A Toothache The Size Of Charlotte

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Ever get a toothache? Of course you have; who hasn’t? At The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte, we stress the importance of good dental care to all our patients. But Murphy’s Law assures us that if something can go wrong, it will. And that includes getting a toothache.

What Causes a Toothache?

The most common cause of a toothache, by far, is decay. Better known as cavities, decay happens when acids produced by bacteria destroy a tooth’s enamel and the dentin beneath it. Once the dentin is damaged, a tooth becomes very sensitive. That means that a cavity has developed.

If the decay gets too advanced it can affect the tooth at its root. At that point there is a high probability that the tooth will become infected. That will take the toothache to a whole new level of pain, and is a very serious matter. Call us right away.

Other Causes

As common as cavities are, they are not, of course, the only cause of a toothache. Tooth pain may also be caused by gum disease. A more common symptom of gum disease is a dull pain in your mouth, and sensitive, bleeding gums. But tooth pain often accompanies this. Even if there isn’t any tooth pain, if you suspect gum disease you should call us.

Teeth can also get hairline cracks that may not be visible to the naked eye, but will give you pain. The pain could indicate a crack that has made it down to the middle of the tooth, where the root is. It might be the result of some kind of accident, and it won’t necessarily give you pain right away.

What To Do?

For each of these issues, we recommend, very srongly, that you come in to see us as soon as possible. In the short term, though, you might relieve pain with one of the following:

  • A cold pack, such as an icebag or a bag of frozen vegetables
  • An over-the-counter anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen
  • A salt water rinse with warm water

But don’t do any of the above until you have scheduled an appointment with us. Mild toothaches are irritating, but it could be something more serious that we’ll want to treat immediately. Don’t take any chances!

At The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte we offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-800-0252

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273

 

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Does Your Dentist Conjure Up Cavities?

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Cavities can be filled, but it is better to prevent them in the first place. If your dentist seems to conjure up cavities at every visit, then it’s up to you to break the cycle. At The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte we are here to help you.

How can you lift the cavity curse? Call our office to schedule a checkup! Along with daily brushing and flossing, regular cleanings and checkups are the best way to ensure you have good dental health. That means clean teeth with no cavities, and pink healthy gums.

A cleaning removes any built-up plaque. Plaque is that sticky, filmy stuff that forms on teeth. It is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease.

After the cleaning, it’s time for the checkup itself. We’ll look for any new cavities that may have appeared since your last visit. We might take X-rays, although this is not done at every visit. We’ll examine your gums, too, for any signs of gum disease.

Finally, we’ll look at your tongue, throat, face and and head, and your neck. We’re checking for swelling or redness, or any signs of cancer.

At The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte, prevention is always the best medicine. Dentists never conjure up cavities but we take care of any that might be there. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. We have extended evening and Saturday hours for your convenience. Call us today!

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-800-0252

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273

 

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Super Smiles For Life

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Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and good dental health begins with pediatric dentistry from The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte!

We recommend a child’s first dental visit when as soon as the first tooth comes in, or by the first birthday. An early check is the first step in preventing troubles and setting the stage for lifelong dental health.

As children begin this lifelong journey, we start keeping meticulous records of their dental health, including the development of their jaws. This usually includes dental x-rays. We also share information with parents.

The condition of a child’s teeth can change fairly quickly. A slight change in diet or habit, like thumb sucking, may be noticeable after just six months. Suh issues can make the child vulnerable to tooth decay or jaw development problems, so the sooner we can identify them, the better.

Lots of parents wait too long to start bringing their children in for a checkup. This can have serious consequences. Kids should see the dentist twice a year, just like their parents should.

At The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte, pediatric dentistry can identify problems before they get serious. We want all our young patients to enjoy excellent dental health – now, and throughout their lives. For the grownups, we also offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-800-0252

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273

 

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Don’t Like Your Teeth? 5 Great Reasons To Get A Smile Makeover!

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Are you happy with your smile? If the answer is no, then you may want to consider these five great reasons to get a beautiful smile with cosmetic dentistry from The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte.

1. Even one or two procedures can make a big difference. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening and tooth-colored fillings are simple but have dramatic results.

2. It’s more affordable than you think. Talk to your dentist about financing options. You may be surprised at the prices (in a good way!).

3. Your dentist will keep you comfortable. Many individuals worry that the procedures are painful, but we can help you stay relaxed and free from discomfort.

4. You will look and feel younger! A perfect smile is the ultimate anti-aging treatment.

5. Regardless of your dental problems, chances are we can help you. Some individuals believe they have to live with stained, chipped, cracked, crooked, or missing teeth, but today’s dentists have the tools and procedures to fix all of these dental problems and more.

Cosmetic dentistry from The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte can give you the smile of your dreams! We have extended evening and Saturday hours to fit your schedule. Call for an appointment with us today!

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-800-0252

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273

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Oral Health In Childhood Has A Lifelong Impact

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Keeping your child’s teeth healthy is important while they are young. Regular checkups with The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte are essential!

Tooth decay and gum disease can hamper speech development. It can make it more difficult for the child to eat healthy food. Unhealthy teeth reduce a child’s self-confidence. This, in turn, puts mental health at risk. Mouth pain can also influence school performance.

Maintaining oral health in childhood is essential for a high quality of life.

The Health Benefits Continue Into Adulthood

When your son or daughter moves into adulthood, oral health should still be a priority.

You may be surprised that inadequate oral hygiene increases the risk of several diseases:

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Blood Cancers
  • Lung Cancer

At The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte, we help children and adolescents maintain healthy teeth and gums. We also detect problems in the early stages when they are easier to fix. Pediatric dentistry is among our specialties. We have extended evening and weekend hours to fit any busy schedule. Call today!

