Wilmington NC dental office Gregory B.
Garrett, DDS is pleased to provide professional quality dental
treatment to patients in Wilmington NC, Hampstead, Murraysville,
Myrtle Grove, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Leland, Ogden,
Kure Beach, Castle Hayne and the surrounging communities.
Dentist, Dr. Gregory Garrett specializes in adult dentistry,
children's dentistry, family dentistry, preventive & general
dentistry and dental care for seniors. Dr. Gregory's dental clinic
provides the following dental care services, dental implants, dental
sedation, kids dentistry, dental sealants, restorative dental
treatment, gum disease treatment, periodontal disease treatment,
oral hygiene care, white dental fillings, dental crowns, dental root
canal treatment, smile makeovers, KOR Deep Bleaching, professional
teeth whitening, digital dental imaging, oral exams, teeth cleaning
and complete dental care for seniors.
a Dentist for Your Child is as Important as Choosing Their
Pediatrician Children's Dentistry Wilmington NC
The main goal in children’s dentistry is instilling good habits
early. This is essential for a lifetime of good oral health. It’s
also important to provide a comfortable, fun environment so they
want to keep coming back. Children’s teeth can be very susceptible
to cavities at a young age due to many factors.
Children can have difficulty brushing well by themselves, so it’s
important for parents to be involved in their child’s daily dental
care. This ensures both thorough cleaning and the development of
proper dental habits. Little kids tend to graze, eating frequently
during the day. This results in a prolonged exposure to acid (every
time you eat you make acid), which may cause more cavities.
A tooth that is not as clean as it should be will be exposed to acid
when food and juice contact it. This acid often speeds up the
development of cavities. The good news is that identifying poor
dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish
to the mineralizing teeth, can significantly reduce the chance of
your child having a cavity.
Way to Prevent Child Tooth Decay Dental Sealants Dentist Wilmington NC
Most children and even many adults can have difficulty doing a good
job of brushing their teeth. Even diligent brushing may not reach
the deep grooves in the back teeth. This results in bacteria, acids,
and plaque formation, which will lead to decay. Decay is permanent
damage that requires a filling or crown. We’re very happy to say
that applying dental sealants can significantly reduce the risk of
After the teeth are cleaned and sterilized, a thin plastic clear or
white coating is applied. A curing light bonds the sealant in place.
The whole procedure takes just a few minutes. There are no shots or
drills or removal of any tooth structure, so it’s completely
painless. Applying dental sealants is a fantastic way for both
children and adolescents to preserve their natural teeth!
Healthy smiles for your entire
family! Give us a call today at (910) 763-3679 to schedule your
child's next visit.