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Preventive Dentistry Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a friendly, convenient family dentist office located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Our team is led by Dr. James Furgurson who provides high-quality preventive dental care for children and adults. When you visit Dr. Furgurson every six months, you lower your chance of developing dental issues.

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Patient-Focused Dentistry in Chapel Hill

There are plenty of dentists in Chapel Hill, but few spend as much time with each patient as our dentists. Our routine exams are anything but routine. As a patient in our practice, you can expect to receive personalized care and attention from the dentist and staff. Dr. Furgurson and Dr. White take time to listen to your concerns and goals and educate you on all of your options so that you can make the best choice for your needs.

A typical preventive care visit may include:

  • Professional dental cleaning
  • Dental x-rays
  • Periodontal screening
  • Dental caries (cavities) screening
  • Occlusal analysis to examine the position of the bite

Children’s Dentistry

One of the chief dental health concerns for children is tooth decay. Routine visits to our Chapel Hill dentist office can help your child maintain healthy teeth and prevent tooth cavities. Dr. Furgurson and his associates offer dental sealants to further prevent the formation of cavities and perform a thorough screening for gum disease and tooth decay at every visit.

At your child’s regular check-up, we will teach the proper ways to keep your child’s teeth healthy in-between visits. This will vary at every age as your child grows older. Learn more about children’s dentistry

Preventing Gum Disease in Adults

According to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of Americans aged 30 or older have an advanced form of gum disease known as periodontitis. This chronic condition can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

Routine visits to the dentist can help you prevent and manage gum disease in any stage as well as tooth decay. Dr. Furgurson and Dr. White offer comprehensive periodontal care and screens patients for gum disease on every visit.

Find a Dentist in Chapel Hill

If you are looking for a dentist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, consider Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. We offer complete dental services for the whole family in one convenient location. Dr. Furgurson provides complete dentistry in Durham County, Orange County, Chatham County, and beyond. Call us at 919.736.6175 or schedule an appointment online.

Preventive Dentistry FAQs

What are 3 examples of preventative care for your teeth?

The three most common ways to practice preventative care for your teeth is to brush daily, floss daily, and schedule regular dental cleanings. All of these are ways to maintain your oral health and prevent future damage to your teeth and gums.

What advantages does preventive dental care provide?

Preventative dental care provides many benefits to patients. It lowers patients’ risk of tooth loss and decay, reduces the risk of gum disease, and prevents teeth staining.

Why is preventive dentistry important?

Preventive dentistry is extremely important for children, as it sets them up for the rest of their life with healthy teeth and gums. Starting dental visits at a young age is a great way to keep teeth clean before bacteria has an opportunity to build up.

How do I properly care for my teeth in between visits?

Visiting your dentist every six months is only part of an effective preventive dental care routine. Caring for your teeth at home every day is very important to avoid many dental issues and diseases. Dr. Furgurson recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Limit the amount of sugar you consume and consume a healthy overall diet. These steps in addition to the preventive care we offer guarantees that your teeth will remain healthy.

I suffer from dental anxiety. How can I protect my teeth?

If you suffer from fear of the dentist or dental anxiety then we recommend using our sedation dentistry services to receive the dental care you need. Avoiding the dentist is the worse thing you can do for your oral health. This will allow plaque to develop into tartar, build up along your teeth and gums and lead to many dental issues. With the use of our sedation options, we can provide you with the preventive dental care you need to obtain optimal oral health.

Why do I need dental x-rays every year?

We will take several different types of x-rays every year to monitor your teeth and mouth. Many issues can develop beyond the teeth and gums. Your dentist uses dental x-rays to detect decay, bone loss, infection, problems with teeth roots, or dead nerves. However, we can also use them to look for other problems such as cysts or cancer.