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Custom Dental Cleaning

Personalized Dental Hygiene

A dental cleaning at Better Dental isn’t just a chore to check off on your calendar — it’s an opportunity.

It’s an opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience; to improve your overall health; to invest in yourself; and to get that super-clean-shiny-teeth feeling that we all love. Oh – and who could forget: it just might save your life. Coming in for your regular hygiene visits ensures that any signs of oral cancer will be detected early. And did we mention that dental health is associated with longer life and better quality of life?

When you choose Better Dental for your regular, 6 month dental visits – you’re choosing a dental hygiene program that combines professional cleanings, oral health screening, and personalized, focused care year round. We’re here to help you maintain dental health on your terms, as an ally and a friend. We’re happy to help you improve your at-home hygiene habits, reach your dental health goals, and give you every reason to feel great.

Gentle Dental Cleaning

Maximize clean and minimize discomfort

At Better Dental in Apex, “gentle” is more than just a buzzword. When we say that we provide gentle care, we mean compassionate, personal care that always puts you first. Whether it’s been a few months or a few decades since your last dental cleaning, we promise to respect your comfort level and preferences while you’re in our care.

A Better Dental Custom Cleaning includes the things you need for a clean smile, in an experience that’s tailored for your comfort.

Do you have a preference for a certain type of cleaning paste? Maybe you’ve got a strong gag reflex? Whatever it is — our Dental Hygienists will consult with you to learn your history, needs, and preferences.

And, even when it comes to the way the cleaning is carried out, from the type of instruments used, or how we navigate and clean under bridges or orthodontic devices, we’ll customize your cleaning to be just what you need. Our Dental Hygienists provide dental hygiene that is as comfortable as it thorough. In fact, it’s not uncommon for our guests to remark that coming to Better Dental was the first time they had ever actually enjoyed a dental cleaning.

Prevention and Early Detection of Disease

It’s about more than just teeth

Better Dental is proud to serve Apex, NC and provide oral cancer and periodontal (gum disease) screenings in addition to dental cleanings. With these cleanings and cancer screenings, we’re helping our guests avoid the oral inflammation and disease that may contribute to diabetes, stroke, or heart attack. As your dental care team, our goal is to give you the treatment you need to keep teeth and gums happy and healthy — so that the rest of you stays happy and healthy too.

Did you know that those with inflamed gum tissue (aka: gingivitis) are more than twice as likely to develop heart disease compared to those with healthy gums? And what’s more: did you know that about half of all US adults have some degree of gingivitis? That means that approximately about half of people reading this may be at an increased risk of heart disease. This correlation between gum inflammation and heart disease symbolizes an important truth: Those with better dental health have better overall health.Visiting your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups is an easy and important way to improve your overall health and longevity.

At Better Dental, we’re making dental cleanings and checkups easy, fun, and worry-free for our guests in Cary, Holly Springs, Apex, and beyond: So there’s no longer any reason to procrastinate your dental care, and jeopardize your overall health as a result.

At-Home Support

Caring for your teeth at home is easy, and we can help

We understand that in the real world, caring for your teeth can seem intimidating and confusing — and many people are so daunted that they simply opt for the “ostrich” strategy: try to avoid thinking about it altogether, until they really have to. They might say to themselves “well, I’ve already damaged my teeth, so I guess there’s no point in going to the dentist now. I’ll just wait until I get a toothache.”

While this avoidance technique is understandable, it’s not necessary, and it’s certainly not helpful. Our goal at Better Dental is to change the way people feel about going to the dentist by exceeding expectations everywhere we can. We’re committed to building real, honest, and caring relationships with our guests so that visiting the dentist is no longer an event to avoid. Many of our guests in Holly Springs, Cary, Apex, and Fuquay have told us that having a dentist who really cares about them has made all the difference in their dental hygiene and attitude.

This relationship motivates and encourages them to take great care of their teeth at home. Many of our guests also take advantage of our 24 hour, round-the-clock phone support, where they may call to ask questions about caring for their teeth, or even call us from the grocery store, wanting to know which brand of toothpaste to buy! So, if you’re stuck in a dental hygiene rut, we can help improve your hygiene habits, and stop your cavities in their tracks.

As your dental care provider in the Raleigh area, we realize that every guest is unique and has specific needs and treatment preference. That’s why our highly trained dental hygienists work with each of our guests to understand their habits and attitudes about dental care, so that they can offer helpful, realistic tips and techniques. They can demonstrate techniques, answer questions, and help you reach goals for your at-home dental hygiene in a non-threatening, non-judgmental way.

Save Hassle, Time, and Money

Get a cleaning today, not filling tomorrow

Whether you have dental insurance or not, preventative dental care is a great investment in your health, both physical and financial. An affordable dental cleaning once every six months, as opposed to more expensive procedure down the road can save time, money, and headaches.

Most dental insurance plans have low or no co-payments or co-insurance for preventive care such as checkups and dental cleanings every six months. Most dental insurance plans usually have high co-insurance or co-payments for restorative care such as fillings, bridges, and crowns. There’s a reason for this: your dental insurance provider is trying to encourage you to be proactive about your dental care to save yourself (and them) some money in the near future.