REDD Family Dentistry - 2006 New Garden Road, Suite 101, Greensboro, NC 27410

Dr. Redd has provided specialized dental care to thousands of families. Our patients come from around the block, from around the state and even across state lines to experience the warm, personal care we provide. We offer the latest and best dental treatment to our patients including:

  • Oral Hygiene
    Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean in order to prevent dental problems and bad breath.

  • Halitosis
    Bad breath caused by bacteria in the mouth can easily be treated. Flossing between teeth and brushing your teeth, tongue and gums after meals and at bedtime will usually take care of most of the problem. Rinsing with an alcohol-free mouthwash could also assist in eliminating mouth odor. Regular visits to the dentist should be made for dental examinations and for professional teeth and gum cleaning.

  • Dental Cleaning
    Teeth cleaning is the removal of dental plaque (soft deposits) and calculus or tartar (hard deposits) from teeth. This helps combat cavities (dental caries), gingivitis and periodontitis. Each person's oral condition determines the type of cleaning needed and is the core element in developing a complete program of oral hygiene.

  • Bonding
    Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately bonds the material to the tooth to restore or improve your smile.

  • Restorations (Fillings) - Composite (tooth-colored) or Amalgam (silver)
    Sometimes cavities happen. Restoring a tooth can help rebuild a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. If you have a tooth that requires restoration (a filling), the decay is removed from the tooth, the affected area cleaned and then the cleaned out cavity restored with a man-made material. This can be either tooth colored composite resin or silver colored amalgam. The restoration also helps deter further decay by closing off cracks and spaces where bacteria can enter with adequate home care and routine dental visits.

  • Sealants
    Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria. The sealants are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often. This is a tool for younger patients who are working to develop adequate home care habits.

  • Implants
    A dental implant is an artificial tooth replacement procedure that helps individuals to replace teeth that have been lost or removed due to various circumstances. The implant procedure typically starts with insertion of a titanium pin (usually by a specialist), which has a "roughed up" surface, into the jawbone; titanium is used because of its unique ability to be fused to bone, allowing for a solid setting for the replacement crown. The restoration of the implanted root is then performed to give the appearance and function of a tooth in the mouth.

  • Crowns
    Crown refers to the restoration of teeth using materials that are fabricated by indirect methods which are cemented into place. A crown is used to "cap" or completely cover a tooth to protect a natural tooth structure from fracturing with adequate home care and routine dental visits.

  • Bridges
    A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. There are different types of bridges, depending on how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Conventionally, bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration however, bridges can be fabricated directly in the mouth using such materials as composite resin.

  • Dentures
    Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clipping onto teeth or dental implants. There are two main categories of dentures, depending on whether they are fixed onto implants to stay seated at all times or removable with the ability to remove and seat at will. Newer removable materials also allow for more comfortable fit as well.

  • Extractions
    A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.

  • Nightguards
    Custom designed mouthguards and nightguards are made of rigid acrylic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth. Mouthguards are recommended to protect the jaw and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where your mouth may get hit. In addition, these guards protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining. Nightguards are recommended for patients who clench or grind their teeth at night as a way to protect their teeth and bite.

  • Aromatherapy
    The use of essential oils (EOs), and other aromatic compounds from plants help patients be more at ease during dental appointments.

  • Digital X-rays
    In our office we use digital radiography which allows us to take x-rays using up to 90% less radiation than conventional film x-rays. Using this technology, we are able to take an x-ray of your mouth by using a small sensor which records the image of your teeth and sends it to a computer. The result is a highly detailed image of your mouth that can easily be enhanced to better diagnosis dental concerns and determine the very best treatment for each case.

  • Root Canal
    Root canal is a term for a dental operation called endodontic therapy, where the pulp and nerve of a tooth are removed with the goal of elimination of infection and protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion. This is often coupled with full crown coverage to protect the tooth from fracturing and potentially losing the tooth altogether.

  • Gum Treatments
    Gum treatment is the treatment of active gum and bone disease. Gum disease treatment performed more frequently is meant to slow or stop the progression of gum disease. Since there are different stages of gum disease (from gingivitis to advanced periodontitis), there are different levels of treatment. In some cases, the patient may be referred to a specialist.

  • Whitening
    Tooth whitening is a popular procedure to make teeth whiter and brighter, and therefore more attractive. In the absence of decay, whitening is achieved by using "bleaching" products to whiten stained and discolored teeth or simply to enhance a dull smile. While temporary sensitivity can be experienced, tooth whitening is considered a safe and relatively painless procedure for most patients under the care of a dental professional.

  • Veneers
    A veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.