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 [...]

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 students school is a safe place and one that provides meals that may not be able to be provided at home. We also know that many times teachers and staff [...]

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

6 Common Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry Everyone Should Know

If you feel unhappy with your smile for any reason, you can receive a cosmetic dental treatment to restore your teeth and improve your confidence. Most people who consider cosmetic dentistry have several questions about the treatment. Here are some of the most common questions people have when deciding to receive treatment: How is cosmetic dentistry different from general dentistry? The goal of general dentistry is to maintain the health and function of your teeth. While general dentistry also usually improves the appearance of your teeth, the main focus is health. Cosmetic dentists focus more on improving the appearance of your teeth and smile. What are my options for improving my smile? Depending on what exactly you'd like to fix, [...]

By |2016-10-04T07:21:43+00:00October 4th, 2016|Dentist Pineville|

3 Strategies from Our Pineville Dentist to Keep Your Teeth In Great Condition

These days, many individuals are interested in getting their teeth in excellent condition. If this is the case for you, it's important to know which general dentistry tips to employ so that you can attain the absolutely amazing set of pearly whites that you've always wanted. To get on the road to great teeth now, start implementing some or all of the teeth tips outlined for you below: 1. Watch What You Eat. If you're serious about keeping your teeth in excellent condition, be super conscious about the foods that you eat. There are a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables that work towards keeping your teeth healthy and strong. Some of them include: • leafy greens (spinach, arugula, [...]

Knowing When to Switch Dentists

Visiting the same dentists time and time again provides people with a level of security and comfort. Sometimes, they forget that a better option may exist. While feeling comfortable with the practitioner is important, people should recognize when the time may have come to find a new general dentist in the area. Change in Dentists One of the reasons why people like to go to the same place for their dental exams is their familiarity with the dentist him or herself. As times change, however, new dentists may move into the practice as the older ones retire. Even though the physical space is still the same, the general dentist is not, and patients may not have the same rapport with [...]