GENERAL DENTISTRY in WINSTON-SALEM, NC

Dr. Bottoms provides complete general dental services to help you maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Routine dental exams and cleanings are the foundation of our general dentistry in Winston-Salem. When you visit with us on a regular basis, our team can provide personalized care and address any unique risk factors you may have for common dental health concerns.

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy and stable is important for many reasons, including the enjoyment of a healthy lifestyle and good overall physical health and wellness. We take the time with you to evaluate the condition of your smile and to screen for common concerns including signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancers.

 

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Preventive Dental Care in Winston- Salem

Our general dental services can help you maintain your smile for a lifetime. They include many of the treatments associated with your dental care visits, including conservative treatment of common problems that most patients will face during their lives.

Dental Exams & Cleanings

Routine dental exams are performed when you come in twice a year for your “dental checkup.” Dr. Bottoms will look for signs of developing problems and discuss any related medical conditions or lifestyle habits that can impact your smile.

Routine dental cleanings and exams are critical to maintaining oral hygiene. Our hygienists use a combination of hand instruments and ultrasonic scalers to remove stains and tartar from your teeth. We will also evaluate the health and condition of your gums, making recommendations as needed to address signs of disease.

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings treat areas of decay or tooth cavities, restoring the integrity of a tooth. Dr. Bottoms offers natural-looking white fillings for a seamless result supporting long-term dental health.

Composite fillings allow us to restore decayed teeth to their natural beauty. Unlike older silver/amalgam fillings, composite resins create a strong, durable bond with the tooth.

Dental fillings can be placed at any age and are completed in one visit with minimal discomfort.

Dental Sealants & Fluoride Treatment

Dental sealants are recommended once the permanent back teeth with multiple cusps have erupted. This is typically around the age of 10. Sealing the deep grooves in your back teeth can prevent cavities. Adult patients who are prone to cavities can also receive dental sealants to support better dental health.

Fluoride is another treatment that helps to remineralize and strengthen your enamel. Fluoride is applied to the teeth after your dental cleaning. 

Root Canals

Pain can occur when decay extends deep into a tooth’s center. A root canal is often required to treat and save the tooth. Dr. Bottoms will recommend a root canal whenever possible to save your natural tooth and the structure of your bite.

Today’s patients enjoy a root canal procedure that is less invasive and less painful, with most patients kept completely comfortable using a local anesthetic. In most cases, a dental crown will be placed after the root canal to support the tooth and prevent further deterioration. 

Family Dentistry

Dr. Bottoms is a family dentist in Winston-Salem, providing comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages. From the very young to patients enjoying their senior years, dental care is an important part of overall health and wellness care.

Dental care is important at every age and stage of life, but good oral health habits start with early visits to the dentist. We recommend that patients visit with us twice a year and that children have their first dental care visit once the primary (baby) teeth begin erupting.

Our team is committed to your patient experience, and we make every effort to provide care that is age-appropriate for our young patients.

As a family dentist, Dr. Bottoms strives to meet all of your oral health needs in one convenient location. We emphasize the benefits of routine preventive dentistry for the enjoyment of a healthy and comfortable smile.

Dr. Bottoms offers age-appropriate dental services that meet the needs of growing and changing smiles. Our dental care team makes patients of any age feel welcome and informed when they visit us for dental care.