Holly Springs
Preventative Dentist

Don’t Brush off Routine Visits!

Preventive Care in Holly Springs

At Spring Smiles, Dr. Duncan offers stellar dental care with a focus on prevention and education because we believe that the best treatment plan is avoiding dental health issues altogether. A healthy hygiene routine at home is your first line of defense against oral health problems, but it’s important to supplement this with routine visits with a dentist twice per year. Whether it has been six months or six years since your last dental appointment, call us today to book an oral exam and cleaning!

dental hygienist checking out a male patient's teeth

Keep Your Smile Bright

Six-Month Cleanings & Exams

Routine cleanings and exams give Dr. Duncan the opportunity to check up on your oral health and ensure that your mouth is a healthy environment for your teeth and gums. During regular hygiene visits, we will clean every nook and cranny of your teeth and remove plaque, bacteria, and tartar from hard-to-reach areas. Book an appointment today to keep your smile bright and thriving!

Strengthen Enamel

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that has the unique ability to remineralize teeth This means that if your enamel has been weakened by the first stages of decay, fluoride will attract calcium and phosphate to the tooth’s surface and restore its structure. The process involves painting a fluoride-rich solution onto your teeth, then letting it sit in place for a few minutes. The treatment is quick and painless and can help prevent cavities if you are prone to decay.

a child receiving a fluoride treatment where dental hygienist paints on fluoride

Prevent Cavities

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are made of a transparent, durable resin which is applied directly onto your rear teeth. When hardened with a UV light, this resin creates a strong barrier that prevents oral bacteria, food particles, and acid from contacting your enamel directly. This, in turn, stops cavities from forming. Sealants can last 10+ years with proper care, making them a great long-term option for protecting your teeth if you are cavity-prone. 

Fight Back Against Gum Disease

Deep Cleaning (Scaling & Root Planing)

Gum disease affects nearly half of American adults, and proper care is required to prevent it from progressing and causing permanent damage. We offer deep cleanings, also known as “scaling & root planing” at Spring Smiles. 

This treatment involves cleaning plaque and tartar away from between your teeth and gums, then smoothing out the roots of your teeth to remove bacteria. This process usually requires two appointments, as one half of your mouth will be cleaned at a time. Afterward, you will also receive antibiotics to help eliminate any remaining bacteria in your mouth.

dental hygienist going over patient's oral exam with them

Early Prevention & Diagnosis

Oral Cancer Screenings

We offer oral cancer screenings as part of our routine oral exams. During every preventive appointment, Dr. Duncan will check your mouth for any potential signs of oral cancer, and take biopsies of any lesions or areas that may be a cause for concern. Oral cancer screenings will give you peace of mind and help us catch any potential issues early.

Don't Neglect your Smile