Our Clinic is never lacking in bridging the gap in the healthcare needs for the underserved and disadvantaged communities. The patient experience is paramount at all times. We proudly utilize the latest technology to maintain our patients’ oral health and provide basic dental treatment. Each member of our staff, including our doctors, stays up to date with the latest training and technology to ensure the best care possible.
Along with brushing and flossing every day, one of the key steps to maintaining good oral health is keeping regular appointments with your dentist at New Beginning Family Services of NC. It’s recommended that you receive a dental cleaning and exam (approximately every six months).
At New Beginning Family Services of NC, a routine dental exam consists of a thorough evaluation of the health of the teeth, gums, and mouth overall. Your dentist will first check for signs of plaque and cavities on the teeth, then check for signs of disease in the gums. An oral cancer screening can also be a part of a dental exam and x-rays are usually taken once a year.
Oral diseases can develop without presenting obvious symptoms, and thorough dental exams by a professional are integral in detecting issues in their early stages. Being able to treat these conditions before they progress is very helpful in restoring oral health.
The dental cleaning will follow the exam and is usually performed by a hygienist. First, plaque and tartar will be removed from the tooth surfaces up to the gum line and between the teeth. You will then have your teeth brushed with a high-powered electric toothbrush and special toothpaste that has a grittier consistency than one you would use at home. This toothpaste will more effectively scrub and polish the tooth surfaces and remove additional traces of tartar. Finally, your hygienist will floss your teeth. This step serves multiple purposes: it removes any remaining traces of tartar, alerts the hygienist of any problem areas in the gums where there is bleeding, and will provide you with a refresher on how to properly floss. The cleaning will end with a good rinse to flush out any debris.
Depending on your needs or preferences, you may also receive a fluoride treatment during your appointment. This procedure is helpful in protecting against tooth decay.
Dental Services Offered for ages 3 and up
Class A (Basic) services, which include oral examinations, prophylaxis, diagnostic evaluations, sealants and x-rays.
Class B (Intermediate) services, which include restorative procedures such as fillings, prefabricated stainless steel crowns, periodontal scaling, tooth extractions, and denture adjustments.