Mint Hill Wants Silver Screen Smiles

Mint Hill Wants Silver Screen Smiles

With the constant media coverage of celebrities, many of us are interested in having a smile like the stars! With cosmetic dentistry from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, anyone can have a smile they want to show off.

Many smile makeovers include teeth whitening. There are a variety of ways this can be done. You can find whitening strips and gels in any drug store, and we can recommend an effective one. Even better is professional teeth whitening. This is a quick way to see whiter teeth, usually in less than an hour.

For missing teeth, a dental implant is an ideal, state-of-the-art solution. Because a dental implant is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels just like a natural tooth. A dental implant prevents jawbone recession and the shifting of adjacent teeth.

Porcelain veneers are especially popular. They cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each patient. Veneers are useful for anyone with broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps they would like to hide.

Enamel shaping, bonding, braces, and gum contouring are other successful treatments that can be used to help your teeth look their best.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, cosmetic dentistry can transform an ordinary smile into something you might see on the silver screen. We have extended evening and weekend hours that fit the busiest of schedules. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

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Are yellowing teeth getting you down? If so, you are not alone! One of the most common concerns we hear about at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill have to do with dull teeth, and the best way to whiten them.

That explains why there are so many over-the-counter teeth whitening products. They include not only toothpaste, but gels and whitening strips.

Whitening toothpastes work by adding chemical agents that can gently polish and whiten teeth. However, these substances only remove stains that are on the surface of the teeth. This ordinarily results in whitening by roughly one shade.

On the other hand, professional teeth whitening can improve your teeth anywhere from three to eight shades. That is quite a difference!

Professional teeteh whitening at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill can transform your smile. It’s just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. We also feature children’s dentistry, and many other services. Call for an appointment with us today!

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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Floss Pick Facts For Mint Hill

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At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we want all our patients to keep their teeth as clean as possible. But we know a lot of them want convenience. That’s why so many use floss picks instead of conventional dental floss.

These little tools are quite handy. They usually have a handle that is pointed and can double as a toothpick, and a length of floss strung in a U-shaped groove. They are affordable and can be used more discretely than floss.

While this may seem like a dream come true, floss picks are, in fact, a step below actual floss when it comes to effectiveness. The American Dental Association has only approved dental floss for cleaning in between teeth.

One of the issues with floss picks is that they can’t curve around teeth, which is necessary for thorough plaque removal.

What to do? If you love floss picks, continue to use them when convenient. But try to use regular dental floss, too, especially at the end of the day.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we want the best possible dental health for all our patients. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call to schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

Mint Hill Cosmetic DentistryIn this post from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we explain the difference between general and cosmetic dentistry.

General dentistry is dedicated to preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, such as a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will identify the best way to restore it.

Cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make smiles more attractive. Procedures like teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns transform smiles from ordinary to extraordinary.

In some cases, there is a cosmetic component to restorative procedures. For example, if a dental patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth needs to be restored to prevent decay. The tooth is also less structurally sound, so it is vulnerable to further damage. In addition, the tooth affects the overall appearance of the smile. Depending on the specifics of the damage, there are several restorative options. Dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns are all used to repair a damaged tooth.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Call our office to schedule your next cleaning and checkup today!

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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Sealants Prevent Cavities For Kids

Town Dental Group Sealants Prevent Cavities For Mint Hill KidsYour child’s first dental exam at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill should occur when the first teeth are in, usually between six months and one year of age.

During this first check-up we can discuss sealants, a clear layer of plastic applied to the grooved surfaces of the teeth.

Sealants protect the teeth and prevent cavities by filling in the crevasses where food particles can get caught and breed dangerous bacteria They are especially effective on the back teeth, where most cavities occur.

The application process takes only one short visit. The teeth are cleaned, dried, and then liquid sealant is applied to teeth and hardened: it’s quick and painless. Your child will be able to eat right after the appointment.

If properly cared for, sealants can last for many years, protecting your child during the most cavity-prone ages. Sealants can also be re-applied, as necessary.

Dental sealants from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill are an added barrier of protection for your child’s teeth. We offer pediatric dentistry, as well as general and cosmetic dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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Creating Beautiful Smiles At Town Dental Group

Creating beautiful Mint Hill smiles at Town Dental Group

Town Dental Group in Mint Hill is a full-service dental practice. As a general dentistry practice, we view ourselves as your first line of defense when it comes to your dental health: the place that helps you maintain healthy teeth and gums.

We recommend seeing us for a cleaning and checkup every six months. Coupled with the brushing and flossing you do every day at home, regular checkups are the best way to stay on top of your dental health.

At a typical checkup, we’ll evaluate the state of your teeth and gums, looking for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. These evaluations usually include a visual inspection, along with other procedures like X-rays.

We’ll perform minor procedures, if necessary, such as filling a cavity. Depending on our schedule and yours, we may need to schedule a follow-up appointment a week or two down the road.

