At Harrison Dental Associates, we offer the convenience of a Charlottesville dentist office capable of taking care of your entire family. Our team of dental professionals provides compassionate care to patients of all ages. Whether you are a senior in need of restorative dental treatments or tooth replacement or you have a child recently enrolled in after-school sports and in need of a custom mouthguard, we are here for you.
Our goal is to provide comprehensive, state of the art dental services to our local Charlottesville community. Dr. Harrison and our team place an emphasis on the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and gums as part of enjoying your best quality of life. Our hygiene program includes screening for decay, gum disease, and other signs of oral health concerns. We take the time to get to know you and your family so that we can offer treatment options that best meet your lifestyle and budgetary goals. Make dental care a “family affair” with convenient office hours, a welcoming environment, and a range of options for treatment needs and cosmetic goals.
Family Dentistry in Charlottesville, VA
As your trusted general dentist in Charlottesville, VA, Dr. Matthew Harrison understands the importance of establishing good oral health habits for kids and young adults. At routine dental checkups we look for the early signs of common dental problems and developmental concerns in growing children. A healthy, stable adult smile depends on regular dental care that starts as early as your first birthday.
The earlier you start bringing your child to the dentist, the more likely they are to pursue dental care for themselves when they get older. Our entire team has worked hard to make our office a welcoming and comfortable environment for anyone to receive dental care. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding our family dentistry services:
How soon should I bring my child to the dentist?
We recommend bringing in your child for their first dental evaluation following the eruption of their first tooth or by their first birthday. We like to see our youngest patients as soon as possible because it allows us to get a head start of teaching them good oral hygiene practices. Additionally, we can give parents a heads-up if we notice any issues early on. The earlier we catch a dental concern, the better.
My child is nervous about going to the dentist. What can I do?
We understand your child’s first dental appointment can be a source of anxiety. Rest assured that we will do everything we can to make the experience a positive one. If your child remains nervous after the initial consultation, we can offer sedation dentistry options like laughing gas to keep them calm, comfortable, and still while we perform any necessary cleanings or procedures.
Can you schedule my family’s appointments at the same time?
Our front desk staff will do their best to schedule your appointments during times that are most convenient for you. Let us know ahead of time if this is something you are interested in.