Dr. Grimshaw greeting young woman patient for preventative dentistry visit

A thorough exam by our experienced team

Preventative dentistry isn’t just routine dental cleanings and exams. We also make sure to use or state of the art diagnostics to perform x-rays and oral cancer screenings

State-of-the-Art Diagnostics

We want to know the exact state of your state of oral health. Your new patient exam will include a series of leading-edge diagnostics that will provide us with a comprehensive understanding of your specific case.

Dental assistant preparing patient for digital x-rays

Digital X-rays

We take low-radiation digital X-rays of your mouth to capture detailed views of your teeth, mouth and gums. Digital X-rays show us calculus buildup, tooth decay, bone loss, information about the state of your previous dental work and the condition of your root canals.

Digital X-rays to get an accurate view of the condition of your teeth.

3D Dental CT Scan

As needed, we take a 3D dental CT scan which give us a detailed view of your entire mouth in one single image. This provides us with information about your teeth, upper and lower jaws, sinuses, gums, and surrounding tissues.

Intraoral camera

Our intraoral camera is a small, handheld, pen-sized camera used to capture crisp magnified images of the interior of your mouth. The images are immediately displayed on a computer monitor in full-color, allowing you to see exactly what we see. This visual communication helps us explain what procedures may be needed.

Full series of digital photos

Digital photos of your face and smile provide reference material for treatment planning. They are also used to demonstrate the results of your dental work with “before” and “after” photos.

A full series of digital photos are taken for use in studying your smile.

Dental assistant using digital image on patient

Thorough Exam and Consultation

Dr. Kuhn reviewing digital x-rays with patient for preventative dentistry

Periodontal exam for gum disease

Our well-trained hygienists will check the depths of your gum pockets for signs of gum (periodontal) disease. Healthy gums have a pocket depth of up to three millimeters, and depths beyond four millimeters indicate periodontal disease.

Dr. Kuhn or Dr. Grimshaw will go over the results of the X-rays with you in a consultation.

You will next meet with the doctor, who will do an oral exam and go over your X-rays with you, explaining what they show.

Oral cancer screening

Although oral cancer is rare, we like to ensure your oral health by screening with an amazing new technology called VizLite®. We screen for cancer during each routine examination. The diagnostic process is quick and painless and it detects, identifies, and marks any tissue abnormalities, and is used in combination with visual exams.

Head and neck exam

The doctor will conduct an extraoral exam of your head and neck, and check the alignment of your bite (the way your teeth meet).

Treatment planning

The doctor will review the results of your examination with you and explain your options for treatment so that you may make well informed decisions about your dental care.

$55 New Patient Special Offer: Exam, X-rays & Consultation

The above comprehensive exam is regularly $331, but is available to new patients for Free.

Call us at (910) 692-4450 or click here to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Grimshaw.

Gentle, Thorough Cleanings

Our hygienists are highly trained and very friendly.

Advanced training and experience

Our highly trained hygienists are skilled and experienced with dental cleanings. They have completed many hours of continuing education courses at LVI Global Institute and are committed to advancing their knowledge about the most effective and efficient ways to care for your teeth and gums through preventative dentistry practices.

Dental hygienist showing patient proper preventative dentistry techniques

Continuity of care

You will be regularly scheduled with the same hygienist to provide continuity of care, which increases the quality of long-term treatment. Your hygienist will have a complete understanding of your oral health and specific needs.

Ultrasonic scalers

Our hygienists use ultrasonic scalers to quickly and painlessly remove hardened plaque and tough stains from the surface of your teeth. Ultrasonic scalers use high-frequency sound waves to remove buildup without harming your teeth.

Dental assistant educating patient on preventative dentistry with intraoral camera

Patient education

We are firm believers in providing education that will help you take control of your dental health. Periodontal patients will be scheduled for an education appointment where they will be shown proper oral care with sonic toothbrushes and water picks.

Our hygienists offer friendly tips on preventative dentistry like proper brushing and flossing.

If you have received dental implants, we will teach you the specific techniques necessary to keep your implants and the surrounding gum tissue healthy.

Treating Mild to Severe Gum Disease

We use ultrasonic scaling and lasers to effectively treat gum disease without surgery. We also offer many noninvasive approaches to managing gum disease so you can enjoy good health without sacrificing comfort.

Learn more about our Gum Disease treatment.

To make an appointment, call (910) 692-4450 or click here to request an appointment online.