Our Top Priority At The Fayetteville Dentist

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At The Fayetteville Dentist, the dental health of each of our patients is our top priority.

Too often dental health is not taken seriously enough, even by people who should know better. In this post, we are going to review some of the most important reasons for taking good care of your teeth and gums.

First, let’s get to the most obvious ones. A healthy mouth helps to prevent:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Bad breath

Those are three pretty good reasons. But there are other really good reasons why you should make brushing and flossing your teeth a practice you wouldn’t dream of skipping.

Poor dental hygiene may put you at greater risk of the following:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes

You may wonder: why does my mouth have so much to do with my overall health? If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the mouth is a window to the rest of your body.

An examination of the mouth, and saliva in particular, can reveal the presence of systemic conditions such as AIDS and diabetes. Incredible as it may seem, more than ninety percent of systemic diseases reveal themselves in the mouth. Saliva testing can also reveal the presence of environmental toxins that indicate hepatitis and other serious illnesses.

Brushing and flossing may not help you ward off systemic conditions, but they can be detected by a dental exam.

We’ll wrap up this post with a predictable reminder: never go to bed without brushing and flossing your teeth first. Remember to brush for at least two minutes and to thoroughly brush the inside and outside of your teeth. And don’t forget your tongue!

At The Fayetteville Dentist, we want all our patients to have happy mouths – in other words, good dental health. It’s our top priority with every patient who sits down in one of our chairs. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry, and also have an office in Hope Mills. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-213-3789

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311

 

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Restoring Smiles At The Fayetteville Dentist

Restoring Smiles at The Fayetteville Dentist in FayettevilleWe believe a terrific smile is essential for putting your best face forward. At The Fayetteville Dentist we not only restore teeth to their original condition, we use cosmetic dentistry to make many smiles better than they ever were before!

Some patients have only a few problems they wish to repair. Perhaps one or two teeth are misshapen and seem out of alignment. If the problem teeth are only slightly crooked, porcelain veneers may be the solution. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of one or more teeth. They are extremely versatile and can correct shape, color, or both.

Another plus: porcelain veneers are practically non-invasive and do not affect healthy tooth structure.

Some people were once happy with their smile, but now want to bring up the whiteness a notch or two. Teeth whitening is a popular procedure for our cosmetic dentistry patients. We provide in-office teeth whitening for every type of smile. If you are ready to whiten your smile, come on in; we’ll help you find the best tooth whitening system for your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry from The Fayetteville Dentist can transform your smile! We also offer pediatric dentistry and a wide range of other services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-213-3789

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311

 

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The Fayetteville Dentist For Drop-Dead Gorgeous Smiles

At The Fayetteville Dentist we create positive changes to the smiles of our patients every day, by using the tools of cosmetic dentistry.

While creating beautiful smiles is our goal with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, it isn’t that simple. The overall objective is ensure the health and function of our patients smiles, along with their appearance.

Our teeth are subjected to a lot of wear and tear, and even the brightest smiles can become dull over the years. Our cosmetic dentistry toolchest includes things like in-office teeth whitening, which takes about an hour, and a professional-strength, take-home whitening kit.

If you teeth have unsightly chips or cracks, cosmetic dentistry can address them with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thing shells of medical-grade porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth to produce a smile your friends will envy.

These and other cosmetic dentistry procedures can all be drawn together into a smile makeover that leaves you with a brilliant, dazzling smile. A smile makeover brings out your very best!

To find out what The Fayetteville Dentist can do for your smile, call our office to schedule an appointment. Services include general and cosmetic dentistry. We also offer pediatric dentistry. Call us today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-213-3789

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311


Beating Horrible Halitosis

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This post from The Fayetteville Dentist takes a look at bad breath and how to beat it. Or is should we say takes a whiff of it?

Brushing just your teeth may not be enough to get all the food debris in your mouth. Bacteria can grow in those places only floss can reach. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth and the tongue in addition to the teeth is often  enough to keep your breath minty fresh most of the time.

Also, the food you are eating can impact the odor in your mouth. Onions, garlic, and coffee are likely to show up on the breath regardless of consistent brushing.

Illness, infection, and allergies can all cause salivation issues which in turn upset the control of bacteria in the mouth. Diabetes, kidney failure, radiation therapy, liver malfunction, dry mouth, or even a head cold can cause an odor. The oral flora is ever-changing.

Finally, dentures or a removable appliance may also carry bacteria that needs to be cleaned and freshened up on a regular basis.

  1. Brush and floss the teeth as well as brush the tongue, gums, and sides of the mouth.
  2. Enjoy onions and garlic a little less.
  3. Stay on top of health issues.
  4. Keep dentures clean.

At The Fayetteville Dentist in Fayetteville NC, we want all our patients to have fresh breath and good dental health. We also have an office in Hope Mills. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-213-3789

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311

 

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Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

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Regular dental check-ups and cleanings with The Fayetteville Dentist are critical for good dental health. Sometimes a patient’s gums may bleed after a thorough cleaning. Is this a problem?

Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a day or two, you don’t need to be concerned. But if the bleeding and tenderness last longer, you really need to return to our office for some follow-up. There is the possibility of gum disease.

Gum disease is usually the result of poor brushing and flossing habits. When you don’t brush and floss on a regular basis, there is a build-up of plaque, which hardens into a substance called tartar. That’s why we recommend our patients brush and floss twice a day. It’s the best way to prevent plaque from building up.

No amount of brushing and flossing will remove tartar from your teeth. It takes a professional cleaning to remove it, which is why we want to see our patients twice a year.

Risk factors for developing gum disease include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Genetics
  • Certain illnesses, like AIDS, and their medication
  • Medication that reduces the flow of saliva

The symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Painful chewing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums

The type of treatment a patient gets for gum disease depends on the extent of the condition. Part of the treatment might include behavioral changes, like giving up smoking. And it is essential that the patient adopts good daily dental care.

