2104 Old Spartanburg Rd Greer, SC 29650

Current Patients 864.345.7669

New Patients 864.383.9711

Family Dentistry Greer, SC

As a family dentist in Greer, SC, Dr. Adam Carraway ensures that all of his patients receive the oral health care they need. He works with his patients to better understand their oral health problems and provide them with high-quality solutions. For the convenience of his patients, Dr. Carraway can also see multiple members of a family at once for appointments under one roof.

Dr. Carraway aims to create a friendly office space where patients of all ages feel comfortable. He can provide preventative general dental care to fight cavities, decay, and gum disease. No matter your age, you can get the care you need at Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Family Dentist in Greer, South Carolina

Your First Dental Visit

Your first visit to our Greer, SC, dental office will consist of a dental cleaning, evaluation, and x-rays. For your dental cleaning, one of our dental hygienists will thoroughly clean around and beneath your teeth and gums. They will remove plaque, a sticky film made of bacteria, from the gum line. Dr. Carraway or a member of his team will evaluate your smile, looking for any dental problems including cavities or infection. If any developing dental problems are found, we can create a custom treatment plan.

For younger patients, we may recommend dental sealants or a fluoride rinse. Dental sealants are thin protective coatings that are placed on the teeth. Sealants are typically placed on the back molars because they are more prone to developing cavities. Fluoride rinses also help protect teeth from cavities and strengthen the tooth enamel.

Age-Specific Dental Care

Family dentistry encompasses everyone from the youngest children to the oldest seniors. Different ages are more susceptible to different dental problems. For young children, tooth decay is the most common dental issue. Younger children have diets that are higher in sugar and they don’t have the best oral healthcare skills. Things like dental sealants can add an extra layer of protection to your children’s teeth that are most susceptible to tooth decay.

As children get older, crooked teeth become a concern. The adult teeth are coming in and may not be in the correct position. In your late teens and early twenties, wisdom teeth come into play as well. With evolution, our mouths usually don’t have room for this extra set of molars. They cause crooked teeth and other oral health problems. In almost all cases, we recommend that wisdom teeth be removed. Multiple solutions are available to treat crooked teeth as well.

Our teeth change with age, just like the rest of our bodies. The enamel layer on the outside thins and exposes more of the off-white dentin layer underneath. Lifestyle choices like smoking or drinking coffee cause further staining on your teeth. Professional teeth whitening helps us erase years of aging on your teeth.

Seniors are more prone to missing teeth as well. Like teeth staining, problems like this develop over time and with age. At our office, we offer multiple options to replace missing teeth. Solutions include dental implants, bridges, and dentures. We’ll have a consultation with you to determine the best course of action for your unique situation.

General Family Dental FAQs

Learn more about how to maintain your oral health and schedule care for your children:

When should I bring my child for their first dental visit?

We recommend that parents schedule their child’s first dental visit when their baby teeth emerge. By the time your child is a year old, they will be ready for their first checkup.

When and how often should I brush my teeth?

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, for two minutes each time, keeps harmful bacteria at bay. Right after you wake up, you can brush your teeth to remove bacteria that build up overnight. Sometimes brushing your teeth after breakfast can have adverse effects. If you have acidic foods or beverages and then brush, that can damage the tooth enamel. The best time to brush your teeth at night is right before bed.

What is the best age for dental sealants?

Your child can receive dental sealants once their molars have grown in. The first molars emerge around age six, while the second set of molars often appears around age twelve. Once the first molars have arrived, we recommend tooth sealants as they create a protective barrier against harmful bacteria.

Request a Dental Appointment Today

Are you looking for a family dentist in Greer, SC? Call Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at  864.383.9711. You can also request a dental consultation online with Dr. Carraway. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns and we will be happy to assist you.