Fixing Chipped Teeth With Bonding

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A cosmetic dentist’s toolkit is filled with tools for fixing most dental issues, such as chipped teeth. In this post from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we’ll describe one that doesn’t get as much attention as other procedures, but is very versatile: dental bonding.

Dental bonding involves a resin material that is applied to teeth. It can also be used to fix cracks, to close gaps between teeth, as an alternate to conventional fillings for cavities.

The bonding material is applied to the teeth while soft and putty-like, and then hardened (or cured) with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.

It takes about half an hour to complete most bonding procedures, depending on what we’re doing. When two or more teeth are involved we may want to schedule several appointments.

Dental bonding is a versatile cosmetic dentistry tool, available at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill. Our office has extended evening and Saturday hours for your busy schedule. 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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Hiccups In Your Dental Routine

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The most common times people brush their teeth are morning and night – either before or after breakfast, after dinner, or at bedtime. As the team at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill knows, common concerns that come with this routine involve hiccups in the schedule, from family life, shift work or exhaustion.

Sometimes after dinner isn’t super cut and dried. Many families face irregular weeknight routines. As the school year progresses, some have games to attend, band concerts, play practice, youth groups or other weeknight commitments. An irregular schedule often disrupts regular dental maintenance.

Many adults have daily commutes or shift work to battle with. Due to the changing landscape of the job market and the greater variety in shift schedules we see patients who are adjusting to irregularities in sleep patterns. This leads to exhaustion and often sleep takes priority over consistent brushing – either morning or night.

The most important time to be sure to brush is after eating sugar or carb-intensive foods. These foods kickstart bacteria growth on the teeth without vigilant attention.

Highly acidic foods weaken the enamel, so it is best to swish with water immediately after consuming acidic foods to reduce the acid. Then brush about 30 minutes later when the mouth is less acidic. The fluoride in toothpaste helps remineralize the enamel.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we urge all our patients to stay on top of their dental health routine. Make sure it includes a cleaning and checkup in our office every six months. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-815-5105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


5 Reasons To Schedule A Dental Cleaning Today

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Coming in to the Town Dental Group office in Mint Hill for regular cleanings and checkups is important because it helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy. We like to see each of our patients twice a year.

What are the benefits to these bi-annual visits?

1. Protect Your Gums

It’s not only severe tooth decay that can damage a tooth until it is beyond saving. Gum disease that leads to bone loss is just as detrimental. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque that creates pockets of infection between the gums and tooth roots. This leads to periodontitis, gum recession, and eventual bone loss. A professional cleaning eliminates the plaque before it can cause the gums to pull back.

2. Prevent Cavities

Even if you brush and floss your teeth morning and night, plaque can build up. Your toothbrush can’t do it alone. We have many patients who are vigilant brushers but are surprised when our hygienist finds plaque on their teeth.

3. Check for Oral Cancer

The Oral Cancer Foundation relates this sobering news: oral cancer claims one life approximately every hour—that’s 48,250 deaths a year.

4. Oral Health and Overall Health Go Hand in Hand

Don’t think of your mouth as separate from the rest of the body. Many men and women do. Some get regular preventative services for physical conditions but overlook their teeth. At Town Dental Group, we’ve often wondered about this disconnect. Did you know that the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes increases with poor oral health? Besides, your lifestyle is dramatically affected when you have tooth pain, tooth loss, gum disease, or dentures.

5. It May Be Free

Many North Carolina dental insurance plans cover twice-yearly dental cleanings. Even if you don’t have dental insurance, cleanings are one of the most cost-effective ways to maintain ideal oral health.

Don’t take your dental health for granted. Get a cleaning and checkup from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, twice a year. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and have evening and weekend hours for your convenience. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-815-5105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


Dental Checkups in Mint Hill

Dental Sealants - Another Tool For Cavity Prevention In Wildwoods

Our patients at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill know how important it is to brush and floss their teeth every day. (We recommend twice a day.) Even with a great home routine, we want our patients to see us every six months for a professional cleaning and checkup.

Regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. But the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable.

Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied by your dentist in Mint Hill. This material is a resin that bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures. The plastic acts as a shield against acids and plaque that can damage the enamel.

You might think that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they’re good for adult teeth, too. This simple procedure can improve your oral health by protecting the surfaces that are particularly vulnerable to decay.

If you’ve never had dental sealants on your teeth, you may wonder if they are going to be noticeable. In a word, no. Sealants are usually clear, but some are white, or have a slight tint. They will not diminish the appearance of your smile.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we can apply dental sealants during one of your regularly scheduled cleaning and checkups. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry and emergency dentistry, and are open on Saturdays for your convenience.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


Town Dental Group: Open on Saturday in Mint Hill

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Between the demands of work and family, finding time to fit the dentist into your busy schedule is a challenge. At the Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we understand that, which is one of the reasons why we’re open on Saturdays.

We hope these extended hours make it a little easier for you to get in for twice-a-year cleanings and checkups. With a professional cleaning, we’ll remove plaque build-up, tarter, and stains. And checkups will find any developing cavities.

Plaque is that sticky film that builds up on the teeth. It is loaded with bacteria, and if it isn’t cleaned can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Of course, it needs to be cleaned off more than twice a year. That’s one of the big reasons why your home routine of flossing and brushing is so important.

In addition to our Saturday office hours, the Town Dental Group also provides emergency dental care. Dental emergencies seem to be governed by a kind of Murphy’s Law: they happen at the least convenient times. The most common type of dental emergency is a toothache, but there are many other issues, too. Remember, we’re only a phone call away.

Town Dental Group also provides general and cosmetic dentistry. Remember, our Mint Hill office is open for your convenience. But we’re here during the week, too! Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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