Good preventive care is the key to have a healthy and beautiful smile. Preventing dental complications start at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is then continued with the help of Dr. Davis and our team of dental hygienists promoting regular dental exams and cleanings to restore and maintain your oral health.
Read more about the variety of general, family and preventative dentistry services offered at our office.
Gentle cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup are the cornerstone of preventive maintenance. Polishing the teeth brings out the natural shine of the enamel and helps to reduce the appearance of stains.
A sealant is a thin layer of protective coating that is usually applied to the back molars to prevent tooth decay and cavities. Sealants protect the vulnerable areas in the mouth and can be appropriate for both children and adults.
We use state of the art digital radiography which uses up to 50% lower radiation than a regular X-ray, and is portable from room-to-room. By taking pictures of your teeth and jaw, our dentists can determine any additional care that may be invisible to the naked eye.
Screenings for signs of oral cancer are quick and painless. Dr. Davis will inspect your face, lips, the roof of your mouth, under your tongue and the back of your throat for signs of oral cancer.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to the acid produced by plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.
During this process the gums and bone around the teeth are checked for any signs of periodontal disease.
All tooth surfaces are checked for decay and existing fillings, crowns, etc. are evaluated for integrity.
During a cleaning session calculus (tartar) and plaque will be removed along with a good floss to remove particles from the gum line.
For individuals who experience clenching and grinding of their teeth, our dentists can custom fit a Nightguard for you to wear while sleeping. Nightguards are an ideal and lower-cost solution to help protect teeth from pressure and friction.
Proper nutrition goes beyond keeping your body in shape, it helps keep teeth and gums in ideal shape for many years to come. Good oral health has been shown to lower the risks of heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and more. Oral health is especially important for pregnant women to prevent low birth weight and early delivery.
Because of the potential links to other health conditions, advise Dr. Davis of any changes in your health, including any medications you may be taking or recent illness or chronic condition. We offer a range of cosmetic dentistry or restorative dental options. For patients with dental anxiety, there are sedation options and pain management techniques to ensure utmost comfort.
Contact Tyler Davis DDS today to set up an appointment. We serve patients in and around Raleigh, NC and throughout Wake County. Investment in your oral health is an investment in your overall health and well-being.