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As we all gear up to head back to school, loading up on folders, notebooks, pencils, and backpacks, the team at our dental office in Charlotte wants to send a friendly reminder to our patients and neighbors about the importance of getting your child (or yourself) to the dentist before school starts.
Dental Checkups Help with Overall Health, Too
While we encourage all of our patients to see us at least biannually, we also like to see them prior to starting a new school year. Visits to your dentist in Charlotte not only help keep...
On July 25, 2017
At our dental office in Charlotte, we like to focus on preventive dental care to ensure the health of our neighbors. This usually means seeing us for regular dental visits at least every six months and following a proper hygiene routine at home. But there are other things you may be doing on a daily basis that are harming your smile and you don’t even know it. In this week’s blog, we’d like to cover the top 10 most common habits that ruin teeth.
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On July 11, 2017
Receding gums is one of the most common ailments that the patients at our dental office in Charlotte experience. While gum recession is treatable, it can still be painful and sometimes scary to wonder what is going on inside your mouth. In this blog, we’re going to cover how to spot signs of gum recession and some of the reasons as to why this happens in the first place.
Why Do Gum Recede?
Let’s first take a look at why gum recession happens so we can better understand what it is and how to prevent it. While there are numerous...
On June 27, 2017
Did you know that your teeth actually tell a fairly accurate, somewhat detailed story about who you are? They can give away your age, your hygiene habits, and so much more. At our dental office in Charlotte, we love meeting and treating smiles of all ages for this very reason. Now let’s take a moment to find out what your teeth are trying to tell you!
What’s Your Dental Identity?
The way your teeth are shaped and even positioned can reveal the details about your personal dental identity. Here’s how it all breaks down:
On June 15, 2017
Has it been a few months or a few years since you’ve seen a dentist? It’s OK. Really! Going to the dentist, no matter how long it’s been since your last checkup, should never be a discomforting or unnerving experience. Our dental office in Charlotte will make sure you feel comfortable and at home from the moment you walk in the door. No matter what the reason may be for your lapse in treatment, there’s no time better than now to see a dentist and get checked out.
No Lectures, Please
No matter what age you are, getting lectured...
On May 18, 2017
At our dental office in Charlotte, you’ll hear us talk a lot about the importance of regular dental cleanings at least every six months as well as having a healthy at-home oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. But besides keeping your teeth clean, there’s another way you can help ensure your mouth stays healthy… and that’s by avoiding foods that can damage teeth.The Scary SixPopcorn. Some of the most common food related dental damage comes from popcorn. Although it’s popped and mostly airy,...
On May 10, 2017
We get asked a lot of questions at our dental office in Charlotte, and we don’t mind answering them one bit! We believe that the more our patients know, the healthier their smiles will be. One of our more frequent requests is for more information on dental x-rays – why we use them, different types, and especially their safety.The 3 Most Common Types of Dental X-RaysThere are several different types of x-rays that your dentist in Charlotte may use to look at various parts of the mouth’s anatomy. Each type is used for a different...
Every year, April is recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. At our dental office in Charlotte, we strive to keep our patients and our neighbors as healthy as possible, so we’d like to join in and help educate our community on the risks of oral cancer, how to identify it, and why it’s best to identify it as early as possible.Fast FactsAbout 49,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a type of oral cancer this year aloneOver 9,700 will die from oral cancer in 2017Only an estimated 57% of those diagnosed this year will still be alive...
Some of the treatments we offer at our dental office in Charlotte require us to administer an anesthetic to first numb the area prior to beginning the procedure. We do everything we can to keep the process easy, comfortable, and totally pain free so that you become nice and numb and don’t feel anything during treatment. However, sometimes we encounter patients that have more trouble getting numb than others. We’d like to explain a few possible reason as to why this happens.Nerves on Fire!Well, not literally on fire, but in the dental...
A dental emergency can happen any time, any where and can be anything from a chipped tooth, a toothache, a lost filling, or a tooth that’s totally knocked out. While nobody ever wants to experience a dental emergency, the truth is, they happen. When they do, you should be aware of some ways to handle some of the most common dental emergencies. That’s where our dental office in Charlotte comes in.There’s Not a One-Size-Fits-All Solution to All Dental EmergenciesNot every dental emergency is handled the same way, but there is one thing...
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