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 Carolina, Dr. Hoffmann and his staff specialists have the experience... 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 tooth enamel is stripped away, sensitive layers called dentin are... 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. To take good care of your new dental implants, we encourage... 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 to custom-craft implants that will look and act much like... 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 particles, moistens and breaks down the foods you eat and helps... 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 it. At first, until your gums get used to it,... 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 and our team ask you to take exceptional care of... read more »