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How Do I Pick From All Of The Different Kinds Of Toothpaste?

Sometimes patients feel overwhelmed by all the different kinds of toothpaste on the market. While most brands of toothpaste share common ingredients, there are some variations to suit different needs and preferences.

This guide isn’t a substitute for professional dental care, but we hope it clears up some of the mystery surrounding the different kinds of toothpaste available. By knowing a little about the options, you may be better prepared to make the right choice for you and for members of your family.

Before we discuss the different kinds of toothpaste, it is important to consider how most varieties of toothpaste are actually very similar.

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How to Handle Dental Emergencies While Traveling

Imagine you are enjoying your vacation until a tooth breaks or you lose a filling. A dental emergency while traveling is scary and often painful. Fortunately, emergency dental care may offer relief or even save your tooth.

You can never fully plan for life’s emergencies, however, it helps if you take the time to consider what you would do if you or a loved one suffers a dental emergency while traveling. Unexpected toothaches, broken teeth, or excruciating mouth pain can happen, but you don’t need to suffer.

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Step By Step Guide On How To Fix Broken Teeth

Patients sometimes ask how to fix broken teeth. Sometimes they ask out of curiosity and other times after experiencing the trauma of a broken tooth. This step-by-step guide outlines common causes, what to do if your tooth breaks, and how dental hygiene helps protect your teeth.

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Most Common Dental Emergencies and How to Handle Them

Have you suffered from tooth pain or a dental emergency? If so, you want to get help fast. Start by contacting your local dentist for an appointment. Next, use home remedies that are dentist approved for emergency situations. These treatments help to save your teeth if you have a broken or chipped tooth. You can also reduce dental pain and oral irritation before your appointment. Here are five of the most common dental emergencies we see at Southview Dentistry, and home treatments our dentists recommend.

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What Are the Best Electric Toothbrushes Recommended by Dentists?

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 recommended by dentists on the market?

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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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Front Teeth Repairs using Composite Resin

Case Study: Composite Repairs on Front Teeth

Front teeth repairs come in all shapes, sizes and materials.

Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.

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Case Study: Internal Tooth Whitening Procedure

If you have experienced trauma in one of your front teeth, odds are that you have been noticing some discoloration. A tooth that has been treated with a root canal can turn dark over time and requires internal whitening to address the “root” of the problem.
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Brushing your kid's teeth

Brushing Your Kid’s Teeth

You kid’s teeth are important! It’s never too early to get children in the habit of good oral care; . Of course, it’s up to parents to take the “first steps.” Finding new ways to model good dental habits and practice them with your kids is key. The sooner kids begin to take charge of their own teeth, the happier and healthier they (and you) will be. And the payoffs over a lifetime are immeasurable.

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