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Dental Sealants Protect Children’s Teeth

Try as you may, many parents fail to get their children to brush their teeth as they should. Children do okay with their front teeth, but brushing their back teeth are often difficult to reach properly. Tooth decay occurs quickly when children do not do a good job brushing over a period of time. Food particles and plaque get into the grooves and cause cavities. Dental sealants are part of preventative dentistry. They are made to keep those particles from getting into the cracks and prevent decay. What Is a Dental Sealant? A dental sealant is a barricade of sorts for cavity prevention. Sealants...

Porcelain Veneers QA with Our Concord Dentist

If your teeth have been subject to slight crookedness or have had some minor enamel surface damage, your dentist may have recommended that you get porcelain veneers to correct the problem. Perhaps you have never heard of veneers before, or have some concerns about how they work, or are unsure whether or not they are worth the money spent on them. Our Concord cosmetic dentists are experts in this field and can answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding veneers. The following are the most commonly asked questions about veneers: What exactly is a porcelain veneer? Porcelain veneers are...

Services You Can Get From Our Concord Cosmetic Dentist

A cosmetic dentist is a professional who helps improve a patient’s dental health by maintaining and creating aesthetic function and balance of the teeth. There are many services you can get from a cosmetic dentist. Below is an example of some of those services: Bleaching  Bleaching is one of the simplest treatments that can be used to improve the smile. It helps remove stains that accumulate on the teeth. Discoloration can be caused by tea, coffee, cigarettes and certain medications. Bleaching can be performed at home or in the dental office. If you choose to do the bleaching treatment at...

Concord NC Dentist Explains Dental Bridges

When you need restorative dentistry, it is important that you choose a reputable dentist, such as Concord NC dentist, to provide you with the best quality service available. There are many dentists that practice restorative dentistry in your area, but not all of them will be suitable for your needs. Dentists that practice this form of dentistry provide a variety of services, including dental implants and bridges. When you’re missing one or more teeth, it can create unsightly gaps. Even if the gaps are not in a prominent spot, missing teeth can make it very difficult to chew, and it can even...

Did You Know Your Toothbrush Holds Germs?

Ironically, the same toothbrush one uses to maintain good dental hygiene is a receptacle for a host of viruses and bacteria that can either transmit illness to an individual or, in some cases, actually reinfect them. The next time the Concord NC dentist one sees for routine tooth cleanings and exams hands out that new toothbrush, patients can follow some simple steps to reduce the chance that germs are thriving on their brush. Know the Real Risk of Infection from a Toothbrush Yes, toothbrushes harbor a variety of germs, from the simple cold virus to E. coli and staphylococci bacteria. However,...

Concord Dentist Shares 6 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Everyone wants that perfect smile, which is what makes teeth cleaning and good oral hygiene so critical. Poor hygiene may be embarrassing at best, and it can result in several dental and medical problems at worst, including infection, bone loss, strokes and more. Because of this, you’ll want to keep these teeth cleaning and hygiene tips in mind: 1. Always brush well Naturally, one of the easiest things you can to maintain quality oral hygiene is to regularly brush your teeth. Be sure to clean the inside and outside of the rows of teeth using up-and-down, back-and-forth motions. Finally, don’t...

5 Lesser-Known Dental Hygiene Tips from Our Concord NC Dentist

When it comes to oral hygiene, most of us learned to brush and floss down at the local dentist office when we were children. While brushing and flossing daily are both important aspects of good hygiene, there are other habits you can adopt to really impress at your dental exams. 1.) Brush Morning and Night Plaque and mouth bacteria are most active at night, when your saliva nearly stops flowing and your mouth gets dry. Brush before bed to clean off your teeth, then brush again in the morning to clean up all the bacterial activity from overnight. If you only brush twice a day, these are the best...

Our Dentist in Concord Shares 5 Ways That You Can Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is a condition that causes inflammation around the gums. Over time, it can cause the gum tissue and supporting bone to deteriorate. Untreated gum disease can also lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can prevent gum disease. Below are some helpful tips: 1. Brush Your Teeth  Brushing your teeth is one of the best things that you can do in order to prevent gum disease. Brushing removes the plaque, food debris and bacteria that can get trapped in between your gum and teeth. You will also need to brush your tongue because bacteria can hide on the tongue. Additionally,...

3 Things You Should Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Many people will have their wisdom teeth removed at some point in their lives. There are several things regarding wisdom teeth removal that a patient should know before having the procedure done. The following are 3 things you should know about wisdom teeth removal. 1. There are a Variety of Pain Relief Options The actual procedure is painless, with three general options for sedation. Local Anesthesia -Local anesthesia can be used, which would be the same if you were getting a tooth filled. Sometimes laughing gas is used with local anesthesia. While you won’t feel any pain using this method,...

The Truth About Wisdom Teeth Removal from Our Concord Dentist

Wisdom teeth are those pesky teeth way in the back of the mouth that sometimes give people everything but wisdom. They are the third molars, and they are the most difficult teeth to clean. Aside from their awkward placement, wisdom teeth also like to grow in improperly. They sometimes refuse to emerge, causing a person to have to deal with impaction, pain and inconvenience. The following is some information about wisdom tooth extraction. Why Dentists Remove Wisdom Teeth A dentist may remove a person’s wisdom teeth for various reasons. The main reason that some dentists extract wisdom teeth is...