Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics

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At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte we see more cavities in our patients than we would like to. Cavities are far too common in the United States, and there is a tendency to consider them inevitable. Cavities happen when certain types of bacteria produce acids in the mouth. These acids destroy the enamel of a tooth, […]

Is Tooth Decay Contagious?

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In this post from Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte we discuss tooth decay, also known as cavities. Your mouth has a thriving community of bacteria. There are from 200-300 types. But relatively few cause tooth decay. Bacteria that cause cavities are in the mutans streptococcus family. The bacteria mix with sugar. This mixture creates a powerful […]

Making Life Sweet?

Most of us consume far too much sugar. That isn’t exactly a news flash, but at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte we want to remind you what sugar can do to your teeth, and what you can do about it. We get cavities when acids in the mouth attack the enamel and dentin of the teeth. […]

All About Dental Crowns At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte

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Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans, a powerful and wealthy civilization of ancient Italy, experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D. they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth […]