Caring For Your Teeth

It is flu season.  Although you can catch influenza at any time, the peak season is December through February.  Taking care of your body is important when you are sick.  Fighting the flu can also impact your oral health.

It is time for a perfect smile in the new year.  Now is the time to make a resolution to take care of your teeth and gums in the best way.  

When you overindulge during the holidays, your teeth suffer.  Sugary treats, alcoholic drinks, and holiday festivities take a toll on your oral health.  Follow these easy tips to keep your smile bright.  

After Thanksgiving dinner, everyone looks forward to dessert.  Your teeth; however, may not enjoy the sweets as much as you do.  It is important to know the strain your dessert puts on your teeth.

What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?  Family and friends usually top the list of things for which we are thankful.  However, things like our teeth are often taken for granted and we should give them thanks as well.  Teeth are more important to your everyday life than you may realize.  

A happy Halloween for kids means dressing up to fill a bag full of sugary treats;  though Halloween candy can be more of a trick than a treat for parents worrying about their children’s teeth.  The best way to get through Halloween without cavities is to have a plan. As much as the kids want… Read More »

The average person will spend about 1,000 hours brushing his or her teeth over a lifetime.  There is no time for an uncomfortable toothbrush.  However, there is a variety of types of toothbrushes on the market from which to choose.  From electronic, rubber bristles, raised bristles, different shapes, and revolving tuffs, which one is best?

Paying special attention to your health when you are pregnant is necessary. How important it is to keep up good oral health is often overlooked. Take charge of your health by visiting the dentists at Carolina Smiles Dentistry. Importance of Oral Health Hormonal changes during pregnancy can make your gums more susceptible to irritation and… Read More »

As parents, we understand how important regular dental appointments are for our children. However, as adults, we often neglect our own visits to the dentist. Regular cleanings at the dentist are essential for our oral health. Bi-Annual Cleanings The suggested number of cleanings varies from person to person because everyone’s dental health varies. However, the… Read More »

Gums are equally important as teeth for a healthy smile and good oral hygiene. Healthy gums should look full and pink. However, many people experience bleeding and inflamed gums, especially when brushing. Causes There are many reasons your gums bleed. Changing your oral hygiene habits such as flossing more regularly or brushing too hard can… Read More »

A professional cleaning at Carolina Smiles Dentistry every six months is the best way to maintain your child’s healthy smile. Daily flossing is important to support oral health between appointments.   The Importance of Flossing Brushing alone only cleans about 1/3 of the total surface of the tooth. That leaves a great deal of space… Read More »

Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontal disease.  It is most commonly called gum disease.  Symptoms include bad breath, as well as swollen, red and bleeding gums.  There is often little to no pain, but bleeding gums while brushing is common.  Gingivitis affects nearly half of all Americans. What Causes Gingivitis? Gingivitis is caused by… Read More »

Whether or not to allow your baby to use a pacifier is one of the many tough decisions you face as a parent/caregiver. Sucking is a normal instinct for infants and pacifiers help soothe and may keep your baby more relaxed, especially during the first six months of life.   It is a good idea; however, to discourage… Read More »

The best thing you can do as a parent is to ensure your child makes healthy food choices early in life. Too much carbohydrates, starches, and sugars can have a negative impact on their dental health, especially if left on the teeth for too long. Here are some tooth-friendly foods that go a long way… Read More »

All children go through a stage in their oral development where they suck on, bite, chew, and sometimes swallow things like toys, paper, and anything else that can put their hands on. For the developing child, mouth-feel is another way of exploring the world around them and to placate their curiosity. However, chewing on random… Read More »

For most people, the love for candy is almost irresistible. Despite knowing the potential effects of candy on their teeth, they still buy them. For children, accumulating candy is a distinctive aspect of celebrating the holidays. Not all types of candy are dangerous though. There are some sweets that are not as harmful to your… Read More »

Brushing and flossing are the best ways to prevent the development of tooth decay and gum disease. However, older children can incorporate mouthwash as part of their daily oral hygiene routine to further improve their oral health. According to the American Dental Association, children older than the age of six can safely use fluoride mouth… Read More »

The enamel of your teeth is the physical part that can be observed with your naked eye – it consists of minerals and hydroxyapatite, a bone-like material. Unfortunately, when neglected, the enamel of the teeth start to erode. Over time, the dentin will be exposed, and with continued neglect, the raw pulp will show. Eventually,… Read More »

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