When Are Dental Crowns Necessary?

Tooth enamel may be the hardest material in your body, but that doesn’t mean your teeth are invincible. In fact, your teeth are susceptible to damage from a variety of sources over your lifetime. Not only can poor hygiene have a negative impact on your teeth, but other lifestyle habits like smoking, your diet, or … Continued

Reduce Your Risk for Gum Disease

Did you know that gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults? Did you know that there is a correlation between gum disease and heart disease? This February, it’s Gum Disease Awareness Month and we’re shouting it from the rooftops at McNeely Family Dentistry. Our goal is to provide our patients … Continued

Tips for Dealing with a Toothache

If you have ever had a toothache you know how painful it can be. Here, we’ll explain what they are, what causes them and how to prevent them, in addition to tips for dealing with a toothache. What Is a Toothache? A toothache is just that. An ache or pain in or around a tooth. … Continued

Selecting a Toothpaste for Your Child

Children’s dental care is extremely important. Although their baby teeth will fall out eventually, it is still very important to keep them healthy, and to instill great oral care habits in your child at an early age. In this post, we’ll help you choose a toothpaste for your child. Fluoride Is a Must Fluoride is … Continued

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Looking for a tooth replacement option that’ll make you forget you have fake teeth? Dental implants might be the best option for you! Before you pursue dental implants, read on to learn the details of how they work, and why they are so effective. Implant 101 A dental implant is a titanium post that the … Continued

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

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