Oral Health Beginners Guide: 5 Tips to make Flossing Easier

Author: Smile Charlotte Team


Proper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach — under the gumline and between your teeth. Because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is highly recommended.   Having a hard time flossing and getting into a routine to clean between your teeth? […]

Your Oral Health and The Importance of Your Saliva

Author: Smile Charlotte Team


The most misunderstood component to our oral health system is not teeth, gums, and bone, but rather it is Saliva. It is one of the most crucial components to eating, chewing, and normal function. It is ignored when it is good, but it becomes front and center when it is diminished.   The Role and […]

Dental Cleaning 101: Plaque and Calculus Prevention

Author: Smile Charlotte Team


Plaque vs Calculus: What’s the Difference?   Plaque is the soft material that can accumulate along the gum line and in between the teeth. Failure to properly remove this deposit will result in a hardening of the plaque that becomes calculus (or tartar).   Calculus (or tartar) is composed of bacteria that will cause infections […]

Oral Health Tip: It’s all about that Bone…That Bone

Author: Smile Charlotte Team


While it seems that most of our attention is on healthy teeth and gum tissue, it all begins with the health of the bone that holds things in place. The bone is the foundation for the esthetics of your smile as well as the functioning of your teeth with normal chewing and eating.   Our […]