Maintaining a healthy smile is the most important thing you can do to keep your smile beautiful. Dr. Durning Moore is a general and family dentist located in Charlotte, NC. He offers a full menu of dental services and treatments but places emphasis on preventive dental care.
As a caring dentist, he enjoys getting to know each individual patient and learning about their unique oral care needs. He is currently welcoming patients and their families from Pineville, NC to join his dental practice.
The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene
One of the most important things you can do for your overall health is to maintain good oral hygiene habits. The most important habits include sufficient daily oral care and visiting your dentist every six months.
Regular Dentist Appointments
The primary goal in general dentistry is to prevent dental problems from developing and to treat dental problems in their earliest stages. Routine dentist appointments are absolutely necessary for prevention and early intervention.
At each dentist appointment, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned by a registered dental hygienist. They will clean all surfaces of the teeth using special tools, reaching places a tooth brush, nor floss, can reach. This will prevent plaque and tartar build-up, eliminating disease-causing bacteria.
At each dentist appointment, Dr. Moore will also screen for tooth decay and gum disease, two very common dental problems that can wreak havoc on your oral health if left untreated. When discovered during the early stages, we can recommend the most conservative treatments that will preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible.
At-Home Oral Hygiene
Daily at-home preventive dental care will help stop problems before they develop. These habits should be formed at a young age and carried on your entire life. The most basic daily care should include brushing your teeth at least twice a day but you should try to brush after each meal to remove food that gets stuck.
Flossing at least once a day can also dislodge food that gets stuck in between teeth. You should also eat a healthy, well balanced diet that limits food and drinks that contain sugar. It is also important to use tooth paste that contains fluoride, an important mineral that helps prevent cavities and makes teeth stronger.
Dentistry for Children
Dr. Moore is a family dentist that treats patients of all ages from Pineville, NC, including children. Dentistry for children is very important because it helps our young patients establish a solid foundation for long term oral health. We welcome children to our dentist office starting around age 1.
Dr. Moore wants his young patients to feel comfortable and confident during their appointments and these early visits will help acquaint them with our office.
With one of the biggest issues in early childhood being tooth decay, it is imperative for parents to start teaching kids about good oral hygiene as early as possible. This includes early dentist appointments and daily at-home oral care.
You should teach your kids to brush and floss regularly and feed them a healthy diet that limits sugar. To help reduce the chances of developing cavities, Dr. Moore also encourages children to rinse with water or chew sugar-free gum after meals and snacks. Parents can also make sure their child is consuming enough calcium to support healthy tooth enamel.