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 one of the main causes of tooth decay, tooth discoloration, gingivitis and gum disease, as well as sensitivity and bad breath. Cutting back or eliminating sugar completely will not only [...]

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. We were happy to share tips on how they could encourage friends and family members to stop smoking in order to maintain good oral hygiene. At the end of our [...]

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, gingivitis is reversible however, left untreated it can cause permanent damage to your teeth and jaw called periodontitis. Signs and Symptoms of Gingivitis The telltale signs of gingivitis are red [...]

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 policies cover 2 or more dental cleanings a year. If you haven’t scheduled your dental cleaning and exam now is the perfect time to do so. Regular dental cleanings help [...]

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

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 tools effectively without harming your mouth. 2) Early Detection Prevents Costly Procedures Your dentist will thoroughly check your mouth for signs of gum disease and decay. When they catch 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 the common ones are: Allergies Cold, pollens, dust, and other allergens may cause the nose tissue to swell blocking the passage. Since the sinuses cannot drain, pain in the nose [...]

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 choosing some dental friendly school lunches that are also easily prepared: 1. Fruits and vegetables Preparing these healthy options is not anything difficult. You can prep the night before by [...]

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

The Basic Procedure of Getting a Filling

Royce Family Dentistry in Pineville wants to ease your mind when it comes to getting a filling. Many people oftentimes come to the office scared. However, this simple procedure should never be a scary one. It is simple, quick and allows you to get relief from any tooth discomfort you might have been feeling. It is a great way to fill in those holes and get back on track.   The Process of Getting a Filling The process that comes with getting a filling is one that is easy to go through. Not only can you feel more comfortable with the dentist, but you can feel more comfortable eating once again. When you have a cavity or a hole in [...]

By |2017-06-15T09:00:48+00:00June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

3 Great General Dentistry FAQs We Address Many Times for Our Patients

In this contemporary era, many Pineville residents have grown conscious of the fact that practicing good dental habits will contribute to overall health while also preventing disease. If you're interested in getting the teeth optimization process underway, it's important to know that learning more about the world of general dentistry is a great way to make it happen. Below you will find three of the common FAQs pertaining to the world of general dentistry: 1. How Often Should I Visit The Dentist? In general, people are advised to visit the dentist twice a year. Doing so helps ensure that the dentist can provide you with preventive care while also offering advice and instructions regarding how to keep your teeth in [...]

By |2016-08-02T07:31:18+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Tips to Help Your Child in the Waiting Room at the Pediatric Dentist

When you think about bringing your kids to the local dentist office for the first time, you may frequently picture a massacre in your head. You see your kids screaming and crying before, during and after their time at the children's dentist. Although you might not entirely assuage every single fear that they have, you can work toward a better experience, thereby encouraging optimal dental hygiene. Pick a Kid-friendly Dentist Bringing your kids to the same dentist that you go to is tempting, especially when you are constantly running around from place to place. However, consider if that option is really the best choice for your kids. Instead, look into a local dentist office that specializes in pediatric care. The [...]

By |2016-07-19T07:34:50+00:00July 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|