Professional Teeth Cleanings (Dental Prophylaxis)
Dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure that thoroughly cleans your teeth. It is an important preventive measure to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients receive this type of procedure twice a year.
Having a professional dental cleaning once every six months can improve your appearance, your breath – even your overall health. Recent studies suggest a link between poor oral hygiene and an increased risk of heart attack and strokes. By removing plaque before it hardens into tartar and irritates your gum tissue, we can keep you and your teeth healthy. Once we thoroughly clean and floss your teeth, we’ll polish them to restore their natural shine.
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
Mineral treatment is used to help support healthy tooth enamel. This treatment can re-mineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping them more resilient against bacteria.
Our Gastonia dental practice uses digital x-rays to produce enhanced computer images of your teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Digital x-rays are key to early detection and effective treatment of dental problems.
Oral Cancer Screening
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer is on the rise. That’s why at Gastonia Family Dentistry, we provide oral cancer screenings as part of your regular checkup to all of our patients over the age of 18.
Cone Beam 3D Imaging
Our dentists use this technology for precise diagnosis and dental treatment planning.
Our cone beam 3D imaging system is used for dental services like:
The imaging system is at the center of everything we do at Gastonia Family Dentistry because it virtually eliminates all guesswork, allowing our family dentists to see and plan procedures before they begins your treatment!
Have Questions About Our Family Dental Care Services?
Are you or your family members overdue for a preventive dental exam and cleaning? Call our family dentist office today to schedule your appointment.