Preventive Dentistry Charlotte
Where Your Family’s Smiles Are Our Focus
Finding a dentist for each member of your family can be exhausting. Driving all over town for appointments not only takes up time but also money. At Holt Family Dentistry, we eliminate this frustration by catering to patients of all ages, even those as young as four! Equipped with dental services that align with each smile’s stage of life, you and your family will receive a level of preventive dentistry here in Charlotte that you won’t find anywhere else. Call us today if it has been more than six months since your last dental checkup and cleaning.
Why Choose Holt Family Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?
- We See Patients of All Ages, Starting at the Age of 4
- Customized Nightguards to Curb Teeth Grinding/Clenching
- State-of-the-Art Dental Technology for Enhanced Imaging
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Our dental checkups and teeth cleanings include capturing digital images of your teeth, gums, and bite as well as a thorough examination. Using state-of-the-art technologies that can identify cavities and allow you to see in real-time what is happening inside your mouth, we’ll determine if any cavities, decay, gum disease, or bite misalignment exist. We’ll also check for lesions that point to possible oral cancer. When finished, one of our hygienists will remove any plaque and tartar from your teeth and gumline to ensure you walk away with a healthier, refreshed smile.
Dentistry for Children
Good oral hygiene doesn’t start once a person reaches adulthood. It begins at the earliest stages of life. Ensuring children adopt healthy dental habits is essential to the growth and development of their smile. This is why our team is pleased to provide family-friendly dental services to patients starting at the age of four. By performing regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings and monitoring the development of their teeth and bite, we can mitigate some of the most common oral health problems that occur in young smiles.
When teeth need added protection against tooth decay, our dentists recommend fluoride treatment. As a natural mineral found in foods, water, toothpaste, and even the air, it not only minimizes the potential for cavities but also strengthens tooth enamel. The quick and painless application can be completed during a regular dental checkup. We also offer silver diamine fluoride to younger children who are not yet ready for tooth-colored fillings to fix cavity-stricken teeth.
As a dental practice, we do everything we can to reduce the possibility of cavities in younger smiles. However, even with the most diligent practices and efforts, decay can still form, especially in teeth located toward the back of the mouth, the molars. Their pits and grooves make it easy for bacteria to become trapped. However, with dental sealants, this clear coating can be applied to chewing surfaces to prevent bacteria and food particles from penetrating for up to 10 years.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Teeth grinding and clenching is a common habit that millions of people practice each day. Many may not know that they are doing it unless they’re aware of the symptoms (i.e., sore jaw, headaches, etc.). But with a customized nightguard that can be worn at night, teeth can remain protected against grinding and clenching, and jaw joints and muscles can remain relaxed. As a result, you can wake up well-rested and without any pain.