We think there already are plenty of reasons to quit smoking, and to start brushing and flossing twice a day. But if you’d like another, there it is: to head off a disease that could result in losing your teeth.

The unfortunate truth is that anyone can get gum disease. But there is hope; the earlier it is detected, the sooner treatment can begin. The Fayetteville Dentist provides gum disease treatment, as well as general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-213-3789

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311

 

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Beware Of Hidden Sugar

preventative dentistry in FayettevilleAt The Fayetteville Dentist, we counsel our patients to watch their sugar intake to prevent cavities and other health problems.

If you are trying to get sugar out of your diet, you are probably skipping the usual suspects: candy, soda, and baked treats. But not all sugar is as conspicuous as the frosting on a piece of chocolate cake or the powdery stuff in pixie stix.

Here are some foods found in grocery stores and school cafeterias with a surprisingly high sugar content:

  • Ketchup
  • Low fat versions of snack foods (Manufacturers often replace fat with sugar.)
  • Salad dressing
  • Breads, buns, rolls
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Protein bars
  • Granola
  • Canned soup
  • Peanut butter
  • Yogurt
  • Fast food meals (Hamburgers, fries, sandwiches, and salads are often loaded with sugar, not to mention the dessert items.)
  • Antacids
  • Cough drops
  • Fruit smoothies (Even a small serving has a whopping amount of sugar.)

Reading the fine print on labels is a must!

At The Fayetteville Dentist, we want the best possible dental health for each of our patients. We encourage everyone to brush and floss twice a day, and see us for a cleaning and checkup twice a year. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-213-3789

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311

 

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Boost Your Self-Confidence With Cosmetic Dentistry

Fayetteville Smile Makeovers at The Fayetteville DentistMany of our patients at The Fayetteville Dentist have had a boost in self-confidence after improving their smiles with cosmetic dentistry.

In order to achieve an attractive, yet natural looking result, we do more than recommend specific procedures. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth. In order to create a balanced look, the facial shape and coloring is taken into account. The patient’s age, health condition and lifestyle all influence the plan.

In short, every patient is unique; there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan.

Smile enhancement through cosmetic dentistry can have dramatic results in your overall appearance. Even one procedure, such as teeth whitening, can make a big difference in how you see yourself.

Your teeth take a lot of wear and tear over the years. But cosmetic dentistry from The Fayetteville Dentist in Fayetteville NC can restore your smile to its youthful appearance. We also offer children’s dentistry. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-213-3789

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311

 

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Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

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In this blog post from The Fayetteville Dentist, we’re reviewing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner or interdental irrigator.

The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was created in the early 1960s by a and a hydraulics engineer. The device is now known by the brand name Waterpik, though many people use the term generically. Since its origin, numerous other companies have entered the market with similar products. (The Fayetteville Dentist does not necessarily endorse any specific brand.)

A water irrigation device oscillates a stream of water through a small, targeted tube to shoot out bits of food and plaque from around and between teeth. There have been over 65 studies that have confirmed the safety and effectiveness of water flossing for calculus reduction, plaque biofilm removal, bleeding reduction, inflammation reduction, and gingivitis care.

Water flossing devices are great for people with braces. People with limited dexterity also find them useful and effective. And they’re a great addition to a dental health regimen that includes regular brushing and flossing.

At The Fayetteville Dentist in Fayetteville NC, we want all our patients to practice good dental hygiene at home. We also like to see each patient for a cleaning and checkup twice a year. We offer a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedulde your next appointment today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-213-3789

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311

 

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Small Dental Annoyance Or Serious Problem?

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In this post from The Fayetteville Dentist we are going to talk about stomatitis.

Stomatitis is dental-speak for something very common: non-specific irritations found in the mouth. Stomatitis is frequently caused by cold sores, gum disease, or even from biting the inside of the mouth (ouch!). Any time the membranes in the mouth become inflamed, they are referred to as stomatitis.

Most men and women have probably suffered from stomatitis and don’t think it’s a big deal. The good news is that these patients are usually right because the majority of these irritations clear up on their own in less than two weeks. While they might affect the ability to speak or eat or fall asleep, they are usually just a temporary inconvenience.

However, there are cases where a bacterial or a viral infection can occur in these areas of inflammation.

Because of this possibility, we should be aware of these issues. Even if you are fortunate and there is no infection present, we can always help you treat the symptoms of stomatitis.

At The Fayetteville Dentist, we want the best possible dental health for each one of our patients. That is our goal, every single day. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-213-3789

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311

 

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Let’s Work Together To Keep Your Smile Healthy And Beautiful

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At The Fayetteville Dentist we approach all your oral care needs in two ways: what we can do in our office, and what you can do at home.

For example, teeth whitening and correcting discoloration can be treated in our office or at home. In the office there are effective methods for lightening yellowed or stained tooth enamel. At-home whitening methods are also effective, and sometimes more affordable.

Additionally, we advise you regarding food and drink choices that can impact your whitened smile. Be aware of staining agents such as coffee, tea, tobacco and soda. We understand that eliminating these items altogether is not an easy lifestyle change (we like them, too).

Awareness and precaution can make a big difference. Rinsing your mouth out with water after drinking a dark or sugary beverage can cut down on the contact your teeth have with it and help neutralize the acids. Prolonged exposure to sugar can lead to buildup of plaque and tartar and prolonged exposure to staining substances can negate the results of teeth whitening.

At The Fayetteville Dentist in Fayetteville NC, we are committed to providing superior care to all our valued patients. Services include general and cosmetic dentistry, and we have extended evening and weekend hours to best serve you. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-213-3789

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311

 

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