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best electric toothbrushes

What Are the Best Electric Toothbrushes?

Electric toothbrushes provide many benefits for your dental health, leading to dentists recommending them to their patients. The first benefit is that they beat regular toothbrushes for removing plaque from the teeth. They also provide a more thorough clean for hard-to-reach spots. Plus, they clean the teeth faster while still helping you brush longer. By giving you a better tooth and gum cleaning, electric toothbrushes can help you keep a clean, fresh mouth and reduce your chance of developing gum disease and cavities. Despite the benefits, eventually you have to choose the best electric toothbrush for you. So what are the best electric toothbrushes on the market?

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How to Navigate Stress and Dental Health

Not only can stress wear you down both emotionally and physically, it also has a drastic effect on your health and well-being. Surprisingly enough, this includes your oral health. From teeth grinding to canker sores, stress can be the culprit for a long list of dental issues. Furthermore, your diet during stress also takes its toll on your smile. A poor diet can lead to faster tooth decay and additional oral health problems. Not sure if stress is causing your tooth problems? Preventive dentistry solutions could be the answer! If you’re unsure about a dental issue, we will always recommend getting a checkup. Being preventive and seeking preventative dental care can save thousands of dollars down the road.

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When Should You Start Taking Your Child to the Dentist?

When should you start taking your child to the dentist? While every child and situation may be different, it is best that children as young as one-year-old have their teeth evaluated and to catch any early concerns.

We know that one-year-olds do not have much patience, so we keep these visits relatively short with little treatment. Our goal for these first visit is education, which in turn can save you time and money of having to be referred to a pediatric specialist or pediatric surgeon later on. In most cases when the children are calm, we can patiently treat, explain and work with each child in a fun, interactive way.

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Go with a dentist or oral surgeon for tooth extraction?

No one likes to have a tooth extracted, and the saving grace about that procedure is that it’s usually quick. Sometimes, though, special circumstances require special work, which means your dentist might send you to an oral surgeon. If you’re confused about why you might have to go to to someone other than your dentist to have a tooth removed, read on; depending on how the tooth presents before or during a typical extraction, it may need extra help in getting out of your mouth.

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What is Diastema?

What is diastema?

Diastema refers to a gap or space between the teeth. This gap is caused because of an unequal relationship between the jaw and the size of patients teeth. These spaces can form anywhere in the mouth, but are most common between the upper two front teeth. This condition affects both adults and children. In fact, this condition is more common in children, but gaps may disappear once their permanent teeth grow in. In adults however, diastema will not resolve itself on its own.

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What Is Invisalign and Why It Could be Right for You

You are never too old to have your teeth straightened and aligned, but the thought of having braces as an adult may make you decide to leave your teeth alone because you don’t want metal brackets stuck to your teeth for years. This is why alternatives like Invisalign exist, however; dentists know patients don’t want to have orthodontic work stuck to their teeth where everyone can see it. So what is Invisalign? Invisalign offers a less visible method of correcting misaligned teeth that is just as effective as traditional braces.

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Healthy Holiday Treats Ideas That Are Good For Your Teeth

People love to indulge during the holiday season. Between all the parties, school events, family dinners, and break room treats, it is hard to stay healthy yet enjoy the season. Many people are aware of how the holidays may affect their fitness and weight, but often people overlook the damage to dental health that comes from holiday indulgence. This guide is intended to give you healthy holiday treat ideas and help you enjoy the holiday season while maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Preventative dental care, healthy moderation, and wise choices are the key elements to a healthy holiday mouth.

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Why You Should Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year - Southview Dentistry Charlotte

Why You Should Use Your Dental Benefits Before the Year Ends

The end of the year is full of activities. Family, school, and work obligations can keep you running constantly, without the time to consider other important things – such as whether you have used all of the health care and dental plan benefits covered by your insurance. When it comes to dental benefits, millions of people each year are ringing in the New Year leaving money on the table. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, only 2.8% of people with PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) dental plan participants reached or exceeded their plans annual maximum. Many people also have Flexible Spending Accounts, which help pay for dental and medical care with pre-tax dollars. 

Whether you’re paying for dental care through a benefits plan or using an FSA, your current plans will most likely run out on December 31. Don’t let your hard-earned dental dollars go to waste. Here is a breakdown of what is flex spending, what these dental benefits are, when you need to use them by and how to make the most of your benefits. 

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Four Gingivitis Home Remedies

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, which in turn, can lead to tooth loss. If your gums are significantly receding or inflamed, please come see us at Southview Dentistry so we can diagnose the cause and treatment plan. Also, we require your gingivitis to be treated if you are considering gum rejuvenation therapy including our Pinhole surgery. Fortunately, early stages can be treated easily at home, but which gingivitis home remedies work best?

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The Truth About Soda and Acid Erosion on Teeth

Not many things are as eye-catching as a perfect smile; it’s the sign of someone who’s dedicated to a solid oral care routine. But there are some conditions that can ruin it faster than it took to perfect. As a result from years of soda drinking, we recently had a patient develop acid erosion to his teeth. This patient came in for a tooth erosion repair in an attempt to turn back on the clock on years of decay. Acid erosion on teeth from soda is one of those ailments to which everyone should pay attention so they can be sure their brushing and flossing still give them the result they expect.

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