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Keep Your Teeth Healthy

DENTAL BLOG


If you are missing teeth, you might think that it is no big deal. After all, you have 32 of them to start, so what is the big deal if one goes missing—especially if it’s a molar, and thus out of sight most of the time? As it turns out, there can be serious repercussions from having missing teeth that are not replaced by some type of orthodontic fabrication.

Here at Weddington Dentistry, we specialize in constructing dentures to replace missing teeth. Here are just a few reasons why dentures are better for your oral health than having missing teeth.

Dentures Help Keep the Jaw Bone Intact

How Dentures Can Improve Your Oral Health Over Having Missing Teeth When you lose a tooth, the jawbone where the tooth originally sat will eventually begin to erode away. This can lead to problems such as adjacent teeth moving around (causing an uneven bite pattern and excessive wear on the remaining teeth). Further, if left untreated long enough, the bone loss will eventually cause your face to have a “sunken” look, as there will be inadequate bone tissue to support the normal appearance of your face.

Dentures Are an Option, Even if You Only Have Some Missing Teeth

A fairly common misconception is that dentures are only available to people who are missing all of their teeth. This is not true: dentures can be fabricated to replace any number of missing teeth, even if you’re only missing a few of them. These are called “partial dentures” and work much the same way as traditional full dentures.

If you are considering dentures, remember that they can be a way to improve your oral health. At Weddington Dentistry, we are available to talk with you about your denture options and answer any questions you might have on the matter. Please feel free to call us, or send us an email, and we will be happy to set up a time to get together and talk. We look forward to helping you!


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When you come in to our office for a cleaning and dental exam, we do a lot more than just scrape your teeth and poke at your gum tissue. In fact, we do a lot of preventive checking in order to identify potential issues down the road.

At Weddington Dentistry, we take the health of our patients very seriously. We want you to know exactly what happens when you come in to see us, and how it helps you stay healthy.

Tooth Issues Can Be Spotted During a Dental Exam

What Your Dentist Looks for During a Dental ExamFirst, of course, we look at your teeth. We check to see if you have any trouble spots in terms of decay that could indicate a deficiency in your oral hygiene technique. If we find something, we train you on how to correct it.

But looking at your teeth is not limited to checking for decay. We make sure to look around carefully to see if you have damaged anything. Sometimes you can crack a tooth from biting the wrong way on food, and you may not even know it until the problem has progressed. If we catch a minor crack or fracture early enough, we can get it repaired before it leads to further damage to the tooth.

We also closely examine the wear patterns on your teeth. This can tell us if there is a problem such as an uneven bite, bruxism (grinding your teeth while you sleep) or more. Depending on what we find, we may recommend using a mouth guard while you sleep or some other corrective measure.

Soft Tissue Issues

In addition to looking at your teeth, we carefully examine your gum tissue to see if there are any indications of trouble. Potential issues that we can catch early include gum cancer, gum disease, and other conditions. Most soft tissue problems, if caught early enough, are highly treatable.

At Weddington Dentistry we care about you, and about your oral health. Come see us today!


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Here at Weddington Dentistry, we only provide composite fillings for the patients we see. We do this because we believe the improved esthetics are a valuable part of the cavity and filling process. There are a lot of perks that come along with getting composite fillings. Instead of having a big, dark filling in one of your teeth, you instead have the option of a bright white tooth that no one can really tell was ever filled. Want to know more? Give our office a call. Why You Want Composite Fillings Composite Fillings Have Many PerksComposite fillings are not the same as the older, metallic style of filling. They match the current color of your teeth. To the untrained eye, no one can really tell you even had the tooth filled. Thankfully, they blend in and give you a more pleasing look and increased confidence.


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Cosmetic dentistry refers to a series of dental procedures which are used for improving your teeth’s looks. There are some associated functional benefits too, such as making it easier to clean the teeth. You may require these procedures for different reasons, but these are most commonly used to enhance aesthetics. This guide provides you valuable information about the different reasons you may seek these dental procedures.

Common Reasons

The experienced and certified dentists at Weddington Family Dentistry perform all kinds of cosmetic dentistry procedures to help you with your dental problems or to achieve your aesthetic goals. Find out the different reasons why our cosmetic dentists may recommend these procedures.

  • Teeth Whitening: Professional teeth whitening is both more effective and safer than doing it yourself. This is the most commonly performed cosmetic dentistry procedure.
  • Straightening Misaligned/Crooked Teeth: Not everyone is going to prefer the use of metal braces to straighten their misaligned teeth. Your cosmetic dentist can install clear braces that don’t cause the discomfort associated with metal braces and are less conspicuous.
  • Replacing Missing Teeth: Many people have missing teeth and many have noticeable tooth gaps. With cosmetic dentistry, you can restore your natural looks and smile. Your cosmetic dentist can use procedures involving dental crowns or bridges, implants or dentures.
  • Teeth Reshaping: Many people have oddly shaped, pointed or worn down teeth. Your cosmetic dentist can use procedure to reshape the teeth so that they look more natural. For example, porcelain veneers can be used to improve your teeth’s looks.
  • Restoring Cracked or Chipped Teeth: There are different types of procedures that can be used to cover the damages and improve the looks of your teeth. Porcelain veneers or dental crowns may be used to help restore damage teeth.

Enhance Your Smile & Boost Your Confidence

A significant percentage of people seeking cosmetic dentistry procedures do so to enhance their smile and boost their confidence levels. Your smile helps create a strong impression and can help you in your professional and personal life. When you know that people cannot see your chipped, stained or crooked teeth, you can smile with more confidence.

So if you are looking to restore your teeth from the above-mentioned problems or want to enhance your smile, feel free to contact Weddington Family Dentistry for the right cosmetic dentistry procedure. We have been providing total dental solutions to our clients for years. Feel free to call us at 704-782-2630 or setup an appointment to address your dental problems or about enhancing your smile.


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When you come in to see us here at Weddington Dental, we will start you off with a thorough dental examination. This is important so we can see what state your teeth are currently in, and figure out what types of procedures are in your future. The more we learn during the dental examination, the more we can prepare for anything you may need to improve the state of your oral health. Here are some of the basics that you can expect when you come to us for a dental examination.



If you are facing any kind of dental health issues that interfere with its functioning, your dentist can recommended a restorative dentistry procedure. There are different types of such procedures based on what kind of dental problem you have. We at Weddington Family Dentistry provide all types of dental treatments within our comfortable and fully equipped dental office. Find out the different benefits of restorative dentistry procedures for your teeth.



It is your smile that helps create the first impression. Your teeth play the most important role in having the perfect smile. Eventually, it comes down to your dental health and how confident you feel to put their teeth on display. An increasing number of people are realizing the benefits of veneers that help hide all the flaws and enhance your smile. We at Weddington Family Dentistry provide total dental solutions including veneers at one place. Find out everything about these dental enhancements and their benefits in making you look and feel more confident and better.



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.



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.


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We are honored that you have chosen Weddington Family Dentistry and we appreciate the trust you have placed in us.

We are committed to being your partner in good oral health. We believe in establishing a long term relationship so we can get to know your unique needs and design a customized treatment program that will help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile for life.

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