At Harlow Dental, our number one priority has always been the health and safety of our patients. As a leading healthcare provided in our community, we wanted to reach out to all of our patients regarding the COVID-19 virus, and let you know the steps we are taking to alleviate any potential concerns. Effective immediately, Harlow Dental practices will limit our practice to EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE. So please call us right away if you are experiencing a dental emergency!

We are postponing all non-urgent dental care at this time in accordance with the recommendations of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina State Board in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The preventative measure will be in effect until April 16, 2020. Again, thank you for being a valued member of the Harlow Dental family. We appreciate your continued trust and confidence. Together we can overcome these challenging circumstances and continue your path to greater oral health! We look forward to taking care of you at your next scheduled appointment.  
Harlow Dental at Steele Creek
A Great Dentist

Insurance

We work with the following health insurance companies: Aetna, Ameritas, Assurant, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Careington, Cigna, Delta Dental Premier, Delta USA, Dental Health Alliance Partners, DenteMax, Guardian Dental Guard, GEHA/Connection Dental, Humana, Metlife, Principal, Reliance, State Medicaid, TriCare, United Concordia, and United Healthcare. 

Make sure you bring your insurance card with you to your appointment. We will work with you to make sure you are receiving your maximum insurance benefits under your coverage!

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental Chair | Great Dentist in Charlotte We understand that many people have some form of fear or anxiety when thinking about dental treatment. At Harlow Dental, we pride ourselves on making our procedures comfortable and pain-free. Ask Dr. Harlow about nitrous oxide gas (laughing gas) and anti-anxiety oral pills that help create a relaxed environment so Dr. Harlow can treat your dental needs. Depending on your medical history, if you've had bad experiences that make you nervous at the dentist, oral sedation dentistry may be right for you! 

Are these methods safe?

Both of these methods of sedation are perfectly safe. Nitrous oxide is breathed in through a mask, much like oxygen. Its effects are felt immediately, putting you in a relaxed, almost euphoric state throughout your treatment. Once the mask is pulled off, the effects of the nitrous leave your system very quickly. You will feel completely normal in just a few moments, and you are fine to drive yourself back home or to work.

If you opt for oral sedation, we will give you a prescription for a pill to take an hour or two before your appointment. By the time you get into the dental chair, you will be relaxed and much less anxious. Because this type of medication lingers in your system, you will need to arrange a ride to and from your appointment.

 

 

Young girl smiling | family dentist steele creek charlotte Yes, we do.

At Harlow Dental at Steele Creek, we love kids! We will treat most children (depending on their behavior) at their first dental visit. We look forward to treating your entire family for many years to come, from the youngest member to the most mature.

We encourage you to bring your child to the dentist as early as age one to evaluate baby tooth eruption patterns and discuss pediatric oral health tips. As children get older, we can teach them proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Visiting the dentist at an early age also helps children get accustomed to sitting in the dental chair. Kids who start going to the dentist early in life also tend to have less fear of the dentist as they grow into adults.

We believe that treating children early and getting them started on the path to a lifetime of good oral health is critical for a lifetime of good oral health.

Regular childhood preventive care also helps kids avoid a number of all-too-common dental problems. For instance, we offer dental sealants for kids, a painless and noninvasive process we recommend around the time a child’s six-year molars erupt. Dental sealants help prevent decay-causing bacteria from forming on the back teeth. We also offer fluoride treatment for children as well as adults. Give us a call today to book a cleaning!

 

dental xrays | charlotte nc dentistMany patients wonder if dental x-rays are safe and necessary, and the answer to both questions is yes. At Harlow Dental at Steele Creek, we utilize digital x-rays because they expose our patients to 80 percent less radiation than traditional film x-rays taken in the past. They are also immediately available so that Dr. Harlow can make the earliest possible diagnosis resulting in less invasive procedures. 

Our Dental X-Ray Recommendation

Bite-wing x-rays are recommended once per year. This gives us a baseline and a good look at what's going on internally with your teeth. Generally, four to six x-rays will show changes between your teeth and two exams per year with Dr. Harlow will ensure you are at optimal oral health. Every three to five years, a full mouth series of 18 x-rays are taken to maintain a full updated record of your mouth.

Digital x-rays are not just safer for our patients, they are also less harmful to the environment since they require no chemicals for development. They are also easy to transfer and share with other providers who may be involved with your healthcare. 

Contact Our Charlotte Dentist to Book Your Dental X-Rays

If you have questions about dental x-rays or other treatment recommended for you, contact our Charlotte, NC dental office today for more information.

Toothbrush with toothpaste | top dentist 28273Harlow Dental at Steele Creek prides itself on being a dental office for all people. We don’t want finances to prevent you from receiving the dental treatment you need.

Our team will do its best to ensure you have an accurate estimate of treatment costs so you know exactly what to expect. We will also thoroughly explain your treatment options, recommending the most cost-effective procedure for your situation.

If you don’t have a dental insurance plan, there are a number of payment options available. We accept the usual forms of payment, including cash, check, credit card, and debit card.

We are also pleased to accept CareCredit.

CareCredit makes it easy to finance your treatment so you can make an affordable payment each month. It’s easy to apply, and we are happy to help you in any way we can.

No insurance? No Problem!

For our uninsured patients, we offer an in-office savings plan. For a fee of $250 per year, you will receive two cleanings and examinations, as well as one set of x-rays each year. This plan also provides a discount on minor or major procedures with no annual maximum or waiting periods, which you often find with traditional insurance plans.

teeth sensitive | harlow dental | charlotte ncEveryone has tooth sensitivity from time to time. However, some people have more pain. There are a variety of factors that contribute to sensitive teeth like genetics, thinner enamel, acid erosion, and even brushing too hard. An exam can help figure out which factor is most responsible, and Dr. Harlow and his staff can help remedy your situation.

Often, using a toothpaste or mouth rinse designed for sensitivity can help alleviate your discomfort. However, in some cases, tooth sensitivity could be indicating a more significant problem like decay, a cavity, or even gum disease. Tooth sensitivity is sometimes a precursor to a tooth infection, so please don't ignore it. 

Often, a thorough professional cleaning may be all that's needed to get your teeth feeling comfortable again; however, in some situations, Dr. Harlow may need to recommend treatment such as a dental filling or crown to eliminate tooth decay and restore your tooth to health and comfort again. 

Contact Our Charlotte, NC Dentist for Teeth Sensitivity Solutions

If tooth sensitivity is a concern for you, discuss your situation with your Charlotte, NC dentist so he can make the recommendations that are right for your unique situation. Call Harlow Dental at Steele Creek today at (704) 588-1515 to schedule your next dental appointment.

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