Asheville doctor answers FAQs on complete dental care
Our patient-focused, friendly, and attentive team at Asheville Smile Center believes that continuity of care from your trusted and experienced dental professionals can achieve the most positive clinical outcomes. By offering a complete menu of dental care for all ages, in one relaxing and convenient location, we can effectively monitor any changes in your oral health and save you time and energy, while eliminating the hassles of scheduling appointments with multiple specialists. To help you understand the comprehensive array of dental services that we provide, we are sharing answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs).
What is family dentistry?
Family dentistry encompasses care for all generations. Understanding your family's unique medical and dental history allows us to meet your needs most effectively. Oral health evolves with age, from childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, to senior years. Family dentistry can include professional cleaning and examination, education, checkups, extractions, root canal therapy, fillings, and establishment of a lifelong, healthy oral hygiene routine.
Is cosmetic dentistry different than restorative dentistry?
Cosmetic dental procedures are typically those that address and enhance the appearance of your smile. Treatments may include teeth whitening for a brighter smile, porcelain veneers, which can correct imperfections and symmetry, Invisalign clear alignment system, or Six Month Smiles. Restorative dentistry refers to procedures that restore the function of your teeth, such as dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. With today's advanced dental treatments, however, restorative dentistry also improves the aesthetics of your smile.
How can I prevent gum disease?
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is caused by the bacteria that exist in plaque. Maintaining a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine, such as brushing and flossing, will keep plaque from growing. Scheduling annual or biannual visits to the dentist for professional cleaning and examination will also help to detect any potential problems and address them. Smoking or tobacco use is a leading risk factor for gum disease.
At Asheville Smile Center, we are committed to providing complete dental care for families in Arden, Asheville, Henderson, and surrounding North Carolina neighborhoods. Call us today at (828) 585-4049 for consultation, or request your appointment online.