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…

Save Your Breath

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This post from Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte focuses on a problem experienced by many people, bad breath. Bad breath, or halitosis, has several causes. The most common is poor oral hygiene. Halitosis often happens in the middlle of the day, due to an inability to brush between meals. Small food pieces on the teeth, gums,…