Floss Your Teeth Right   The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that we floss at least once daily as part of our daily oral hygiene routine. Surveys show, however, that most of us don’t use dental floss regularly.   A 2017 survey conducted by the (ADA) and Waterpik revealed that just 16% of adults floss…

All About Teeth Whitening     Teeth whitening has become one of the most requested forms of cosmetic dentistry in recent years, as patients desire shiny, white teeth. Patients have the option of choosing to whiten their teeth at home or in their dental office. Huntersville Dentistry offers patients safe and professional teeth whitening services…

7 Things You’re Doing that are Damaging Your Teeth     We are all guilty of engaging in a few bad habits. Some however may inadvertently cause serious damage to our teeth. Dr. Anthony Marra and his team at Huntersville Dentistry care deeply about our patients’ oral health and are happy to help anyone concerned…

7 Foods to Eat for a Healthy Mouth   The foods we eat can either help or hinder our ability to have a healthy mouth. We often hear about foods we should avoid, like candy, sweet fruit juices, and acids, but which foods promote healthy gums and teeth?   Fortunately finding and consuming foods that…

Is an Electric Toothbrush better than a Manual Toothbrush    Whether you use an electric toothbrush or a manual toothbrush your oral care routine will still be effective. The key to removing plaque is brushing twice a day, using the proper technique and brushing long enough no matter what type of toothbrush you use.  …

Getting Rid Of A Tooth Abscess       What causes an abscess? A tooth abscess develops at the root of the tooth when infection occurs due to trauma or poor oral hygiene. Some other causes of infection include tooth decay and large cavities. Once cavities are large enough, the bacteria that naturally exist in the oral…

Halitosis: What Causes Bad Breath What is halitosis? If you suffer from halitosis (more commonly known as bad breath), you’ve probably wondered why. Maybe you’ve tried at-home remedies to get rid of it. Well, you’re not alone. About 25% of the global population experience halitosis and many suffer from anxiety and embarrassment because of it….

Who’s at risk for oral cancer? The Oral Cancer Foundation reports an estimated 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. A fifth of those cases will result in death. Early detection is vital in fighting oral cancer. Ever wondered why the dentist asks you to stick out your tongue during a dental cleaning?…

Sinus Related Toothache Signs 5 questions to identify sinus related tooth pain Spring often triggers a host of issues for sinus and allergy sufferers. Some people might even experience a sinus related toothache. The maxillary sinuses are often the culprit. Located above the upper molar, these sinus cavities are prone to infection and inflammation when…

Five Ways to Fight Cavities Learn more about preventing cavities and tooth decay At Huntersville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe the best way to prevent cavities is to make healthy dental habits a part of your routine. Follow these tips to brush up on your oral hygiene and stop those cavities before they start!…

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