Having a dentist that you can trust for you entire family can be vitally important. Especially if you’re a busy family, as we all are, it is great to be able to get all of your family’s dental care under one roof. At Wood Creek Dental in Greenville and Landrum, our knowledgeable dentists and staff are committed to providing personalized, family friendly dental care for our patients. We offer treatments, prevention, and services to help your family have healthy, beautiful teeth and a healthy mouth.
“The fact that staff knows my child’s likes/dislikes makes it a great experience. Thankful we don’t have to have a separate dentist for kids and parents – nice to have a family friendly practice!!” Sarah B.
Find out more about our family dentistry services:
- Preventative Dentistry for the Whole Family
- Pediatric Dental Care
- General Dentistry for the Whole Family
- Cosmetic Dentistry Options
- Dentistry for the Elderly
- Contact Our Dentist Today
Preventative Dentistry for the Whole Family
Prevention, combined with early detection and treatment of dental issues, is key to maintaining your family’s healthy smiles for a lifetime. With regularly scheduled preventative dental checkups and professional cleanings, we can help your whole family protect their smiles from common dental issues, such as cavities and decay.
During a typical preventative appointment, our dentists will inspect you and your family’s mouths, teeth, gums, and tongue. Our dentists will look at your gums for signs of gum disease or early stages or gingivitis. They will take digital dental X-rays to ensure that you don’t have any cavities or root problems to further examine. They will also check for oral cancer and any early signs of a neuromuscular disorder that can affect your bite, known as TMJ.
During this preventative examination, our dentist will treat each member of your family differently in order to make sure that they are comfortable. For your children, our dentists will alter their bedside manner to help your child be calm and to make sure they enjoy their appointment. For adults, we offer sedation dentistry techniques that will allow you to be asleep or near asleep during your appointment so you’re unaware of the dental care we’re providing.
Pediatric Dental Care
In a report by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), it is noted that children that waited till they were older than three to have a dental exam were more likely to require restorative and emergency dental visits. The AADP along with our dentists recommend that you bring your children in for a dental exam as soon as they have one baby tooth. This ensures that our dentists can get a jump on treating your child’s teeth and help them to avoid cavities for life.
During your child’s first pediatric dental visit, we will mostly focus upon keeping your child calm, discussing oral health care, and making sure they leave with a smile on their face. One of the most important goals for pediatric dentistry is to ensure that the child has a positive experience at the dentist and wants to come back.
We will check your child’s teeth and mouth, explain how they can keep them healthy, and discuss proper brushing and flossing techniques with you and your child.
As your child gets a little older and visits become more regular, we will clean and evaluate their teeth and mouth. We may also recommend sealants and fluoride treatments which help children’s molars from developing cavities.
General Dentistry for the Whole Family
Our abilities to treat your whole family go far beyond just biannual dental checkups. Our dentists at Wood Creek Dental are trained to treat and keep healthy the mouths of everyone in your family. With this in mind, we offer the following types of general dentistry treatments:
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Dental implants – permanent replacements for missing teeth that are actually placed into the jaw bone to keep you from losing bone density
- Dentures and partial dentures
- Metal-free dental crowns and bridges
Cosmetic Dentistry for the Whole Family
In addition to general dentistry practices which are focused upon the health and functionality of your mouth, teeth, and gums, we also offer cosmetic dentistry services to help you keep your teeth white and beautiful.
Our cosmetic dentistry options include the following:
- Porcelain veneers – a small porcelain sheet that is placed atop teeth that are cracked, chipped, or stained giving them a beautiful, white appearance
- Invisalign® invisible aligners
- Six Month Smiles® -- clear braces designed with adults in mind
- Smile makeover – a combination of procedures to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful mouth and smile
With all of our cosmetic dentistry options, our dentists use the best-available technology to make sure your dental work fits in perfectly with your existing smile and gives you the look you desire.
Dentistry for the Elderly
We understand that as our patients mature, their dental needs begin to change. Whether you are dealing with reduced saliva production or looking for a permanent tooth replacement option, such as dental implants, our experienced dentists can help you understand your options and select the right dental treatments to return your smile to full function and beauty.
We can help the elderly by ensuring that your teeth and gums are healthy or treating them if they need care. We can also recommend dental implants or dentures if you’re missing teeth. Dental implants are placed into the jaw bone and fuse there to make sure that you don’t lose bone density in your jaw. Then, a tooth-colored and digitally-color-matched crown is placed atop the dental implant to serve as a permanent solution to missing teeth. Dentures are also an option for missing teeth; however dental implants help you to keep all of your bone density and better maintain your facial structure.
Our focus for elderly patients is to help keep them calm and comfortable. We will do our best to help them love their smile and appearance and enjoy their dental services.
Contact Our Dentists Today
Are you ready to experience family dental care in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere? Call Wood Creek Dental today to schedule your family’s appointments in one of our two convenient locations in Greenville or Landrum. You can reach us in Greenville by calling 864-214-3934 or in Landrum by calling 864-469-2626. We welcome patients throughout Greenville, Landrum, Simpsonville, and the entire Upstate South Carolina area.