Coming to see your dentist every six months for a dental checkup and teeth cleaning is a simple way to save money and prevent dental issues from developing.
At Carolina Dentistry and Dentures, we recommend coming to see our team regularly to keep your dental health in check. We offer family dentistry services to help everyone in your household maintain great oral health, whether they simply need routine preventative care, or if they would benefit from restorative & cosmetic dentistry services.
While sometimes it is possible to see problems or future dental disease by visually looking in the mouth, dental x-rays provide so much more. That’s why to properly diagnose an issue or even to be able to properly discuss your dental health, x-rays are necessary.
A lot of people clench their teeth as a reaction to stress or frustration, but when it happens all the time, it can cause pain and other oral issues. Teeth grinding is also a subconscious habit that can lead to problems with the jaw and temporomandibular joints (TMJ).
At Carolina Dentistry and Dentures, we can help treat excessive teeth grinding and jaw clenching, also known as bruxism. We provide options to help relieve discomfort, improve sleep, and lessen other symptoms of teeth grinding.
Bruxism can be mild or more severe. Some people grind their teeth during the daytime without even realizing it, while some may only grind teeth while asleep. When teeth grinding occurs while sleeping, it can lead to poor rest and may even be considered a sleep disorder.
Here are some signs that you may have bruxism:
At Carolina Dentistry and Dentures, we can create a custom-made mouth guard for grinding teeth to provide relief from the symptoms you experience day-in and day-out. We also provide direction on how to avoid grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw.
Our treatment can help you get better sleep at night, avoid jaw and TMJ pain, protect your teeth from damage, prevent headaches, and more! We can assess your particular needs and determine how to best help you find relief.
Come see our team to learn more about how we can provide relief if you experience pain from bruxism. Ask about a mouth guard for grinding teeth. We can help you get closer to feeling more comfortable every day! Call today to make an appointment.
It can be easy to let time slip by without getting your teeth looked at, but there are a number of reasons coming to see our family dentistry team regularly is important:
Call Carolina Dentistry and Dentures today to make an appointment for your regular dental checkup and cleaning. We will help keep your mouth healthy and looking great with our restorative & cosmetic dentistry services!
Not all cavities are created equal. A better breeding ground presents an opportunity for cavities to dig in and make a new home. Dental sealants are used to fill-in or cover this breeding ground in the effort to prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants are a protective shield that covers the chewing surfaces to block out food and germs. Dental sealants are recommended at regular intervals as a preventative measure to better protect the more cavity prone surfaces of the chewing teeth.
Eating sugars regularly allows cavity-causing bacteria to thrive which produces an acid stripping the strong enamel of needed minerals. Adding fluoride to the teeth allows the tooth to reabsorb these minerals making the enamel strong and healthy again. At Carolina Dentistry and Dentures in North Carolina, we can reapply this fluoride in the office to ensure you get the preventative measures recommended to keep your teeth as healthy as possible.
Sports mouth guards have a tremendous amount of research to show prevention of sports injuries when more common sports such as basketball, wrestling, football, boxing, soccer and more. At Carolina Dentistry and Dentures, because we have an on-site dental lab, we can create a customized and specific sports mouthguard while you wait. We will take a mold of your teeth and create a sports mouth guard that fits you specifically, which will provide a much tighter and more comfortable fit than over the counter type mouth guards. We can offer different thicknesses and materials that will be most suitable to your needs based on the recommendations of the dentist.