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The Health Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants represent up to date the best replacement option for missing teeth. Even though dental implants are quite expensive for the greatest majority of people because they can’t afford them, the implants should still represent the number one choice if you need to replace missing teeth.

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You might think that there is not such a big difference between dental crowns and dental implants…but the benefits of implants go well beyond aesthetics only.

Dental implants help preventing bone loss

When you lose a tooth within your mouth, the bone starts a resorption process. If you don’t replace the tooth from its root (which is possible only with implants), you might have to put up later on with plenty of oral health complications.

Also, the time between the loss of your tooth and the dental implant procedure should not be too long, so that you will not need bone grafting which is both painful and expensive too.

If you need to replace a few teeth, you should research well your financing options, and opt for the most efficient treatment represented by the dental implants. The dental crown needs replacement in about 5 or 10 years, while implants come with a lifetime “warranty”.

Dental implants will enhance the quality of your life

Not only will your teeth look much better, but nobody will be able to tell you are having implants. On the other hand, all you need is a large smile and everyone can tell you are wearing dental crowns- because they are too shiny, too white, too “plasticky” and they simply have an unnatural feel and look.

Dental implants look, feel and behave just like a set of natural teeth, so yes, the quality of your life will be enhanced dramatically.

Benefits of Dental Implants: Eat better- be healthier

With dental implants there is no restriction regarding what types of foods you can actually eat. Whether these are healthy crunchy vegetables or even chewy or sticky food- you will be able to eat everything. With dental implants you can chew properly food, so the food is going to be digested well.

Dental crowns might not allow you to chew well, and then you can put up with digestion complications. Also, with dental crowns you can’t consume foods that are harder or chewy/sticky, because the crowns might easily come off/slip within the mouth.

Benefits of Dental Implants: No more worries

With dental crowns you constantly worry about the gagging reflex, or about the crown slipping within your mouth. Dental implants are “implanted” well into the root of the tooth, so there will be no more such worries above your head. You can eat, laugh, chew food, sneeze or cough naturally without making any problems that the dental implants might slip.

Dental implants help restoring your mouth naturally

With a dental implant, the natural state of your biological tooth is replicated in the best way. The dental implant is the best replacement for permanently lost teeth, and you will not have to put up with all those oral health problems caused typically by dental crowns (swelling gums, gingivitis, irritated gums, the apparition of fungus within your mouth, ect.).

Benefits of Dental Implants: Enjoy the flavor of the food

If you have ever worn an upper denture, you know that your plate is “sealed”. You cannot taste the full flavor of the food, and eating is one of the most loved enjoyments of life. With dental implants, your palate is never covered, and you can enjoy all the flavors of foods at their maximum.

If you are interested in more information about Dental Implants, Contact Glasscock Dental with any of your oral health concerns.

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

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Do You Have Chronic Bad Breath?

Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth may be warning signs of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. The bacteria cause toxins to form in the mouth, which irritate the gums. If gum disease continues untreated, it can damage the gums and jawbone.

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Other dental causes of bad breath include poorly fitting dental appliances, yeast infections of the mouth, and dental cavities.

The medical condition dry mouth (also called xerostomia) can also cause bad breath. Saliva is necessary to moisten and cleanse the mouth by neutralizing acids produced by plaque and washing away dead cells that accumulate on the tongue, gums, and cheeks. If not removed, these cells decompose and can cause bad breath. Dry mouth may be caused by the side effects of various medications, salivary gland problems, or continuous breathing through the mouth.

Many other diseases and illnesses may cause bad breath. Here are some to be aware of: respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis, chronic sinus infections, postnasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid reflux, and liver or kidney problems.

Contact Glasscock Dental with any of your oral health concerns.

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

Track Your Oral Health with ADA Symptom Checker App

Patients can check symptoms, find treatment recommendations

CHICAGO, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — There are apps for everything from purchasing shoes to scheduling restaurant reservations, but how about an app for your toothache? The American Dental Association (ADA) has introduced the ADA® Dental Symptom Checker™ on MouthHealthy.org to provide patients with accurate information about their oral health symptoms as well as help them become better-informed when making decisions about their oral health.

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After entering their age and gender in the ADA Dental Symptom Checker, patients can identify the location of the symptom they’re having and other factors, such as pain or swelling, and read about various conditions that fit that description. The Symptom Checker is not meant to diagnose or replace the role of the dentist. In fact, many of the conditions emphasize the importance of seeing a dentist or physician.

“Often times a patient will wait until a dental appointment to mention a recent oral health issue such as a bitten tongue or mouth,” said Ruchi Nijjar Sahota , D.D.S., an ADA consumer advisor spokesperson who practices general dentistry in Fremont, Calif. “The ADA app is designed to give patients the power to learn more about what’s happening in their mouths so that they can make an educated decision on what they might have and what needs to be done to treat it. This information makes it easier for the patient to communicate with their dentist about their oral health.”

