Charlotte Emergency Dental
4010 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209


Category Archives: Oral Healthcare

How Proper Oral Hygiene Can Reduce Your Risks of Emergencies

When speaking with Charlotte Emergency Dental, they’ll let you know how proper oral hygiene is important. Not only does this reduce the chances of serious issues happening, but pain that might come from them. You can reduce the chances of needing an emergency dentist and put yourself back on track to healthier, happier teeth. Your oral hygiene goes a long way in preventing these issues.   Why Proper Oral Hygiene is a Must Proper oral hygiene is always a must when it comes to taking care of yourself. Just like you’d take a shower when needed, brushing your teeth is something that is also...

What Are the Dangers of Grinding and Clenching Your Teeth?

Here at Charlotte Emergency Dental, we see emergency patients as well as everyday dental patients. However, on both sides of the spectrum, we see quite a few people with damage from bruxism. Bruxism is when you clench or grind your teeth together. This can do a lot of damage to your teeth, that if not caught, can ruin the health of your teeth. Here are some of the most well-known dangers of grinding and clenching your teeth. Cracks and Fractures of Your Teeth Are Common with Bruxism When you put excess strain on your teeth, it is common for them to fracture or crack. This may be painful, or it...

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...

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...