If a more complex procedure is necessary, like a root canal, we can do that too. In cases like that, we will definitely be scheduling a follow up. We are qualitifed to provide sedation for those patients who are anxious about certain procedures.

One of the most important things we’ll do at every six-month checkup is clean your teeth and gums. This is performed by one of our hygientists, who uses special tools to remove any plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth.

Finally, we can advise you on your daily dental care routine, and suggest any improvements if necessary.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we help keep your smile beautiful! Services include general and cosmetic dentistry, children’s dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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Debunking Dental Myths

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This post from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill focuses on three dental-related myths, which we debunk.

All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth

We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those that are swallowed immediately. For example, sipping a soda or sucking on a mint can be worse than eating a candy bar all at once.

You Don’t Need To Worry About Baby Teeth Because They Will Fall Out Anyway

Healthy primary teeth serve several important purposes. They allow the child to eat and speak properly. They retain proper spacing of teeth. A healthy smile instills confidence and self-esteem. Healthy baby teeth eliminate the pain of decay which disrupts normal daily activity.

Pulling A Tooth Is Just As Good As A Root Canal

We will let the American Associate of Endodontists explain this one:
Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option. Nothing can completely replace your natural tooth. An artificial tooth can sometimes cause you to avoid certain foods. Keeping your own teeth is important so that you can continue to enjoy the wide variety of foods necessary to maintain the proper nutrient balance in your diet. Endodontic treatment, along with appropriate restoration, is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. Endodontic treatment also has a very high success rate. Many root canal-treated teeth last a lifetime.

At Town Dental Group, we provide accurate answers to all of your dental questions. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup today, and bring your questions with you!

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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Protect Your Enamel, Protect Your Teeth

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Your enamel is uniquely suited to protect your teeth. If you keep it healthy, you can avoid many oral miseries. At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we remind patients it’s best to form enamel-healthy habits when you’re young.

With healthy enamel you minimize the risk of cavities. Your teeth will be less likely to chip or crack. You will avoid many causes of tooth stains.

Teach your child to protect their tooth enamel. There are many other health benefits as well.

For Healthy Tooth Enamel, Avoid The Following

  • Frequently Eating Sticky Food. Gummy candy, protein bars, and dried fruit can chip teeth.
  • Chewing On Hard Foods. For example, unpopped popcorn kernals and pitted fruits.
  • Grinding Teeth. If you grind your teeth, discuss it with your dentist. It can cause headaches, tooth damage, and gum recession. An appliance can guard your enamel.
  • Drinking Anything Besides Water Frequently. If your teeth are awash in carbonated beverages (sugared or diet), juice, coffee, or sports drinks habitually, your enamel will suffer from the acids and sugar.
  • Playing Sports Without a Mouthguard. Sports pose a major risk of tooth damage. Custom-fitted mouthguards from your dentist are more comfortable than the boil-and-bite type.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we take good care of our patients’ teeth! Services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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Infant And Toddler Teeth Care

Infant and Toddler Teeth CareDid you know that caring for your infant’s teeth should begin even before they come in? To prevent bacteria growth, you can wash your baby’s gums with a wet washcloth after feedings. At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we recommend that you do.

Babies should never be put to bed with a bottle, no matter how tempting it is for tired parents. The sugars in milk or juice that stay in contact with teeth for hours can damage the enamel. When your child gets his first tooth, it is time to brush. Parents should use non-fluoride toothpaste until the child is two years old. Then, use only a tiny dab. Young children often swallow toothpaste while brushing. If a child ingests too much fluoride, teeth can become stained.

When a child is old enough to brush his own teeth, it is critical that an adult go over them after the child finishes to make sure they are clean. Many children thoroughly clean the chewing surfaces, but often fail to clean the backsides and gumline. Ask us about dental sealants – an extra protection against decay.

Monitor your child’s meals and snacks. We all know that sugary snacks are not only bad for growing bodies; they are also bad for teeth. Scheduling set times to drink anything other than water during the day can also help prevent cavities for children.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we provide children’s dentistry, and a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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A Ginormous Cavity?

Mint Hill Cosmetic DentistryAt Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, when we repair a tooth that has decay or damage, the procedure chosen often depends on the location of the problem. We’re talking tooth-specific locale here.

If there is a chip, crack, or tooth decay on the biting surface of a tooth, an onlay or inlay is often created to restore the tooth.

Inlays and onlays are a type of tooth restoration. They are usually bigger than a conventional filling yet smaller than a complete crown. An inlay is used to fill an area inside the cusp tips or bumps of a tooth. An onlay covers an area that includes more than one cusp.

Town Dental Group inlays and onlays:

  • Are stain resistant
  • Do not bring about tooth sensitivity
  • Are beautifully matched to natural teeth
  • Strengthen the tooth and protect against further decay or weakening

Schedule a checkup with Town Dental Group in Mint Hill today. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. We have extended evening and weekend hours that fit your busy lifestyel. Call today!

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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