Greenville General Dentistry Ė Greenville, SC
If you have been looking for a professional and friendly dentistry office in Greenville to look after your familyís dental care, Mirror Lake Family Dentistry could be your next dentist. Call us today at 864-235-0175 to make an appointment. Our expert & highly trained team is ready to provide the very best in oral care ranging from preventative care visits and restorative services such as fillings, crowns, and bridges to denture fittings, root canal therapy and pediatric treatment.
As your general and family dentist, we will look after the general diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and management of a wide range of dental conditions, disorders, and diseases. We will thoroughly assess your oral and dental health and develop a personalized course of treatment for your complete dental needs.
There are many Greenville dentists; so, how do you go about choosing the right one? Your dentist should have impeccable clinical expertise, be up-to-date on the latest advances in dentistry and display a genuine concern for your familyís well-being and oral health. When considering a dentistry practice, it can be helpful to ask yourself the following questions:
∑ Can you place your trust in this dentist to keep your teeth healthy and strong?
∑ Did the dentist obtain a degree from a well-respected school?
∑ Does the dentist exhibit concern for your needs, goals and satisfaction?
∑ Does the doctor have sufficient experience to put you at ease placing yourself in his or her care?
∑ Will the dentist give you the attention you need, providing as much information as you require and making you part of the dental care team?
∑ Have you heard positive feedback from the dentistís other patients?
Q. Whatís the right age to schedule my childís first visit to the dentist?
A. The American Dental Association recommends starting dental visits as soon as the child first gets teeth (at approximately 12 months), however, we have found that kids do best at about 3 years of age. At that time, we can make sure that the teeth are developing well and we can begin creating a positive experience with your child so that he or she will look forward to future visits to the dentist.
Q. If I donít get cavities often and I donít have any problems, do I still need to go for a check-up every six months?
A. Itís undoubtedly in your best interest to be vigilant about your regular preventative care visits for the simple reason that prevention is far less expensive and easier to deal with than repairing damage. Some problems like gum disease and decay offer few early warning signs, so regular visits allow us to closely monitor your oral health and address any issues immediately, before they become larger concerns.
Q. Whatís the difference between a filling and a crown?
A. Fillings today are made from composite resin and are tooth-colored. They are used to replace decay that only affects a portion of the tooth. When the damage is more severe, a dental crown may be needed. It is placed securely over the remaining tooth and covers it completely to maintain its integrity.
Q. Should I have my old metal fillings replaced?
A. Amalgam fillings (often referred to as metal or silver fillings), used to be the standard for tooth restoration. In recent years, composite fillings have become the predominant choice of dentists, owing to the fact that they donít contain metal, wonít leak over time and match your teethís natural color. If your old fillings are not causing you any trouble, you can choose to leave them in place. On the other hand, if you would prefer to have a more aesthetically pleasing restoration, speak with your dentist about replacing them with composite fillings.
Other General Dentistry Services We Offer
For a friendly, professional dentist in Greenville, SC, call Mirror Lake Family Dentistry at 864-235-0175 to book a consultation today.