Waxhaw NC Dentist

Waxhaw NC Dentist | To Floss or Not to Floss?

By now, you have likely seen news reports questioning whether flossing is necessary for your oral health. We want to answer your question right away with an absolute YES. Cleaning between your teeth is an essential part of caring for your teeth and gums. Whether you use traditional string dental floss, a water flosser, an…

Waxhaw NC Dentist | Oral Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Waxhaw NC Dentist | Oral Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Our expert dentist wants to remind patients that our office offers thorough oral cancer screening as part of our comprehensive dental health services. Like with every form of cancer, early diagnosis can have a profound impact on the success of your treatment. Regular screenings are your first line of defense against oral cancer and our…

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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Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth

Teeth begin to yellow with age, but a range of strategies can slow the process and even reverse it.  While tooth-whitening kits are readily available at most pharmacies, many natural remedies can help remove stains and protect tooth enamel. Apple Cider Vinegar The main active ingredient in apple cider vinegar is acetic acid which kills…

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Dental Implant Procedure Explained

Dental implants to replace missing teeth has become more common.  They can replace single missing teeth, support bridges or dentures for a larger span of missing teeth.  Implants are manufactured from titanium because it is compatible with body tissues and able to bond with the jawbone during healing.  They are a safe and convenient way…

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Invisalign: Pros and Cons

A modern alternative to conventional metal braces is Invisalign. It uses clear, BPA-free plastic aligners that slip over your teeth like flexible, thin, see-through mouthguards.  A digital impression of your teeth from a scanner, x-rays and photos creates a 3D model of your mouth.  The teeth are moved incrementally into their prescribed positions using a…