Keeping Kids’ Smiles Healthy With The Fayetteville Dentist

Durham kid's dentistry Your child’s dental health is vital to their overall health and vitality. At The Fayetteville Dentist, we practice kid’s dentistry, and love working with our youngest patients. Why? The health of a child’s teeth and gums can affect their speech development, eating habits and self-esteem.

We recommend bringing your child in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the initial visit, we can discuss dental treatments such as sealants, fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques, and orthodontics.

Children’s dentists also counsel parents about thumb-sucking, pacifier use and other habits that impact your child’s dental health. We can also help you keep your child’s teeth protected during sporting activities.

We can also provide tips on encouraging good dental care in your children at home. Establishing a positive dental routine early in life is one of the most important factors in dental health. Teeth are meant to last a lifetime!

In additional to kid’s dentistry, The Fayetteville Dentist is a full-service practice. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, including checkups and cleanings. Make an appointment today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-716-0105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 And 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311


Checkups and Cleanings in Fayetteville

Have you scheduled your next dental cleaning and checkup? As a matter of dental health, you should see us at The Fayetteville Dentist every six months to ensure your teeth and gums are in good shape.

No one really looks forward to going to the dentist. What they look forward to is getting it over with. We get that. But we also know that taking good care of your teeth is one the best things you can do. Not only is it ideal to have healthy teeth and gums, but there is a direct correlation between your dental health and your overall health.

Here are four very good reasons why you should see us every six months:

  • Plaque and tartar. We’ll give you a thorough, professional teeth cleaning. The simple fact is that your toothbrush and dental floss can’t do it all, even with the most committed routine. Keeping your teeth clean of plaque and tarter puts you on the road to dental health.
  • X-rays. The dental x-rays we take allow us to spots potential problems we can’t see with a simple visual inspection. Identifying them early is the best way to treat them.
  • Oral cancer. We perform oral cancer screenings. Again, identifying this early will lead to the best outcome.
  • Gum disease. Gum disease is preventable, which is one of the reasons why your home dental care routine is so important. Checking your gums in our office every six months is the best way to catch problems early.

Notice the common theme? Prevention. When it comes to your dental health, prevention is the key.

At The Fayetteville Dentist, we advise all our patients to schedule their next six month cleaning and checkup, even as they leave our office after the last one. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, along with kid’s dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-716-0105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 And 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311


Fluoride Treatments: Not Just For Kids

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You rarely hear the word “toothpaste” without it being preceded by “fluoride.” “Fluoride toothpaste” is ubiquitous for good reason. The Fayetteville Dentist reminds you that fluoride is an important mineral that helps your teeth stay strong.

It is found in some foods and water and makes toothpastes more effective at fighting cavities. Fluoride helps teeth by making them stronger and more resistant to the dangerous acid that is formed by bacteria. We may recommend a fluoride treatment in addition to your dental cleaning.

The fluoride used in in-office treatments comes in either a gel or foam, and may be available in several flavors. The fluoride is applied directly to teeth through the use of a plastic dental tray that fits over your teeth. The tray is kept in your mouth for just a few minutes. Fluoride treatments are a straightforward and painless way to strengthen your teeth and preserve an attractive smile.

While many of our patients understand the importance of fluoride treatments in fortifying developing teeth in children, some do not realize the importance of fluoride for adults. For this reason, fluoride treatments are sometimes recommended to adults who are susceptible to enamel wear or cavities.

A factor that impacts the amount of fluoride your kids are receiving is where you get your drinking water. Your children may not need fluoride supplements if they drink tap water from a fluoridated North Carolina municipal water supply. If your family only drinks bottled water without fluoride, you may want to consider supplementation.

At The Fayetteville Dentist, we’re passionate about preventative dentistry with critical twice-yearly exams and dental cleanings that may include a fluoride treatment. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and emergency dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-716-0105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 And 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311


Are You Smiling? The Fayetteville Dentist Hopes So

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At The Fayetteville Dentist, we encourage all of our patients to develop good dental health habits, like regular brushing and flossing. We also want to promote the use of quality dental products.

Your teeth, after all, are living structures. It may not seem like it – but there is more to a tooth than meets the eye. Beneath that hard surface is an interior filled with rigid dentin, and within that is the pulp.

Teeth are specialized. The front teeth are called incisors, and they are made to cut through food. The cuspids are the pointy ones by the incisors, and they help tear food. Bicuspids and molars crush and grind your food, sort of like a mortar and pestle.

We want you to value your teeth. They are meant to last a lifetime. Take care of them, and they’ll take care of you.

Even when they’re healthy, teeth don’t always look their best. Cosmetic dentistry addresses that. At The Fayetteville Dentist, we create positive change to your teeth, with procedures like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. We can also fix damaged teeth. Even if a tooth is missing, it can be permanently replaced with a dental implant.

If you have any questions, please call The Fayetteville Dentist to schedule an appointment. Whether you want to know more about cosmetic dentistry or just want a checkup and cleaning, we can help.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-716-0105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 And 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311


Same Day Smile Makeovers: Porcelain Veneers in Fayetteville NC

Same Day Smile Makeovers At The Durham Dental Group In Durham Have you ever wished you could put new covers on your teeth, as quick and easy as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, you can, with the help of the Fayetteville Dentist.

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, teeth-shaped fronts that are permanently attached to your natural teeth. Unlike a dental crown, there is no need to remove tooth structure to place the restoration.

At The Fayetteville Dentist, veneers are used alone and in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures in complete smile makeovers. Because they can fix cosmetic tooth misalignment in one visit, veneers are sometimes described as instant orthodontics.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?
Skilled dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. They can be produced in any size or shape.

Are veneers strong?
Porcelain veneers are fabricated out of extremely durable material.

How long do veneers last?
Some smile makeover patients have veneers they received over 15 years ago. (They still look terrific!) If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.

If you have questions about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, talk the Fayetteville Dentist for a consultation. We will consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in the mouth. Located in Fayetteville NC, we also provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and of course, checkups and cleanings.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-716-0105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 And 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311