Friday, October 23, 2015
There are more than 600 strains of bacteria in an average human’s mouth. Some do good, while others can do harm to your teeth and gums. Tiny food particles mixed with saliva form a slimy biofilm, called dental plaque, on which these harmful bacteria thrive. Starchy and sugary foods are bacterial favorites since they are sticky and hard to remove from the teeth’s surface (think candy and granola bars). If it’s not removed from your teeth, plaque can calcify into tartar.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Dental veneers are thin shells, usually made of porcelain, placed over the natural teeth to hide smile imperfections, such as chips, gaps, and discoloration. First used in the 1930’s by Hollywood stars, veneers have evolved and have, since then, become accessible to almost anyone who wants a stunning smile. In spite of their popularity, however, veneers are surrounded by several misconceptions. In this article, we’ll shed light on four of them.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
With a beautiful and bright smile you feel confident, attractive and optimistic. Your smile conveys friendly personality and self-assurance. People are lured to you and respond positively. Besides the physical appearance, an attractive smile has many added benefits. It impacts your emotionally and psychologically. A cosmetic dentist in Charlotte, NC specializes in smile makeovers and can help you achieve your ultimate goal of a magnetic smile.
Cavities begin with the erosion of enamel, the hard most outer surface of the teeth. Various factors can cause the condition and may include poor oral hygiene, incorrect nutrition, genetics or trauma. Microbial organisms enter the compromised surface and multiply, eventually resulting in dental decay. If left untreated, the caries will affect the nerve tissue causing pain, swelling, infection and premature tooth loss.