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-800-0252

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273

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You, Only Better

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Having a flawless smile is a personal benefit that you can’t put a pricetag on. Is your smile less than flawless? You’re not alone! But with cosmetic dentistry from The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte, those flaws can be corrected.

Before we continue, though, we must point out a misconception. A lot of people think that cosmetic dentistry is all about appearance. Yes, it will make your smile look a lot better. But your teeth will be healthier, too!

If you’re one of those people who tries not to smile because of flawed teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help. An improved smile goes a long way to boosting your self-esteem and self-confidence.

Available procedures include:

  • Porcelain veneers. Thin shells of medical-grade ceramic are attached to the fronts of your teeth. They can cover up chips, cracks, and gaps between teeth. They are also good for covering damaged tooth enamel.
  • Teeth whitening. Years of consuming tea and coffee and other tooth-staining food and drink really take a toll on your smile. You’ll find a lot of over-the-counter whitening products at the store, but none can match the power of professional-strength whitening.
  • Dental implants. One of the true marvels of modern dentistry, dental implants are titanium posts inserted into your jaw. One can support an artificial tooth, and several can support a full dental arch. Because the implant fuses with the bone, your biting and chewing power is restored.

Correcting problem teeth can reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues. Plus you’ll have a smile that you’ll love! Cosmetic dentistry from The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-800-0252

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273

 

 

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See The Steele Creek Dentist For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

The Steele Creek Dentist For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Is it possible to stop, or at least slow down, the aging process? Goodness knows, we try! From working out at the gym to face lifts to Botox to hair implants, we’re contantly trying to maintain that youthful appearance. Another great option are porcelain veneers from The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are affixed to the fronts of your teeth. It’s an easy way to mask any flaws, such as chips, cracks, or gaps between teeth.

Veneers are also great for whitening your smile. Our teeth naturally grow dull over the years. A lifetime of coffee or tea, red wine, and a host of other food and drink take a toll. You’ll still need to brush, of course. But veneers are largely stain-resistant, so once they’re in place you’ll never have to worry about discoloration again.

There is more than just a cosmetic benefit to porcelain veneers. Tooth enamel can grow thin over the years, from overzealous brushing and highly acidic foods and drinks. Unfortunatley, enamel won’t grow back: once it’s gone, it’s gone. Veneers are great treatment for teeth that have compromised enamel.

Porcelain veneers from The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte leave you with a youthful new smile, one that your friends will find impossible to ignore. They’re just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-800-0252

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273

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5 Tips For Treating Mouth Sores

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When our patients at The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte get mouth sores, we advise them to evaluate what they’re eating and make some changes. By following these tips, you too can avoid the discomfort of eating and help to increase the speed of healing.

1. Eat soft or pureed foods. Don’t worry, you won’t have to eat baby food—plenty of adult dishes fit the bill:

cream soups
yogurt
hot cereal
mashed potatoes
puddings

2. Keep your meals bland for a while. It’s humdrum, but watch out for overly spicy, tart, salty or acidic foods while you have a mouth sore.

3. Also, keep it cool. Only eat foods served at room temperature or chilled.

4. Use a straw so that whatever you are drinking can avert the mouth sore altogether.

5. Try to moisten dry foods. You can add sauces, dressings, and gravies to your meals.

We hope that these suggestions will help you the next time you suffer from a mouth sore.

At The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, and children’s dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-800-0252

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273

 

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Let’s Talk About Your Smile!

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How do you like your smile? At The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte, we know how easy it is to be your own worst critic. But we also know lots of people don’t care for one aspect or another of their smile. We can improve any smile with cosmetic dentistry.

Maybe you have a tooth that’s been chipped since middle school, or a gap between your front teeth that’s been there since forever. Or maybe your smile has grown dull and yellow over the years.

Popular Procedures

There are cosmetic dentistry procedures that can address just about any smile issue you might have.

  • Porcelain veneers. Thin shells of medical-grade porcelain are designed to fit over the front side of your teeth. They’ll hide chips, cracks, gaps, and other flaws. They’re custom-made to your teeth, look totally natural, and leave you with a great new smile.
  • Bonding. Bonding is another way to correct any flaws in your teeth. A special material is bonded to a tooth, and shaped to create a strong structure that looks fabulous.
  • Crowns. Dental crowns are fitted over teeth that are discolored or in need of restoring due to damage or decay. They are long-lasting and strong.
  • Whitening. Teeth whitening is an easy, popular procedure that lightens the color of your teeth. The same whitening agents found in whitening toothpastes, but at much higher concentrations, bleach out years of stains and other discolorations and give you a dazzling smile.
  • Dental implants. Dental implants replace missing teeth. A titanium post is inserted into the jaw and fuses with the bone. An artificial tooth goes on top. Implants look and function like natural teeth.

At The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte, our cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile into something special. We offer extended evening and Saturday hours that fit your busy schedule. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-800-0252

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273

 

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Choosing A Toothbrush For Your Child

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At The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte, we are often asked how to choose the most basic tool of oral hygiene, the toothbrush. Picking a toothbrush can be as hard as choosing a paint color, and there seems to be just as many choices.

If you have visited the dental section of your grocery store lately, you know what we mean. There are brushes with bristles of varying lengths, brushes that massage your gums, and brushes that change color when they are used up.

Choosing a Toothbrush for a Child

When picking a toothbrush for a child, make sure the brush feels comfortable in his or her hand. If the size and angle feel awkward, the child will be less likely to use it long enough to clean all areas of the mouth. Children do not necessarily need a child-sized toothbrush. Some kids can manage an adult size brush better than a short, narrow child-size brush. If you are unsure, ask us.

At The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte, our services include children’s dentistry. Getting your youngster in for a checkup is a little easier with our extended evening and weekend hours. Call for an appointment today!

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-800-0252

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273

 

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