Preventative Dentistry

Starting Healthy

Good oral health and nutrition play a key role in the body’s overall function. Dr. Perry and his team offer a range of preventative dentistry services. Routine check-ups and cleanings can often expose problem areas before they become painful and more expensive to correct.

How can you maintain the health of your smile?

  • By visiting Dr. Perry every six months
  • Brushing and flossing your teeth every day
  • Eating a healthy diet with lots of fresh vegetables, fruits and grains
  • Eliminating acidic drinks/food from your diet
  • Replacing your toothbrush every 4-6 months

An investment in your health

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, Alzheimers and more. Oral health is especially important for pregnant women.

Children’s Dentistry

Dr. Perry believes in creating positive early dental experiences for children and enjoys seeing children of all ages. He recommends parents to bring children for their first oral health checkup between 1-2 years of age. While this is extremely young, this step begins the all-important journey of a child hearing, seeing, and receiving preventive dental care.

By engaging children in positive dentistry experiences early on, they can grow to expect healthy results without any fear of the unknown.

Teeth cleaning and polishing

Gentle cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup on teeth and are the cornerstone of preventative maintenance. Polishing the teeth brings out the natural shine of the enamel and helps to reduce the appearance of stains. While we are cleaning your teeth, we will inspect for cavities or any other areas which may need attention.

Tooth sealants

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, depending on the circumstances and level of tooth decay.

 

Jaw and tooth X-rays

Dr. Perry uses state of the art digital radiography which uses up to 50% less radiation. By taking X-ray pictures of your teeth and jaw, Dr. Perry can determine any additional care that may be invisible to the naked eye. For example, he can examine the root structure of your teeth and make sure they are strong and healthy.

Oral cancer screenings

Screenings for signs of oral cancer are quick and painless. Dr. Perry will inspect your face, lips, the roof of your mouth, under your tongue and the back of your throat. If you have any areas in your mouth where you feel discomfort, or recurring sensitive tissue, please notify Dr. Perry.

Nightguard fabrication

For individuals who experience symptoms of TMJ- disorder (“TMD”), i.e. jaw tension, or headaches from clenching and grinding of their teeth, etc, Dr. Perry 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. They will help shift the tongue and jaw into proper position, relieving neuromuscular strain which can cause pain, headaches, trouble chewing or lock jaw.

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Contact our office today at 919-870-5905 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!

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