General dentistry is the foundation of lifelong dental health for our patients and the focus of our patient-centered care. Dr. Cook is a highly trained general dentist providing a personalized, comprehensive approach to the maintenance of your oral health with dentistry that is designed to meet your unique needs.
Why Visit the Dentist?
It is recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) that everyone visit the dentist twice a year, beginning with the eruption of a baby’s first primary teeth. Routine dental care supports your long-term dental health by providing the opportunity for developing dental problems to be treated in the early stage with conservative options.
Our team takes the time with you during these visits to get to know you as an individual, understand your concerns and identify oral health risk factors unique to you and your overall health. We strive to offer dental care that addresses your needs, concerns, and goals and takes into consideration any lifestyle or medically related factors that could impact the health or stability of your smile.
Cavity Prevention for Children and Adults
The long-term prevention of tooth decay and tooth cavities is an important part of your routine dental care. Maintaining the natural structure of your teeth will help you avoid more complex dental problems, including tooth loss. Through professional dental cleanings, thorough exams and screenings for decay and gum disease, we can help patients of all ages enjoy the many benefits of good oral health.
Cavity prevention also relies upon healthy oral habits and daily tooth brushing and flossing. Our hygienists will work with you to demonstrate proper techniques for keeping your teeth and gums clean between visits and recommend any specific at home oral hygiene products that can address your risk factors for periodontal disease and other common dental problems.
The Importance of Gum Health
Keeping the gums healthy is also an important part of your preventive dental care in our Chapel Hill family dental office. The gums play a key role in the long-term stability of your oral and overall health. Dr. Cook and our team will look for the early signs of gum disease and work with our patients on an individual basis to address chronic or medical related gum health concerns.