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 »

TMJ Disorder Often Requires Professional Care and Lifestyle Modification

The temporomandibular joints that hinge your jawbone are complex. A dull and persistent ache in one or both of the joints, clicking, locking up, or chronic general discomfort are often given the label of TMJ disorder. Other symptoms of TMJ disorder could also include grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in... Read more »

Bone Atrophy Can Affect the Way Your Dentures Fit

Dentures are meant to replace teeth lost to chronic periodontal disease and long-term issues with tooth decay. When Dr. Ralph Hoffmann first fit you for your dentures, he took a detailed impression of the underlying gum structure. This served as a guide for the professional dental lab technician that custom... Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Restore the Natural Feel and Strength of a Missing Tooth

Losing a tooth to tooth decay or some form of oral trauma that required extraction can certainly be distressing. Fortunately, the dental restoration specialists at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas can offer several solutions for this most serious problem. One of the most effective dental restoration methods is to replace the... Read more »

Prosthodontics Can Improve Problems with Dental Attrition

Your teeth are meant for biting, chewing, and grinding food. As the years go by, minor orthodontic alignment issues or variances in the shape of a tooth can cause excess wear and tear on the corresponding tooth in your bite pattern. This is even more likely to be the case... Read more »

Reversing the Effects of Tooth Attrition

Do you suffer from tooth attrition? Tooth attrition is an oral health disorder which develops when your teeth are constantly worn down over time. As we age, our teeth age with us, naturally wearing them down. Dental wear can also be caused by grinding and clenching your teeth together. When... Read more »

The Effects of Eating Disorders on Your Smile

Did you know that eating disorders can ruin your smile? Due to peer pressure, depression, a lack of self-worth, or a variety of other complex causes, eating disorders can even be found in otherwise healthy individuals. Two of the most common types of eating disorders are bulimia and anorexia. Anorexia... Read more »

Lower Your Tooth Extraction Recovery Time

Lower your tooth extraction recovery time by following instructions given by your prosthodontist before and after surgery. By setting up detailed recovery tactics in advance, your chance of success greatly increases. One of the best things you can do is to prepare your home or living quarters to adjust to... Read more »

Do You Have TMJ? We Can Help!

Do you ever experience tightness or tension in your jaw when you wake up? Do you ever suffer from mild irritation or extreme pain in your jaw? Do you have similar pain or discomfort in your throat or in your neck? If so, you could be suffering from TMJ disorder,... Read more »