Dental Fads to Avoid

Ever wonder if there’s anything you can do to whiten your teeth and boost your oral health, besides normal brushing and flossing? If you look around the internet, you’re sure to come across a handful of suggestions, but they may be riskier than you think. Here are the dental fads to avoid: Lemon Juice In … Continued

What Are Canker Sores?

If you’ve ever had a canker sore, you know just how annoying they can be. These small, shallow sores develop inside your mouth due to irritation. While canker sores typically go away on their own after a couple weeks, they can be painful in the meantime. Canker sores are relatively common, but they are not … Continued

Can Porcelain Veneers Get Cavities?

Porcelain veneers can completely improve your look, leaving you with a straight, sparkling smile. But a new smile does not mean you can neglect your oral care. Read on to learn more about veneers and why you should give them the same TLC you’d give your teeth pre-veneers, if not more! What Are Veneers? When … Continued

Post-Op Dental Implant Instructions

Dental implants are becoming the most popular way to replace a missing tooth. As a result, the procedure has become incredibly routine. Still, there will be a recovery period, and we’ve got some tips that will help you ensure your healing goes smoothly. Procedure Overview Before we get into our post-op tips, let’s quickly go … Continued

How to Prepare for a Dental Emergency in Charlotte, NC

Unfortunately, no matter how careful we are in keeping our teeth safe and healthy, dental emergencies happen. When they do, it helps to be prepared. In this post, we’ll talk about what you can do now to prepare for a dental emergency later. Assemble a Dental First Aid Kit You have a traditional first aid … Continued

Tips to Make Oral Health Fun for Kids

We know kids can be hesitant about daily hygiene. Sometimes it just isn’t fun to stop all your playing to take a bath or brush your teeth. That’s where the fun comes in. Integrating play into the chores and hygiene in our kids’ lives can motivate them to care for themselves. Here are a few … Continued

Dental Benefits of Tea

Tea is often touted for its various health benefits, and that includes the good it can do for your teeth. So go ahead, brew a nice, warm cup of tea and read on to learn how it’ll help your oral health. Go Green If you’re looking for a tea with tooth-saving powers, stick to green … Continued

Are Bad Teeth Genetic?

We all know that genetics determine quite a bit about us. Whether you’re certain you’ve inherited your father’s chin or convinced that you’ve got your grandmother’s eyes, your genes are responsible for much of your appearance. One less obvious way that genetics influence how you look is through their impact on your teeth. Genetics Determine … Continued

Why Does My Jaw Pop?

Having a jaw that pops can be distressing, especially if it inhibits movement during daily tasks like talking or eating. If you’re experiencing a popping sound or feeling in your jaw, this could be a sign of TMJ. Read our blog post to learn more!

Consequences of Thumbsucking in Children

Young children have many ways to soothe themselves as they develop. Using pacifiers and thumbsucking are two ways that are most common. Although this is harmless when they are babies, after their teeth come in, sucking can present problems for teeth and mouth. Read our blog post to learn about the dental consequences of thumbsucking.

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