Dr. Michael Weis is a family dentist that provides general dental care in Hampstead, NC. At his dental office, Seaside Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Weis and his team help younger patients and their parents learn more about pediatric care. There are several things you can do to make your child feel more comfortable and excited for their first visit. You can read books with them about going to the dentist, review what the dentist will do at their first visit, and speak positively about your own dental experiences.
Our dental office also helps older patients treat unique problems that develop as they age. Worn, broken, discolored, or lost teeth can not only impact the appearance of the smile but oral health as well. We care for the smiles of adult patients to help them continue to maintain their health and the function and aesthetics of their teeth and gums.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
We recommend that parents bring their child to the dentist after they turn 3. During their first appointment, we will examine your child’s teeth and gums and take x-rays to check on the progress of your child’s permanent teeth. We may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. Our team will also review how to clean and care for your child’s teeth.
During your first visit, Dr. Weis or another member of his team will:
- Examine your child’s mouth, teeth, and gums
- Evaluate oral health habits like thumb sucking
- Use fluoride or dental sealants
- Teach you about cleaning your teeth and gums
- Help parents schedule regular dental visits
Please let our team know if you have any questions about caring for your child’s smile. Our team is here to help you better understand the oral health needs of your child.
Dental sealants are typically used on younger patients to combat tooth decay on the biting surfaces of the teeth. Sealants are made of tooth-colored acrylic coatings painted onto the teeth. They seal the grooves of the tooth and act as a barrier from bacteria, plaque, and tartar buildup. This treatment can last several years as it is durable and can withstand normal biting forces.
Geriatric Dental Care
As we age, there are several oral health problems that commonly develop. These problems often include discolored or stained teeth, damaged teeth, and even missing teeth. At Seaside Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our restorative and cosmetic dental services can help patients get back to smiling with confidence.
Patients with a single missing tooth or even full arches of lost teeth benefit from receiving dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures. Tooth crowns, porcelain veneers, or dental bonding can cover and protect weakened, stained, or damaged teeth. Finally, our professional teeth whitening treatment can erase years of stains from the tooth enamel.
Call Our Dental Office
Are you looking for a Hampstead, North Carolina family dentist? Contact Dr. Weis and his team for care at 910-335-4392 or schedule a dental consultation online.