A Dental Filling Can Help Prevent Further Tooth Decay Complications

Problems with maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine can cause an acidic environment to develop in your mouth. If plaque acid buildup isn’t neutralized and further prevented it can cause a cavity to develop on a tooth’s enamel layer. Without professional treatment, the area of tooth decay can continue to... Read more »

The Don’ts of Oral Surgery Recovery

You deserve a top-notch oral health and smile, which is why our doctor, Dr. Ralph Hoffmann, proudly offers oral surgery. With his help, you can have the strong and healthy teeth and gums you need. However, oral surgery is only beneficial if you recover properly. If you don’t, you could... Read more »

A Molar or Premolar with a Cavity Might Need an Inlay or Onlay Dental Filling

The molars and premolars in the back of your mouth play an important role in processing food to prevent choking when swallowing. This is thanks in part to deep textures in the tooth enamel of the biting surface. If bacterial deposits start to accumulate in the natural pits and textures... Read more »

Dental Sealants Help to Keep Tooth Decay at Bay

When it comes to creating a healthy, beautiful smile, it is vital to protect the teeth you have. Dr. Ralph Hoffmann of Ralph M Hoffmann DMD PA is pleased to offer dental sealants to protect your smile in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating which is typically placed... Read more »

A Dental Implant Supported Dental Bridge Can Restore the Presence of Multiple Missing Teeth

It’s possible for a severe sports injury or automotive accident to cause significant oral trauma. Sometimes these incidents can carry enough force to knock out or badly damage multiple teeth. If immediate treatment is not available or treatment of other injuries takes priority, it can result in the total loss... Read more »

Oral Dysfunction from a Cleft Palate Can Often Be Improved with Prosthodontics

A cleft palate is a congenital condition that occurs when the facial plates do not seamlessly fuse during fetal development. The incomplete fusion in the roof of the mouth causes an opening in the gum tissue. This can affect appearance, oral function, and clarity of speech. While the condition is... Read more »

Some Dental Restorations Require a Bone Graft

Many people who visit Ralph M Hoffmann DMD PA are interested in dental restorations with a dental implant. This has become a very effective method for replacing one or more missing teeth. Sometimes when a tooth is lost, the underlying bone structure is also compromised. This is more likely to... Read more »

Unappealing Teeth Can Be Improved by Various Cosmetic Dentistry Applications

Here at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas, our oral care specialists understand just how important your smile’s appearance can be to you. Imperfections on one or more of your teeth can be somewhat embarrassing and can leave you wanting to understand your options for a more appealing smile. At our dental... Read more »

An Eating Disorder Can Significantly Alter the Appearance of Your Smile

Eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia can have a significant impact on the health of your body as well as your teeth. Frequent acid exposure from bulimia can cause extreme enamel erosion issues with multiple teeth. This can have the net effect of causing tooth sensitivity and fostering large... Read more »

Chronic Dry Mouth Issues Can Pose a Significant Threat to Your Overall Oral Health

Chronic dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, causes your mouth to experience decreased saliva production. This can be the start of several different oral health problems. You see the saliva in your mouth plays several important roles, it helps to wash away stray food material after you eat, while also... Read more »