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…

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Waxhaw NC Dentist | Tobacco & Your Teeth: The Risks of Chewing and Smoking

Chewing and smoking tobacco are known to cause severe health problems, particularly in the lungs. But the risks to your mouth and teeth can be just as extensive and alarming. If you use tobacco, stop. Here’s what tobacco can do to your oral health. Chewing Tobacco According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), tobacco…

Waxhaw NC Dentist | Are You Brushing your Teeth Properly?

Waxhaw NC Dentist | Are You Brushing your Teeth Properly?

Many people are surprised to learn that, for years, they have actually been brushing their teeth the wrong way. Brushing your teeth the wrong way may cause oral health problems. Learn how to brush your teeth the right way and you will protect them for many years to come. The common way people brush their…

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Waxhaw NC Dentist | Gum Health and Alzheimer’s Disease

Your gum health may have an impact on your cognitive function. One recent study found a correlation between gum disease and increased cognitive decline for people living with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. While more studies are needed to make a definitive connection, this study illustrates the importance of continuing the conversation about oral health…

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Waxhaw NC Dentist | Dental Care Tips While Traveling

When you are traveling, it can be challenging to keep up with your usual daily routine. For many people, this can include having difficulty finding the time to properly brush and floss. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, we have gathered a few helpful tips to help you stay on track with your…

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Waxhaw NC Dentist | One Tool for Better Gum Health

Loose teeth, bad breath, and painful, bloody gums – these are among the signs and symptoms of periodontal, or gum, disease. Unfortunately, periodontal disease can also begin without any obvious symptoms. If left undiagnosed or untreated, you could be at risk for irreparable damage to your teeth and gums. The good news is that periodontal…

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Waxhaw NC Dentist | Can Exercise Damage Your Teeth?

Exercise is important to good health, but can it have a detrimental effect on our teeth?  Studies have shown that exercise and fitness habits can result in an increase in dental decay and tooth erosion.  Exercise can impact our oral health in many ways, including: Decreased Saliva Flow:  Breathing heavily through the mouth during exercise…

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Types of Sedation Dentistry

Do you avoid going to the dentist because you are afraid?  Don’t let your fears prevent you from getting the necessary routine dental care that is necessary.  Today sedation dentistry can provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for those with “dental phobia”.  It is the use of medication to help you relax during a dental…

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WHAT IS COMFORT CARE ANESTHESIA?

I am very excited to talk about some new technology we have in our practice to reduce pain and anxiety for our patients right here in Waxhaw, NC.  Our Comfort Care Anesthesia package consists of the STA Single Tooth Anesthesia Device and The Wand by Milestone Scientific.  It also includes a prescription strength topical anesthetic…