Protect Those Nooks And Crannies

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Dr. Christopher Bowman is dedicated to the prevention of tooth decay, which is the foundation for a healthy and beautiful smile. Preventative dentistry – brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings with a dental hygienist – are crucial for keeping your smile bright and free of tooth decay. There are some places, however, where enamel damage can occur even with dedicated oral hygiene.

The very back of the mouth, where the premolars and molars are, is the most problematic area to brush and floss. Deep pits in molars and spaces between teeth are the perfect environment for cavities to flourish. Food and bacteria that is lodged in pits of molars and spaces between teeth create acid that has direct contact with tooth enamel and immediately goes to work.

While brushing frequently is important, an additional safeguard against tooth decay is the application of dental sealants. Dental sealants are a plastic barrier that Dr. Bowman can apply. The sealants are placed over the top of each tooth, to prevent bacteria and plaque having direct contact with the tooth.

Many Charlotte parents obtain sealants for their children and teens, and many adults in the Dilworth area are having them applied to help fight tooth decay and protect enamel. After sealants are applied, they will be examined at each visit and reapplied as necessary.

Are they cost effective? Sealants are relatively inexpensive initially and downright cheap when you consider the cost of filling cavities and restorative procedures that may be necessary in the future. Sealants may be the best investment you ever make in your child’s smile.

To keep a healthy smile, follow these essential steps:

Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush that is replaced every few months
Brush with ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste after each meal
Eat a diet with plenty of fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and low fat protein sources.
Limit or avoid sugary foods and drinks, especially soda and hard or chewy candy
Visit Dr. Bowman at least once a year and have your teeth cleaned and examined
Consider having sealants to help protect the enamel in the hard-to-clean places

People all over the Dilworth area trust Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman in Charlotte for their family’s dental care. Dr. Bowman, DDS, specializes in smile makeovers, restorative dentistry and dental implants.

Call today for an appointment at 704-307-2821 and trust the friendly team at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman to help keep you smiling.

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman:

704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Give Me Some Air

Air Abrasion Dentists How long have dentists been drilling teeth? Would you believe 9,000 years? In an ancient graveyard in Pakistan, archaeologists unearthed skulls containing teeth that had undergone drilling. The stone-age dentists removed decay using drills constructed of sharpened flint.

Though advanced dentistry would not be possible without drilling, the sound of a dental drill can make many Charlotte patient’s hearts pound. However, there is another way your Cotswold cosmetic dentists can remove decay. This technique is known as air abrasion or drill-less dentistry. An air abrasion instrument removes material by spraying tiny aluminum oxide particles onto the tooth. The particles work like a sandblaster spraying away the affected tooth structure.

The many advantages of air abrasion make it a popular procedure for South Park family dentists. Because air abrasion is usually pain free, the need for anesthesia is reduced. The air abrasion instrument does not create vibrations or pressure. Dilworth cosmetic dentistry patients appreciate the fact that air abrasion instruments don’t produce that whiny drill sound that rings in your ears and makes your palms sweat. Because of this, air abrasion can be a less-frightening option for young Myers Park dentistry patients. Air abrasion is often quicker and more precise than traditional drilling, leaving more of the healthy tooth intact.

At Christopher A. Bowman, DDS, PA, we provide anxiety-free dentistry. If you would like to learn more about air abrasion, dentistry sedation or tooth implant cost, call us at 704-307-2821 . We are located at 1618 E Morehead St Ste 100 in Charlotte. The friendly staff at Christopher A. Bowman, DDS, PA is dedicated to your comfort and satisfaction.

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You May Have Gingivitis

Affordable Charlotte Dentistry Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are committed to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t affect your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems.

The first sign of gingivitis is swollen, sore gums.

Gingivitis is the term for Stage 1 gum disease. At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman, we routinely discover gingivitis in patients who are not even aware that they have the condition.

It is important for people to understand that it is not normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed or flossed. Sore, swollen, or bleeding gums are a tip off that something is wrong.

If you haven’t had an oral examination in a while and live in the Dilworth area, call Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman at 704-307-2821 .

Dr.Bowman will complete a thorough examination of your teeth and gums and take time to discuss the results and recommendations with you.

Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman is a full-service dental practice at 1618 E Morehead St Ste 100 in Charlotte. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for patients who live in Charlotte and the nearby communities of Myers Park, Cotswold and South Park.

During your dental consultation, we can look at any cosmetic or restorative services in which you are interested. Some of the procedures that we use to obtain unforgettable smiles are porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants, and tooth bleaching.

If you haven’t had your teeth cleaned in a while, we invite you to schedule a thorough cleaning. Our hygienists are skilled professionals who perform the ultimate in dental deep-cleanings.

Oral health and overall health go hand in hand.  Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-307-2821 .

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman:

704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

Posted in Dental Health

Stick Out Your Tongue!

Dilworth oral cancer exams As health professionals, we know that Dilworth dentists diagnose and treat conditions of the teeth and gums, but we sometimes overlook the importance of the tongue.

