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Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry in the Raleigh Area

Do you want to prevent tooth decay and reduce the need for costly dental procedures? Poor oral health has been linked to strokes, heart disease, premature births and Alzheimer’s disease. Preventive dental care focuses on procedures that are designed to prevent oral disease and improve your overall health.

The American Dental Association recommends the following steps to maintain good oral health:

  • Brush your teeth two times per day with an ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste
  • Replace your toothbrush every three to four months
  • Use floss or an interdental cleaner to clean between teeth daily
  • Eat a balanced diet and avoid soft drinks
  • Visit a dental professional regularly for cleanings and oral exams

When you visit your dental provider for regular checkups and cleanings, you minimize your chances of needing serious dental treatments such as root canals, periodontal treatments, and tooth replacement. Dental disease is entirely preventable.

Proper dental care should be a regular part of a healthy lifestyle. Axiom Dentistry offers an array of preventive services and the latest in dental technology:

Oral Exams and Education

Regular dental exams are necessary for screening of tumors and cysts, identifying decay, and monitoring bone loss and other oral health conditions. During your dental exam, your dental professional will use X-rays if necessary and a visual exam to determine any possible needs and will discuss your goals and expectations to develop a customized treatment plan.


Professional dental cleanings are a preventive service designed to prevent gum disease, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Specialized instruments are used to remove plaque and tartar. Our team enjoys educating patients about proper oral care and can recommend appropriate home care products.

Periodontal Treatments

Periodontal disease refers to a bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting tooth structure. Symptoms include red, bleeding and swollen gums, bad breath, and eventually tooth loss. Regular dental cleanings and good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent periodontal disease. However, once periodontal disease has been identified, proper treatment will be necessary to control the progression of the disease, maintain, and possibly restore the supporting structures.

Axiom Dentistry also offers intraoral cameras and digital X-rays, enabling patients to take an active role in their dental treatment. Patients can see what we see with enhanced, enlarged, and cropped images that can expose areas of concern that otherwise might not be evident in a visual examination. 

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What People Are Saying

Nicole V.
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My experience from both Clayton and Benson has been amazing! My fear of going to the dentist is at ease. The staff is amazing and understanding! I had to reschedule a cleaning multiple times due to some issues health wise and surgery recovery a couple times and they were very understanding. Wonderful staff!!
Denise W.
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I know no one really enjoys going to the dentist, but the staff at Axiom’s Garner office are absolutely amazing! Their ability to ease my anxiety has made each visit a positive and pleasant experience.
Craig M.
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I always have a great experience with this practice. Lori has always been amazing. She takes care of my smile. Always provides great attention to detail. This office is ran smoothly, i definitely recommend.
Carla M.
Leesville Rd.
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Dr. K and All the doctors (the doctor I had on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in Dr. K's apprentice [I can't rember her name] however she was wonderful) ALL THE STAFF were AMAZING! They were attending, friendly, and caring. They were very knowledgeable of what they were doing. The best Treatment experience Ever!!! I WILL NOT GO ANYWHERE ELSE! Leesville Rd is Awesome!
Sarah P.
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Dr. Ogar at Axiom Dentistry in Louisburg is exceptionally kind, patient, & compassionate, as well as knowledgeable in her field. Like many people I have high anxiety at dental appointments & even worse during procedures. This entire office is full of professionals that are without doubt deserving of a 5 star review.
Robert P.
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Great service! Appointments happen on time. The staff was very professional, great atmosphere set in the office with music, and doctors and assistants listened to you. Very enjoyable experience and recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist.
Toni C.
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The office staff are friendly and always helpful. The dentists and dental team are professional and provide top notch care. The facility is clean and inviting. I am always given an estimate in procedure costs before arriving at the office. I have recommended them to several family members and friends.

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