Dental Patient Education

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

When we think of dentists and dentistry, naturally our minds think of teeth and all that goes into keeping them healthy and white. But did you know that a crucial part of your exam at Royce Family Dentistry includes screening for oral cancers? Oral cancers occur in the mouth and/or throat and can extend to the tongue and lips. The mouth and throat are made up of flat cells called squamous cells. These cells are arranged like scales in the lining of your mouth and throat, tongue and lips. When [...]

By |2018-04-23T14:14:42+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Quick Tips before you fill those Easter baskets!

With Easter quickly approaching, the dentists at Royce Family Dentistry wanted to share some quick tips before you fill those Easter baskets! At Royce Family Dentistry, we affectionately call the time period between Halloween and Easter “candy season”. There is a special sweet treat for every holiday! How do you maintain good oral health and prevent tooth decay when there is an abundance of sugar in all the treats? Sugar is also present in a variety of foods, making it extra hard to know you are consuming it. Sugar is [...]

By |2018-03-12T17:31:09+00:00March 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Royce Family Dentistry In The Community

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Royce Family Dentistry visited the 2nd grade, and 4th & 5th grade classes at Pineville Elementary! First, we spent time with the 2nd graders reading Doug the Sugarbug, teaching the kids healthy brushing habits, flossing, and cavity prevention. Next, we visited the 4th & 5th grade classes and presented information about good oral health, including healthy brushing habits, flossing, and scheduling regular dental check-ups. We also discussed smoking and how it leads to cavities, gum disease, and can even cause oral cancer. [...]

By |2018-02-28T17:44:50+00:00February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

What Is Gingivitis

If you have red, irritated, or swollen gums you may have gingivitis. Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease and is very treatable if caught early. At Royce Family Dentistry we take gingivitis very seriously and can create a treatment plan to restore your oral health. Gingivitis is caused by plaque, the soft and sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on the teeth and gums. Plaque produces toxins that irritate the gums, and is best controlled by daily brushing and flossing. The good news is that generally, [...]

By |2018-01-23T19:12:11+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

New Year & New Dental Benefits

A New Year brings excitement for everyone around the world. Many people have made resolutions, specifically those that are geared towards improving their health. Royce Family Dentistry is here to help you achieve your resolutions geared towards great dental health. Did you know that on January 1st most dental insurances begin their new calendar year which means those with that dental insurance have new coverage for the year? What does this mean to you? If you have dental insurance, you now have coverage for the specified amount. Most dental insurance [...]

By |2017-12-23T16:48:02+00:00December 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Education Matters To Royce Family Dentistry

Without education our community will not thrive. Community and education are why we do what we do at Royce Family Dentistry in Pineville, NC. When the recent opportunity arose to give to a local school, of course we said yes. Recently Royce Family Dentistry had the opportunity to give back to a local elementary school, Pineville Elementary. Dr. Ogletree presented the school with a $1500 check. A contribution of any amount goes a long way in the school system and Royce Family Dentistry was happy to give back. For many [...]

By |2017-11-23T03:15:27+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Dentist Pineville|

Why Do I Need To Go To The Dentist Every 6 Months?

Do you really need to go to the dentist every 6 months? You brush your teeth and floss. Isn't that enough? Royce Family Dentistry in Pineville, NC wants you to understand why we schedule our patients at least every 6 months for their routine dental cleanings and exams. There are 6 very important reasons not to skip you 6-month dental checkup. Let's explore them. 1) We Have the Tools Dental hygienists have special tools that allow them to clean your teeth and gums more extensively. They undergo in-depth training to use these [...]

By |2017-10-23T16:10:53+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Sinus Pressure Or A Toothache

Sinuses are hollow air spaces located in the forehead, behind each cheekbone and each eye. But the ones which are easily recognized are those within the bones between the eyes. Their function is to produce mucus for the nose. The mucus keeps the nose moist. It also protects the breathing system by trapping pollutants such as dust and allergens. Sinus pressure and toothaches commonly are mistaken. Keeping both your doctor and dentist informed is key in proper diagnosis. Most people suffer from sinus pressure. It results from different causes, but [...]

By |2017-09-21T16:38:25+00:00September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Dental Friendly Lunch Ideas For Back-To-School

Packing lunch is already not an easy task especially since kids are such picky eaters. Finding dental friendly options seems to only add to the difficulty of packing everyday meals. The food you choose to pack for your little one will provide the much-needed energy for him/her to go through the day. What’s more, healthy food is brain food so if you want your child to excel in class as well, you should review what foods they eat on a daily basis. Take a look at the following options when [...]

By |2017-08-21T21:03:46+00:00August 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Taking Proper Care of Dental Veneers

It is really important that you take good care of your mouth after getting dental veneers. That’s how to keep them protected. They are great when it comes to hiding some of the minor imperfections that commonly happen in the mouth. Dental veneers typically last between 5 and 15 years, but if you want them to last long-term, you need to make sure you are taking care of them. Give us a call here at Royce Family Dentistry if you want to learn how to care for your veneers. How [...]

By |2017-07-15T09:00:16+00:00July 15th, 2017|Dental Veneers|