General and Preventive Dentistry
Drs. Belton & Schrimper firmly believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Research shows time and again that keeping teeth and gums in tip-top shape has a positive effective on your overall health. Preventive dentistry can reduce your risk of major diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on your general dentistry visits.
In accordance with the American Dental Association, Drs. Belton and Schrimper recommend routine checkups every six months. At each of these visits we offer a full range of preventive dentistry treatments. With your thorough professional cleaning, you will receive fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth, and we will check for signs of gum disease and oral cancer, which are highly treatable when detected early.
While you’re here for your hygiene appointment, be sure to speak with us about any other concerns or symptoms you may be experiencing. Soreness of the jaw, earaches, and headaches could be signs of bruxism, commonly known as teeth grinding. Nightguards for bruxism often correct this problem and usually take just one visit. Also, be sure to tell us if you’re taking up a new sport. The custom-fit, athletic mouthguards available through Drs. Belton & Schrimper reduce your risk of concussion by 50 percent and protect your teeth from injury.
We welcome new and existing patients to explore the many options our practice provides for a healthy, beautiful smile. From checkups and cleanings, to restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, our Rocky Mount dental office can meet all of your family dentistry needs. Call to schedule your appointment or consultation today.