644 N. Main St., Suite 111, Greenville, SC 29601 | (864) 520-2942
Initial Comprehensive Exam
The foundation of our practice is the initial, new patient comprehensive exam and cleaning. This is a co-discovery examination where we learn about your oral health together. We will take x-rays, photographs and impressions. Our team will also conduct bite and gum evaluations, along with joint and jaw muscle exams. We want you to be happy and healthy.
One of the most important functions we provide is to use our instruments as a supplement to your brushing and flossing; to help deal with the effects of bacteria on your teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing only do so much. We appreciate the need for a gentle hand, and have multiple ways of making each of your cleanings comfortable. Our focus in on prevention, with the idea that the less work needed, the better.
Whitening can be a safe and effective cosmetic treatment, and we offer both in-office and take-home options. Of course, in all basic dentistry aesthetics are a major part of our focus. From simple bonding to closing the gap between teeth to more complex composite or porcelain veneers, we have advanced training.
Dr. Bullard would be happy to discuss your options. He can also perform a mock-up to see how the outcome would look, prior to deciding on any treatment.
Outside of brushing and flossing, wear from clenching and grinding is a major determinant of unhealthy and unstable teeth. Clenching and grinding are also a large cause of broken teeth and broken dental work, and can also cause headaches and muscle tightness. A bite guard is one way the force we put on our teeth can be mitigated. For those who show signs of damage, appliance therapy can be a critical factor in determining who keeps their teeth and who does not.