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

Why do I need dental x-rays?

Dentist reading dental x-ray | dentist pineville ncWe want to provide our patients with the best possible dental care. To that end, we will perform a visual examination of your mouth.

A visual exam, however, does not tell us everything we need to know about your oral health. Often when dental issues start, they start small. X-rays are an essential diagnostic tool that enables us to see areas of your mouth that are not visible to the naked eye during a routine examination.

With dental x-rays, we can see the tiniest bit of decay on your tooth before it can be seen in an examination. An x-ray allows us to see the extent of the decay below the surface of the tooth.

X-rays also enable us to see the roots of your teeth as well as the jawbone below.

How often do I need x-rays?

For most patients, we take dental x-rays once every year as part of your oral healthcare routine. Since we use digital radiographs, patients can rest assured that x-rays are safe, with negligible exposure to radiation. Dental x-rays are safe for all ages.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, however, please let us know so we can discuss whether it makes sense to take x-rays at that particular time.

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