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Celebrating 28 Years In Dentistry

September 10, 2012

On September 10, 2012, Bateman Family Dentistry celebrated our 28th anniversary.  Dr Bateman has really enjoyed building the practice and serving the Charlotte area over the years. Here is Dr Bateman on September 9, 1984 when he completed his final walk through with his contractor for his first office. This building was torn down years […]

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Invisalign Special

August 31, 2012

On September 24 and 25, we will be hosting Invisalign Days.  The special offer is only good for these two days.  $300 off Invisalign, one 3-pack Venus Whitening Gel (will last one year), free diagnostic xrays, free models and 12-month financing plans.  There are only 10 appointments available for these two days.

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Good Snacks, Bad Snacks

August 21, 2012

The types of snacks you eat between meals affects your gums and teeth.  Crackers, sweets and any food that sticks to your teeth are a dead ringer for bacteria to form.  Eat whole foods such as fruits and vegetables (hold the hot dips please!) to improve you teeth and gums.

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Healthy Teeth and Gums

August 8, 2012

Mark Wolff, Ph.D., of NYU College of Dentistry, has some good tips for healthy teeth and gums.  The lactic acid found in yogurt may ward off periodontal disease, but skip the sugary varieties.  Chewing celery and other crunchy veggies helps “scrub” your teeth.  Ones with Vitamin C – broccoli; red, green and yellow peppers – […]

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Soft Drinks and Your Teeth

July 25, 2012

A product like Red Bull, with a pH many times higher that Coca Cola, will actually cause three times more enamel damage due to all of the added chemicals!  7 is a normal pH and Red Bull has a pH of 3.1 and it takes 1 and ½ hours for your mouth to return to […]

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Whitening Strips

July 18, 2012

When I whiten my teeth with Crest White Strips, they slide off my teeth.  What is a good way to hold them in place?  Crest White Strips do move around so you may want to get your teeth as dry as possible before placing the strips.  This helps with slips.  However, custom trays work better […]

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Oral Cancer Detection

July 11, 2012

Oral Cancer is becoming more common in our fast lives due to smoking, diet and lifestyle choices.  Doing a simple 2 minute test in your hygienist’s chair will be able to detect the early stages of oral cancer.

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Snoring Problems?

July 2, 2012

Do snore guards work?  YES!  We have a dear friend who had a terrible snoring problem and his wife actually asked him to sleep in another room. Poor guy! He invested in a snore guard and not a peep now…and he can sleep in his own bed. 

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Teeth Straightening

June 20, 2012

Does everyone need bracketed braces or can my teenager use Invisalign? Many teenagers can get great results from Invisalign but many times, the teenager may have major crowding and brackets are the only way to truly straighten the teeth.  If crowding is not severe, then Invisalign is a great choice.  We find many teenagers are […]

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Periodontal Disease

June 12, 2012

Periodontal disease takes years to develop and is “silent” in how it progresses.  Brushing and flossing twice a day helps.  Also, eating the right foods helps.  Gum disease or periodontal disease rarely cause symptoms like pain or puffy tissue.  When in the early stages, the patient usually does not know they have this serious infection.  If […]

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