Oral health is important to you, but you’re not quite sure what you could be doing better to improve yours. After all, you brush your teeth at least once a day. Shouldn’t that be enough? Your dentist in Boiling Springs says, unfortunately, that doesn’t provide enough frequency to rid your mouth of the harmful bacteria that lead to tooth decay and a host of other oral problems. As you continue reading, he’ll go into detail about how often you should be brushing daily and the importance of oral hygiene in your dental health.
Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Blog
March 2, 2018
February 5, 2018
Although each group has the same parts that make up their oral structures, studies show there are glaring differences between the way men and women practice and approach oral care. Your Boiling Springs dentist says the gulf between the two needs to be closed and that both men and women should be aware of the dangers that loom for each of them. As you continue reading, learn how problems can be prevented through greater awareness, improved practices and preventive dentistry.
January 8, 2018
Gum disease is easily one of the most common forms of disease in the U.S. and the world. It’s estimated that approximately 80% of American adults are affected by gum disease. It contributes to tooth loss, heart disease, diabetes, and even stroke. So how is your dentist in Boiling Springs fighting back in favor of your oral health?
Through a process known as deep cleaning, you dentist can protect you from disease in ways that no at-home care alone can. That’s why making it to your dentist has become so imperative. With this information, you’ll be going into the dentist office with confidence that you’re in good hands.
January 5, 2018
Are your gums red or swollen? This common dental issue can have many causes, with some more serious than others. That’s why it’s important to be proactive if you notice you have gum inflammation. Contact your Boiling Springs dentist if your swollen or red gums last longer than a few days. Until then, you can identify the possible causes and give yourself some relief before your appointment. Read on to learn what may be contributing to your red or swollen gums and how you can help before seeing your dentist.
December 8, 2017
A missing or compromised tooth affects the quality of your life. Eating and chewing food becomes difficult, and you may feel embarrassed about talking and smiling. A dental bridge in Carlisle can be a good option for replacing one or more adjacent missing teeth. Here are some of the different types of bridges that may be an excellent solution for your needs.
November 17, 2017
Have you found yourself avoiding many of your favorite foods, like ice cream and soups, because it causes your teeth to become painful? If temperature changes and inhaling air causes you pain, you may be suffering from tooth sensitivity. This is a relatively common problem that develops as the enamel becomes thinner, causing the dentin to become exposed. If home remedies have failed to give you relief, your dentist in Boiling Springs can help with a fluoride treatment.
October 9, 2017
If you’ve invested in dental implant retained restorations, your new smile should stay whole, healthy, and properly functioning for two or more decades. Unfortunately, some patients are not so lucky. When the dental implant tooth replacement process is completed correctly or implants aren’t cared for properly, the result can be a loosened or failing implant. Keep reading to learn more about the causes of loosening dental implant posts and how to talk to your dentistry team about dental implants.
September 16, 2017
Just as they say your eyes are the windows to your soul, your teeth can often be the view into other aspects of your overall health. Did you know that your dentist in Boiling Springs may be able to identify other health concerns occurring in your body just by examining your teeth? Here are some of the conditions he may be able to help diagnose.
August 11, 2017
Most parents know they shouldn’t send their kids to school with sugary, acidic sodas, but there are secret sugars hiding in some of the drinks parents consider good for kids. Sodas are highly acidic and contain large amounts of natural and processed sugars. This one two punch can increase risk of decay for kids. Reducing soda intake or removing it completely from your child’s diet is a great first step, but there are actually other drinks that can negatively impact your child’s oral health. There are three keys to keeping your child’s smile healthy. Drink sugary and acidic beverages in moderation, keep teeth healthy with great at home care, and visit a trusted Boiling Springs dentist for biannual dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings.
July 16, 2017
Tooth brushing is one of the most important ways patients prevent unnecessary decay or damage. Brushing technique has a huge impact on the effectiveness of daily oral hygiene, and our dentist and hygiene team will be happy to demonstrate proper brushing techniques during any dental checkup, but one of the questions we hear most often from patients is, “What type of toothbrush should I be using?” Many times patients want to know whether or not they should invest in a mechanical toothbrush rather than the traditional manual brush. We tell patients that any toothbrush used properly will remove plaque and tartar buildup, but we can make some specific suggestions based on your unique oral health condition. At Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our team is here to help dental patients from Boiling Springs and other surrounding communities make the best oral health and hygiene choices in our office and at home. Contact us to schedule your dental checkup to find out more.