Comprehensive Family Dentistry

Many of us have busy family lives or careers that make finding time for routine dental care a challenge. That’s why at Clayton Smiles, we do all we can to make it convenient for patients of all ages to receive these important services.

A family dentist is your primary care provider for your oral health needs. Dr. Kate Dolin and Dr. Adam Spriggs offer comprehensive exams and teeth cleanings at our Clayton dental office because these services are the easiest, most affordable way to help your family maintain healthy smiles. If they detect a problem, they can provide tooth fillings, gum disease treatment, crowns and bridges, or any other service you need to return your smile to full health.

Services Our Family Dentists Offers

Everyone has unique dental needs, so our dentists in Clayton offer a full spectrum of services to ensure your family’s smiles stay healthy and beautiful.

  • Dental exams
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Emergency dentistry
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Root canals 
  • Tooth extractions

We at Clayton Smiles would love to help your family achieve their healthiest smiles. Please call us to schedule your next exam and teeth cleaning.

Preventive Dentistry Protects Healthy Smiles

The idea behind preventive dentistry is that being proactive with six-month exams and cleanings helps you avoid conditions like cavities and gum disease and the damage they do to your teeth and gums. Prevention is the easiest way to spare yourself dental pain, complex treatment, and high dental costs.

Dental Exams with a General Dentist

When we see you every six months, we always have a current snapshot of your oral health. During your exam, Dr. Kate and Dr. Adam look for symptoms of gingivitis such as swollen or bleeding gums and check your teeth for cavities. 

They also check existing dental work like crowns and fillings to ensure they are in good shape and perform an oral cancer screening.

If you’re a new patient or don’t have current x-rays, your exam may also include taking updated images. Dental x-rays allow our dentist to see inside and between your teeth to check for cavities. If they spot a cavity or gingivitis, they will explain their findings and arrange the appropriate treatment.

Professional Teeth Cleanings

According to the American Dental Association, everyone—including children—should brush at least twice a day and floss once. While at-home oral hygiene is important, it isn’t a substitute for professional teeth cleanings with a hygienist. 

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is a team effort; you do your part with oral hygiene at home, and your dental hygienist steps in every six months and removes the plaque and tartar buildup that your brush and floss can’t. 

Are You Due for Your Next Dental Exam?

Dr. Kate, Dr. Adam, and their entire dental team love welcoming patients of all ages to our warm and friendly dental office in Clayton, NC. If you are due for your next dental exam and cleaning, please call us at (919) 553-7695 to schedule an appointment.