Mon - Thurs: 8:00AM - 5PM | Lunch 1-2 | Fri: 8:00AM - 1PM | Weekends: Closed

Exams & Cleanings

At North Rivers Dental Associates, we are committed to providing you with the best dental care you’ve had in years. Your smile requires special attention and care from our devoted team!


We are proud to provide comprehensive oral exams during each and every appointment. An evaluation of your teeth, mouth, neck and jaw will be taken into consideration. An x-ray or digital images may be captured to get a better idea of the state of your oral health.

In doing so, regular dental exams are the first indication for early detection of oral conditions so we can treat you as soon as possible.


Plaque is a white, sticky substance that develops from an accumulation of bacteria. If left untreated, this hardens and turns into tartar on your enamel. A scaling instrument is used to remove the latter.

Next, professional tooth brushing is used to clean your teeth. A gritty toothpaste is applied to your teeth and removes any remaining plaque. Flossing is the last step, where we go into hard to reach places to remove food particles between the teeth.

Do You Need Exams & Cleanings in Charleston, South Carolina?

It is important to us that you are taking advantage of everything great dental care has to offer you. We strive to utilize the latest techniques in dentistry, so you can have a smile you can be proud of. Contact us today to learn more!

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Hear It From Them

See what our patients have to say about the level of care you can expect from North Rivers Dental Associates.

Kelley, cleaned my teeth in my visit today, and she was very courteous, funny, professional and helpful.

Mona T.

I have been going to Dr Emerson at North Rivers Dental for years now and every time I go I never had a bad experience.

Cynthia D.

Excellent service. All staff members are very polite and friendly while being professional at the same time. Always greeted byname makes you feel very special.

Dennis S.

I have been going to Dr Emerson at North Rivers Dental for years now and every time I go I never had a bad experience. Thank you all!

Cynthia D.

I have been going to North Rivers for 10+ years, I have always received excellent care, the staff is helpful and very friendly.

Glenn J.

Dr Cates is exceptionally talented in the dental profession. Everyone at North Rivers Dental are so helpful and friendly.

James T.

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