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Protecting Your Teeth When Playing Contact Sports

Protecting your teeth is important no matter what you are doing. However, if you are engaged in a contact sport such as football, it is absolutely crucial. Here at Charlotte Emergency Dental, we are equipped to help you in the event of a dental emergency. You can help decrease your chances of experiencing a dental emergency by taking some basic precautionary measures. Using a Mouth Guard One of the easiest—and yet most effective—things you can do is use a mouth guard made of soft and yet resilient material. These “boil and bite” mouth guards are sold in stores for a few dollars, yet they...

Most Commonly Overlooked Causes of Dental Pain

When you are suffering from dental pain, one of the first steps to getting better is figuring out what is causing the problem. Although there are many potential causes of dental pain, some are more common than others. Yet, although they may be common, many people simply don’t think about these issues as being one of the causes of dental pain. Sensitivity to Heat or Cold Can Show Up with the Onset of Dental Pain Many people have some mild pain or discomfort when eating or drinking foods or liquids that are extremely hot or cold. There can be two primary causes for this heightened sensitivity. First,...

Handling Dental Pain Until You Can Get Seen

Dental pain is one of the biggest reasons Charlotte Emergency Dental sees patients. This is a common problem with so many people. When your teeth hurt, you don’t want to deal with the pain for an extended period of time. You shouldn’t have too. With the help of the dentist, you can feel much more confident being able to go on with life without the dental pain following you.   Ways to Deal with Dental Pain There are numerous ways that you can deal with dental pain, though you shouldn’t have to. When you cannot get in to be seen for the pain right away, these tips can help reduce the pain...

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...

What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?

If you have a damaged tooth or some other dental condition, you need to determine whether it is an emergency needing immediate care. Some dental issues can be taken care of during your next appointment; however, if you have a dental emergency, it is imperative that you come see dental health care professional here at Charlotte Emergency Dental as soon as you can. Here is more information on what is—and is not—a dental emergency. Injuries from Trauma If you have damaged a tooth, chances are pretty good that it is an emergency. You will need to consider the extent of the damage: a broken tooth,...

What Is Root Canal Treatment, Its Symptoms & Benefits?

Root canal therapy, also referred to as endodontic therapy, involves removal of nerve chamber of a tooth or the bacteria infection within the pulp. You may require Root canal treatment in a wide range of dental conditions including deep tooth decay, trauma, or even chipping to tooth. It helps in eliminating the root cause of pain and makes the tooth usable. There are many benefits of Root canal treatment. Most importantly, it helps in preserving your tooth. We at Charlotte Emergency Dental provide root canal therapy within the comfortable and safe settings of our dental office. We have well-qualified...

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...