Harlow Dental at Steele Creek offers a broad spectrum of dental treatments so that you and your family have smiles that are healthy and strong. It’s important to stay current with dental examinations and cleanings twice a year and dental x-rays once a year.
Don’t take chances when it comes to your family’s dental health. Visit Dr. Harlow twice each year to make sure you can enjoy a lifetime of optimal dental health.
- General and Family Dental Treatments
- Restore Your Smile in Charlotte, NC
- Cosmetic Dentistry for a Smile You Can’t Wait to Show
- Emergency Dental Services When You Need Us the Most
- Call Harlow Dental at Steele Creek to Make an Appointment
General and Family Dental Treatments
Strong, healthy gums and teeth don’t happen by mistake—it takes hard work and dedication to ensure that your oral health is not at risk. We are not here to judge or scold; we know how symptoms can be ignored because of anxiety or busy lifestyles. We also know that simple patient education can be the foundation for a successful lifetime of good, strong teeth.
At Harlow Dental at Steele Creek, we encourage you to ask us to demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques. Even adult patients may be a little rusty in the correct time it takes to brush your teeth thoroughly, or how often you should see your dentist. Dr. Harlow recommends twice-yearly for children, but adults may need to go more frequently to check for possible future oral issues.
Poor oral health affects you in more ways than gum disease and cavities; you are at risk for general health problems that you might never have associated with oral health. Issues like heart disease, diabetes, and oral cancer can all be affected by the state of your teeth and gums. By starting your family young, you can stay on top of their health and practice good oral habits that stick around. Regular dental cleanings and exams allow Dr. Harlow to monitor the health of your mouth, neck, and surrounding areas throughout the year.
Anxious about seeing the dentist? We have heard from patients who have had past bad experiences and are hesitant about going back. We also understand how our young patients might be unsure about allowing us to clean their teeth. If you are feeling anxious or nervous, let us know. We will sit with you and talk through the procedure and what you can expect. Patient education is one of the best ways to work through anxiety, and we believe it can empower our patients to seek dental treatments. We offer nitrous oxide sedation for those who have a hard time relaxing.
Seeing Dr. Harlow regularly will ensure you can deal with problems while they are still easy, quick, and inexpensive to treat.
Restore Your Smile in Charlotte, NC
Losing one or more teeth can be challenging to live with. Not only do you have gaps in your smile that attract attention and possible judgment, but you may also discover that eating and speaking are more challenging. Chewing is likely an issue, and you might even be avoiding your favorite healthy foods. This can negatively impact your overall well-being.
Perhaps you are feeling self-conscious about a missing tooth, but there are other reasons to worry about the hole between your teeth. Did you know that losing a tooth increases your chances of losing more? When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth tend to shift towards the new gap. It’s as if your mouth is trying to close the gap, but when your teeth shift, it changes your bite and can make eating and chewing difficult.
Talk to Dr. Harlow about options for taking care of your missing teeth, including partial and complete dentures, dental implants, and implant-supported dentures. All of these will ensure you can eat and speak properly, and they will give you a natural look that is very close to that of your original teeth. Regain your beautiful smile along with your ability to eat your favorite foods.
Cosmetic Dentistry for a Smile You Can’t Wait to Show
Not everyone was born with a Hollywood-style smile—in fact, most celebrities weren’t either!—but with today’s modern cosmetic dentistry, anyone can have a blindsiding smile. If you’re wondering what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, the answer is anything you can think of.
Some patients want a little pick-me-up to their appearance that can be easily achieved through professional teeth whitening. If you have a wedding, reunion, or vacation coming up that requires you to look exceptionally good—this dental procedure can be done in your lunch hour and can last for up to a year with proper maintenance.
If you have a tiny gap between your teeth that you find unsightly, we can use dental bonding to fill in any gaps, cracks, or flaws expertly.
Other cosmetic issues we can address include:
- Yellow or brown teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gummy smiles
Talk to Dr. Harlow about options such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening to get the smile of your dreams.
Emergency Dental Services When You Need Us the Most
Although taking good care of your teeth regularly minimizes the chance of emergencies, we know that they can still happen. If you start experiencing terrible pain in your teeth or gums, along with bleeding, swelling, or injury, contact our Charlotte, NC dental team as soon as possible.
Even if you’re not sure if what you’re experiencing is an emergency, call us anyway. We can help determine if you need to visit the ER, or if you should come in to see us. Dr. Harlow saves time every day in case of same-day emergencies, so we will try our best to get you on the schedule. We know how terrible oral pain can feel, so we will advise you on how to deal with your emergency until you can get pain relief.
If we determine that you need a root canal treatment or a tooth extraction, we will still do our best to fit you in the same day. If Dr. Harlow cannot complete the dental procedures the same day, he will prescribe pain relievers or antibiotics to ease your suffering until he can complete the procedure.
We know how highly unlikely it is for a dental emergency to occur precisely during business hours, so call us any time, and we can help determine the situation. We offer If you find yourself with a tooth that has been chipped or knocked out or you are suffering from excruciating toothache pain, give us a call and we will get you in as soon as possible!
Dr. Harlow and his entire team look forward to meeting you and your family and helping take care of all your oral health needs for a lifetime. We offer evening hours to accommodate any busy schedule and take in new patients if they need an emergency dental service.
We are here to serve our local community and the families in it. Many patients love our gentle and thorough dental care—we take pride in our hard work and patient service.