Category: Tooth Care

Our Babies’ Teeth

June 13, 2017

At approximately 6 months of age, our babies’ first teeth begin to break through the gums. Usually, the first two teeth to erupt are the bottom front teeth. Next, the top four front teeth emerge. After that, other teeth slowly begin to fill in, usually in pairs — one each side of the upper or […]

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Caring for Braces

May 31, 2017

Our doctors recommend brushing 3 times a day when patients have braces. Since certain foods can break down the wires and brackets, we suggest avoiding them. It is best to stay away from any foods that are hard/crunchy, sticky, or chewy. Examples of these types of foods include chewing gum, gummy bears, nuts and popcorn, […]

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Floss or Brush First?

April 12, 2017

Should you floss first or brush first is a very common question asked of our dental hygienists.  The answer is to floss first. Flossing first dislodges any food particles that you can brush away after flossing. If you brush first, those particles can remain on the teeth.

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Our Dental Savings Plan

January 10, 2017

We are happy to report that the price of our Dental Savings Plan (DSP) will not increase in 2017. DSP is a yearly membership program offered exclusively by Park Crossing Dentistry for those who want to maintain their dental health but do not have dental insurance. It is a reduced-fee plan for families and individuals […]

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Halloween Candy and Our Kids’ Teeth

October 26, 2016

Halloween is a fun time for kids and we think they should really enjoy it!  Following a few tips during this time can offset future cavities: Let them have (some) candy! But make sure they brush after they indulge!  Avoid letting your kids eat hard candy such as Jolly Ranchers. Hard candy stays in their mouth […]

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The Value of Our Smile

October 19, 2016

83% of people believe their teeth are more important to their appearance than hair and eyes.

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Our Tooth Enamel

October 5, 2016

Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and tooth enamel is the hardest part of the body—even harder than your bones! However, enamel is not comprised of living tissues; therefore, if damaged, it cannot be healed. To keep our teeth for a lifetime, we need to take care of them by brushing, flossing and seeing […]

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White Teeth…or Black?

August 9, 2016

Our society thinks a shiny, white smile is attractive, but did you know in medieval Japan white teeth were considered ugly? Women used roots and inks to stain their teeth black, which they felt was much more becoming.

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Little-Known Facts about Listerine

August 3, 2016

Listerine was invented 133 years ago, first as a surgical antiseptic, but also as a cure for gonorrhea (don’t try that at home). An article from 1888 recommends Listerine “for sweaty feet and soft corns, developing between the toes.” Over the course of the next century, it was marketed as a refreshing additive to cigarettes, […]

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The importance of eating healthy for your teeth

December 4, 2015

Here’s how the vitamin and mineral content of certain foods can make a difference in your dental health. It’s common knowledge that sugar is bad for your teeth; it promotes plaque buildup and subsequent decay. But have you ever wondered about foods that are beneficial to your dental health? At Park Crossing Dentistry in Charlotte, […]

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