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Flossing Debate: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Periodontal Disease: What Are the Symptoms?

A common dental condition that many patients face is periodontal disease. After the age of 30, adults began to face this condition, one that is the leading cause of tooth loss for adults in the world. The condition is linked to health issues such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s, affecting an individual’s overall health as well as teeth and gums. If you are over the age of 30, you may be wondering what the symptoms of periodontal disease are. By learning more about the condition, you can avoid the condition or [...]

By |2019-02-28T20:17:27+00:00January 17th, 2019|Charlotte NC Dentist|

Implants Vs. Bridges: Which is Better?

To replace a missing tooth, a dentist will suggest that a patient use a dental bridge or an implant. Each option has its own advantages, so as the patient, it is important to understand the difference between the two to make an informed decision. Comparing each option can help you to better decide which treatment to use for your dental needs. Bridges and Implants A dental bridge and an implant will be created in a different way. A bridge uses a false tooth that is suspended between two crowns. With [...]

By |2019-02-28T20:18:31+00:00December 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

5 Tips to Help Your Child Through Their First Dental Visit

5 Tips to Help Your Child Through Their First Dental Visit Once children begin to develop teeth, parents must begin a dental routine. Brushing and rinsing out the mouth is important for good oral health. As your child ages, they will need to begin to see the dentist for regular checkups. For small children, a trip to the dentist can be scary. Thankfully, there are ways that parents can prepare the child for their first dental visit, ensuring the small patient is comfortable during the exam and cleaning. Take Kids [...]

By |2019-03-06T22:14:58+00:00December 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Who Makes A Great Invisalign® Candidate?

Invisalign® is a great way to straighten teeth and achieve that confident, beautiful smile. This orthodontic treatment involves wearing clear plastic aligners rather than using typical metal braces. Before choosing this dental treatment option, you should find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign®. You can schedule your consult with Royce Family Dentistry today by calling 704.540.5440. The first issues you will have to think about are the nature and severity of what you want to fix. Some of the situations that Invisalign® can fix include overbite, underbite, gapped teeth, [...]

By |2019-03-06T22:15:09+00:00October 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|