How to Combat Bad Breath? It’s February and love is in the air, but one thing that can really turn off your Valentine is bad breath. Also known as halitosis, bad breath can be caused by a variety of things from poor oral hygiene and diet to unhealthy habits and illness. Try these tips to…

Coffee vs. Teeth Stains on Teeth For many people, drinking a hot cup of coffee or tea is a daily morning ritual or even an all day ritual. Overtime coffee and teas can stain your teeth, especially if you consume them on a regular basis or in great quantities. But which stains more? Well, the answer…

Benefits of Dental Sealants Many people know that daily brushing and flossing can help prevent cavities, but did you know that dental sealants provide added protection against tooth decay? Sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities on your back teeth, known as molars and premolars. Here are seven common questions we’re asked about dental…

It’s already time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. Why not make your oral health a priority in 2016? If you don’t know where to start, read about these common bad dental habits. If you have one of these oral habits, talk to Dr. Marra and his staff for tips on breaking the…

It’s that time of the year when many companies are reenrolling employees for 2016 insurance plans. Now is the perfect time to ask your employer about flexible spending accounts (FSAs). Many companies offer FSAs alongside health insurance. The benefit of an FSA is it gives you tax advantages to offset healthcare costs. Basically you save…

Now that your children are crashing from the post-Halloween sugar high, it’s time to focus on brushing those pearly whites on National Brush Day. This Nov. 1 is an excellent time to educate your kids about proper brushing. Often adults need to brush up on their oral hygiene, too. Brush at least twice a day…

Haunted houses and ghosts and goblins are not the scariest part of Halloween. The truly frightening thing is the amount of sugar children consume. Sugar, coupled with bacteria in the mouth, produces an acid that eats away at tooth enamel. Overtime this process can lead to tooth decay. Let your children enjoy candy on Halloween,…

Why are Dental X Rays Important? Dentists learn many things in dental school, but x-ray vision is not one of those skills. That’s why dentist must rely on taking x-rays. Dental x-rays allow Dr. Marra to discover potential tooth and gum issues that cannot be seen by a simple oral exam. Many cavities form in…

Cavities often start forming between two teeth. Regular flossing is key to cavity prevention and good oral health. Many people make some common mistakes when flossing. Remember your bi-annual dental cleaning appointments at Huntersville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry are an ideal time to ask our staff to review your flossing technique. If you want to…

Overcoming the Fear of the Dentist Does the thought of scheduling a dental appointment fill you with butterflies? You’re not alone. Dental anxiety is more common than you might think. Some studies show that as many as 15-20 percent of Americans have a fear of going to the dentist. For some, their fear comes from…

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