Do You Know How to Care for Your Dental Implants?

Taking care of dental implants is the key to their longevity. Dental implants are extremely durable and long-lasting provided they are not abused, neglected, or damaged. If you let gum disease ravage your mouth, your gum tissue will not be strong enough to continue to hold your implants in place.... Read more »

Oral Accidents Happen, Save Your Smile With Dental Implants

Oral accidents can happen, but you can save your smile with dental implants. Thankfully, if you lose a tooth or two it doesn’t have to be a permanent condition. Modern advances in technology and the state-of-the-art craftsmanship of our team at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas allows Dr. Hoffmann and Dr. Griswold... Read more »

Don’t Let Xerostomia Dampen Your Smile

How much do you know about the saliva production in your mouth? Did you know that a lack of healthy saliva production, your smile will suffer? Today we want to give you an overview of the role of saliva in your oral health. What does saliva do? Saliva washes away food... Read more »

Don’t like Floss? Use a Water Flosser Instead

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t floss on a regular basis. While Dr. Ralph Hoffmann recommends you floss just once daily to help maintain your oral health, many patients still find keeping that routine up a difficult endeavor. A lot of people don’t floss because they don’t like... Read more »

Why you Should Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease - or periodontitis, as it's formally known - is one of the biggest problems affecting the oral health of American adults today. However, few very people understand its potential severity and why they should bother trying to prevent gum disease in the first place. In order to help... Read more »

How to Treat TMJ Disorder?

What do you know about TMJ disorder? Do you know how you might be able to recognize the symptoms of this serious condition? Do you know what you should do about this problem? Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to recognize and address TMJ disorder. TMJD, also... Read more »

Mandibular Advancement Snore Guards Are Available in Varying Designs

Breathing interruption and snoring problems that result from poor soft palate position and sleep apnea can cause poor sleep and can have a negative impact on your quality of life. Severe sleep-apnea issues often require a positive air pressure device or CPAP machine to affect symptoms. However, minor to moderate... Read more »

A Bone Graft Can Restore Lost Structure in Your Mouth

Chronic problems with gum disease, or past tooth extractions can potentially result in a loss of bone structure in key parts of your mouth. This can sometimes be a problem for providing dentures with a secure fit, or having enough structure to restore a missing tooth with a dental implant.... Read more »

A Tooth with a Missing Filling Often Needs to Be Restored with a Crown

Dental fillings are intended to repair cavities for a long period of time. However, as time goes on, the bacteria in your mouth can actually start to attack the seam where the filling meets the healthy tooth enamel. If the bacteria eventually gain access, they can cause additional pockets of... Read more »

How to Help Your Oral Health When You Have an Eating Disorder

If you have an eating disorder, your physical health is not the only thing that is in danger—your smile is as well, which is why our Prosthodontics of the Carolinas team strongly recommends seeking professional help as soon as possible. Until you receive the help you need, Dr. Ralph Hoffmann... Read more »