Protect Your Smile with Preventive & General Dentistry in Dunwoody, GA
As the general dentists so many in Dunwoody already trust, Dr. Jeff Rodgers and Dr. Meredith Hughes will listen to your concerns, thoroughly evaluate your oral health, and explain all of the treatments they recommend. Our hygienists will also provide you with information regarding the best way to care for your teeth and gums at home. With preventive care, Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Hughes can help you ward off dental problems, and also catch things like decay and infection early when they do get the chance to develop. Natural teeth are an invaluable asset, and your healthy smile is our number one priority, so don’t put off your twice-annual checkups and cleanings with Dr. Jeff Rodgers DMD and Dr. Meredith Hughes!
General Dentistry Services
When you come in for your six-month checkup and dental cleaning, you won’t spend any extra time in the waiting room. We know you’ve got other things to do in addition to caring for your dental health, so we’ll have you back in the exam room as soon as possible, ready to receive the dental care you need. In this appointment, you’ll benefit from all the preventive services Dr. Rodgers’ and Dr. Hughes' office has to offer, and we’ll also recommend further treatment if necessary.
Some of the things you can expect from this preventive visit include:
- A thorough dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth and around the gums.
- A visual examination of the mouth to look for spots of tooth decay, gum disease, and worn dental work.
- X-rays to check for decay and other problems that could be lurking behind the scenes.
- An oral cancer screening if requested.
- A fluoride treatment as needed to strengthen tooth enamel.
- Tips on how to improve oral hygiene habits as necessary.
If Dr. Rodgers or Dr. Hughes spots signs of decay, gum disease, or other dental issues in this twice-annual visit, they can make recommendations on the best course of action to fully restore your oral health. And, when you do require special care, you’ll feel good knowing our team will take extra measures to ensure your dental experience is as comfortable and convenient as possible. Dr. Rodgers, Dr. Hughes, and our hygienists use the very latest in dental technology, including dental lasers, to ensure maximum comfort and the absolute best results. We know contemporary dental care offers the most rewarding visits, so we’ll always use the best we have to offer.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism is a condition where a person unconsciously clenches their jaw and grinds their teeth, and it tends to happen most often while patients are asleep. Over time, this pressure can wear the teeth down and eventually cause them to fracture. In order to prevent this, Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Hughes can provide you with a custom-made nightguard. It is a small, easy to use mouthpiece that you would wear every night to bed that provides a protective barrier between your teeth.