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!
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!
Why Holistic does not mean no x-rays
Digital x-rays have revolutionized healthcare, and with that, have also made getting dental x-rays safer than flying from LA to New York. We understand that radiation is a concern for a lot of our patients. We try our best to be as conservative as possible with our x-rays; however, x-rays are still used as 50% of the way we diagnose treatment.
We encourage routine x-rays for adults as well as during the development of children to ensure that all their teeth are coming in correctly and at the right positioning. Catching this early, allows us to find solutions earlier in hopes to reduce complications in the future.
If you look at the x-ray below, of a 12 year old, who has never had a panoramic x-ray. We were able to determine that not only does she have an extra tooth coming in, that could result in crowding issues but the roots of her other teeth are coming in at a slant. This is just one benefit of what we are able to determine based on x-rays.
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.
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.