In 1996, Dr. Christopher Bowman established Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte. Dr. Bowman is a reputable dental professional committed to preventative dentistry. The goal of preventative dentistry is to preserve oral health so that no restorative dental work ever becomes required. In other words, preventing gum disease, enamel wear, and a cavity in Charlotte.
Improving Children’s Dental Health
Brushing your teeth and flossing is a good beginning to preventative dentistry. It is also imperative that you get bi-annual exams and dental cleanings. With little ones, dental sealants might be a good option.
Dental sealants are a thin plastic covering, usually used on the very back teeth. These teeth are especially susceptible to trapped food particles, and at the same time tend to be the hardest ones to brush. The goal of a sealant is to safeguard a tooth against decay, which is always preferable to filling a cavity in Charlotte.
Despite efforts to keep children’s teeth healthy, many Charlotte babies develop several cavities during their childhood years. Since the rate of tooth decay often declines with age, if teeth remain intact during childhood, there is a better chance that these teeth can stay healthy for decades. When a 10-year-old gets a cavity in Charlotte, that tooth will probably need periodic attention throughout his or her life – even if no additional decay ensues. Once the enamel has been eaten away by acids, the tooth is forever weakened. Sealants act as a barrier between food particles, plaque, and the teeth. The good news is that sealants are easy to apply and last for years.
Schedule an Appointment for General Dentistry
Don’t believe that dentures are an inevitably for people when they reach their golden years. We have some patients in their seventies with all teeth intact. Call Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman for an appointment. We can help you develop a plan to keep your teeth in top shape. Healthy, white, strong teeth are the foundation for a lifelong, sensational smile.
If your teeth and gums are healthy, but you don’t like your smile because of cosmetic issues, call 704-337-8070 to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation. Dr. Bowman offers cosmetic dentistry, along with smile makeovers and restorative dentistry. Come learn about advanced cosmetic dentistry available at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte.