Have You Made An Appointment Yet?

An appointment at Hope Mills Dental twice a year is essential to your dental health, and to your overall health. By seeing us for a check up, you’ll get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your teeth and gums are healthy – and you’ll have a great smile, to boot.

A typical appointment is in two parts. First, one of our hygienists gives your teeth a thorough cleaning. That in itself is worth coming in for. But part two, the checkup, is just as important, because we’ll take x-rays, check for any cavities, make sure your gums are healthy, and look for signs of any problems like bruxism, also known as teeth grinding.

Seeing us twice a year is also a great way to protect your overall health. We won’t give you a wellness exam like your doctor, of course. But there are more than a hundred systemic diseases that can be detected in the mouth. We can find signs of diseases before you even know about them.

In between your visits, make sure you take care of your teeth and gums at home. That means a daily regimen of flossing and brushing. We recommend at least twice a day; after every meal is even better. That way you are consistently removing that plaque that is constantly forming on your teeth.

If you haven’t scheduled your next checkup and cleaning with Hope Mills Dental, pick up the phone and give us a call. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Hope Mills Dental:

910-716-0102

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3020 N Main St Ste 270
Hope Mills, North Carolina
28348

 


Time To Upgrade Your Smile?

Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Have you thought about upgrading your smile? Cosmetic dentistry from Hope Mills Dental offers many marvelous possibilities.

The quickest and least invasive procedure is teeth whitening. The results are dramatic and teeth whitening side effects are minimal.

If your teeth are slightly crooked, but require no orthodontic work, porcelain veneers could be the answer. Porcelain veneers are translucent, wafer-thin covers that are permanently attached to the front of teeth, correcting chips and stains. Prepless veneers do not require the removal of tooth structure.

If your teeth are more than slightly crooked, it’s not too late for braces. Hope Mills dental patients of all ages are undergoing orthodontic treatment and achieving fantastic results. Invisalign clear braces are less noticeable, more comfortable and bring teeth into alignment much faster than old-school metal braces.

Has gum recession caused the metal base of an old crown to be visible? Soft tissue grafts and/or crown replacement can correct this problem.

Are you missing one or more teeth? One of the best tooth replacement options is a dental implant. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

Can you envision yourself with a dental makeover? Call Hope Mills Dental to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options. Make your appointment today!

Contact Hope Mills Dental:

910-716-0102

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3020 N Main St Ste 270
Hope Mills, North Carolina
28348

 


Bad Breath FAQ

Hope Mills bad breath exam

Today’s post from Hope Mils Dental offers some answers to frequently asked questions about an unsavory topics: bad breath.

Q. My wife says my breath is repulsive, but I brush twice a day. Shouldn’t that be enough?
A. Bacteria can propagate and stink in hidden crevices that can only be reached with floss. Time to start flossing. If your breath hasn’t improved in a few months, make an appointment so we can examine other possible causes of your halitosis.

Also keep in mind that brushing just the teeth may not clear away food particles between the teeth and up in the gums. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make the difference.

Q. My breath seems to get worse during hay fever season. What’s up with that?
A. Allergies can change mouth odor in a couple of ways. First, anything that stimulates post-nasal drip can be a trigger because bacteria at the back of the throat mixes with the mucous and emits a smelly odor as it breaks down. Second, hay fever medications often cause dry mouth which can result in gross breath. Antihistamines can lessen post-nasal drip so this is a catch-22. If you take antihistamines, drink water frequently throughout the day to keep your mouth wet, suck on sugar-free mints to stimulate saliva production and rinse with a non-alcohol mouth rinse.

Q. What health conditions can result in bad breath?
A. As discussed before, any condition that lessens saliva creation can cause halitosis. It is also a common side effect of diabetes, kidney failure, and liver failure. Of course, if your kidneys or liver is failing, you have bigger problems.

Q. Why did my breath become appalling when I went on a strict low-carb diet?
A. Ketones were most likely the culprit. Ketones are produced when the body digests fat—which is usually the goal of a low-carb plan. On the flip side, sounds like you weren’t cheating!

Hope Mills Dental can answer these and other frequently asked questions about issues relating to oral hygiene and dental health. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and have extended evening and weekend hours for your convenience. Set up an appointment to see us today!

Contact Hope Mills Dental:

910-716-0102

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3020 N Main St Ste 270
Hope Mills, North Carolina
28348

 


Been A While Since You’ve Visited A Dentist? Family Dentistry in Hope Mills

Hope Mills, North Carolina Residents Visit the DentistIf you are looking for a practice experienced in family dentistry, we invite you to come in to Hope Mills Dental for a consultation.

Nervous? You Are Not Alone

The very idea of visiting a dentist makes a lot of people nervous. In fact, up to twenty percent of the adult population in the United States puts off seeing the dentist because of anxiety. If you’re one of them, here are a few recommendations that may help ease your concerns.

  • Choose a dentist who is appropriate for your needs. If you decide to schedule an appointment with Hope Mills Dental, we’ll want to get to know you, and help you get to know us, so you feel comfortable and relaxed.
  • Be prepared to provide us with information about your lifestyle and health. Too many people avoid expressing pain or revealing sensitive issues. As your dentist, we need to know your history and everything you are experiencing.
  • The best way to have a positive experience is to communicate. Let us know what you are experiencing so that we can make adjustments and help you feel more comfortable and secure.

At Hope Mills Dental our staff will work to make your dental experience a pleasant one. We like to see our patients every six months for checkups and cleanings. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry for the entire family. And because we know it can be difficult to fit appointments into a busy schedule, we have evening and Saturday hours for your convenience.

Contact Hope Mills Dental:

910-716-0102

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3020 N Main St Ste 270
Hope Mills, North Carolina
28348