Why Is Dry Mouth Risky For Your Teeth?

Why Is Dry Mouth Dangerous For Charlotte Dental Patients?

A condition known as dry mouth is fairly common, and has some common causes. It can be really uncomfortable, and also pose a threat to your dental health. Here are some tips from Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte. The medical term for dry mouth is xerostomia, which is pronounced zero-STO-me-ah. Some of its causes include: Medications.…

Fun Floss Facts

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Flossing is one of the most important things you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Doing it is simple enough, but as in most things there is usually room for improvement. At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte we think trying out different types of floss is a good idea, and can help you…

Sealants Prevent Cavities For Kids

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Regular brushing and flossing are essential in preventing tooth decay. But another valuable tool are dental sealants, available at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte. Dental sealants are a thin layer of plastic painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars. Applying them is completely painless, and once they’re on they can prevent eighty percent of cavities…

How a Child’s Diet Affects Their Oral Health

Diet is important to a person’s overall health at every stage of life. It impacts physical, mental, and dental health. At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte we encourage all our patients to maintain a well-balanced diet. Let’s discuss the benefits of healthy foods for kids, in terms of dental health: Healthy, non-sugary foods can help strengthen…

Protect Your Enamel, Protect Your Teeth

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This message from Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte is about tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body, and well-suited to protect your teeth. If you keep your tooth enamel healthy, you will avoid many dental ailments. Your risk of getting cavities goes way down. Your teeth will be less likely to chip…

Tell Your Dentist Which Prescription Meds You Are Taking

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It’s standard practice for healthcare providers to find out what medications their patients are taking. At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte our patients sometimes wonder why we ask them about prescription medications before their dental process. Here’s why: Some medications—prescription or over-the-counter—can affect oral health or dental treatment. Bleeding Issues Heparin/warfarin and other anticoagulants can bring…