A Tooth Lost to Severe, Untreated Tooth Decay Can Often Be Replaced by a Bridge

The natural bacteria living in your mouth are pervasive as well as tenacious. When poor oral hygiene practices empower them to exploit weakened tooth enamel, the resulting tooth decay can spread quickly. If left untreated, the decay will inevitably penetrate deeper and deeper into the tooth. This can cause an infection in the root or… Read more »

Using Prescription Fluoride Supplements Can Strengthen Your Teeth Daily

Each day the natural bacteria in your mouth and the acidic foods and beverages you consume can erode the mineral density of your tooth enamel. If it is not counteracted in some way, this process known as demineralization can weaken your teeth, making them more susceptible to tooth decay. Exposing your teeth to fluoride helps… Read more »

How Dental Veneers Can Surprise You With Your Dream Smile

Do you feel self-conscious about your smile? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people desire a smile they can be proud of. That is why our team here at in , , is happy to tell you about dental veneers, and how they can enhance your smile and your life. Dental veneers offer… Read more »

Scaling and Root Planing to Treat Periodontitis

Do you currently suffer from gum disease–also known as periodontitis? This condition afflicts 64.7 million Americans, so you are certainly not alone. Gum disease is essentially an infection of the gum tissue, and if it is left untreated, it can result in tooth loss. In addition, if you have gum disease, you are also at risk… Read more »

A Dental Crown Can Restore Damaged or Decayed Tooth Enamel

For all intents and purposes, a dental crown is a hollow cap that resembles your natural tooth enamel. It is anchored on a post-like abutment that is formed from the core structures of a tooth that is suffering from one or multiple dental issues. The specific problem at hand, as well the tooth’s primary function… Read more »

Key Insights for Safely Removing a Piece of Food from Between Your Teeth

It’s not uncommon for a small piece of tough food, like meat fibers, popcorn hulls, fruit peels and even small, hard seeds, to become lodged between your teeth while you’re eating. Even though these can usually be cleared away with brushing and rinsing, there are times when a food particle can become stubbornly stuck between… Read more »

Dental Health is Important

When it comes to your smiles needs, Dr. is here to provide you with the best possible care in , . We understand how hard it can be when it comes to looking for a new dentist, especially when moving to a new area. That is why having top-quality dental care is the most important… Read more »

Porcelain Fillings Often Require Two Separate Appointments to Repair a Cavity

A cavity can form on one of your teeth when the natural bacteria in your mouth manage to compromise the otherwise healthy tooth enamel. If caught early, Dr. can often treat any small- to medium-sized cavity by applying a basic dental filling. The process of repairing a tooth in this manner is relatively straightforward. Dr…. Read more »

The Integrity of Your Tooth Enamel Can Be Improved by a Fluoride Treatment

The acidic foods and drinks you consume each day and the natural bacteria in your mouth can erode the mineral integrity of your tooth enamel. On a long enough timeline, this unchecked enamel erosion can promote issues with tooth sensitivity and cavities. Fortunately, fluoride counteracts the effects of demineralization by restoring the microscopic mineral crystals… Read more »

Periodontal Care

Welcome to Carolina Avenue Dental Care, where Dr. Pipkin and Dr. Jaques are pleased to offer periodontal care for our patients who have gum disease in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. If gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease is left untreated, it can progress into periodontitis. While improved oral hygiene can restore gum health when it is in… Read more »