Cleanings & Prevention

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Cleanings & Preventive Care in Weaverville

A good at-home oral hygiene routine is the foundation of a healthy smile. However, brushing and flossing alone is not enough to permanently stave off potential oral health issues. Even if you believe your teeth are perfectly healthy, it is important to visit your dentist for regular cleanings and exams at least twice a year.

At Weaverville Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of oral health and strive to give our patients the care and education they need to maintain a happy, healthy smile for a lifetime. Our friendly team provides compassionate preventive care for the people of Weaverville and the surrounding communities.


Our expert dentists, David A. Merrell, DMD, and Jill Y. Merrell, DMD, perform routine exams during patient visits. This check-up establishes the current state of your oral and dental health, which includes taking x-rays and conducting oral cancer screenings.

Our practice utilizes the latest in dental technology for these exams, from 3D x-rays to digital imaging and intraoral photography. These tools help ensure that our examination is detailed and thorough, leaving no potential concerns unnoticed.

Cleaning & Prevention

While brushing and flossing keep our teeth healthy, they simply can’t replace the deep cleaning that a hygienist can provide. The buildup of tartar and plaque is a nuisance that must be dealt with by a dental healthcare professional.

Our hygienist uses specialized tools to remove this bacterial buildup from your enamel and gum line. If you suffer from gum disease, such as gingivitis, your treatment may require scaling and root planing, which involves a deeper cleaning that extends below the gum line.

After cleaning, your teeth will be polished with a special abrasive toothpaste that smooths the surface enamel of your teeth, making it more difficult for plaque to stick to. 

As a preventive measure, we offer fluoride treatments to encourage remineralization of your enamel, as well as sealants to keep teeth with deep fissures from acculturating food buildup. 

Compassionate Dental Care in Weaverville

At Weaverville Dental Care, we strive to give every patient a beautiful smile that they can be proud of. Our family-friendly dental practice provides state-of-the-art dentistry to the Weaverville community and all of Buncombe County.

Contact our office to schedule your visit today!

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Smile With Confidence

As dental professionals it is our priority to provide quality dental care you can trust.



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