What Is Dental Phobia And What Can Be Done About It? Ignorance in regards to the importance of maintaining good oral health practices is not the only reason why many people avoid the dentist. Some people experience what is called dental phobia, that is fear associated with visiting the dentist office for treatment. These individuals…

    The Most Common Dental Health Issue Falling second only to the common cold, cavities are the second most common health condition among the human population. In fact, they are one of the most common oral health issues we treat at Huntersville Dentistry. What is a Cavity? A cavity, simply, is a form of…

    Treating & Preventing Tooth Erosion Without enamel, your teeth would be exposed to significant wear and tear resulting in tooth erosion. This hard, outer layer helps to keep acids and sugars from causing damage to your teeth. In spite of this being the hardest tissue in the body, it can deteriorate. It assists…

What is Gingivitis and How Can We Avoid It   Gingivitis is a common dental health problem that we treat at our Huntersville NC dental practice. While it might amount to nothing more than slight discomfort in many cases, it is also capable of doing serious damage to your teeth.   So, what is gingivitis?…

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…

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