Stewart Dental Group provides dental care to patients of all ages in the Charlotte, NC area. Dr. Randall Stewart and Dr. Melissa Stewart treat patients through all phases of oral development. Whether you’re young or old, you can receive high-quality care near you in our family-friendly dentist office. Family dentistry provides every member of your family with the dental care they require to maintain a healthy smile in one location.
Family dentistry services at Stewart Dental Group may include:
- Custom sports mouthguards
- Root canals
- Dental fillings
- Periodontal therapy
- Dental implants
- Tooth whitening
- Dental crowns
- Tooth bonding
As soon as your child’s first tooth erupts, it may be cleaned with a wet washcloth or wet gauze. The gums should also be gently wiped. If a toothbrush is used, it should be an appropriate size. With inappropriate or prolonged use of the baby bottle, decay may occur on the upper front teeth.
The second most often occurring site is the upper primary molars, which are found in the back of the mouth. If there is no spacing between the primary teeth, there is a much greater chance of decay between the primary molars and they should be flossed as soon as they come in.
Preventing Childhood Cavities
Tooth decay is a problem that can affect young children. Children who experience tooth decay may be more prone to oral health issues later in life. However, tooth decay can be preventable with routine dental care and good oral hygiene.
Scheduling office visits to the Stewart Dental Group can help our professionals find early signs of decay and disease before more complex problems develop. Visiting the dentist twice a year can help patients of all ages maintain healthy oral hygiene habits.
Our team offers oral hygiene advice and instruction on the best brushing and flossing techniques to younger patients. We encourage parents and caregivers to get involved in their child’s oral health care at home and at the dentist. Setting a good example can help improve your child’s oral health.
In most cases, it is necessary to remove wisdom teeth to avoid increased oral health problems such as an impacted tooth destroying the second molar. Wisdom teeth generate problems because the shape of the modern human mouth is too small to accommodate these teeth, and they become impacted or unable to come in or move into their proper place. We can remove your wisdom teeth by surgery in-office.
Our dentists provide personalized treatment for patients of every age. Restorative and cosmetic solutions are custom-fit for comfort, and each patient’s health is taken into account before treatment. As you age, you may experience age-related dental issues, and it is important to receive the appropriate treatment before more problems arise.
We can assess your smile and provide an examination to determine the best solution for your dental needs. Patients who are dealing with tooth loss can replace missing teeth with dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures. Worn or yellowed teeth can be treated with teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or tooth bonding. Our professionals can provide treatment for every dental need.
Family Dentistry FAQs
When should I start taking my child to the dentist?
Your child should be taken to the dentist before they turn a year old or within six months after their first tooth erupts. Children’s dental health is crucial for their overall oral health development.
How often should I be going to the dentist?
It’s recommended that you see the dentist every six months. Family preventative dental care helps to ensure that your mouth stays healthy and that any dental problems are caught as early as possible. This allows for more conservative treatment options and less discomfort for you.
How is dentistry for seniors unique?
At our office, we take care of patients of all ages. This doesn’t mean just children. Seniors often have unique dental needs that are more common in geriatric patients. Seniors are more likely to be missing teeth, and our teeth naturally get darker and move as we age.
What is the difference between a family dentist and pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist specializes in children’s dentistry and oral health. They undergo an extra 2-3 year of schooling to specialize in children’s behavior and special dental cases. Family dentists are trained to work with children and adults, specializing in family dental care. Family dentists are able to treat one’s entire family so that patients can go to one location and receive full dental services for their entire family.
Is fluoride safe?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring element on earth. It can be found in water, dirt, air, etc. Most water sources contain a level of fluoride to help prevent cavities in the population. If too much fluoride is consumed it can be toxic to the body. The levels added to water and toothpaste are entirely safe. The ADA recommends safe levels of fluoride for everyone to protect against cavities.
Schedule A Dental Care Visit Today
Are you ready to take your child to the dentist? Maybe you’ve noticed age-related dental problems. Call Stewart Dental Group in Charlotte, NC for family dentistry and general dental treatments at 704-376-2404. You can also request a dental care exam with our dentists online, and we will get back to you shortly.