Child-Friendly High Point Dentist

Child-Friendly High Point Dentist

It’s a question that many parents ask: When should I take my child in for their first dental appointment? The answer from Crystal Dental Group in High Point may surprise you, because it’s a little earlier than you think.

We are in agreement with the American Dental Association, which recommends that a child sees a dentist around twelve months of age. This happens to be about the time when the first teeth come in.

Some parents may wonder why dental visits are needed so early in their child’s life. Not only will we clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride, it’s also important for small children to get used to seeing the dentist.

Parents should be taking care of their baby’s mouth even before the teeth start coming in. The best way to do this is to use a piece of gauze or a soft washcloth. Wet it with warm water and gently dab it around the inside of the baby’s mouth.

At Crystal Dental Group in High Point, we provide expert pediatric dentistry. We also offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

336-450-2078

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265

 

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Treatment For Sensitive Teeth

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For those men and women who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Crystal Dental Group in High Point is here for you. Our team of dentists has experience treating this common issue.

The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can bring about receding gums, which causes the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, acidic, hot, cold, and sticky foods can then reach the nerve cells in the teeth causing discomfort (who are we kidding—it’s pain).

Here in our High Point dentistry practice, we can find out if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.

Our dentists usually recommend an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that helps curb tooth pain after several applications. There are plenty of good ones on the market; ask us for a recommendation. However, some patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments.

At Crystal Dental Group in High Point, we provide our patients with general and cosmetic dentistry. And we love having the kids come in for checkups with children’s dentistry! Make an appointment today.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265

 


Can I Objectively Evaluate My Smile?

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It is no secret that a beautiful, pleasing, healthy smile can be your most admired physical attribute. After all, people notice your smile first thing. How do you know if your smile is detracting from your appearance? Your dentist in High Point can help.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; if you look at your smile in the mirror and believe it is unattractive, it doesn’t really matter what anybody else thinks. But what if you are not sure?

There are many problems that are generally considered to detract from sensational smiles. Missing teeth is a biggie. People who are missing teeth in the back of the mouth may mistakenly believe that the gap doesn’t show. They are usually wrong. When smiling, talking, laughing, or eating, a missing tooth definitely shows – even if the missing tooth is the very last molar.

Yellow or gray teeth diminish the appeal of a smile – even one that is perfectly healthy and aligned – and crooked teeth are commonly considered unattractive.

There are a few unique smile characteristics that some people proudly show off and others wish to change. For instance, a gap between the two front teeth can become your trademark. True Blood star Anna Paquin, actor Woody Harrelson, and singer Seal have retained their spaces. Perhaps the most famous gap-toothed smile belongs to seventy year-old model Lauren Hutton who has proudly flashed it throughout her fifty-year career. Other celebrities such as Zac Efron, Tom Cruise, and Keith Urban weren’t happy with gaps so they transformed their smiles with unprecedented cosmetic dentistry.

If you want an objective aesthetic evaluation of your smile, how can you do this? You can’t see your smile from every angle when you look in the mirror. If you want an expert opinion on the attractiveness of your smile, talk to a cosmetic dentist. There are a surprising number of design principals that are used in smile transformations. These include size, shape, alignment, proportion, color, and translucency. Furthermore, cosmetic dentists also consider the characteristics of the gums, lips, and facial features.

When you have a cosmetic dental consultation at Crystal Dental Group in High Point, you will be able to see how the important elements work together to create a natural-looking, celebrated smile. Bottom line? If you want to change your smile, you can! Schedule a consultation today. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265