Like Natural Teeth: Dental Implants

At least three million Americans have replaced a missing tooth with a dental implant, and that number grows each year. At Hope Mills Dental, we are providers of these dental marvels.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post.

One of the things that make dental implants so popular is that they blend in so easily with the patient’s remaining teeth. They look and function like natural teeth, and are therefore an excellent, long-term option.

Another benefit of dental implants is that they prevent bone recession, which is common in people who have lost teeth. The titanium post goes where the tooth root used to be, which strengthens the bone.

For patients missing all of their teeth, implants can be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit. Many patients report newfound confidence in  themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.

Dental implants are one of the biggest advances in dentistry. To find out more about implants from Hope Mills Dental, contact our office. We also provide pediatric dentistry. Make an appointment with 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

 


Hope Mills Dental Treats Canker Sores, Lesions, And Fever Blisters

Hope Mills Dental Treats Cankers Sores Lesions and Fever Blisters

At Hope Mills Dental, one of the most common complaints our dentists hear is problems with mouth sores.

There are many different kinds of oral lesions which can make eating and talking painful. Some are annoying yet harmless, while other sores are more serious and require medical intervention.

Though not contagious, the most common complaint is canker sores, which affect an estimated eighty percent of the population. Canker sores can be attributed to stress, tissue irritation, or acidic foods.

We can prescribe a topical dental paste to relieve pain and guard against infection. Recurring canker sores can sometimes be a symptom of a larger health problem.

Another common complaint is fever blisters or cold sores, which are contagious fluid-filled blisters. Raleigh cold sore sufferers should be aware that they can become infected. At Hope Mills Dental, we advise our patients on how to treat cold sores and avoid further breakouts.

Fungal infections and oral cancer can cause sores in the mouth and throat. See your Raleigh dentist if you experience any of the following:

  • Lumps or discolored patches in the mouth lasting longer than three weeks
  • Unusually large lesions
  • Multiple sores

Hope Mills Dental dentists remind you that eating a well balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and not smoking can all aid in oral health and hygiene.

Hope Mills Dental provides the full spectrum of general and cosmetic dentistry, including pediatric dentistry. Make an appointment with 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

 


What Can Hope Mills Dental Do For You?

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Hello, and welcome to the Hope Mills Dental blog. Our team of dentists works hard to keep the teeth and gums of each of our patients healthy.

Teeth may seem like bone, but they are actually living structures. Inside that hard exterior is complex system of tissue. And the teeth themselves are anchored to your jaw by ligaments and a material called cementum.

Because there is so much more than meets the eye, we urge our patients to take good care of their teeth by brushing and flossing twice a day, and by visiting our office twice a year for cleanings and a checkup. Our hygienists will remove any accumulation of plaque and tartar that has built up, and one of our dentists will give your teeth and gums a thorough inspection.

Why do we stress this? Because research has shown there is a connection between the health of your teeth and your overall physical health. In short, a healthy mouth can help you maintain a healthy body.

At Hope Mills Dental in Hope Mills, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry. And we love helping kids get started on a lifetime of good dental health with our pediatric dentistry. Schedule 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

 


Is It All About Flashy Smiles And Trendy Styles?

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It’s All About Location

If you can’t be in Paris, then bring fashion home to Hope Mills. Facial fashion, that is. The pouty, the flashy, the sultry, the glamorous, the gleeful. Our team of dentists is committed to keeping you looking great and feeling confident. We offer a wide variety of dental services for our Hope Mills area locals.

It’s All About Working The Smile

For just about everyone out there, the way we look is important to our self-concept. Our self-esteem influences our interactions and relationships, and even our success. Let us work with you to revitalize that smile and bring it up to your standards. Our team can discuss broken teeth, crooked teeth, and even missing teeth. Come down and see us. We will help you to work that smile on the proverbial runway of life.

It’s All About Being Uniquely You

Hope Mills Dental provides general and cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry for the youngest of your family, and evening and weekend hours for your convenience. Schedule an appointment with 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

 


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

 


Bad Breath FAQ

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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