Energy Drink Warning For Charlotte

Griers Fork Smile RedesignThe subject of this blog post is energy drinks and how they can weaken your teeth. At The Steele Creek Dentist, we are seeing more and more patients with tooth enamel erosion caused by repeated consumption of sports drinks.

Most of these men and women take good care of their teeth, brush and floss, and come into The Steele Creek Dentist for a twice-yearly exam and deep cleaning.

But guess what? If you drink energy drinks regularly, your enamel can erode even if you practice oral hygiene.

Beverages like Red Bull, Rock Star, and Monster are a cocktail of powerful acids and other enamel-eroding ingredients. Most of them contain citric acid, fruit juices, loads of sugar, and a potent chemical that gives them their bright fluorescent color.

We are concerned by this significant oral health risk.

Here is an excerpt from a recent CNN story: “Researchers at the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry found the energy drinks and sports drinks eroded the enamel more than soda and fruit juices.”

We need to add the caveat that soda and fruit juices also contain acids that can weaken teeth.

If your teeth have enamel erosion, whatever the cause, The Steele Creek Dentist can restore your smile with general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-461-0143

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273

 

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Rather Have A Root Canal?

Carlotte Endodontics Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At The Steele Creek Dentist, we perform root canal therapy routinely for our patients and many report minimal discomfort.

Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many root canal patients, the procedure is about the same as getting a filling.

At The Steele Creek Dentist, our goal is to help our patients avoid the necessity of root canals by providing critical dental care. However, if it becomes necessary to preserve a tooth, we provide the most advanced endodontic treatment in North Carolina.

How do you know if you need a root canal? Your first clue is a persistent toothache. If you experience tenderness or pain, hot or cold sensitivity, gum swelling and pain, or lymph node tenderness or drainage, call us right away. In some cases there are no symptoms. That is why it is essential to visit us regularly for a thorough dental examination and cleaning.

In addition to root canals, The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte provides general and cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and many other services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-461-0143

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Carlotte, North Carolina
28273

 


Minimize Sweets At Parties? Cavity Filling in Charlotte

Here are three sure-fire ways to keep yourself from having too many sweets at parties, so you don’t need cavity fillings from the Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte:

1. Lock yourself in a closet.
2. Tape your mouth shut.
3. Wear a shock collar that’s sensitive to sugar particles.

At The Steele Creek Dentist we understand how hard it is to avoid sweets at birthday parties and other sugar-filled gatherings. We encourage both unfettered joy and healthy living for all of our Charlotte patients.

Moderation in candy intake can help prevent cavities. So can consistent brushing and flossing, and regular cleanings and check-ups at your Charlotte family dentist. (That’s probably the best approach.) Keeping the mouth clean and being meticulous are strong indicators for a happy mouth.

We’re not here to tell you to avoid sugar altogether. We’re not even here to tell you just to sneak a little. Eat as much as your child will let you. Just be sure and brush thoroughly afterward. (Keep in mind that eating a candy bar and then brushing is better than sucking on a lollipop for a half hour.)

Whatever you do, keep regular checkups and cleanings with The Steele Creek Dentist a part of your dental health program. We provide our Charlotte patients with general and cosmetic dentistry, and look forward to serving you.

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-461-0143

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273