What is a Dental Extraction? A dental extraction is the removal of a permanent tooth. There are two types of extractions, simple and surgical. A simple extraction is the removal of a tooth that can be easily seen inside the mouth. Generally, this option is used if there is too much damage to a tooth…

Tooth Colored Fillings – Pros and Cons From time to time, you’ll end up with a cavity and need to get a filling from Dr. Marra and his team. But there are many choices today when it comes to the type of filing you can get. Composite or tooth colored fillings, meant to fill cavities,…

Benefits of Scaling & Root Planing If you have bleeding gums or have been diagnosed with gum disease, you’ll likely need a deep cleaning to start the healing process. Scaling and root planning are non-surgical, deep-cleaning therapies that Dr. Marra and his team use to treat gum disease. Make An Appointment with Us Click Here>>>…

3D X-Rays and Your Dental Health As medical technologies continue to advance, the quality of care for patients is drastically improving. New technologies, such as 3D x-rays, make better treatment and prevention options available to patients. Since it’s so new, many people don’t know what 3D dental technology actually is and how it can benefit…

Five Dental Hygiene Tips   Are you brushing twice a day and flossing, but still feel like you want to do more to improve your oral health? If so, here are some tips from Dr. Anthony Marra and his team at Huntersville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry near Davidson, NC to maintain excellent oral health and…

Why Are My Gums Bleeding Did you know that your mouth provides important clues about your health? If you are experiencing bleeding gums, you should pay attention to what that symptom might indicate about your health or oral hygiene habits. Read these five common reasons for bleeding gums and start making changes today. Contact Dr….

Are Veneers for You? Advancements in cosmetic dentistry make it easier than ever to obtain a picture perfect smile. If you have teeth that are stained, chipped or have gaps, you may be self-conscious about smiling. Dental veneers (also called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) can be an ideal cosmetic dentistry option for creating…

What Causes Dry Mouth Does your mouth frequently feel parched? Do you have a constant dry mouth, sore throat, hoarseness, cracked lips or dry nasal passageways? Perhaps you even have chronic bad breath, a metallic taste in your mouth or difficultly swallowing or talking. These symptoms are often complaints for those suffering from xerostomia, more…

Oral Health and Pregnancy What you should know If you’re currently pregnant or planning for a pregnancy in the future, you might want to brush up on how pregnancy impacts your oral health. Remember to maintain good dental hygiene habits throughout your pregnancy such as brushing for two minutes twice a day with an ADA-accepted…

Signs of Impacted Tooth Often called the third set of molars, wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt though the gums in the back of the upper and lower jaws. Impacted wisdom teeth issues can arise due to lack of space in the mouth. Sometimes wisdom teeth do not have enough space to fully…

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