Dr. Adam Carraway ensures that there is a solid link of communication between him and his dental patients. He wants his patients to be educated about their particular dental treatment, routine maintenance requirements, and common dental problems. To keep yourself informed, read the dental health FAQs many of our patients have about treatment in our Greer, SC office below.
Dental Health FAQs in Greer, SC
Learn answers to unique questions that patients have about oral health and dental care here:
What can I expect at my first appointment?
Our team learns a little more about you at your first dental appointment, including your medical history, dental history, and any changes you would like in your smile. Our team will evaluate your dental health at this appointment and recommend how to maintain or improve your at-home care. If it is time for new x-rays, our team will decide what type of radiographs are appropriate and inform you of your options.
Our team will determine the health of your gums and prescribe appropriate treatment to maintain the health of your bone and gums. If any cavities are found, our dentists will recommend proper treatment. We also use the latest diagnostic techniques and procedures to ensure you have a healthy smile for life.
What types of dental insurance do you accept?
Most dental insurance carriers are accepted at our office. We understand that managing escalating healthcare costs on tight budgets can burden our patients. Delaying treatment can lead to expensive out-of-pocket treatment.
We work diligently to ensure our patients get the most value from their insurance benefits through prevention and maintenance. When necessary, we have several payment options that will assist in reducing the immediate cost of treatment. Schedule a free consultation with our team to see what options are available with your dental insurance.
At what age should I start bringing my child to the dentist?
The American Dental Association recommends parents find a dental home for their children by age one. Early visits allow our team to identify dental issues before they become serious. The dental office can seem scary for some patients, so we work hard to ensure our patients of all ages have a comfortable experience at each visit. If children learn that there is nothing to be afraid of, they are more likely to take care of their teeth and continue to visit the dentist as they get older.
How can I whiten my teeth?
We have many options today to whiten teeth. The best way to whiten teeth is using take-home whitening trays that will whiten teeth slowly. If you try to whiten your teeth too quickly, your teeth can become sensitive. It is important to remember that dental fillings, crowns, bridges, and veneers will not whiten, while your natural tooth structure will. If you have dental work on your front teeth, we recommend having a cosmetic dental consultation before attempting to whiten your teeth.
How can I straighten my teeth?
Every smile is unique and presents its own set of challenges. We have many ways to straighten your teeth depending on your desires. If your teeth are crowded, braces or Invisalign clear aligners are often the best choices for treatment. Additionally, if you have a small space between your teeth, we may be able to correct the issue with bonding or porcelain veneers. No matter what your smile looks like or what your end goal may be, our team is well-trained to help.
Do my children need to visit a pediatric Dentist?
Dental specialists are an essential part of our oral healthcare team. In certain situations, we recommend that children visit a pediatric dentist. However, a family dentist can be a great option.
As a family dental office, we can treat our patients throughout all phases of life. This means that children will never “grow out” of our office but rather establish a dental home for life. Our dentists are well-trained in identifying issues with baby teeth that may cause problems with adult teeth and their spacing. Additionally, our dentists may recommend visiting an orthodontist or pediatric dentist for specialized care.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Our team is always ready to answer any additional questions you may have. Call Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 864.268.7812 or request a dental consultation with us online.