Monthly Archives: September 2013

Save the Date! Saturday, October 5th

Susan G Komen Charlotte-Glasscock Dental

The Office of Dr. David M. Glasscock ask that you join Team Glasscock in support of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  

This worthy event will happen on Saturday, October 5th at Marshall Park.  All are welcome to join us! 

Team Glasscock will meet  in front of the race registration building between the hours of 7:00am- 7:30am.  Come join us dressed in your favorite pink colors to show your support to finding a cure for breast cancer.  The recreational 5k starts at 7:50am.

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List of Events on October 5th-Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure-Marshall Park

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If you are wondering how to make a donation to support Breast Cancer, let us help!  If you click the link below, you can donate directly to the Susan G. Komen Charity.   Team Glasscock is also excepting donations at our office.  Please feel free to contact our office for details.  Let’s put an end to Breast Cancer.

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Sensitive Teeth can Affect your Diet and Oral Health

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According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as one in eight people have sensitive teeth.  Sensitive teeth can cause pain while drinking, eating, brushing or flossing.  Hot and cold, sweet and sour beverages or foods may cause sharp and sudden pain in the teeth.

Tooth pain can cause a person to avoid oral hygiene as well as drinking and eating which is needed to maintain a healthy body.  Scheduling appointments with your dentist and maintaining good oral health practices is the only way to tackle the sensitive tooth problems.

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Sensitive teeth or dentin hypersensitivity, is caused when the dentin (the underlying layer of your teeth) becomes exposed do to receding gum tissue.  The roots, which are not covered by hard enamel, contain thousands of tiny tubules leading to the tooth’s pulp. These dentinal tubules when exposed allow for pain to be felt with hot, cold, sweet or sour foods and liquids.

What can you do to reduce tooth Sensitivity?

  • Maintain good oral hygiene- Taking care of your teeth at home can help you maintain your dental health and prevent periodontal, or gum, disease from developing.
  • Use a soft bristled toothbrush– It is recommended to use a soft bristle tooth, especially with sensitive teeth.  A soft bristle tooth brush will help prevent eroding your gums because of brushing to hard.
  • Use desensitizing toothpaste. Desensitizing toothpastes contain ingredients such as strontium chloride and potassium nitrate that help block the transmission of pain signals from the surface of your tooth to the nerve inside. In a nut shell, they block up the areas where the dentin in your tooth is exposed.
  • Watch what you eat. Foods that are high in acid can erode the enamel of your teeth and expose the dentin.  Also, food or drink that aggravate your teeth can cause swelling and aggravate the condition.
  • Use fluoridated dental products. Fluoride Toothpaste and Mouthwashes prevent cavities. Fluoride accumulates in the demineralized areas and begins strengthening the enamel, a process called remineralization.
  • Avoid teeth grinding. Teeth grinding  can cause your teeth to wear, damage or be sensitive.A mouth guard is a great way to stop teeth grinding.
  • See your dentist at regular intervals. Call the office of Dr. David M Glasscock to schedule regular dental check ups, teeth cleaning and dental treatments regularly.
Address:
8430 Univ. Exec. Park Drive Suite 610
Charlotte, NC 28262
Telephone:

704-510-1150

Fax:

704-510-1220

Support THE Cause-Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

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Meet team Glasscock Dental!  The office of Dr. David M Glasscock DDS is dedicated to raising money for breast cancer.  We will be walking on October 5th. We ask all our patients and friends to join us in this fight.  We all know someone who has been affected by this horrible disease.  It has especially hit home with family and friends of the Glasscock team.  Help us in this fight to eliminate breast cancer.

Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure®

October 5, 2013
Marshall Park

Total registered so far:  5,511

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What to watch for:

  • Lump, hard knot or thickening
  • Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening
  • Change in size or shape of the breast
  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin
  • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
  • Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
  • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
  • New pain in one spot that does not go away

Early Detection

Getting screened regularly is the best way for women to lower their risk of dying from breast cancer. Screening tests can find breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable. Five-year relative survival rates for early stage cancers are up to 99% in the US, versus 74% when Komen started.

source: http://www.komencharlotte.org/understanding-breast-cancer/about-breast-cancer/

It’s Like Pulling Teeth! -Tooth Extraction

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We have all heard the old idiom “It’s like pulling teeth”.  Interesting choice of words as the meaning is meant to portray something difficult that someone does not want to do.  The meaning, usually unrelated to tooth extraction, still coincides with how people still feel today about having a tooth pulled.

Dentistry has come a long way from 7000 BC where bow drills were used for wood working and treating tooth problems or in the Middle Ages when your barber would perform a tooth extraction . Ouch!!

Currently, dentistry in 2013 provides the patient with a “Stress Free” and painless experience.  We at, Glasscock Dental, understand dental fear and will do everything we can to alleviate any stress, anxiety and pain associated with your extraction.

Extractions are done for a variety of reasons.

  •  Very large cavity or caries that cannot be restored.
  •  Periodontal diseases.
  •  Fractured or broken teeth.
  •  Teeth that are traumatized.
  •  Teeth that fail to erupt or are unable to erupt.
  • Abscessed teeth that have infection that has spread.
  • Teeth that are abnormal in development.
  • Teeth that are involved in cysts or tumors.
  • Ectopic teeth that have erupted in a wrong place.
  • The orthodontist requesting removal of the teeth.

If you need an extraction, Dr. David M Glasscock will first numb the area to lessen any discomfort.  After the extraction, Dr. David M. Glasscock will discuss with you what post extraction regimen he would like you to follow. In most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal.

Call the office of David M Glasscock DDS for all your dental needs.  Located in beautiful Charlotte, NC.

Address:
8430 Univ. Exec. Park Drive Suite 610
Charlotte, NC 28262
Telephone:

704-510-1150

Fax:

704-510-1220