Welcome to the Greensboro dental office of David M. Fisher, Jr. DDS. When it comes to keeping Greensboro families smiling, Dr. Fisher and his team understand that the best defense is a good offense! That’s why we focus every customized treatment plan on preventive dental care. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of preventive and conservative dentistry services, or give our dental office in Greensboro a call to schedule an appointment today.
When you visit us for six-month dental checkups, we’ll carefully capture diagnostic images, clean your teeth, screen for common oral health conditions, and consult with you on a personalized plan to keep your smile healthy. We use the DIAGNOdent system to scan your teeth and find the most minuscule cavity. Once our examination is complete, you can talk to us about any of our other general dentistry services.
In order to help you maintain a healthy smile, one of our skilled professionals will perform a thorough, professional teeth cleaning during every dental exam. With four highly skilled hygienists on hand, all of our services begin with a thorough cleaning of your mouth. Our ultrasonic instruments clean your teeth gently and completely. We will also review your at-home oral hygiene routine, discuss ways to make the most of your in-home care, recommend products, and do all that we can to help you keep your smile healthy for life.
Preventive resins, also called dental sealants, are an effective preventive dentistry measure for kids who are still developing their oral hygiene routines, adults with chronic tooth decay, and those who have deep pits and grooves in their teeth that make caring for the smile difficult. The process is simple. We paint a coat of preventive resin onto the surfaces of teeth. Then, we harden it into position, creating a protective barrier between teeth and decay-causing bacteria, plaque, and tartar.
For those who grind or clench their teeth at night, we may recommend a protective nightguard. These custom oral appliances place a barrier between the rows of teeth, avoiding wear and damage that may occur due to unconscious grinding and clenching.
Oral cancer gets little attention, and yet it kills one person every hour of each day. Unfortunately, many patients don’t even realize that they’re suffering from this deadly condition because many of its symptoms can be mistaken for other health problems. That said, oral cancer can be caught during a regular dental appointment. Using the Identafi system, we can check for changes in your mouth that might be the result of a dangerous disease; we can then help you take the next steps to having cancer properly diagnosed and (if necessary) treated.
Children often receive topical fluoride treatments to strengthen their teeth and reduce the risk of cavities during a time when they’re still learning how to brush effectively. However, adults can benefit from these treatments as well if they have a higher-than-average risk for cavities. For example, the roots of your teeth are softer than the enamel that is normally visible in your mouth; a fluoride treatment can strengthen the roots so that they can better protect themselves from bacteria.
In addition to protecting your smile from nighttime teeth grinding and clenching, we can also make custom-crafted mouthguards to protect athletes’ smiles. If you participate in sports where your smile may come into contact with other players, hard surfaces, or sports equipment, let our team know, and we’ll talk about fitting you for the right protective sportsguard.
Oral health concerns like gum disease, poor oral hygiene, and even genetics can all contribute to chronic bad breath (halitosis). Luckily, we offer a variety of take-home breath treatment supplies to help those who are struggling with halitosis, keeping their breath minty fresh.
A child’s first teeth will break through the gums at about six months of age; once that happens, you should schedule a dental appointment for them before their first birthday. Dr. Fisher can answer any concerns you may have about your child’s dental development while making sure that they enjoy their earliest dental experiences. As long as they feel comfortable and safe receiving dental treatment at a young age, they’ll have a much easier time seeking care by themselves as an adult.