What Is Oil Pulling, and Is It Effective? Ask Our Hudson NC Dentist

You may have heard of “oil pulling”, a holistic oral health trend that has become very popular with online bloggers and “influencers.” Today, our Hudson family dentist discusses the practice of oil pulling, and whether it is actually effective in ridding the mouth of unwanted bacteria. What is Oil Pulling? Oil pulling is the process […]

Our Hudson NC Dentist Explains the Different Types of Cavity Fillings

Dental fillings are available in a wide variety of materials, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. If you suspect that you have a cavity, and are planning to have it filled at our Hudson NC dentist office, here are a few options you will have to choose from. Gold Fillings  Like silver amalgam fillings, […]

Encourage Your Child to Brush With These Awesome Flavored Toothpastes

Many parents—in fact, we might even say most parents—struggle to encourage their children to brush their teeth. Even though daily brushing is essential to preventing cavities and tooth decay, to kids who aren’t great with long-term thinking, it’s just a boring chore with no immediate pay-off. One way to make tooth brushing time more fun […]

Why Dental Sealants Are an Effective Line of Defense Against Tooth Decay

Dental sealants are a thin material comprised of plastic that is typically applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to act as a barrier and prevent decay by forming a protective layer over the enamel of each tooth. The sealants are often place on the premolars and molars as they are the teeth […]

Why Do Dentists Recommend Dental Sealants to Prevent Tooth Decay?

Molars are subject to tooth decay, because their surfaces are grooved. The grooves are difficult to clean through brushing, especially for children. Plaque then accumulates in these fissures, resulting in decay of the molars. Dental sealants can be applied by a cosmetic dentist to prevent decay in the grooves of molars. Sealants are usually confined […]

Lost a Filling? Here’s What Our Hudson NC Dentist Recommends

Dental fillings usually protect our teeth, but sometimes they need to be protected, too. If you lose a filling, contact our Hudson, NC dental office immediately and let us advise you on the next steps to take. Fillings serve an important function in oral health by preserving the structural integrity of your tooth. With the […]

Tips from Our Hudson Pediatric Dentist to Prevent Child Tooth Decay

Parents all want their children to have a healthy, bright smile. Although baby teeth will eventually be replaced by permanent teeth, it is important to teach your child good dental hygiene at an early age to prevent tooth decay. Even with baby teeth, tooth decay can lead to problems. Problems Associated With Early Tooth DecayThere […]

Hudson General Dentist Explains Tooth Fillings More Detail for All Patients

Fillings are very common with dental work, as they present a way to repair a tooth that has suffered from decay or a cavity back to its original shape. When performing a filling, the dentist will remove the decayed area of the tooth, clean around it, then fill in the area that he has removed […]

Hudson Family Dentist Specializes In Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you have a cavity, then your Hudson family dentist may recommend tooth colored fillings. These fillings match the natural color of your teeth. White tooth fillings can be used on the front and back teeth. They are the ideal choice for small to medium-sized cavities. These fillings can also withstand the pressure of chewing. […]

5 Myths About Tooth Cavities from Hudson Family Dentistry, Part 2

Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day and going to our Hudson NC dentist for dental checkups at least twice a year are some of the recommended standards for keeping your teeth white. However, there are other factors that affect your teeth that you might not be aware of. The following article […]