What Is General Dentistry?
In its purest form, dentistry is about prevention and problem-solving. Through regular hygiene visits, our highly skilled doctors are able to diagnose and treat any oral health problems, such as cavities, gum disease and oral cancer before they become more extensive health issues.
During your appointments, our friendly hygienists will remove any plaque and bacteria that erode your enamel and weaken your teeth. We also pay close attention to your gums and look for any symptoms of gum disease. Bleeding gums is a sign of gum disease, which can be a serious health issue. People with gum disease are at a dramatically increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
General Dentistry can help! We can keep your smile pristine with the following services:
Learn About Our General Dentistry Services
We believe in a preventative and comprehensive approach to your family’s dental health. Keeping your and your family’s smiles healthy isn’t just our job, it’s our passion. Why? Because a healthier smile means a healthier you! And a more beautiful smile means a more confident you!
During your hygiene cleanings, our hygienists will not only make sure you have a clean, healthy smile, they will explain everything as they go and make sure that you understand what is going on with your smile. Educating you on how to keep your smile healthy is just as important as us cleaning it for you.
How can you avoid cavities?
We have six helpful tips on how you can help keep your smile healthy. Visit our dental hygiene page to get your free download!
We know that having a tooth extracted is not on the top of your to-do list. But sometimes, it’s necessary in order to keep your mouth healthy or to prepare your smile for orthodontics.
Whatever the reason for your extraction, our doctors and staff are here to help make the process pain-free and anxiety-free for you. With our tools, training, and state-of-the-art technology, it is not uncommon for our patients to tell us they didn’t even feel when the tooth was removed. And of course, we are always available to address any follow-up questions or concerns after your procedure.
We know…you hate the mere sound of this procedure! And we completely understand. Why? Because more than likely you heard a “root canal” horror story from your great uncle about the time he had a root canal back in 1967. Or maybe, you were the one with a bad root canal experience.
Either way, let us ease your minds by letting you know that our state-of-the-art technology and equipment allows us to perform root canals pain-free and in less than half the time it used to take.
Contrary to popular belief, root canals can actually be your best friend! Why? Because root canals are often your last option before having to extract the tooth. Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.
Love your smile. Love your experience.
Our doctors and amazing team have the knowledge and skills to keep your smile healthy and functional.
Are you one of 30-40 million people who’re experiencing dental anxiety? We’re here to help! At ProGrin Dental of Boiling Springs, we’re taking convenience to another level by offering multiple sedation dentistry options:
- Nitrous Oxide
- Oral Conscious Sedation
- IV Sedation
Find out how these options can melt away your dental fears and help get the dental care you need for a healthy and happy you!
Be Sure to Visit the Dentist Every Six Months
“They are Top Notch!”
“Everyone in the entire building spoke to us and was so sweet! I have never been into a dentist office like ProGrin…they are top notch!”
– Erik F., Actual Patient
Have Questions About Your Dental Health?
Get answers straight from our general dentists.
- Do you have general dentistry for kids?
Yes, we do! In fact, iGrin Children’s Dentistry in our Woodruff location is solely dedicated to children. While we’re taking care of you in achieving optimal oral health, our iGrin team will do the same concept with your little ones, making dentistry fun and educational. Parental Warning: Your children may never want to leave!
- How do I brush and floss my teeth correctly?
How to properly brush your teeth:
- Use only a small amount of toothpaste on a soft-bristled toothbrush
- At a 45-degree angle, tilt your toothbrush to your gums
- In a gentle, circular motion, brush the inner and outer surfaces of each tooth
- Brush your molars with a back-and-forth motion
- Do steps 3 and 4 for two minutes
- Brush your tongue to prevent bad breath
How to properly floss your teeth:
- Take 18 inches of floss and wrap both ends around your middle fingers
- Use your thumb and forefingers to pinch the floss and gently put between the teeth
- Curve the floss in a “C shape”
- Gently rub the floss up and down the tooth up to your gumline
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each side of the tooth
- How can I keep my teeth healthy?
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