Who Is at Risk of Gum Disease?

May 16, 2024 Published by

Gum disease is a common dental ailment affecting over 75% of adults. Primarily, this infection of the gum tissue affects adult and senior dental patients, but people of any age or background could contract gum disease. It often presents itself subtly. Many patients remain unaware they have some form of…

Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth

May 6, 2024 Published by

Tooth loss is a common occurrence that affects millions of Americans. This condition can lead to gaps in your smile, hindered oral function, and additional dental problems. Fortunately, restorative dentistry provides an effective solution for replacing missing teeth. The Impact of Tooth Loss on Oral Health Missing teeth can introduce…

Uses for a Dental Crown

March 29, 2024 Published by

Your teeth function to grind, chew, bite, and tear into food, and normally they endure wear and tear without issue. But they are not indestructible. Either through an acute accident or over time, your teeth might sustain structural damage that can significantly disrupt your life. When this happens, your dentist…

Oral Hygiene for Your Tongue

February 13, 2024 Published by

You likely already know that you must practice regular oral hygiene in order to keep your teeth clean and healthy. This will involve brushing and flossing your teeth on a consistent basis and with proper technique. However, you may not realize that your oral hygiene regimen should include cleaning your…

Can Protein Shakes Hurt Your Smile?

January 30, 2024 Published by

Protein shakes can be highly beneficial to individuals looking to supplement their diet, build muscle, or garner other wellness benefits. These drinks consist of protein powder mixed with a variety of fruits, juices, and more delicious ingredients. However, if you are not careful, protein shakes could damage your smile in…

What Makes a Dental Implant Durable?

December 19, 2023 Published by

If you lose one or more teeth, you can suffer a variety of complications, including cosmetic concerns due to gaps in your smile, struggles with oral capabilities, and further dental health problems. You can talk to your dentist to find comprehensive treatments to replace your missing teeth and restore your…

How Does Aging Impact Oral Health?

November 9, 2023 Published by

When we age, we notice many changes in our body. Cells grow damaged over time, causing them to lose the ability to repair bodily issues as well as they once did. This can leave you with medical concerns, including regular aches and pains. But the effects of aging will also…

What Is a Food Trap?

October 6, 2023 Published by

Have you ever had your satisfying meal disrupted by food stuck in your teeth? This distracting sensation can throw off your entire day, but trapped food can be more than just annoying. Lingering food particles in your mouth can also harm your oral health. If you notice food tends to…

Reduce Your Risk of Tooth Loss

September 13, 2023 Published by

Missing teeth can be highly detrimental to your overall well-being. You may suffer a blow to your confidence with gaps in your smile. You could struggle with your usual oral functions. And you may face a higher danger of further dental problems in the wake of tooth loss. A dentist…

Healthy Smiles for the New School Year

August 16, 2023 Published by

The academic year is starting soon for most schools and colleges. This can mean you and your family face changes in your routines. But you can prepare and start the semester on the right note when you all stay up to date on dental care. Dental patients of any age…

Who Is the Ideal Dental Implant Patient?

July 10, 2023 Published by

Have you lost a tooth recently? You could hold a high risk of further oral health complications if you do not seek tooth replacement for missing teeth. You might also see a decline in your overall confidence if gaps disrupt your smile’s aesthetic and you suffer to complete your usual…

Oral Health and Genetics

June 9, 2023 Published by

Oral health largely relies on your actions, which include properly cleaning and caring for your smile both at home and at your dentist’s office. However, factors beyond your control also contribute to the health of your teeth and gums. Genetics, for instance, could put you at a higher risk for…

Should I Try a Water Flosser?

May 9, 2023 Published by

Brushing your teeth and flossing are crucial actions that make up your oral hygiene routine. If you do not practice this care properly, plaque and other dangerous residues will cling to your teeth and put your dental structure at risk of deterioration. This could mean you form cavities, gum disease,…

Diabetes and Your Gum Health

April 5, 2023 Published by

Millions of Americans struggle with diabetes, a chronic condition that disrupts the body’s production of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates sugar in the blood. High or low blood sugar will impact the function of organs throughout your entire body. So managing this disease is crucial to…

What Are Dental Sealants?

March 13, 2023 Published by

A dental sealant refers to a type of routine care a dentist can provide their patients to protect teeth from cavities. Primarily, dentists tend to offer this option to their pediatric patients, but they often stop recommending it once a patient reaches adulthood. This does not mean that adults cannot…

Tooth Bonding or Dental Veneers?

February 10, 2023 Published by

If you feel unhappy with the way that your smile looks, visit your dentist as soon as possible to discuss cosmetic dental treatments that can help you accomplish your smile aesthetic goals. Dentists can form treatment plans to brighten and reshape your teeth according to your unique needs. Tooth bonding…

Missing Teeth Can Harm Your Jawbone

January 19, 2023 Published by

Tooth loss affects millions of Americans, and missing teeth can leave you with gaps in your smile, impaired oral function, and further dental problems. Your dentist can help you replace lost teeth with restorative treatment. When you choose prosthetic teeth, you may want to consider a long-lasting, comprehensive option: dental…

See Why Patients Love Our Dental Office

December 15, 2022 Published by

Looking for a dental practice that offers high-quality oral health care to patients of all ages in the greater Pinehurst, NC area? Look no further than Drs. Monroe & Monroe Implant and General Dentistry. At this dental practice, Dr. Clement Monroe and Dr. Kamron Monroe can give you preventative dental…

Advantages of Rinsing with Mouthwash

November 15, 2022 Published by

Maintaining good oral health means practicing diligent preventative care throughout your smile. You brush your teeth and floss at home and visit your dentist for regular check-ups. But you can take further efforts to ensure your mouth looks and feels its best. This can prevent dental emergencies as well. Rinsing…

Pay Attention to Gum Color

October 26, 2022 Published by

Healthy dental patients usually have firm, pink gums. The gums refer to the connective tissue over the jawbone that helps to keep teeth in place in the mouth. Taking care of your gums is as crucial as maintaining the health of the rest of your smile. If you notice a…

Are Dental Fillings Permanent?

September 28, 2022 Published by

A cavity forms in a tooth when plaque eats away at your teeth to create a hole in the surface. This hole will deepen, exposing the vulnerable interior of the tooth, until your dentist intervenes. They drill away this tooth decay and fill the hole with composite resin. The dental…

Summer Vacation Oral Hygiene Tips

August 22, 2022 Published by

This summer, you likely plan to visit loved ones out of state or travel to the beach or a new city. No matter your vacation plans, you know you have a lot to prepare before you leave for your trip. You should keep oral hygiene in mind when planning your…

4 Foods That Could Cause Dental Damage

July 22, 2022 Published by

Your teeth routinely endure wear and tear as you chew your food. Typically, your teeth can perform this task without issue, but abnormal pressures could cause teeth to chip, crack, or fracture. Biting into hard or dense food items could generate this pressure and break the tough outer shell of…

Fight Dry Mouth at Home

June 21, 2022 Published by

A dry mouth can feel sticky and uncomfortable, but this condition can put your oral health at risk too. You can save time and money by reducing your chances of major dental damage when you avoid dry mouth. If you pay attention to your smile, you can take these preventative…

Fix White Spots on Your Teeth

May 24, 2022 Published by

Have you noticed chalky or creamy white spots on your teeth? You may feel frustrated that these stains do not go away with your typical oral hygiene routine. But your smile could also be suffering major structural problems. These white spots could mean that you have hypocalcification, or calcium loss,…

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