Posts for: April, 2017
In 1993, Dr. Bateman had the opportunity to provide emergency dental treatment for a minor league baseball player who would go on to be a mega star. His name?…Chipper Jones! The Richmond Braves, Chipper’s team at the time, were in town playing a game against the Charlotte Knights when Dr. Bateman got the call to help. Chipper was in Charlotte recently for a book signing.
Thank you to all our patients who provide feedback on our staff and services. We always appreciate patient comments so we can continually provide exceptional care for every patient at every visit. Here is a recent note we received from long-time patient Leslie S.: "Thank you for your incredible service and making me feel so welcomed every time I come to your office, you all are so special to my family."
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.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. The Oral Cancer Foundation states that while smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals. They recommend annual exams for all patients age 18 and older. Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer, through the process of early discovery. At Park Crossing Dentistry, we offer our patients an inexpensive, non-invasive 2-minute test in the hygienist’s chair to detect the early signs of oral cancer.