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Setting Your New Years’ Dental Goals

Whether your dental goals revolve more around the appearance or the health of your smile, Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is among the best dental options here in Charlotte, North Carolina. We can help you to evaluate your current health and set up a manageable timeline to deliver you to that dream grin. Each plan is entirely customizable from your own unique starting point. We take into considerations your needs as a person as well as your needs as a family or from a financial standpoint.   Your Dental Goals Are Limitless It’s getting to that time of year where many people start...

Should Your Mouthwash Have Alcohol In It?

Numerous mouthwashes on the market have alcohol in them. You can notice this taste in your mouth, as well as a dry feeling after using a product that has it. Some want to know if this is something that you truly need in order to get the clean feeling that mouthwash brings. Ask our professionals, does your mouthwash have alcohol in it, and if it is really necessary? Should Mouthwash Have Alcohol in it? Many mouthwashes have alcohol in them to provide a cleaning factor for the mouth. However, this can not only dry out the mouth and cause further dental problems, but this can also increase the risks...

The Basics of Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene/dental hygiene means the overall maintenance of the mouth, gums and teeth. It includes daily maintenance at home as well as regular dental checkups and professional teeth-cleaning treatments. Just as it is important for you to brush and floss your teeth regularly, it is equally important that you get professional cleanings done from your dentist/dental hygienist. This is the best way of keeping your natural teeth for years to come. The Oral Hygiene Process Regardless of how religiously and meticulously you brush & floss every day, over time there will be a build-up of calculus...

Important Details for Patients to Know About the Future of Dental Technology

Without a doubt, when a person heads to the dentist, they are going to see a lot of different things than they did in the past. Yes, times have changed, and technology and trends have changed. While true, a smart person will realize that it’s now safer than ever to go to the local dentist. Here are three important details to know about the future of dental technology. Detect Problems Faster First and foremost, when looking to find cavities, a person will have to get an x-ray. While some dentists can look at the mouth and spot some cavities, it’s still easier and wiser to use an x-ray machine...

How Can a Dental Bridge Solve My Missing Tooth Issue?

Every tooth in your mouth plays a critical role in chewing, speaking, and maintaining a proper teeth alignment. Whenever you lose teeth, they must be replaced to maintain the right functionality of your mouth. A bridge is one of the most popular ways of replacing teeth. Dental bridges simply hold teeth in place preserving the rest of the healthy teeth. The loss of one tooth or more can loosen the rest of the teeth and lead to additional tooth loss. A bridge also known as an abutment tooth can be made of one crown or more for the teeth. The tooth can be made from alloys, gold, porcelain, or a combination...