Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry

Welcome to Bright Smiles Family Dentistry in Garner, NC, where we believe that a healthy smile begins with prevention. Under the guidance of Dr. Rouhani and Dr. Hartman, our¬†dedicated team is providing gold-standard preventative dentistry services. Let’s explore what preventative dentistry entails and how it can help maintain your bright smile.

What Is Preventative Dentistry?

Preventative dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. It involves regular dental checkups, cleanings, and treatments designed to prevent the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. By keeping a regular preventative care routine, you can avoid or lessen the effects of cavities, gingivitis, enamel loss, and periodontitis.

What To Expect at a Preventative Dental Appointment

A preventative dental appointment at Bright Smiles Family Dentistry typically includes a comprehensive oral examination and professional cleaning and may also involve digital X-rays if necessary. Dr. Rouhani or Dr. Hartman will review your oral health history, examine your teeth and gums, evaluate your risk of developing oral health problems, and examine your face, neck, and mouth for abnormalities.

Preventative Dental Treatments In Garner, NC

At Bright Smiles Family Dentistry, we offer a range of preventive dental treatments to cater to the unique needs of our patients. These
treatments include:

Cleaning and Hygiene

Our dental hygienists perform professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup that regular brushing can’t reach. They also provide personalized advice and recommendations on maintaining oral hygiene at home.

Digital X-rays

We use digital X-rays to detect dental issues early, such as tooth decay, impacted teeth, and jawbone damage. Digital X-rays emit less radiation than traditional X-rays, making them a safer option.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatments help prevent tooth decay by making teeth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.

Periodontal Care

We provide thorough checkups and cleanings to prevent
and manage gum diseases. If needed, we offer
specialized periodontal treatments.

Oral Cancer Screenings

During your regular dental visit, Dr. Rouhani or Dr. Hartman
will perform an oral cancer screening to detect any signs
of oral cancer early when it’s most treatable.


We provide custom-fit nightguards for patients who grind
their teeth at night, a condition known as bruxism, which
can damage teeth and lead to other oral health

Sports Guards

To protect our active patients’ smiles, we offer custom-made
sports guards to be worn during physical activities to
safeguard the teeth, gums, and jaw from injury.

Bruxism/TMJ Treatments

For patients suffering from bruxism or TMJ disorders, we
offer a range of treatments, including oral appliances, to
alleviate symptoms and prevent further damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s generally recommended to visit the dentist for a checkup and cleaning every six months. However, depending on your oral health status, Dr. Rouhani or Dr. Hartman may recommend a different schedule.
Most preventative dental treatments, like cleanings and exams, are not painful. For treatments that may cause discomfort, we offer options of local anesthesia and/or sedation to ensure you’re comfortable throughout your visit. We will discuss all of your options with you!
Good oral health starts with brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. We also recommend using fluoride toothpaste to help prevent cavities and sensitive teeth.

Reserve Your Consultation Today

Ready to take proactive steps toward maintaining your oral health? Schedule a consultation
with Dr. Rouhani or Dr. Hartman at Bright Smiles Family Dentistry in Garner, NC. Remember,
prevention is always better than cure!
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