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Need Dental Implants?

A dental implant is essentially a metal tooth root that’s anchored into the jaw bone. It becomes the base for fitting the tooth/ bridge. While bridges are also used to fill in gaps created by missing teeth; implants are different in that they don’t rely on the adjacent teeth for support. In addition, they are stable and permanent. Implants are the best solution for tooth loss and they also feel and look like natural teeth. Dental implants – the procedure The titanium root is implanted in the bone It is given time to bond with the bone Once the area has completely healed, the prosthetic tooth...

The Basics of Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene/dental hygiene means the overall maintenance of the mouth, gums and teeth. It includes daily maintenance at home as well as regular dental checkups and professional teeth-cleaning treatments. Just as it is important for you to brush and floss your teeth regularly, it is equally important that you get professional cleanings done from your dentist/dental hygienist. This is the best way of keeping your natural teeth for years to come. The Oral Hygiene Process Regardless of how religiously and meticulously you brush & floss every day, over time there will be a build-up of calculus...

Fixing a Chipped Tooth: Why and How

Your teeth are strong — they have to be, to put up with a lifetime of wear and tear. But sometimes, acidic foods, poor dental hygiene, injury to the mouth, or just overstress can cause a tooth to break. A chipped tooth may not feel as serious as a painful cavity, but it should be seen right away by a dentist. The sooner you fix a chipped tooth, the better. Here are the reasons why you should get a chipped tooth repaired, and how it can be done. Risks of Chipped Teeth There are many reasons to fix a chipped tooth. First, and most important, a chipped tooth can lead to further damage if the...

A Root Canal Isn’t as Terrifying as You Think

A root canal treatment is one of the most dreaded procedures in a dental office. Never mind the mind-numbing pain that the cavity is causing, people prefer to dread the procedure that brings pain relief over the pain itself. Technology has changed in the past few years and with it comes new and improved methods. The root canal is one of the most common things a dentist does in a day’s time. So why do people fear these simple processes so much? The main reason why this procedure gets a bad rap is because of storytelling. When someone had a bad experience, they feel compelled to share it with...

Emergency Dentist in Charlotte Shares 3 Effective Ways to Prevent a Chipped Tooth  

Any Charlotte general dentist worth his salt will tell you that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to the health of your teeth. While fixing a chipped tooth later is possible, it’s better to ensure that you never get a chip in the first place. This is often easier than said. We eat with our teeth, we’re exposed to the elements, and accidents can sometimes happen. Still, chipped tooth prevention has its role, and here are three good strategies for preventing chips.   1. Use your teeth only for eating and drinking You might run into an occasion where you...

The Basics of Root Canal Treatment Shared by Our Emergency Dentist

Root canal treatment is a method of dealing with serious problems that often develop in human teeth. Using this technique, a dentist can save the base of a tooth and, in conjunction with a crown, return the affected area to its normal appearance. Understanding the Human Tooth The enamel of a tooth is known for its hardness and durability. However, the inside of a tooth is comprised of soft nerve tissue, known as pulp. The pulp is contained within in each of the two roots that hold the tooth in place and supply it with blood. Since the nerve is not necessary for the proper functioning of a tooth,...

How Do Dental Sealants Prevent Tooth Decay?

Molars are subject to tooth decay, because their surfaces are grooved. The grooves are difficult to clean through brushing, especially for children. Plaque then accumulates in these fissures, resulting in decay of the molars. Dental sealants can be applied by a cosmetic dentist to prevent decay in the grooves of molars. Sealants are usually confined to the surfaces of molars, and, when combined with fluoride treatments, are procedures for preventative dentistry. Are adults candidates for sealants? If an adult has teeth subject to decay and grooved molars that have not received fillings, sealants...

Plaque Prevention: Tips for Avoiding Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. It is caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth an gums that causes irritation and redness of the gum tissue. If left untreated, gingivitis leads to periodontitis, a serious condition that leads to a loss of jaw bone and teeth. Gingivitis can be treated and reversed by a general dentist, but gingivitis prevention is the best medicine. You can prevent gingivitis by taking the following steps. Take Care at Home Brush your teeth at home at least twice a day using an antimicrobial toothpaste to kill germs. Use a mouthwash and floss regularly to make sure...

Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery 101: All You Need to Know!  

Wisdom teeth, sometimes called third molars, are the last set of molars you get. While many people have no problems living with their wisdom teeth, these molars can cause problems if they don’t come in properly. When they erupt between the ages of 16 and 20, there may be too little room for the teeth which can cause them to emerge at an improper angle or crowd the mouth. If your wisdom teeth are crowding your mouth or your dentist recommends tooth extraction, Charlotte oral surgery can be the solution to protect your beautiful, healthy smile. When is Wisdom Teeth Removal Important? Tooth...

What Is Restorative Dentistry & How Will It Benefit You?

The main term in restorative dentistry is the term restore. Restorative dentistry is a field that focuses on restoring alignment, bridging gaps and putting the sparkle back into a person’s original smile. Our Charlotte emergency dentist can perform a broad number of restorative procedures that can help you to get the smile that you once had. This field of dentistry is the right one for you if you would like to get your smile back after your teeth have suffered:   Accident damage Decay Warping Crowding Staining   Types of Restorative Procedures   Dentures and partial dentures are some...