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Regular dental care is important for individuals of all ages. Even if you think your teeth are in good shape, it is still important to see a general dentist on a regular basis. Visits to your local dentist office are about much more than simply getting your teeth cleaned, although that is important, as well. Most people do not realize that regular dental checkups are just as important for early prevention and detection of gum disease as they are for oral hygiene.



Dental sealants are comprised of a plastic material that is positioned on the chewing surface of permanent back teeth in order to protect them from acids and bacteria that can contribute to tooth decay. A dental hygienist will placed the plastic resin sealants into the grooves and depressions of the back teeth. Next, a light is used to cure the sealant into the enamel, ensuring it acts as a barrier and protects the tooth's enamel surface from acids and plaque.



Our dentists prefer our patients to practice good oral hygiene between office visits. Part of that process includes flossing, which is the process of cleaning between the teeth to remove food and debris from the areas that are hard to reach with a toothbrush. When food is allowed to remain between the teeth, it provides a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause periodontal disease.



One of the most common reasons people choose teeth whitening is for the removal of stains. Stains on teeth occur over time from exposure to certain food particles, liquids as well as due to aging and wear. There are a couple different types of stains that can be removed with teeth whitening and a number of reasons teeth become stained in the first place.



Toothaches in children can be tricky ordeals that cause distress for both the child and the parent. You may feel helpless and frustrated because you cannot pinpoint the location of the pain. It is so hard to see your little one experience discomfort and feel like there is nothing you can do about it. But there are ways you can help. Try these tips the next time your child has a toothache.



Is a shattered tooth an emergency? While treatment for this type of case is not routine, general dentistry, it is not usually an emergency. Teeth can break or shatter with time and decay. Though such a fact is not desirable, it does happen. A tooth that shatters at night can be safely repaired the following day. Patients may need to take over-the-counter pain medication in the interim.


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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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