Clayton Family Dentistry
Smiles of any size are welcomed at our wonderfully convenient Clayton location.
Services 7 Days a Week
Oral Hygiene Care
Oral hygiene visits revolve around your at-home habits. Our hygienist will examine your teeth and provide feedback on your daily brushing and flossing. During this time, you won’t be judged or lectured to but rather will enjoy helpful advice and a kind discussion about areas you can improve. After the exam, we may recommend a professional cleaning. This involves your fully-trained hygienist removing any excess plaque from your teeth and polishing them for a natural-looking finish.
If there are signs of periodontal disease (gum disease) then we may ask you to book another appointment. Alternatively, our front desk team will schedule you in for your regular checkup in six months.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are non-invasive and should be completed once a year. Our skilled dentists use their training to detect the early signs of oral cancer. These can include raised lesions, red or white patches, hard lumps, or bleeding in the mouth. Through early diagnosis, we dramatically increase the chance of survival and can recommend effective treatment options too.
I went in with an emergency dental matter today. The staff at this office are great! Very attentive and helpful. They made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. I will definitely go back to this office for my dental needs.
Carissa (Raleigh Patient)
Looking After Your Future Smile
Common symptoms of periodontal disease include:
Through regular checkups, you can prevent the spread of periodontal disease and enjoy a healthier smile.
Sealants are an ideal solution for patients struggling to reach all areas of their teeth through daily brushing. This can lead to plaque buildup on the tooth surface and around the gumline. The primary cause of this buildup is debris becoming trapped in the small grooves on the surface of your teeth. If left untreated, the plaque can lead to more severe issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Younger patients find it hard to remove this debris through traditional brushing, which is why dental sealants may be suitable.
This simple procedure involves your caring dentist painting a transparent gel onto the surface of the affected teeth. This gel fills the grooves and hardens, leaving the surface smooth and preventing any debris from becoming trapped.
Sealants can be cared for as you would your natural teeth and are assessed during your regular checkups.
Night guards: This custom-made dental appliance can help prevent common jaw and teeth issues caused by bruxism or teeth grinding. The night guard is created using an impression of your teeth allowing for a near-perfect fit. It is to be worn at night when most grinding occurs. If worn habitually, this mouth guard can save your teeth and prevent bite problems such as TMD.
Sports guards: The clue is in the name! Sports guards are to be worn during physical activity where trauma to the mouth or jaw is possible. The American Dental Association recommends all athletes or participants wear a mouth guard that is custom fit for their smile. This is a service we offer at Night & Day Dental!
To be fitted for a mouth guard, we first assess your bite and teeth. If it is the most suitable option, then we take impressions to send to our dental lab. After the mouthpiece is fabricated, your dentist checks the fit and makes any adjustments.
All of our mouth guards are specially designed to fit your individual smile. This helps create a more comfortable result and positive outcomes.