Have you ever considered all the amazing things your tongue can do? It helps us talk, perceive the texture and flavor of food, chew, and swallow. This strong and nimble gymnast is in near-constant motion during our waking hours. It is a wonder that we don’t accidentally bite it more often as we smile, chew, drink, breathe, swallow, cough, and laugh.

Your tongue can also reveal problems with your health, including digestive problems, infections, and diseases of the blood.

When Christopher Bowman performs exams, the tongue is always checked for signs of oral cancer and other serious diseases.

Here are some tongue abnormalities and possible causes:

  • Swollen tongue: reaction to food/drink/medication, strep infection, leukemia, hypothyroidism
  • White tongue: dehydration, yeast infection, irritation to tobacco, enteritis, gastritis, colitis, anemia or other nutritional deficiency
  • Canker sores: may be triggered by stress or reaction to food, toothpaste, or mouthwash.

If you have persistent canker sores, you may want to try eliminating products that contain sodium lauryl (or laurel) sulfate (SLS). SLS is a cheap foaming agent that is found in many personal care products. It can be difficult to find SLS-free dental products in Dilworth. The following brands have previously offered SLS-free versions but check labels carefully every time you buy a new tube. I have noticed that SLS has re-appeared in some brands.

  • Biotene
  • Sensodyne Pronamel
  • Tom’s of Maine
  • Rembrandt Low Abrasion

If you can’t find an SLS-free toothpaste at your local Dilworth grocery store, I would suggest trying health food stores, specialty drug stores, or trusted online sites.

Many of my Dilworth patients have asked me about tongue-scraping. I recommend thorough dental hygiene including cleaning the tongue. To schedule a consultation to discuss any dental health issues including tongue scraping, please contact my office at 704-307-2821 .

 

Contact Christopher A. Bowman, DDS, PA:

704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

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Artistic Smile Masterpieces At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman

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Hello Charlotte friends of Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman! Thanks for stopping by the ultimate cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are talking about personal transformation. Many Charlotte men and women want to reinvent themselves in at least one aspect of their life.

Some Dilworth people are training for a new career. Some Myers Park men and women have made a healthy lifestyle a priority by making better food choices and working out on a regular basis. Some Cotswold people are dedicating more attention to their personal relationships.

At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman, Christopher Bowman skillfully uses advanced cosmetic dentistry to transform lucky patients with complete smile makeovers.

A comprehensive smile redesign involves more than applying four or six porcelain veneers to the upper front teeth. Though veneers can dramatically improve a smile, a complete smile makeover is a total smile transformation.

Dr. Bowman evaluates the condition, size, shape, alignment, and color of the teeth. These elements are created, meticulously refined, and integrated in perfect harmony. The cosmetic dental treatments Dr. Bowman adeptly uses are dental crowns and bridges, inlays/onlays, short term braces, cosmetic bonding, crown lengthening, gum contouring, teeth whitening, and dental implants.

Like any artistic masterpiece, a perfect smile is far more than the sum of its parts.

If you have a vision for your unforgettable smile, it can become a reality at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman. Schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today by calling 704-307-2821 or visiting http://www.smilesatisfaction.com.

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman:

704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Do You Have Xerostomia?

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Most dental patients in the Dilworth and Cotswold area know that they can go to their local dentist for toothaches, cleanings, and bleeding gums (not to mention cosmetic dentistry procedures such as a smile makeover), but there are some lesser-known oral concerns that your South Park dentist can also help you with.

Dry mouth, technically called xerostomia, is caused by a lack of saliva and can be quite uncomfortable. It also predisposes North Carolina dental patients to a host of problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. There are some treatments, but a lot of Charlotte residents experience dry mouth because of certain medications or diseases, so make sure to bring a list of current medications with you to your appointment.

Bad breath is usually a result of bacteria build-up in the mouth, and regular trips to your Dilworth dentist can help you keep your mouth clean and the bacteria count within a sweet-smelling range. But, if you have good oral hygiene and regular check-ups and cleanings, then your dentist will be crucial in helping you discover the source of your halitosis.

Jaw clicking and jaw discomfort are symptoms you should have checked with your dentist immediately as they can be a signs of serious oral issues.

Hi. I’m Dr. Christopher Bowman, an experienced Charlotte dentist. I want my patients to come to me with all of their oral concerns. The friendly staff here at Christopher A. Bowman, DDS, PA would love to schedule an appointment with you and answer any questions you have about the ailments mentioned above, as well as questions about teeth whitening and Myers Park dental implants. We would love to hear from you today!

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1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
704-307-2821
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What Does A Missing Tooth Say About You?

Dilworth Mini-Implants When you meet someone in Dilworth who is missing a front tooth, what does that say to you? Do you wonder if they were in an accident? Do you automatically start making assumptions about their income, level of education and overall physical health?

Though it is extremely unfair, we are often judged (and misjudged) by our appearance. Even if a person is impeccably dressed and groomed, a missing front tooth detracts from the overall pleasing impression.

