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
Carlotte, North Carolina
28273

 


Your Charlotte Dentist Asks: Do You Have A Tooth-Healthy Diet?

Healthy Teeth and Your Charlotte Diet Maintaining healthy teeth for patients is an important concern of the Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte. We want to help you take care of your teeth, so they remain healthy.

Maintaining healthy teeth requires a cleaning regimen that includes thorough brushing and flossing twice per day. Regular visits to our office is another essential component.

A healthy diet is also good for your teeth. A diet that includes foods that help your muscles and bones also helps you develop healthy gums and teeth. We recommend foods that are rich in vitamin B, such as breads and cereals. Foods rich in vitamin C, usually fruits and vegetables, help improve the health of your gums. Zinc and magnesium are also good for the health of your teeth and are found in foods like lean beef, fish, and poultry.

Saliva is vital to healthy teeth because it assists in maintaining the pH balance in your mouth. Foods high in fiber also encourage saliva production, as does the chewing of sugar-free gum. Gum, however, can damage unhealthy teeth or pull out dental fillings, so always use caution!

Here’s something you probably know, but it always bears repeating. Food and drinks that are high in sugars are more likely to form the acids that attack your teeth and result in decay. Soda and energy drinks are among the big culprits, along with candy. Limiting your consumption of sugar lessens the amount of time your healthy teeth are exposed.

Making good diet choices and cutting back on sugar consumption can improve the health of your teeth and gums. If you would like to learn how to better care for your healthy teeth in the Carlotte area, contact The Steele Creek Dentist for a checkup and cleaning. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and other services.

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-461-0143

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Carlotte, North Carolina
28273

 


Teeth On A Crooked Path: Braces At The Steele Creek Dentist

Carlotte orthodontics

Malocclusion is the technical word for when the upper teeth don’t line up with the lower teeth – in short, a misalignment of the bite. With mild to moderate malocclusion, the Steele Creek Dentist can usually correct it with braces.

The number of configurations may surprise you:

When teeth slant forward, it is called upper protrusion. This is commonly, if unkindly, referred to as “buck teeth.”

An overbite transpires when the upper front teeth come down too far over the lower teeth when the mouth is closed. An underbite is the reverse – the upper front teeth close farther back than the lower front teeth. An open bite refers to a bite in which the upper don’t overlap the lower teeth. This can occur on the whole bite or just one side.

Tooth rotation is one of the most prevalent kinds of malocclusion. Rotated teeth appear as if they are twisting out of place. Tooth rotation can create the illusion of uneven coloring because of the way light reflects off the face of teeth.

When the upper and lower palate are offset to the point where the upper teeth close onto the wrong side of the lower teeth, it is labeled a cross bite.

In some rare cases – called transposition – teeth erupt in spots where other teeth should be. For example, a canine (pointed tooth) comes in where an incisor (front biting tooth) should be.

Crooked teeth can increase the risk of cavities, tooth damage, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Children with crooked teeth may have difficulty learning to speak, and if they can’t chew correctly, they may miss out on needed nutrients due to a limited diet.

In addition to general and cosmetic dentistry, the Steele Creek Dentist provides patients with metal braces, and Invisalign clear braces. If you or your child has crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, we invite you to schedule an examination.

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-461-0143

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Carlotte, North Carolina
28273

 


Been A While Since You’ve Visited A Dentist?

Carlotte, North Carolina Residents Visit the DentistWe are The Steele Creek Dentist, located at 4815 Berewick Town Center Dr in Carlotte. If you are looking for an experienced family dentist, we invite you to come in for a consultation.

Nervous? You Are Not Alone

The very idea of visiting a dentist makes a lot of people anxious. If that sounds like you, here are a few recommendations that may help ease you into regular dental checkups and put you on the path toward enriched oral health and quality of life.

Choose a dentist who is appropriate for your needs. If you decide to schedule an appointment with us, we will ask you many questions. We want to get to know you, and help you get to know us, so you feel comfortable and relaxed.

Knowledge is Necessary for Effective Treatment

Be prepared to provide us with essential information about your lifestyle and health. Many men and women become intimidated in the office environment and avoid expressing pain or disclosing sensitive issues. As dentists, we need to know your history and everything you are experiencing. We will be better prepared to help if we have accurate and complete information. Bringing notes can be helpful in case you forget something you want to discuss.

The best way to have a favorable experience is to communicate. Let us know what you are experiencing so that we can make adjustments and help you feel more comfortable and secure. If we discover that you are going to need a dental procedure more extensive than filling a cavity, let’s discuss conscious sedation.

At The Steele Creek Dentist, our convenient staff will work to make your dental experience a pleasant one. In addition to checkups and cleanings, we also provide cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants. We’ll do what we can to make you feel comfortable, secure, and among caring friends.

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-461-0143

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Carlotte, North Carolina
28273