The Charleston, SC dentist office of Dr. R. Edward Hudgens welcomes patients of all ages to join our dental family. We provide age-appropriate dental care to patients at any stage in their dental health journeys. It’s important to establish good dental health habits for you and your family, including seeing a professional dentist once every six months for routine preventative care.
Our team looks forward to working with you and your family to ensure that you enjoy a lifetime of happy and healthy smiles. Learn more about our family dentistry services below.
Dr. Hudgens is an experienced general dentist in Charleston, SC. He welcomes patients of all ages to our Charleston dental practice. Our entire team of dental professionals is known for providing compassionate care. Even if it has been a long time since you’ve sat in the dental chair, we invite you to schedule an appointment with us and join our dental family.
We will ensure that you have a positive patient experience in addition to getting the care you need to improve and maintain your dental health.
Patients should practice a strict oral hygiene routine at home for the long-term maintenance of their dental health. Brushing and flossing twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, is a great habit for patients to practice as well as a model for their children. Additionally, seeing your dentist twice a year for preventative care is also important, and will greatly reduce your risk of severe dental concerns developing.
You can schedule your child’s first dentist appointment as soon as their first tooth erupts, or by their first birthday–whatever comes first!
Getting children into a healthy habit of visiting the dentist regularly is something that extends with them throughout their lives. It can also eliminate developing dental anxiety. If your child goes to the dentist as a child, they’ll realize there’s nothing they need to be afraid of. They can sit in on appointments with you and see that it’s nothing to worry about. You’re also able to sit in on their appointments and give them reassurance as they get their teeth cleaned.
Tooth decay is the biggest dental problem for children. They have diets that are high in sugar and don’t have the best oral healthcare skills. Dental sealants offer an extra layer of protection for their teeth. We paint them onto the cusps and surfaces of the teeth that are most prone to decay. They’re an extra layer between the bacteria and the tooth enamel.
If you have senior citizens in your family in need of age-appropriate smile care, we welcome them to our Charleston, SC dentist office. Our office is prepared to offer tooth replacement options for patients with missing teeth including dental implants, dental bridges, as well as dentures and partials.
Another common problem we see in seniors is discolored teeth. As we age, our teeth naturally discolor. The enamel on the outside of our teeth wears away and exposes the dentin layer underneath. Dentin is naturally an off-white color, leading to discoloration. Years of lifetime habits play a part as well. If you’re a smoker or regularly drink coffee or tea, you’ll see staining with that too.
Schedule An Appointment
Looking for a family dentist in Charleston, SC? Our office is prepared to offer care to patients of all ages, including children and seniors. We love what we do and we look forward to adding you to our dental family. Schedule an appointment online, and we look forward to seeing you soon.