Preventive Dental Care from Crooked Road Family Dentistry

Our Rocky Mount dental team is dedicated to offering exceptional preventive care to children and adults. That means we put a special emphasis on helping patients prevent common oral health problems—like tooth decay and gum disease—from ever forming.

The biggest way we do this is with routine cleanings and exams. With a special cleaning by our hygienist, we can help you remove leftover bacteria and plaque from around teeth and from hard-to-brush areas. Certain bacteria are directly responsible for decay and cavities while the accumulation of plaque can lead to gum disease. But with a good home care routine and regular cleanings, you can look forward to having a clean, healthy smile.

Just as important to a patient’s good health are dental exams. During a dental exam, Dr. Gene Gress will look for signs of decay, gum disease, TMJ dysfunction, teeth grinding, and even oral cancer. The goal during any exam is to find a problem as it’s just developing so we can treat it before it seriously harms your smile.

Extra Protection with Dental Sealants

For young patients or adults who are prone to cavities, dental sealants can provide extra protection. They’re applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth and then are cured to form a thin protective layer of plastic. As time goes by, this protective layer will prevent cavities from forming, resulting in better health and wellbeing. When cared for properly, dental sealants can provide amazing results for as long as 10 years.

Is it time for your next checkup with Dr. Gene Gress? Call Crooked Road Family Dentistry to schedule your appointment. We’re happy to offer preventive cleanings and exams to patients from Rocky Mount, Roanoke, Martinsville, Danville, Timberlake, Lynchburg, and all nearby areas.