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.
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.
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 acids 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 appear 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.