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Serving The Communities of Taylorsville, Lenoir, & Morganton, NC
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Dental Care

Preventative mouth care always begins and ends with routine cleanings both at home and at our office. Regular maintenance is key to healthy teeth and gums.  At home, it is paramount to practice regular dental care. 

At-home mouth care in combination with routine office cleanings will keep your smile sparkling for years to come. The truth is even the most diligent home dental care cannot reach all of the nooks and crannies of the mouth like hygienists’ tools can.

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Preventative Care

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Brushing twice a day for two minutes

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Flossing by creating a c-shape along the gum line


Using mouthwash

Plaque Build-up

Plaque build-up occurs on everyone’s teeth. If left on teeth plaque calcifies, or hardens, turning into tartar. Tartar is extremely hard, thus needing special tools for removal. Without professional cleanings, calcified plaque, or tartar, continues to build and eventually leads to gum disease.

The Importance of Preventative Care

Did you know there is a connection between mouth health and your overall health? Studies have linked a mouth with untreated infection to other diseases, such as heart attack, stroke, and even some types of cancer. Detecting issues early through routine check-ups allows us to stay abreast of the problem thwarting further intervention.

Preventative Care Includes

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Routine Deep Cleanings


Physical Exam

dental floss

Polishing and Flossing

sealant gun


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Fluoride Treatment

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X-rays (as needed)

Healthy Mouths Start Young

Our Sterling Street location welcomes children! Learning proper brushing techniques at a young age is very important. Good oral care habits that start young set children on track for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Children who start going to the dentist when they are young tend to have less anxiety about visiting the dentist when they are older. They also tend to visit the dentist more regularly as adults.

Although good home care is important, nothing can replace regular examinations and professional cleanings. At Mary Huffman Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on providing a dental home that you know and trust. Come see us today for a quality exam and cleaning to keep unwanted issues at bay.

A healthy smile is just a click away

“Great Dentist! Love this place and Mary Huffman. Very thorough and professional.”

Beth Sawyer

“Was nervous about the procedure, but the staff took time to explain and answered my questions and made changes to make me feel comfortable.”

Louise Cottrell

“Great people, super service, no waiting for an appointment. Needed an extraction, had x-rays tooth out quickly. I usually don’t like dentists but these folks are wonderful.”

Jerry Allman

“I highly recommend Dr. Huffman and her staff. Everyone is so friendly. I was a little nervous since it had been a while since I had been to the dentist. They assured me they would take great care of me. It was a great visit… I will be going back next week for some dental work.”

Sissy Benfield

“The staff were great. Very friendly and professional. Usually am nervous at thought of having to go to the dentist but they make you feel at ease and comfortable. The facility is very clean and pleasant. Seems homier than just a sterile environment to put you more at ease. The dentist explained very thoroughly what was going on with my teeth. Appreciated that very much. I would recommend anyone to go to this dentistry with teeth issues.”