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Coming In As Soon As You Notice an Oral Lump

Oral cancer is not something that you should put to the back of your mind. If you notice something that is out of place, then it is extremely important to speak with knowledgeable dentists in Charlotte, NC. Our office understands that an oral lump can mean many things, but it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to being covered and not having anything happen to you.   That Oral Lump Could Be Anything The first thing to consider is that the oral lump that you have could be anything. It could be something that is cancerous, or it very well be nothing at all. When you find something...

How Dental Bonding Can Improve Your Oral Health

Dental bonding can improve your oral health in many ways. By knowing more about what it is and how it helps, you might find that this is the best procedure for you to go with. You want something that is going to give you a beautiful smile in the end. This is where you’re able to find just that and more. Consider all that comes with ways to improve your oral health, while also being able to improve your self confidence. Our professionals at Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry understand how important this is. Improve Your Oral Health Through Dental Bonding When there are small chips or cracks...

Should You Be Wearing a Nighttime Mouth Guard?

Have you ever woken up in the morning, only to have a sore jaw? That is more common than you may think. It happens when you clench or grind your teeth in your sleep. You wake up in the morning, and not only do your teeth sometimes ache, but your jaw, and often the jaw joint (the TMJ) are quite sore. When this happens, you will likely be recommended to wear a nighttime mouth guard to help protect your teeth. Benefits of Wearing a Nighttime Mouth Guard When you wear a nighttime mouth guard, you allow your mouth to rest like it should in your sleep. It helps to protect your teeth from involuntary...

Could Your Smile Benefit from You Using a Straw?

Teeth stains are unsightly, and commonly cause a person to lose confidence in themselves. They smile less, because they do not want to face the embarrassment that comes with people seeing the stains. When that happens, it can lead to struggles both personally and professionally. Did you know that something as simple as a straw can help your confidence by allowing your teeth to avoid staining? It’s true! Benefits of Using a Straw to Drink Through When you drink through a straw, the enamel of your teeth has the opportunity to come into less contact with what you are drinking. This means that the...

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...