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You can make an appointment at Arnette Family Dentistry by calling us at (336)310-1555 or by filling out our online form. We are open Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are located at 509 N Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284.

At Arnette Family Dentistry, we accept most major dental insurance plans. Click here to see which plans we currently accept. We also offer flexible payment options and financing plans for our patients who do not have insurance or need additional assistance. Please contact our office for more information about our insurance and payment policies.

The American Dental Association recommends that you visit the dentist at least twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings. However, depending on your oral health condition and risk factors, you may need to visit the dentist more often. Your dentist will advise you on the best frequency for your dental visits based on your individual needs.

If you have a dental emergency, such as severe pain, bleeding, swelling, infection, or trauma, you should call us immediately at (336)310-1555. We will try to accommodate you as soon as possible and provide you with the necessary treatment. If you have a life-threatening emergency, such as difficulty breathing or swallowing, you should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Good oral hygiene is essential for preventing dental problems and maintaining a healthy smile. Some of the best practices for oral hygiene at home are:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Brush for at least two minutes and cover all surfaces of your teeth and tongue.
  • Floss your teeth once a day to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and under your gums. Use a gentle up-and-down motion and avoid snapping the floss against your gums.
  • Rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash or water after brushing and flossing to remove any remaining bacteria and debris.
  • Avoid frequently consuming sugary foods or drinks throughout the day. Such foods are best consumed in moderation and at meal times.
  • Consider chewing gum for a few minutes after meals when possible to stimulate saliva and cleanse the teeth with the chewing action of the tongue
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups. Your dentist can remove any tartar buildup that you cannot remove at home and detect any signs of decay or disease.

The American Dental Association recommends having a routine cleaning at least twice a year or as advised by your dentist. A routine cleaning involves removing plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, polishing your teeth, and checking for any signs of decay or disease. Learn more about our Routine Cleanings.

Crowns and bridges are dental restorations that are used to repair or replace damaged or missing teeth. Crowns are caps that cover the entire visible part of a tooth, while bridges are false teeth that are attached to crowns on either side. Crowns and bridges can restore the function, appearance, and health of your teeth.

You may need crowns or bridges if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • A tooth that is severely decayed, cracked, broken, or worn down
  • A tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
  • A missing tooth or several missing teeth in a row
  • A large filling that needs more support
  • A cosmetic concern that affects the shape, size, color, or alignment of your teeth


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Fillings are dental restorations that are used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. Fillings can restore the shape, function, and strength of your teeth.

You may need fillings if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • A cavity or a hole in your tooth caused by bacteria and acids
  • A crack or a chip in your tooth caused by injury or wear and tear
  • A worn-down tooth caused by grinding or clenching your teeth


Learn more about fillings.

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If you have any questions or concerns about your dental health, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We are always happy to hear from you and assist you in any way we can.

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