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Dental Exams and Cleanings

Regular brushing and flossing aren't always enough to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health concerns. 

Twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings are essential for maintaining good oral health and preventing these pesky dental problems.

Smith Custom Dentistry in Charleston, SC, provides patients of all ages with comprehensive dental care, including exams and cleanings.

Have a Dental Emergency? Call Us Anytime


While we have set practice hours, all our patients receive our practice manager's phone number. You can call us anytime to request an emergency appointment, and we'll get you in as soon as possible.  

How Often Should Patients See the Dentist  For an Exam and Cleaning?

"Dentists and researchers agree that patients should see the dentist for an exam and cleaning twice a year." American Dental Association
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According to the National Center for Health Statistics, only 63% of adults have visited the dentist in the past year – and 20% of all adults over age 20 have untreated dental caries. In contrast, 86.9% of children have visited the dentist in the past year, and only 13.2% of children and young adults under 19 have untreated dental caries. Care for your teeth like you would your child's with a dental exam and cleaning at our practice.

Call our Charleston, SC, dentistry office to request a consultation and start maintaining your oral health with preventative care. 

(843) 571-6371

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Dr. Smith and our dental team have helped Charleston patients achieve better health since 2020.

"They’re the best!" Charleston Patients Praise Our Dental Team


katelyn taylor


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Amazing team! Dr. Smith is kind, patient and very detail oriented! He makes you feel very comfortable and at ease during every procedure. He does incredible restorative work. I highly recommend him and his amazing assistant Deena.

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Emily Smith


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Dr. Brock Smith exceeded my expectations in every way!  His knowledge and personality put me at ease.  Dena worked to get me in quickly and they both made me feel so comfortable.  Dr. Smith was able to find a solution and correct my dental issue immediately and painlessly.  They even called to check on me after...They’re the best!

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Process of a Dental Exam

Depending on your concerns, your dental exam and cleaning will vary. Generally, your dentist and hygienist will incorporate these steps in your dental cleaning:

You're in expert hands: Dr. Smith was an assistant professor at The Medical University of South Carolina.
You're in expert hands: Dr. Smith was an assistant professor at The Medical University of South Carolina.

Medical History Review

We'll ask for your medical history to review before your cleaning. This information gives us an idea of any medical conditions in the past or present that may affect your oral health.

Dental History Review

If it's your first visit to our dental practice, we'll look over your dental history to see what oral health problems and procedures you've had in the past. The dentist will ask if you have any current concerns about your oral health.


If you need up-to-date X-rays of your teeth and mouth, we will perform them at this time. X-rays help give us a clear picture of your teeth, gums, and other mouth structures.

Dental Cleaning

Your dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth with state-of-the-art technology. We focus on removing built-up plaque and tartar that cannot be removed from flossing and brushing alone.

Exam of Teeth and Gums

Our dentist, Dr. Brock Smith, will examine your teeth for signs of decay, cavities, gum disease, or other concerns. He may use tools to check for sensitivity that could indicate a problem.

Fluoride Treatment

We may suggest fluoride treatment to prevent tooth decay. It's as simple as swishing with mouthwash, but can provide your teeth with an extra layer of defense.

Treatment Plan

If you have any problems that need treatment, such as cavities or gum disease, Dr. Smith can set up a treatment plan and schedule follow-up appointments.

You'll leave our Charleston office with a cleaner smile, a plan for your oral health, and tips to improve your oral hygiene practice.

"The experience that Dr. Smith delivers is unrivaled." Charleston, SC,  Patients Love Our Practice


Emmett Lynch


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The experience that Dr Smith delivers is unrivaled. His caring manner and impeccable results are truly world class. I am truly grateful to be hos patient and recommend him whole heartedly.

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Monique Tucker


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The absolute best experience! Dr. Smith is amazing, gentle, and a perfectionist! Dina is next level and top notch! Highly recommended! Thank you both so much!

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Dr. Brock Smith

Smith Custom Dentistry

Smith Custom Dentistry is a warm and inviting practice equipped with the latest dental technology. Our entire Charleston, SC, staff makes the needs and comfort of every patient their priority to ensure top-quality care. Dr. Brock Smith is a dentist who has undergone additional training to become a prosthodontist, allowing him to provide multiple treatment options to meet virtually any dental need. He is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The American College of Prosthodontics
  • South Carolina Dental Association

Contact our practice by calling (843) 571-6371 to request a consultation, or reach out to us online. We look forward to hearing from you.

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