Why Wear a Sports Mouthguard?

Why Wear a Sports Mouthguard?

Sports-related injuries continue to be a leading cause of dental trauma, resulting in millions of teeth lost every year. That’s why your trusted team at Afton Dental recommends wearing a sports mouthguard, custom made for your smile. We are all about prevention rather than addressing dental injuries after they occur.  What Are Sports Mouthguards? Sports…

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What Are Dental Sealants and How Do They Work?

What Are Dental Sealants and How Do They Work?

At Afton Dental, we believe in prevention as the first line of defense against dental disease. We are pleased to offer a range of preventive services, including dental sealants, to keep tooth decay and cavities at bay. The question is, what are dental sealants, and how do they protect your smile? What Are Dental Sealants?…

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Why Are Mouthguards So Important to Wear While Playing Sports?

Why Are Mouthguards So Important to Wear While Playing Sports?

Did you know that a staggering 15 million Americans sustain dental trauma, and more than 5 million teeth are lost every year as a result of sports-related injuries? That is why your trusted team at Afton Dental recommends wearing sports mouthguards custom-made for you right here at our Concord, NC office. We are all about…

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How do I avoid bad breath?

At our practice, we see a lot of patients who are concerned about their bad breath, also known as halitosis. So today we thought we would educate our patients about what you can do to keep your pearly whites clean and your breath minty fresh! Naturally, good oral hygiene on your part is the first…

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When Was Your Last Dental Cleaning?

You water the garden three times a week, you change your car’s oil every three months, and you replace the batteries in your smoke detectors once a year. Your teeth need to see your dentist on a regular schedule, too. If you are predisposed to oral diseases, you may need to visit our office more…

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February Marks National Dental Health Month!

Did you know February is National Dental Health Month? It’s a great time of the year to renew those resolutions about continuing to practice great dental hygiene. Today, we thought we would discuss the importance of preventative oral care. While most folks are familiar with traditional healthy-conscious practices such as eating well and exercising regularly,…

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End of the year tooth tips!

Today we thought we would remind our patients to practice good oral hygiene to keep those pearly whites shining and happy! This includes brushing and flossing on a regular basis, brushing after consuming foods that can stain your teeth and visiting our office every six months or as recommended. The American Dental Association, or ADA,…

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When You Have a Dental Emergency, We Are Here for You!

We know dental emergencies are never convenient nor timely. If you are a patient of record, we are committed to your dental health and are happy to see you. When your dental health is at risk, we will do everything we can to make sure that you’re treated as soon as possible. While dental emergencies…

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Does Oral Health Affect Your Heart?

Brushing your teeth every day keeps them cleaner, improves your breath, and reduces plaque buildup. But did you know that there may be a connection between your dental health and chronic illness? Some scientific evidence suggests that poor dental health may be linked to cardiovascular disease. Although more research is needed to explore this association,…

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If I have braces, do I still need a dental checkup every 6 months?

Thanks for the question! Yes! In fact, it’s even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit our office regularly. When you’re wearing braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush normally can’t reach. This causes bacteria to build up and can lead to cavities, gingivitis and even gum disease. Believe it or…

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