Flossing Debate: Is It Really Useful?

Flossing: Is It Really Useful? Benefits of Flossing | Pineville, NC Dentist | Royce Family Dentistry The Teeth Flossing Debate Questions have been raised about flossing within and outside of the dental community. One side of the conversation consist of questions from the patients, like “Is flossing really that useful?”, “Does flossing actually spread bacteria around the mouth?”, “Should I continue to floss or just quit altogether?”. While the other side of the conversation consists of dentists who are ardent supporters of flossing and researchers who have their doubts. Read more below about the flossing debate. Need An Appointment With Our Dentist in Pineville, NC? BOOK APPOINTMENT The majority of dental professionals and the American Dental [...]

Do You Have Rotten Teeth?

Do You Have Rotten Teeth? Tooth Decay Treatment | Pineville, NC Dentist | Royce Family Dentistry How Do You Tell If Your Teeth Are Rotten? Certainly, visibly rotten teeth are embarrassing, causes odors and can lead to anxiety or low confidence in social settings. For people who have rotten teeth, pain that they experience as the teeth succumb to further decaying is a lot worse than the embarrassment. So, how do you tell if your teeth are rotting? What are the signs and symptoms to look out for? Continue reading to find out. Symptoms of Rotten Teeth “Rotten teeth” is simply another term for tooth decay. Tooth decay is a very common dental problem among people of [...]

Tooth Erosion & Treatment Options

Pineville, NC Dentist | Dr. Ogletree | Treatment for Tooth Erosion Tooth Erosion & Treatment Options Enamel is the hardest material in the human body. This tough coating helps to protect your teeth against damage. Without it, you will experience significant discomfort every time your teeth come into contact with something hot or cold. This outer layer is not immune to wear and tear despite being described as the hardest substance in the body. It does and will erode without proper maintenance of your oral health. What causes tooth erosion in adults and how can you treat it? Continue reading to learn more about this condition from Dr. Ogletree's team, a Pineville, NC Dentist. What is Tooth [...]

Prevent Cavities

Pineville, NC Dentist | Dr. Ogletree | Cavity Treatment & Prevention Avoid these 9 Behaviors to Prevent Cavities Chances are likely that if you are an American adult, you’ve experienced at least one cavity in your lifetime. Cavities are one of the most common infectious diseases treated in cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry. In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control released a study indicating that 91% of Americans over 20 years old have had cavities. The high prevalence of this entirely preventable disease is partly due to decreased engagement in dental care, according to the American Dental Association. But that can be changed for you and your family, in addition to regular dental visits to our family [...]

Got A Dental Emergency?

Pineville, NC Emergency Dentist | Dr. Ogletree | Adult & Pediatric Dental Services What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency? Accidents and dental injuries to the teeth may not be entirely avoidable. However, not all injuries warrant a dental visit for emergency dental care. There are some dental emergencies that you can do something about on your own before sourcing dental services. In this article, learn about what constitutes a dental emergency as well as steps to take for addressing accidents and injuries to your teeth. What is a Dental Emergency? One may describe a dental emergency as an accident or injury affecting the tooth, for which immediate professional care is vital. Common types of oral injuries include [...]

Understanding the Importance of Men’s Dental Health

In today’s society, men are starting to take more time when it comes to self-care. From manscaping to therapy and having a space for themselves in the home, efforts are being made. However, men often neglect to take care of their oral health, opting to avoid the dentist, when in reality, men’s dental health is extremely important. Men have a higher risk of developing oral health conditions, such as periodontal disease, so it is essential that proper cleaning is provided for the teeth and gums. Dental Health and Medical Condition Connections Surprisingly to many, poor dental health habits are connected to other medical conditions. Often times, symptoms of periodontal disease are a sign of other medical conditions in men. Males [...]

6 Dental Tips for Healthier & Brighter Teeth

Most people take their dental health lightly. Brushing daily is what they think the best dental care that exists out there. It is not enough and it requires a lot more to ensure healthier teeth and gums. We at Royce Family Dentistry always come across patients who have had dental issues despite brushing daily. We suggest these simple dental tips that everyone should follow to ensure optimal dental health. 1. Make Sure to Floss Daily You should brush your teeth twice daily, but your teeth need more than that to keep them clean. Food particles can enter between the teeth and the bristles in the brush may not always reach those places. This is why you should floss daily to keep [...]

Learn The Basics of Good Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene/dental hygiene means the overall maintenance of the mouth, gums and teeth. It includes daily maintenance at home as well as regular dental checkups and professional teeth-cleaning treatments. Just as it is important for you to brush and floss your teeth regularly, it is equally important that you get professional cleanings done from your dentist/dental hygienist. This is the best way of keeping your natural teeth for years to come. The Oral Hygiene Process Regardless of how religiously and meticulously you brush & floss every day, over time there will be a build-up of calculus on the teeth. As this calculus builds under the gum line, bacteria begin invading the area and can lead to a range of dental [...]

Our Pineville Family Dentists Provide the Difference between Gingivitis and Periodontitis

People looking to receive the proper gingivitis treatment must understand the ways in which gingivitis treatment differs from periodontitis. But while both diseases are from the same family, gingivitis is a more mild form which can be treated in a very basic manner if the problem is caught early enough. Periodontitis however requires an extremely more invasive process because of the aggression of the oral disease. The pockets that are created which can contain bacteria often lead to long-term dental issues and in many cases the loss of teeth. If he is essential for anyone who has signs of periodontitis to seek long-term treatment so that they can restore their dental health to the best of their ability. Going into [...]

Knowing What Causes Tooth Loss Will Help You Improve Your Dental Health

When a tooth comes out and the cause is not an accident or injury, the number one cause is gum disease. Gum disease is the first stage in the process of a tooth dying and falling out, and gum disease begins with poor dental hygiene. Practicing good dental hygiene will greatly reduce the risk of gum disease, but regular visits to your local dentist office are also necessary to treat gum disease if it does occur. Gum disease can sometimes be caused by illness; it can be a side effect of some medications; or you can inherit it. Left untreated, gum disease will progress, and then it can cause tooth decay, destroy a tooth and cause it to fall out [...]