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A Little About Dr. Ogletree (In His Own Words)

Here is a little background about why I got into dentistry and a look into what continues to drive me to always want more. For generations, my parents have been cornerstones of our community because of their involvement and services extending beyond their local dental office. They have served people; ranging from those with routine toothaches to individuals in need of a confidant. These two special people have been my role models since before I was old enough to realize how lucky I was to have exceptional parents. I grew [...]

Our Pineville Dentist Explains the Importance of Dental X-Rays

Along with keeping our teeth looking white and attractive, we visit the dentist to avoid unseen problems before they erupt into major concerns. Our Pineville dentist can see certain issues with a physical exam, but, some oral diseases start deep within the gum and can only be detected with dental x-rays. There are several different types of x-rays, and each serves a specific purpose. X-rays can expose hidden teeth, bone loss and problems with the jaw. However, each type can help the dentist see oral infections, gum disease, certain types [...]

9 Important Restorative Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions

What is Restorative Dentistry? It is the study, diagnosis and management of teeth diseases and their supporting structures. What causes a toothache? It covers periodontics, endodontics, and prosthodontics. Who is a Prosthodontist? This is a dentist who has specialized in restoration of broken teeth. They replace missing teeth using naturally looking substitutes or prosthetic teeth. Who is a Periodontist? This is a dentist who has specialized in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases; including placement of implants. They can also perform periodontal procedures to assist you to achieve the [...]

By |2016-10-18T07:17:32+00:00October 18th, 2016|Pineville NC Dentist|

Dental Sealants: What They Are and What They Do

Dental sealants are a form of preventative dentistry used to try and stop a cavity from occurring. Specifically, the sealant is a plastic material applied to the back teeth chewing surfaces or wherever else decay is most likely to occur; it is applied to you using a cosmetic dentist. By brushing and flossing on a regular, consistent basis, you will be able to remove the particles of food and any plaque from the surfaces of teeth that are smooth and easy to reach. Of course, not all teeth are easy [...]

10 Simple Tips to Eliminate Unpleasant Bad Breath

One of the questions that is often asked to practitioners of family dentistry is, "How do I get rid of bad breath?" We would like to offer 10 tips to help you eliminate bad breath so that you can be at your best and have a healthy, fresh, and clean mouth all day long. 1.) See Your Dentist or Doctor - In some cases, bad breath is a symptom of a dental or medical condition. If you have persistent bad breath, please see your family dental professional or your family doctor [...]

Dental Sealants: Who Can Get Them and What Is There Longevity?

Dental sealants are an excellent way to protect children’s teeth from tooth decay by coating them with a thin plastic material. Their teeth look and feel like normal, but they are protected from plaque build-up and decay early on. Dr. Phung Stevens and our staff recommend sealants as a preventive measure for children before any decay appears on their teeth. Who Should Get Dental Sealants? Dental sealants are intended for young children as soon as their first teeth come in. Decay is most common in the molars, so taking your child [...]

5 Tips to Teach Your Children About Proper Dental Hygiene

Children should learn the importance of proper dental hygiene starting at a young age. However, teaching kids health-related practices can be challenging for even the most patient parents. The following tips may help to facilitate the process in showing children how to take good care of their teeth. 1. Set the example. Let the kids watch you brush your teeth each day. Explain how important it is to have a clean mouth, and how good it feels after brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Young children are often intrigued by watching adults [...]

Be Toothache Free This Year Following Our 5 Tips

No one enjoys a toothache. In fact, some say the pain when a nerve is involved can be excruciating. Since the best plan of attack to stop toothaches is prevention, follow these five tips to avoid toothaches all year long. 1. Brush teeth daily. Everyone should brush at least twice a day, morning and evening, as well as after meals and snacks if possible. Brushing right after eating helps to remove food that gets caught between teeth or under the gum line. If you can't brush due to being in [...]

By |2015-03-09T12:28:04+00:00March 9th, 2015|Pineville NC Dentist|

Welcome to Our New Website & Dental Blog!

Thank you for stopping by to check out our brand new website and dental blog. We have built this website with our patients and potential new patients in mind to be able to easily find information about the dentistry services we provide for your whole family. Our blog will be refreshed with great, informational content on a regular basis, so we do hope you'll check back often and keep First Dental of Pineville at the top of your mind when needing dental work or a checkup. From all of us [...]

By |2014-11-01T12:29:58+00:00November 1st, 2014|Pineville NC Dentist|