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 »

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 »