A Chronic Eating Disorder Can Cause Several Oral Health Problems

Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia can have a profound effect on the health of your mind, body, and mouth. The chronic malnutrition and potential exposure to excess gastric acids can harm your teeth, gums, and other soft oral tissues. Here at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas clinic in Charlotte, North... Read more »

A Partial Denture Can Help Restore the Presence of Multiple Missing Teeth

Losing one tooth to untreated tooth decay or a severe dental trauma can certainly cause discomfort while also impairing the natural function of your mouth. Losing multiple teeth in one area can be even more bothersome, especially if the teeth were in the front of your mouth. This can significantly... Read more »

Referring Doctors Can Trust Prosthodontics of the Carolinas to Provide Their Patients with Specialist Care

General dentistry offers a wide range of treatment methods to handle basic dental and oral care needs. However, not all dentists have the specialist training or availability to tools and technology to handle all forms of specialist care. In situations like this, many dentists in the Charlotte, North Carolina area... Read more »

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 Prosthodontics of the Carolinas 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 be... Read more »