Why Do I Need to Have My Tooth Extracted?

Why Do I Need to Have My Tooth Extracted?

At Afton Dental, saving a natural tooth is always our top priority. However, there are times that a tooth is damaged beyond repair, leaving extraction as the only viable option. With our sedation dentistry options and gentle techniques, you can always expect safe and comfortable care! Why Would a Tooth Require Extraction? Here are the…

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When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth?

When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth?

Seeing your little one’s first baby tooth arrive is such an exciting milestone! But did you know that oral hygiene practices should start even before any teeth come in? Here’s all you need to know about caring for your child’s dental health right from the start for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Why Care for…

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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 Oral Cancer Screenings Save Lives

How Oral Cancer Screenings Save Lives

Visiting Afton Dental for your twice-a-year dental exams and cleanings is a great way to keep tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease at bay. During your appointment, we will conduct an oral cancer screening to uncover any abnormalities early on for the best treatment outcomes. We are all about maintaining a lifetime of healthy smiles!…

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Why Do I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Why Do I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are the last permanent teeth to come in, usually during the late teens or early twenties. Unfortunately, they don’t serve much of a purpose and often unleash utter chaos in the mouth. That’s why so many of our valued patients need to have them removed. At Afton…

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How Safe Is Sedation Dentistry?

We, at Afton Dental, understand that some of our valued patients are anxious about getting the dental care they need. If you’re nervous about an upcoming dental appointment, please let us know. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your visit is a positive one. Our friendly staff, calm environment, gentle techniques, and sedation dentistry…

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What Is Laser Dentistry?

What Is Laser Dentistry?

We, Afton Dental, are committed to utilizing groundbreaking technology and techniques to enhance our patients’ treatment experience, and one of the ways we do that is by providing laser dentistry services. You’ll enjoy quick, comfortable, and precise treatments with outstanding outcomes. Talk to one of our team members about laser dentistry and what it can…

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What Is Cracked Tooth Syndrome and How Is It Treated?

What Is Cracked Tooth Syndrome and How Is It Treated?

Cracked tooth syndrome is a very common condition. While you may not realize you have a cracked tooth, you’ll likely experience some symptoms. Even a hairline crack too small to detect using an x-ray can wreak havoc on your oral health. A visit to Afton Dental will alleviate your discomfort and get your smile back…

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Should Metal Fillings Be Replaced With Composites?

Should-Metal-Fillings-Be-Replaced-With-Composites

In the past, the only way to repair cavities was using metal fillings. Today, tooth-colored composites offer a much more aesthetic and appealing restorative solution. If you’re wondering if you should have your metal fillings replaced with composites, talk to your trusted team at Afton Dental. We will evaluate your current restorations and help you…

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How Can Pregnancy Affect My Oral Health?

How Can Pregnancy Affect My Oral Health?

Pregnancy is a magical experience, filled with joy, anticipation, visits to your doctor, and preparing to welcome your little one. However, it’s important not to forget your oral health amidst all the excitement. Dr. Hill and his team would like to congratulate you on your upcoming bundle of joy and look forward to supporting your…

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