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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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Brushing First or Flossing First?

June 6, 2012

Should you floss first or brush first is a very common question to 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, floss second, then those particles can remain on the teeth. 

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Whitening Toothpaste

May 30, 2012

Do whitening toothpastes really work.? Well, yes and no.  They have properties that have whitening bleach in the toothpaste. However, as little time as it takes to brush your teeth, the bleach is not on the teeth long enough to improve tooth color.  Your best bet is to use whitening strips or whitening gel. In-office […]

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Our Babies and Their Teeth

May 22, 2012

Our babies’ teeth begin to break through the gums at about 6 months of age. 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 lower jaw […]

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Causes of Tooth Decay

May 16, 2012

Decay occurs when plaque, the sticky substance that forms on teeth, combines with the sugars and/or starches of the foods that we eat. This combination produces acids that attack tooth enamel. The best way to prevent tooth decay is by brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Eating healthy foods and avoiding snacks and drinks that are […]

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A Slice of Cheese for Your Oral Health

May 8, 2012

A wedge of cheese is great with a slice of warm apple pie…and that same piece of cheese can help to fight off the harmful acids that thrive in your mouth when you consume sugars and simple starches. Additionally, research has suggested that eating that piece of cheese may help your tooth enamel form a […]

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Welcome to Our Blog!

September 15, 2010

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Charlotte, NC area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice. As we move […]

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