Unlike years ago, more and more people are keeping their own teeth into their senior years, according the CDC. “Because dental technology and patient care has improved, more patients are able to keep their own teeth instead of getting dentures,” says Dr. James Wells of South Charlotte Dentistry. Although keeping their own teeth longer is a good thing, senior dental patients have special concerns.
Dr. James Wells of South Charlotte Dentistry is now offering solutions for his older patients. “Although our older ...
When to See the Dentist
Some of us avoid seeing the dentist like the plague. Even if we force our children to go every six month for their check-ups, as adults a lot of us push off going to the dentist. We blame our busy work schedule or hectic family life, but going to the dentist on a regular basis can actually save you from some serious and costly procedures down the road.
Even if you brush your teeth twice a day and ...
Preventing Sports Injuries: Mouth Guards
As the weather warms up, a lot of us are out and about playing sports. It’s the season of soccer, baseball, softball, and many more. Even pick-up games of football, volleyball, and basketball are more common as the weather gets warmer. Did you know that the most frequent types of sports injuries to the face are dental injuries?
How can you protect you and your kids from getting their teeth knocked out or even a concussion? Mouth guards ...
Spring Cleaning! Why Regular Teeth Cleanings are so Important
Charlotte is starting to warm up again. And you may be thinking about spring cleaning projects: cleaning the gutter, landscaping the lawn, or going through your closets. But don’t forget about yourself! Spring is great time to schedule a teeth cleaning at South Charlotte Dentistry.
For achieving and maintaining good oral health, the American Dental Association recommends checkups and cleanings every six months. This helps Dr. Wells stay on top of any problem areas ...
Tricks to Get your Kids to Brush
Every parent knows what a task it can be to get your kids to do anything. Good brushing habits can be difficult to develop, but are vital to prevent tooth decay. Dr. James Wells at South Charlotte Dentistry has some tips on getting your children to brush their teeth.
Tell them a Story. Kids are smarter than we think sometimes. Just telling them to do something because we said so is often not good enough. “Making ...
New Year, New You: Dental Edition
It’s that time of year again to make your new year’s resolutions! Even if you don’t write them down, it can be a good time to reflect on things you may want to improve over the next 12 months. At South Charlotte Dentistry, we have come up with some resolutions that are great for your overall health plus can really improve your smile and oral health!
Losing weight is often at the top of everyone’s resolution ...
A recent study published by SIkka Software Corporation indicates a correlation between dental trends and the health of the economy. “There seems to be a connection between the health of our teeth and the health of our economy,” says Dr. Wells, owner and dentist at South Charlotte Dentistry. South Charlotte Dentistry, located in the Ballantyne neighborhood of Charlotte, provides family and cosmetic dentistry. “Oral health care is often sacrificed during times of economic lows,” explains Dr. Wells.
The study by Sikka Software ...
Look your Best this Holiday Season with Teeth Whitening
Most of us can’t believe that it is already November which means Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s are upon us. Every year these holidays seem to come quicker and quicker. It’s time for delicious meals and holiday parties with friends and family. These occasions also bring the opportunity for pictures. It seems that everyone these days is snapping pics with their smartphones and posting them instantly on social media sites. Dr. Wells wants ...
Dentists are known for saying no to all types of candy. But with Halloween just around the corner, Dr. James Wells of South Charlotte Dentistry knows his patients are going to indulge in the sugary treats. “I want my patients to enjoy themselves for Halloween,” says Dr. Wells, “However, some candy is better for your teeth than others.” Dr. Wells has compiled a list of the best and worst Halloween candy for children’s teeth.
Indulging in Halloween candy is a fond childhood ...
Pack a Tooth-Friendly Lunchbox!
As the school year gets underway, kids and parents are making decisions about what to eat for lunch. Packing a healthy lunch is important for parents, but you want to make sure your child is eating the lunch you packed. If you kid trades their healthy lunch for soda and snack cakes, then you might be looking at more visits to Dr. Wells!
Try packing their school lunch with these tasty, tooth-friendly foods:
Fiber. When bad bacteria build up in ...