The ADA designed the app to help build consumer awareness of the importance of oral health and recognize the benefits of regular dental visits.

“As advocates for America’s oral health, the ADA strives to educate people about the value of good dental care,” Dr. Sahota added. “This app is a teaching tool for today.”

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In developing the ADA’s new consumer-focused MouthHealthy.org, consumers surveyed for the website identified a symptom checker tool as the most requested feature. The ADA Dental Symptom Checker is now available as an interactive Web platform on MouthHealthy.org, as well as a downloadable app on iTunes and Google Play.

The ADA launched the award-winning MouthHealthy.org website in June 2012 to reach the 80 percent of Internet users who seek health information online. Consumers can find oral health concerns organized by life stages, A-Z topics with videos, ADA Seal of Acceptance products, and tips and activities to make oral health care fun for kids.

The ADA Dental Symptom Checker is now available as an interactive Web platform on MouthHealthy.org, as well as a downloadable app on iTunes and Google Play.

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Contact Glasscock Dental with any of your oral health concerns.

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

Happy Thanksgiving and National Flossing Day!

Too much turkey at Thanksgiving may induce drowsiness and cause you to go to sleep without flossing. From Turkey to yummy dessert its important to remember to brush and floss when you get home! Ironically, the day AFTER Thanksgiving (November 23rd) is National Flossing Day!

 

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Oral Health (CDC), 54 million people live with untreated tooth decay in their permanent teeth, while the U.S. Surgeon General states that periodontal disease is one of the biggest threats to oral health and one of the most common chronic diseases in the U.S. Rather than becoming a statistic, bite into a new oral health regime on National Flossing Day on Friday, November 23.

In addition to the cosmetic benefits such as fresh breath and cleaner, whiter teeth, flossing has many health advantages. Flossing on a regular basis removes plaque which can cause tartar build-up and reduces the risk of periodontal disease, gingivitis and tooth decay. In addition, you are less likely to lose your teeth and need dentures later in life.

“Nearly half of American adults over 30 and approximately 70 percent of seniors over 65 are afflicted with periodontal disease according to the CDC,” said Kathie Marsh, Dental Assistant program curriculum coordinator for Anthem Education Group. “Now is the time to take charge of your oral health and start practicing proper dental care.”

In honor of National Flossing Day, Anthem Education Group offers five flossing tips:

1. Floss before you brush so fluoride in toothpaste can reach between your teeth. 2. Guide floss between teeth using a back-and-forth motion.
3. Slide floss against the tooth surface and underneath the gum line. Pay attention to teeth next to toothless gaps.
4. Use a threader to assist in flossing if you have braces or other dental appliances.
5. Practice good flossing techniques at least once a day.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb/article/Anthem-Education-Group-Shares-the-Tooth-4044116.php#ixzz2Cto5rjIn

Need Help Flossing? Contact Glasscock Dental for more information.

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

Thank you so much for such kind words!

Every now and then, we receive something from one of our patients that no words could describe how grateful we are for the patients we service.  We received the below testimonial in from one of our patents a short time ago.  We wanted to share their beautiful words with all our staff and friends. Thank you so much Jessica!  It is because of people like you that makes us want to do all we can to make a person’s dental experience a positive one.

I guess I can start off by saying- nobody likes the dentist, however; if you want your mind changed I can personally guarantee that you will have the best unforgettable experience with Dr. Glasscock, and his superb office team. I recently had a traumatizing experience that didn’t end well with my previous dentist. I went in for one filling on a chipped tooth, and ended up with two teeth that were severely damaged due to an exposed nerve from an improper filling.  As a result I ended up needing two root canals from an endodontist ( someone who specializes in root canals), and was then recommend to see Dr. Glasscock for two crowns as the remainder of the treatment. To be honest I was petrified to see another dentist since I received a “botch job” from the last. As soon as I walked through the door to Dr. Glasscock’s office, I could tell this was going to be different.  Dr. Glasscock’s motto “One patient at a time on time,” is truly an accurate statement. Also, his office team greeted me with a warm welcome, as if I had been going there for years! The office atmosphere is very relaxing and comfortable. Dr. Glasscock is nice guy and truly has the best interest for his patients; he is very laid back, and has a great bedside manner.  One convenient thing with Dr. Glasscock is if you happen to need a crown he can do it in just one office visit, so you don’t have to worry about getting a temporary crown, Just one visit and your done!! How cool is that!?.  I would also like to take the time to recognize Julie, the main face of Dr. Glasscock’s office. Only one word to describe her- Awesome!! I know she has more than one duty in office, and stays constantly busy, but she still makes the time to check on Dr. Glasscock’s patients and make sure they are comfortable, happy, and have everything they need! I’m truly glad I was recommended to see Dr. Glasscock. I would highly recommend him to ANYONE! One thing is for sure I will now be a lifelong patient to his office! Thank you guys so much for everything! YOU ROCK!! J

Jessica White