Your smile is your greatest asset, and at Johnston Smiles, we believe in protecting and enhancing it through quality general dentistry services. From regular check-ups to education about proper care at home, our comprehensive selection is designed to meet the varied needs of our valued patients.
Situated in Selma, NC, our experienced team is committed to delivering personalized care in a welcoming environment. Continue reading to learn more about how we keep smiles bright and healthy with general dentistry.
Professional dental cleanings serve a vital purpose far beyond achieving a bright smile. They are a cornerstone of oral health maintenance and preventive care. At Johnston Smiles, our skilled dental hygienists are trained in meticulously cleaning your teeth to remove plaque and tartar—deposits that regular brushing may not always eliminate. Plaque and tartar build-up can lead to gum disease, cavities, and other dental problems if left unattended.
These regular sessions provide our team the opportunity to assess your oral health, identify any early signs of issues, and offer guidance on maintaining dental well-being at home. By keeping a consistent cleaning schedule, you enable our professionals to catch potential problems early on, saving you from more extensive treatments later. We recommend scheduling professional cleanings twice a year to ensure optimal oral health and to keep your smile both beautiful and healthy.
Exams & X-Rays
Prevention is key to lifelong dental health, and that’s why we place a strong emphasis on comprehensive dental examinations and modern x-ray technology.
During your routine exam, our experienced dentists will inspect your teeth, gums, and overall oral condition to detect any potential issues. Coupled with our state-of-the-art x-rays, we can identify hidden problems such as decay between teeth or issues below the gum line. Early detection leads to timely treatment, saving you discomfort and expense in the long run.
Proper Prevention At Home
Maintaining a healthy smile is not just the responsibility of your dental professional; it starts with proper prevention at home. At Johnston Smiles, we believe in equipping our patients with the knowledge and tools they need to take control of their dental well-being. You may find the following tips helpful:
- Brushing: Brush your teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, and brush for at least two minutes, reaching all surfaces of your teeth.
- Flossing: Don’t overlook the importance of flossing once a day to remove food particles and plaque from between teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach.
- Dietary habits: Eat a balanced diet, and minimize sugary or acidic foods and beverages that can lead to tooth decay.
- Regular check-ups: While home care is crucial, regular professional exams and cleanings complement your daily routine. They provide an opportunity for early detection and treatment of potential issues.
- Use mouthwash: Consider using an antibacterial mouthwash that helps reduce plaque and fights gum disease.
- Replace your toothbrush: Change your toothbrush or the head of your electric toothbrush every three or four months to maintain effectiveness.
During your visit, we’ll provide personalized guidance on brushing, flossing, and dietary habits that support a healthy smile. From selecting the right toothbrush to understanding the impact of your diet, we’re here to guide you in making choices that benefit your dental health.
Dental emergencies can be stressful and often uncomfortable. Whether it’s a broken tooth, severe toothache, or any other urgent dental issue, Johnston Smiles is here for you. Our emergency care services are designed to provide prompt and efficient relief. Our dedicated team will do everything possible to accommodate you quickly, and our skilled dentists will administer the necessary care to alleviate your pain and address the underlying issue.
Your Dental Home
At Johnston Smiles, our patients are our priority. We are proud to offer a wide array of general dentistry services tailored to meet your unique needs. Our friendly team, modern facilities, and personalized approach set us apart. Whether it’s your child’s first dental visit or you’re seeking expert care for your own smile, let us make your dental experience convenient and enjoyable.
Schedule your appointment today and discover why Johnston Smiles is the trusted dental home for families throughout Selma, NC.