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When Do I Need An Oral Cancer Screening?

Over 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year, and being mindful of your risk of oral cancer is vital to preventing it. Although Oral Cancer Awareness Month is observed every April, that’s not the only time we should…


What to Expect During A Root Canal

While the name root canal has the power to inspire fear in many people, the procedure itself isn’t as bad as you might think.  People tend to fear what they don’t understand but some knowledge can go far towards allaying…


Why Do You Need to Floss Every Day?

You might be brushing your teeth twice daily as recommended by dentists worldwide including Dr. Durning Moore, of Charlotte Center for Complete Dentistry. However, brushing alone is not enough to ward off tooth decay and gum disease. While it is…


Why is Smoking Bad For Your Teeth?

By now, because of a determined public service announcement campaign and the mandatory Surgeon General’s warning on packaging, most people are aware that smoking and using tobacco products has a negative impact on your overall health. The risk of developing…


3 Reasons to Consider Restorative Dentistry

Maybe you feel embarrassed to smile because you’re living with crooked, overcrowded, chipped, or broken teeth? You might be considering restoring your smile with cosmetic dental procedures such as dental implants, dental bonding or veneers. Maybe you’re unsure because you…


When is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Tooth extraction may become necessary for a variety of different reasons. Your tooth may be infected or damaged, or your wisdom teeth may need to be taken out before they cause further problems. How can you tell if your tooth…


What’s Causing My Tooth Pain?

Anyone who has ever had a painful tooth knows the sooner it can be relieved, the better. Pain in your teeth is not normal and can be a sign that there is a problem that needs to be addressed. If…


Why is My Tongue White?

Hundreds of different bacteria species live in the mouth, most of which are harmless and help with digestion. But sometimes an overgrowth of bacteria, immune diseases, or other pre-existing health conditions can cause tongue discoloration or other mouth symptoms. If…


4 Reasons Dentists Use Dental Crowns

Dentists strive to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible when a tooth is damaged. A broken or cracked tooth, or one with a cavity, doesn’t mean that tooth cannot be repaired. In fact, dental crowns allow…


Dentures or Dental Implants: Which Restoration Option is Best?

Dental implants and dentures are both effective treatments for restoring the appearance and functioning of your smile. However, the best choice is dependent on each patient’s individual situation. Implants and dentures both have their own benefits and drawbacks. Patients must…