Here is a personal story from a woman who lost a tooth:

I lost my job and along with it my dental insurance, then a month later, one of my front teeth. It has been very hard to find work…. and I know the missing tooth has cost me several jobs.”

A missing tooth can be a big deal.

Dental implants not only restore oral health, they restore self-confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Studies have shown that after more than 20 years, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function at peak performance. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Not all cosmetic dental procedures are as extreme as teeth implants. There are many minimally-invasive remedies for unattractive smiles.

Porcelain veneers instantly provide a perfect, gleaming tooth surface for Dilworth patients with broken or discolored teeth. Tooth whitening is a quick and affordable dentistry procedure in Myers Park that achieves dramatic results without requiring the removal of any tooth structure. Call Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman at 704-307-2821 for more information about smile design and restorative dentistry- Dr. Chris Bowman

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman:

704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

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Does My Dentist Care About My Diet?

Myers Park Preventive Dentistry When people in the Dilworth area think of diet and oral health, they commonly think about the damage sweet drinks can cause to teeth. While it’s true that these detrimental sugars cause increased acidity in the mouth and lead to tooth decay, soda and sugary-fruit drinks are only part of the trouble.

The typical American diet tends to be high in calories and low in nutrition, even here in Charlotte and Cotswold.

If your body is lacking in critical nutrients, the tissues in the mouth may have trouble resisting infection. These dangerous infections can lead to gum disease.

A few years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled the MyPlate graphic to illustrate a healthy diet. Half of our meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables and the rest should be equally divided between lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy.

While this is an excellent resource, essential dietary needs change throughout life, so it’s a good idea to call Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman at 704-307-2821 and schedule a check-up with Dr. Christopher Bowman to see if your diet is affecting your teeth.

When you eat a balanced diet and feel your best, you’ll want to look your best, so be sure to ask our friendly staff about cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry procedures such as smile makeovers and same day restorations.

At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman, our menu of services includes crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, dental implants, tooth colored fillings, sealants, teeth whitening, and clear braces.

 

 

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman:

704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

Posted in Dental Health

Celebrity Smiles In Charlotte

Veneers in Charlotte How do celebrities obtain brilliant white smiles that are always ready for the red carpet or a close-up? Do they avoid coffee? Not likely. Every star-watching magazine is full of pictures of famous people holding Starbucks cups. Do they avoid tobacco? Some probably do, but many actors and fashion models with dazzling white smiles are smokers.

Very few people (famous and non-famous alike) with perfect teeth were born with them. (…Sure, no one is born with teeth, but you know what I mean.) Celebrities have perfect smiles because they have undergone cosmetic dentistry.

Guess what? You can also have a smile like a supermodel or television news anchor because Dr. Christopher Bowman at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte has as much experience and training in advanced cosmetic dentistry as any Hollywood cosmetic dentist.

Dr. Bowman has been providing smile makeovers for Charlotte and South Park dental patients since 1996. Tooth whitening is the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure in Myers Park. Tooth bleaching quickly perks up your teeth and makes you feel like smiling all the time!

Porcelain veneers are used often in Cotswold cosmetic dental offices because they correct many problems including misshapen teeth, cracks and chips, and discolored teeth. Teeth that have been worn down extensively can also be repaired with veneers. Preparing a tooth for a porcelain veneer is minimally invasive. The latest veneers do not require the removal of healthy enamel. Another plus: veneers are usually less expensive than complete crowns!

Tooth bleaching and veneers are just two of the many cosmetic dental procedures performed at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman. Schedule a Charlotte cosmetic dental consultation today by calling 704-307-2821 . At our office, you will always receive VIP treatment, without the annoying paparazzi!

We look forward to helping you achieve a celebrity smile.

(Note that the celebrities pictured above are not affiliated with our site; they just have great smiles!)

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman:

704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

5 Benefits Of Preventive Dentistry For Dilworth Kids

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At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman in Charlotte, we promote preventative dental care by developing decay prevention plans and helping our patients establish and preserve proper dental practices. If today’s Charlotte kids can avoid tooth decay, it will benefit them more than you may realize.

1) A healthy mouth equals better overall health and well-being.
Maintaining optimal oral health puts children at a lower risk for diabetes and heart disease.

2) A beautiful, healthy smile boosts confidence and self-esteem for youth.

3) By keeping teeth and gums healthy as youth, you avoid the need for pricey restorative dental work down the road.

4) Strong teeth helps kids get proper nutrition. Tooth decay makes eating difficult.

5) Proper dental hygiene beginning at birth and twice-yearly exams commencing with the eruption of the first tooth promotes normal speech development. (The American Dental Association recommends toddler dental visits to begin when the first tooth appears.)

If you are looking for an experienced family dentist, we invite you to call Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman in Charlotte at 704-307-2821 . Our friendly team ensures that dental visits are pleasant and comfortable for our patients of all ages.

If you have a toddler that has not yet visited a dentist, call 704-307-2821 today to schedule a pediatric dental examination. Effective dental care is just as important as immunizations, proper nutrition, auto safety seats, and medical care.

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman:

704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

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