Teeth Health

September 16, 2020

Teeth, unlike bones, do not regenerate well.  When decay strikes, it often means that the tooth is must be repaired by removing the decay and “filling” the tooth with a material such as a porcelain crown or a composite material. Decay does not “go away” and has to be removed or it spreads throughout the […]

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September 9, 2020

36 years ago, Dr. Bateman started Park Crossing Dentistry.  While it started as “Richard Bateman, DDS”, it has evolved into a thriving practice with four dentists, 5 hygienists, 3 assistants, and several admin staff. Dr. Bateman, fresh out of dental school, started this practice with a large loan and big ambitions to start a friendly, on-time, and […]

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Six Foods That Are Bad For Your Teeth and Four Foods That Are Beneficial

August 25, 2020

Knowing what foods are both good, and bad for your teeth is a great way to make sure that you are caring for them properly. While you don’t have to completely eliminate foods from your diet, it is good to know what to do to lower your risks of any potential dental problems that could […]

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Dental Care for Babies: Getting your young one’s oral hygiene off to a healthy start!

August 11, 2020

GUM CARE IN INFANTS While most infants don’t start getting teeth until they are about 6 months old, oral health care is important to get started early. This will set a foundation for great oral hygiene in the future. Starting early on, use a clean, soft wet washcloth to clean a baby’s gums 2 times […]

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5 Steps to a Healthier Smile

August 6, 2020

A healthy smile is one of your most valuable assets. From the ability to eat comfortably to giving others a good first impression, there are many reasons to create good habits to keep your mouth healthy. GOOD HYGIENE HABITS Excellent hygiene is the best place to start. Brushing your teeth at least 2 times per […]

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Preventative Care: 8 Ways You Can Be Proactive In Caring For Your Teeth

July 29, 2020

WHAT IS PREVENTATIVE CAREIf you don’t care for your teeth, you will lose more than just a beautiful smile. Eating and talking are more difficult and implants and dentures can be very costly. There is nothing difficult about good hygiene and the benefits are well worth the effort! GOOD ORAL HYGIENEStarting with good oral hygiene […]

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Sugar VS Tooth Enamel – (Spoiler alert: your teeth don’t win)

July 22, 2020

You’ve heard it said time and time again, “Sugar causes cavities”. You might wonder if this statement is really true. In short, yes, but there is more to it. The act of consuming sugar does not necessarily lead to cavities. But excess sugar, sweet treats that are eaten at the wrong time, irregular hygiene habits, […]

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Congratulations to our very extraordinary hygienist, Cheryl!

June 19, 2020

We are so thankful to have her work with us for 30 years! Happy Anniversary Cheryl!!! When our staff and doctors describe her, they mention great things about her like: “mathematician” “hard worker” “smart” “goes the extra mile” “always a dependable friend” “fun and friendly” “creative” “loyal” “loves her family and friends” and “just an awesome […]

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An Important Announcement

March 25, 2020

It has been a difficult decision by the owners of Park Crossing Dentistry to close our office, except for emergencies, until April 6.  We have contacted all patients who had appointments and rescheduled their dental appointments. To communicate with our office, please call 704-541-5059 for information about reaching our doctor on call for true emergencies. […]

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