Pediatric Dentistry Monroe, NC

Dr. Leonard Hess is a family dentist in Monroe, North Carolina. He sees children and young adults to help them establish a solid foundation for long term oral health. Our focus is on preventive care and early detection of dental diseases.

 

Choosing a Family Dentist in Monroe, NC

Choosing a dentist for your family is an important decision. You want a dentist who can provide you with high quality preventive care as well as be there for dental emergencies and other dental problems. While a pediatric dentist treats just children and adolescents, a family dentist is one who can grow with your children into adulthood. In addition, Monroe, NC families appreciate the convenience and flexibility that comes with having the entire family treated in the same dental office.

A Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

Starting regular visits to the dentist early will help teach your child healthy lifetime habits. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the dentist early so they can become familiar with our dental office. Our staff is trained to make children feel as comfortable as possible.

How To Prevent Tooth Decay

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry estimates that over 50% of first-graders and 80% of 17-year-olds have cavities. Parents can do many things to ensure the health of their children’s teeth:

  • Brushing teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste (over age 2)
  • Flossing once a day
  • Limiting sugary drinks and beverages
  • Following recommended guidelines for nursing, bottle and sippy cup use

Importance of Primary Teeth

It is very important to keep primary teeth (baby teeth) in place and healthy until they are lost naturally. Primary teeth serve several critical functions:

  • Maintain good nutrition, by allowing children to chew properly
  • Aid in speech development
  • Promote good self-esteem

Dentistry for Teens and Young Adults

As children grow into teens and young adults, their concerns change. Teenagers are often conscious of their appearance, including that of their teeth. One of the most common concerns is crooked teeth. Dr. Hess offers orthodontic treatment options including Invisalign to help teens straighten their smile.

Dental cavities continue to be a problem for adolescents. Dr. Hess may recommend sealants and composite fillings to help limit tooth decay.

Schedule an Appointment

Looking for a Monroe, NC or Charlotte, NC area family dentistry office? Schedule an appointment with Union County Center for Comprehensive Dentistry today. We are currently accepting new patients!

Contact

Dr. Leonard Hess
2160 Commerce Drive Ste A
Monroe, NC 28110

New Patients 704.240.5045

Current Patients 704.289.3161

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Hours

Monday: 8am to 4pm
Tuesday: 8am to 4pm
Wednesday: 8am to 4pm
Thursday: 8am to 4pm
Friday: Closed