John L. Gravitte D.D.S., P.A.
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Gentle Ultrasonic Cleaning for a Radiant Smile

Did you know that your dental health affects your overall health? Without a healthy mouth, it is seemingly impossible to have a truly healthy body. Our team is here to ensure that you stay healthy, starting with your smile!

Ultrasonic cleaning is an alternative to traditional hand scaling, the process of scraping tartar and plaque from teeth to maintain cleanliness and gum health. 

Ultrasonic cleaning uses vibrations to break down dental tartar. Water flows from the ultrasonic scaler to wash away debris and keep the instrument cool. Many patients do not feel the vibrations of ultrasonic cleaning and often find it more comfortable than traditional hand scaling.

Learn More: Ultrasonic Scaling Procedure

Halitosis Treatment

Halitosis is simply bad breath, but it is a condition that can be very easily overlooked. It is estimated that over 65% of Americans suffer from bad breath, but many of them will never know until it is brought to their attention. Proper oral hygiene is essential in avoiding halitosis or bad breath. We assess each patient’s hygiene and advise them on proper oral care plans that include brushing, flossing, cleaning the tongue, and cleaning any dental appliances on each visit to our office.

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Advanced Oral Cancer Screenings

 Many diseases, such as cancer, can show up first or spread to your mouth before any other symptoms of the disease have shown themselves elsewhere in your body. In addition to a traditional visual oral cancer screening, we can take your treatment one step further with new fluorescence technology. With this new technology, we are able to detect oral cancer, pre-cancer, and other abnormal lesions at an earlier stage, thus saving lives.

Did you know that throughout the last 7 years, the number of oral cancers has increased while all other cancers have declined? Here are the facts about oral cancer:

- 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will develop cancer in their lifetime.

- 69% of oral cancers are found in the late stage.

- 40% of new diagnosis are young, non-smokers.

- The CDC recommends an annual oral cancer screening for anyone over the age of 17.

- Risk factors such as the use of tobacco products, alcohol consumption, age, genetics, or diabetes greatly increase your chances of developing oral cancer.

- 1 American dies every hour from oral cancer.

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Don't wait to be screened. Oral cancer is very aggressive, and a few weeks can be the difference between life and death. Contact us today at (888) 477-2555 to schedule your consultation and oral cancer screening today. 

Decay Prevention is Vital for a Healthy Smile

Routine decay prevention typically involves regular tooth brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentists for cleanings and fluoride treatment. Food and bacteria are the most common causes of tooth decay. We are adamant in following research very closely in order to offer a variety of up-to-date options to prevent tooth decay. Our clinical team will help educate you and your loved ones on the best methods for brushing and flossing to ensure the health and longevity of your smile.

Cavity Prevention: Crest/Oral-B - Condition Video on Cavities
Tooth Decay Prevention: 5 Point Prevention Plan - Tooth Decay

Scaling and Root Planing-Periodontal (Gum) Disease Care

Scaling and Root Planing: Essentials for Healthy Gums

Scaling refers to the process of scraping plaque and tartar from the surface of teeth in order to maintain cleanliness and provide a deeper clean than you can achieve with a toothbrush or flossing alone. This is also known as simply a cleaning.

Root planing is a more in-depth treatment that involves removing plaque and debris from below the gum line, near or on the root of the tooth. It is an effective method to treat gum and bone disease that is not yet severe.

Health Watch: Perio and Brushing

Education Care for Your Family beginning with Pre-Natal Education

Education for Kids of All Ages: Kirby Live - Proper Tooth Brushing

Baby Oral Health Program, or boHP

Did you know that your baby's oral health habits can be established as young as 6 months old? At John L. Gravitte D.D.S., P.A., we are proud to participate in the NC School of Dentistry boHP program. This program encourages parents to begin taking their child to the dentist even before their first tooth appears. By doing this, parents not only help to emphasize just how important oral health is, but also help to ease any dental-related fears their child may develop as they age. Our doctors will work alongside you from your child's very first visit to our practice to ensure that they are on the right track with their oral hygiene and habits. For more information on our boHP program, give us a call at (888) 477-2555 today! 

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