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.  
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Dental Care Doesn't Need to Be Expensive! How Preventive Care Saves Money

November 30, 2017
Posted By: Dr. H. Justin Harlow, DDS
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Nowadays, our lives are busier than ever. Visiting the dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings is just another item on an already full to-do list. But have ever thought about the fact that going to the dentist regularly can actually save you money?

It’s true. At the dentist, paying for preventive care is much less expensive than paying for procedures that are needed after things go wrong. If it’s been a while since your last visit to the dentist, there is no better time than today to make an appointment. Call your Charlotte, NC dentist at Harlow Dental—and start saving money now!

Preventive Oral Healthcare Strategies

In addition to visiting your dentist regularly, there are other ways you can protect your oral health:

  • Take good care of your teeth and gums at home by brushing and flossing. The American Dental Association recommends brushing at least twice and flossing once.
  • Use a toothpaste with added fluoride to help protect against tooth decay. Fluoride strengthens the tooth structure, making it less susceptible to developing decay.
  • Eat a healthy diet that is low in sugary and high in natural foods. Many foods, such as carrots and apples, can actually help clean your teeth.
  • Use a mouth guard to protect your teeth against sports injuries.
  • If your teeth are crooked, consider orthodontics to straighten them. Straight, even teeth are more aesthetically pleasing, and they are actually easier to take care of.
  • Avoid smoking. Smoking is bad for your oral health as well as your overall health. It can stain your teeth and make you more susceptible to gum disease.

Skipping Preventive Care Can Cost Big Money Down the Road

We all expect our teeth to last a lifetime, but how many of us are doing all we can to safeguard them in the meantime?

Call Your Charlotte NC Dentist

Just remember the next time you think about skipping a dental appointment: If you lose your teeth and need to have your teeth replaced with dentures or dental implants, your costs will run into the many thousands of dollars. When you consider it, the price of an exam and cleaning at your Charlotte, NC dentist is a bargain!


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