At Stewart Family Dental Group, we want to make sure that we can be the Charlotte, NC dentist for every stage of your family. From pediatric to geriatric dentistry, we can help you with all of it. Drs. Randall and Melissa Stewart discuss why family dentistry is so important.
Teaching the Importance of Oral Health Early
When you learn something early, it’s easier to make it a lasting habit. This is why we push to make sure your children know the importance of oral care from an early age. We teach proper brushing and flossing techniques for a child’s mouth to both children and their parents to make sure it gets done. We can also offer advice on a balanced diet and make taking care of your mouth fun.
Avoiding Dental Anxiety
Many people suffer from a fear of the dentist and may need solutions like sedation dentistry to get the care they need. But when children are introduced to the dentist at an early age, they’re less likely to develop this fear. They get used to going to the dentist regularly and it becomes something that’s routine.
With family dentistry, you can schedule appointments for the whole family at similar times to minimize time off of work or school. If the kids get nervous, you can sit in with them during their appointment to help them feel safe. They can also watch your dental appointment so they can see that there’s nothing to be afraid of.
There are certain conditions that may impact children or seniors more heavily. For instance, cavities and tooth decay are a serious concern in children. Dental fillings are common, but they can be avoided with proper oral healthcare and diet. We can help enforce the dangers of having too much sugar and why it’s important to take care of your teeth.
Wisdom teeth are another issue that impacts a certain age group. These molars usually erupt in the late teens or early twenties. We almost always recommend wisdom teeth removal. They usually do more harm than good when they’re left in. The teeth become impacted or erupt in a way that jeopardizes the other teeth. We can schedule a wisdom teeth removal right in our office.
Lastly, as we get older, other dental problems become apparent. With age comes more wear and tear on the teeth, as well as discoloration. We offer a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative dental services to make sure you always have a perfect smile. Whether it’s finding a solution for missing teeth or simply a session for teeth whitening, we’ll explore personalized options to fit your needs.
Family Dentistry at Your Charlotte, North Carolina Dentist
Make sure that each member of your family is getting the specific care that they need. Call us or schedule an appointment online to get started.