General & Family Dentistry in Waxhaw
Creating great smiles begins with a healthy mouth. For this reason, preventive care is the cornerstone of our general and family dental practice. We advocate patient education and will recommend the right techniques and products for your smile. By visiting us regularly, we can help you avoid tooth decay, tooth loss, and periodontal (gum) disease.
As your partner in helping you maintain your oral health, we want to make sure we are doing everything we can ensure your healthy and happy smile. With this in mind, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make your dental care practically second nature. Please visit our Patient Education page for literature on a number of topics related to your oral health. Furthermore, when you visit your Waxhaw general dentist, be sure to ask any questions about concerns you may have. Your regularly schedule dental checkups are not only a chance for us to examine your entire oral cavity carefully, but also for you to alert us to problems you may be having.
Our general and family dental services include:
- Regular Exams
- Professional Cleanings
- Fluoride Treatments
- Oral Hygiene Instructions
- Dental Sealants
- Soft Tissue and Oral Cancer Screenings
- Periodontal Therapy
- Custom Nightguards
By detecting problems in their earliest stages, we can remedy (and sometimes reverse) the issue with very conservative methods. For example, tooth decay is a common disease treated by the dentist Waxhaw trusts. Decay begins when bacteria in your mouth are not cleaned away and begin to feed on the sugars in many foods we commonly eat. These bacteria excrete acids that erode tooth enamel and ultimately cause a hole or cavity. Your Marvin dentist will repair your decayed tooth with a tooth-colored filling. Made of composite resin material rather than an amalgam of metals, this filling blends seamlessly with the natural color of your tooth. In addition, a tooth-colored filling requires less tooth prep, which mean your Waxhaw general dentist won’t have to use the drill as much as with a traditional amalgam filling. And by drilling less, more of your original tooth structure is retained, so you have a repaired tooth that is stronger and more durable.
All of the services we offer for our adult patients, are also available for children, too. Believe it or not, children’s teeth are susceptible to the same problems that can plague adult teeth. Cavities, gum disease, and missing teeth due to an injury. By setting your children on the path of oral health care at a young age, you are helping them establish a foundation for a lifelong smile that is healthy and beautiful.
As your family dentists, our ultimate goal is to keep your smile healthy long-term. Your teeth and your smile aren't disposable. In fact, with proper care and maintenance, they can last your lifetime!
Making Waxhaw Smile
Since opening our practice in 2005, Ruocco Dental has been a popular choice for people seeking a unique brand of personalized dentistry. Call today or visit our Waxhaw office, located just five miles south of Charlotte and convenient to residents of Weddington, Marvin, and Fort Mill. When you become one of our patients, you also become part of our family.