Waxhaw Dentist | Dental Implant Restorations

About 1 in 4 adults experience tooth loss between the ages of 21 and 30. Dental implants are a safe and long-term option for tooth replacement that improve the appearance and functionality of your smile. A dental implant can be paired with a replacement crown for single tooth replacement or can be used in small…

Dentist in Waxhaw | Are Dental Veneers Right for Me?

We often have visitors to our Waxhaw dental office ask about solutions for fixing stained teeth or filling in gaps between teeth. We sometimes suggest veneers. Veneers are one cosmetic option available for correcting your smile. Here’s what you should know about veneers, and whether they are right for you and your smile. What Are…

Waxhaw NC Family Dentist | You Need to Know About Oral Thrush: Here’s Why

Even a healthy mouth is lined with bacteria. Normally, your daily oral hygiene routine helps prevent oral health complications. However, it is possible to develop an excess of bacteria and fungi, which can lead to additional problems. Here’s what you should know about oral thrush and what you can do to prevent it. What is…

28173 Dentist | Gaining Wisdom on Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last new teeth that will enter your mouth. Most patients have some form of complications resulting from their wisdom teeth. Did you know that your wisdom teeth can impact your overall health? Here’s what you need to be aware of regarding your wisdom teeth. The Basics Typically, your wisdom teeth will…

Why Chewing Gum Helps Your Teeth

Is chewing gum helpful or harmful for your teeth?  That depends on whether it has sugar or is sugar-free.  Gum that contains sugar may increase your chances of developing a cavity.  But there is clinical evidence that sugar-free gum can decrease the development of a cavity. Chewing Gum with Sugar Sucrose is commonly used to…

What Causes Teeth to Discolor?

There are many circumstances that can cause teeth to discolor. Stains that affect the tooth enamel only are extrinsic and can be corrected.  Discoloration that is embedded in the tooth is intrinsic and can’t be easily whitened. Here are several reasons why teeth stain: Foods/drinks: Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables. Tobacco use: Smoking…

Types of Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry repairs damaged teeth or replaces missing one.  The goal is to save teeth and prevent future oral health issues.  The restored teeth look, feel, and work like natural teeth and keeps your teeth aligned correctly. Types of restorative dentistry: Fillings are the most common type of dental restoration. The decay is removed and…

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is the technical term for teeth grinding or jaw clenching.  It happens when you clench your jaw closed and grind your teeth together, whether consciously or unconsciously.  Bruxism can cause damage, discomfort and pain. Most people grind their teeth at night while sleeping.  It is more common in children than adults, and they usually…

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The Difference Between Plaque and Tartar

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between plaque and tartar?  Many think they are interchangeable, but it’s important to know the difference and how to prevent both.  Plaque and tartar buildup are the result of bacteria in your mouth.  If left untreated, the buildup can lead to serious oral health problems. What is…