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 »

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 is an eating disorder caused by not eating enough essential... 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 any new accommodations that may arise from the procedure. For... 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 »