Preventative Dentistry

Stopping dental problems before they start!
SMILE – Healthier, Longer, & Stronger

Our dentists in Simpsonville, SC proactively care for your smile so you can enjoy a lifetime of oral health.

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Dental Exams
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At Palms DentistryLearn more on our homepage, we not only focus on your teeth, but we pay close attention to the way your dental health interacts with your overall health.

Our dental exams are the foundation for our effective and outstanding dental care. We tackle small problems before they become significant issues.

What’s included in an exam?

  • A professional dental health assessment

  • A periodontal evaluation

  • Digital x-rays

  • An oral cancer screening

  • Intraoral photography

  • A thorough cleaning

During these exams, our dentists clearly explain all their findings and will create a customized treatment plan based on your unique needs.

Oral Hygiene
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Good oral hygiene is crucial for a healthy and beautiful smile. Our Simpsonville dentistsLearn more about our dentists focus on your personal needs and strive to make our hygiene appointments a unique and pleasant experience.

Our hygiene team will clean your teeth and gums. We focus on removing hardened plaque and tartar from the spots you always find difficult to reach. While we clean your teeth, we’ll be screening you for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and other potential problems.

Finally, we will teach you and your family how to brush and floss more effectively to keep your smiles clean and in good health.

Benefits of regular hygiene appointments include:

  • Prevention of build-up and stains

  • Keeping teeth and gums healthy

  • Clearing away harmful bacteria

  • Preventing gum disease and its associated risks

With our gentle touch, your family will enjoy first-class comprehensive care and a beautiful-looking smile.

A young woman lying down, having a dental cleaning at the Palms Dentistry office, while the doctor uses a drill and a hook on her teeth
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Sealants
A teenage redhead in the Palms Dentistry dental office, lying in the dentist's blue chair while smiling and looking at one of our dental assistants

We know some places can be tough to reach while brushing and flossing your teeth, especially for younger patients. But never fear, we are here to help with dental sealants.

Sealants are a thin plastic coating seamlessly placed on the teeth’s surfaces by your dentist in Simpsonville, SC. This treatment can fill in pits and fissures on your tooth surface to prevent debris from becoming trapped, which could potentially lead to cavities and other dental problems.

With our doctor’s gentle touch and judgment-free care, your family can enjoy a lifetime of cavity-free smiles.

Oral Cancer Screenings
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We truly care for you and your family’s health. Therefore, our main concern is to prevent your health from being compromised in any way.

Our doctors use oral cancer screenings to identify any potential danger. These modern evaluations require a visual and physical examination of your oral cavity and connected tissues.

Our trained dentists check for early signs of cancer, such as bleeding, lesions, or white and red patches on the gums. Assessing early signs of oral cancer is key to prevent it from spreading.

If there are any areas of concern, our team will work with your primary care physician to confirm the diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.

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"Excellent Staff. "
Read about Alice's experience.

I had never been to Palms Dentistry before. I walked in without an appointment and with gum pain. I did not wait long at all! Everyone was so nice and empathetic. It was a very pleasant experience. I highly recommend!

Alice F. (Palms Patient)

Mouthguards
Giving your smile all the protection it needs!
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Sports Guards
A child wearing an American Football helmet and his preventative dentistry mouthguard

As a parent, you always want to protect your child’s smile – this is something we are passionate about too! We can help you prevent common sports-related injuries with our custom sports guards.

These mouthguards protect your children’s teeth, tongue, and lips during any sporting activity. The appliance absorbs any shock from a blow to the head or mouth, reducing injury while protecting their teeth.

We custom make sports guards for a more comfortable fit that not only safeguards your children’s smile but allows them to excel in their performance.

Night Guards
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Night guards protect your teeth from the impact of clenching or grinding (bruxism) while you sleep. This habit often goes unrecognized but can lead to painful TMJ issues or other expensive dental problems.

Night guards work by putting a barrier between your teeth and holding your jaw in its natural position.

When you clench your jaw during your sleep, the night guard can help relieve tension while cushioning your jaw muscles. This helps reduce face and jaw pain and also protects your tooth’s enamel.

Our custom-made night guards are designed specifically for you and your personal needs. They protect your teeth and allow you to have a great night’s sleep!

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