Twice a Year! Dental Checkups in Fayetteville NC

An appointment with The Fayetteville Dentist twice a year is essential to your dental health, and to your overall health. By seeing us for a dental checkup every six months, you’ll get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your teeth and gums are healthy, and have a great smile, to boot.

When you come in to our office, a typical appointment is in two parts. First, one of our hygienists gives your teeth a thorough cleaning. That in itself is worth coming in. But part two, the checkup, is just as important, because we’ll take x-rays, check for any cavities, make sure your gums are healthy, and look for signs of any problems like bruxism, also known as teeth grinding.

Seeing us twice a year is also a great way to protect your overall health. We won’t give you a physical like your doctor, of course. But there are more than a hundred systemic diseases that can be detected in the mouth. We can find signs of diseases before you even know about them.

In between your visits, make sure you take care of your teeth and gums at home. That means a daily regimen of flossing and brushing. We recommend at least twice a day; after every meal is even better. That way you are consistently removing that plaque that is constantly forming on your teeth.

If you haven’t scheduled your next checkup and cleaning with The Fayetteville Dentist, pick up the phone and give us a call. We also provide pediatric dentistry, and general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-716-0105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 And 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311


Bruxism Treatment in Fayetteville NC

Teeth grinding is a common condition in which someone grinds or clenches their teeth. It often happens during sleep, and even when the person is awake it’s unconscious, so they aren’t even aware of it. The medical term for it is bruxism, and it’s a potentially serious condition, but at The Fayetteville Dentist it is treatable, too.

By one calculation, as many as forty million Americans grind their teeth. It’s called nocturnal bruxism in those who do it during sleep. The prevailing view is that most cases are stress-related.

Whatever the cause, people with severe teeth grinding can damage dental fillings. It can also damage their teeth by wearing away layers of enamel and exposing the underlying dentin, which can result in sensitive teeth.

Severe bruxism is also associated with:

  • Headaches in the morning
  • Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
  • Facial pain

In children, more than half of teeth grinders stop on their own by the time they’re thirteen. In adolescents and adults, it can last longer

Professional counseling can help teeth grinders, if their grinding is related to stress. A more direct approach is using a special mouth guard. Known by various names, such as a night guard or night splint, they’re like an athlete’s mouth guard. Worn over the upper teeth, they provide a cushion between the teeth to prevent damage.

At the Fayetteville Dentist, we great bruxism and provide mouth guards. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry, clear braces from Invisalign, and other services. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-716-0105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 And 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311