in the Triad of North Carolina
BEAUTIFUL SMILES FOR
the Entire Family
Your smile and your oral health are important. At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Macdonald and the rest of our expert dentists provide high-quality general dentistry services to ensure the entire family gets the dental care they need. We proudly serve the Archdale, Winston-Salem, High Point, and Greensboro communities.
Our Triad dental team is passionate about supporting healthy smiles and offering dental care for patients of all ages. Read our guide below to learn more about our general dentistry services.
What Is General Dentistry?
General dentistry is the practice of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of each patient’s overall dental health needs. With the help of general dental care, we can keep your smile healthy and ward off common oral health issues such as cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and more. During your routine visits, our team of professionals will perform full-mouth examinations, teeth cleanings, and other necessary treatments.
General Dentistry Services
TEETH CLEANINGS & EXAMS
By visiting our Archdale dental office once every six months, our expert team can provide teeth cleanings and full mouth exams. Routine dental cleanings allow our hygienists to thoroughly rid your teeth of any built-up plaque and tartar that accumulates in those hard-to-reach areas. We’ll also examine your teeth, gums, and cheeks for any signs of underlying oral health conditions. If our Triad team detects any abnormalities, we’ll let you know and work with you to create a necessary treatment plan.
Even with a pristine oral hygiene routine at home, these biannual visits are essential to your oral health. With spots that are easy to miss at home, our trained dental team will remove unwanted bacteria from your mouth and clean those troublesome areas. Oftentimes, these teeth cleanings are enough to reverse the harmful effects of tooth decay or gum disease.
Triad Cosmetic Dentistry is a family-friendly practice, ensuring everyone gets the care they need. We provide pediatric dentistry care for the little ones in your life. During your child’s regular visits, we’ll perform a dental exam and gentle teeth cleaning. We’ll make sure their teeth are growing properly and educate them on effective oral hygiene habits. We also provide preventative treatments, such as dental sealants, to give your child’s smile an extra layer of protection as they learn how to care for their oral health.
Digital X-rays are an important part of your general dental care as they’re able to provide our Triad team with more detailed images of your oral structures. Once a year, we’ll take digital images of your mouth to see if there are any areas of concern we can’t see with the naked eye. Best of all, our digital X-rays emit 90 percent less radiation than traditional dental X-rays.
Dental Hygiene at Home
Along with visiting our Triad dental office twice a year, maintaining excellent dental hygiene at home plays a big part in your overall oral health. Here are some tips that can help you avoid developing oral diseases and keep your smile shining bright:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste
- Floss at least once a day
- Decrease your sugar intake
- Eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables
- Avoid tobacco products
- Seek professional dental care, especially if you’re experiencing pain or other abnormal symptoms
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it important to floss daily?
Flossing removes bacteria that hide in between your teeth. It also massages gum tissue and stimulates circulation to the tissue. When patients don’t floss, the bacteria isn’t removed and can irritate the gum tissue, leading to gingivitis. This is why we recommend flossing once a day, preferably right before bedtime.
Do I need to visit a general dentist?
Yes, it’s important to visit your general dentist at least twice a year! Even if you have a pristine oral hygiene routine, there are hard-to-reach areas that are easily missed at home. By visiting a general dentist, they can use special dental tools to clean those areas and leave your mouth feeling refreshed and healthy.
General dentists are also able to fully examine your mouth and catch any signs pointing to oral disease. To schedule your routine dental appointment at Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, call our Archdale office at (336) 434-3186.
What can I expect at my regular dental appointment?
At your regular appointments, our Triad dental team will conduct full-mouth examinations along with same-day teeth cleanings to ensure you have a healthy smile. We’ll remove any built-up plaque and tartar during your cleaning to help you avoid the risk of tooth decay. Our team will also examine your mouth, to ensure your oral health is in great condition and there are no signs of underlying conditions.
Schedule Your Appointment at Triad Cosmetic Dentistry
Regular dental care is an important part of your overall health. Get back on track with routine dental visits by scheduling an appointment at Triad Cosmetic Dentistry. Simply call our Archdale office at (336) 434-3186, or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile for a lifetime.