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Dietary Modifications There are several tips that people can use to help themselves maintain good oral habits in between trips to the local dentists office. While it is a good idea to see a local dentist office on a regular basis, choosing to consume foods which will not stain teeth is always advisable. Dietary habits which include a high concentration of caffeine such as coffee or fresh fruits such as blueberries can have an adverse affect on the overall appearance of a person’s teeth. These foods in moderation is usually advisable for people who are concerned about their cosmetic appearance.


11/Dec/2017

Beside manner is a term that most adults know. They understand that visiting the local dentist office is more than just receiving tips on good dental hygiene; they also recognize how important feeling comfortable and connecting with the dentist is. However, when it comes to their children’s dentist, they may say that beside manner doesn’t really matter. After all, most kids don’t have a grasp on the denotation of that term anyway.


11/Dec/2017

Although dentistry has evolved incredibly, many Americans still suffer loss of teeth through decay, gum disease and accidents. For many years, the available dental treatments for these misfortunes were bridges and ultimately, dentures.

Today a cosmetic dentist can provide teeth that look, feel and perform just like natural teeth.

What are dental implants?
Dental implants are the perfect way to regain natural, beautiful teeth.
Implants provide a root structure for new teeth, with special titanium posts placed in the jaw bone. When bone grows and affixes around these posts, they become part of the natural structure of the jaw. When artificial teeth are attached to the posts via individual implants or a denture bridge, they provide a strong, stable structure much like natural teeth.
With proper oral hygiene, implants may last a lifetime.

Am I a candidate for implants?
Commitment to routine dental visits and good oral hygiene are a prerequisite for successful implants. An x-ray will determine if you have enough bone in your jaw to hold the implants firmly. Special evaluation must be considered if you suffer from chronic disorders such as diabetes, or if you smoke. These factors may affect the successful outcome of the implant procedure.

What happens during an implant procedure?
A cosmetic dentist will devise an individualized plan for you. A coordinated team trained in oral surgery will work to provide your treatment.
A surgical template, or guide, is made for your individual dental structure.
A tooth root implant made of titanium is placed into your jaw by the cosmetic dentist. An oral surgery procedure places the implant underneath the gum and against the bone. Integration with the bone mass must occur, which can take from six to 12 weeks.
When healing is successful, the surgeon connects a post to the titanium root, called an abutment. This will be the connecting point for new individual teeth or a special denture.

Is this process painful?
Most people are surprised at how little discomfort they experience. Local anesthesia is provided. If you are anxious about your surgery, the dentist can provide an intravenous sedative.

Success rate
Discomfort is minimal and the success rate for bone healing is 95-97%. The procedure is team-organized and carefully constructed.

If you would like to regain your natural smile through beautiful implants, click here for an appointment now.


11/Dec/2017

Brushing and flossing are effective ways to keep your teeth healthy; however, you may feel that your smile is lacking some of its old sparkle or that your teeth have become slightly yellow. Teeth whitening is an effective option for brightening your teeth and improving your smile. Cosmetic dentists typically provide whitening along with braces and preventative dentistry.


11/Dec/2017

Inside each of the teeth are both blood vessels and also nerve tissues. When a cavity occurs, these areas can become infected. Root canal treatment can help to restore functionality to the tooth and remove the tender sensations that come from the inflammation. A root canal can be done on a tooth that has severe decay, has developed an abscess, or when there has been facial trauma.


11/Dec/2017

A toothache is something that most of us have experienced at some point. The best thing that people can do when they are experiencing tooth pain is to see one of the Charlotte dentists. However, if you cannot see a dentist right away, then there are several things that you can do. Below are some of the things that you can do to get relief for toothaches:


11/Dec/2017

General dentistry is a field that is dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions that can affect the gums and teeth. It is very important for you to see a dentist in Uptown Charlotte NC at least twice a year. During your examination, your teeth and gums will be examined thoroughly. You will also receive a thorough cleaning. If you have had dental problems in the past, such as tooth loss or gingivitis, then you will probably benefit from getting examinations and cleanings more frequently.


11/Dec/2017

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is a disease caused by a serious gum infection that destroys the bone supporting your teeth and the soft tissues in your mouth. Periodontitis can result in tooth loss, or even an increased risk for heart attack, diabetes and stroke. In individuals with gum disease, their bone and inner layer of gums pull away from their teeth and form pockets. These pockets collect fragments of waste and can become infected. Even though your immune system fights the bacteria, plaque continue to spread and grow beneath your gum line. The bacteria in plaque start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold your teeth in place.


11/Dec/2017

Sensitive teeth can cause a great deal of pain and take the joy out of partaking of many favorite foods and beverages. Our Charlotte general dentist has some tips for those who suffer with this problem. First of all, what causes teeth to become sensitive? Over time, the enamel of the teeth can wear away exposing the dentin. The dentin contains small holes that lead to the nerves of the teeth. When hot or cold substances enter these areas, there is a sharp pain.


11/Dec/2017

Many people commonly experience the symptoms of hypersensitive teeth. These symptoms range in intensity. Sufferers will usually experience short and very sharp pain when exposed to certain things like contact with very hot or cold items of food or beverages. Additionally, this pain can be triggered by dental procedures. Hypersensitivity is never an enjoyable experience. This article will outline the condition of hypersensitive teeth as well as offer hypersensitive teeth help by providing tips to reduce sensitive teeth.






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