The Importance of Controlling Dental Plaque

Dental plaque is a sticky material that forms on and between tooth surfaces above the gums, along the gum line, and below the gum line on the roots of the teeth. When you eat, the bacteria in plaque use the sugars in your food to produce acids that eat away at the tooth enamel.

Why is it so important to control plaque? Because the excess buildup of plaque can lead to a variety of destructive dental issues, including gum disease, cavities and bone loss.

With plaque being an ongoing threat, good oral hygiene must be a continuous effort. Brushing and flossing twice a day is essential in preventing the accumulation of plaque. In addition, studies have shown that using an electric toothbrush can significantly reduce plaque buildup.

If plaque is not removed frequently through brushing and flossing, it can develop into tartar, which is basically calcified plaque. While plaque can be controlled at home with good oral hygiene, tartar can only be removed by your hygienist. This is why frequent visits to your dentist are so vital. Your hygienist will remove any plaque, tartar and oral bacteria from your teeth before they cause damage to your teeth and gums.

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Celebrating Addie’s 15 Years!

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This month marks a very special occasion at south Charlotte dentist Park Crossing Dentistry.

We are excited and proud to be celebrating Addie’s 15 years as a hygienist with our team. Her warmth, friendliness and professionalism have made an indelible mark on our office.

Our patients regularly express their love and appreciation for Addie’s gentle touch and caring personality. And the kids love her too!

We are looking forward to many more years of Addie’s superior dental care.

Thank you, Addie, for your dedication to our practice and to our patients!

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New Teeth Whitening System!

Considering teeth whitening for your class reunion, a wedding, or other special event?

We have a new in-office whitening system that is fast and effective!  The system is called POLAOFFICE+ and our patients love it!  Here is Maryann’s results from her whitening session last week.  The session lasted one hour and she saw a deeper color of white by several shades. Call our office for your appointment today! 704-541-5059

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New Patients Welcome!

If you or someone you know is looking for a dentist, we are accepting new patients. Our office can accommodate new patients quickly and often the same day. For more information about our practice, visit our website at parkcrossingdentistry.com. Also, don’t forget to check out our 5-star reviews on Google.

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Celebrating Dr. Bateman!

What a fun time we had celebrating Dr. Bateman’s birthday at one of his favorite restaurants. Dr B bday 2017

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Our Team in School for a Day

We had fun at our Continuing Education Class with Dr. Michalski. Our entire staff participated in a day of dental education.DrMConsult

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New Patient Gifts!

If you know anyone who needs a good dentist in Charlotte, tell them to contact us! We have new patient gifts we are offering until supplies run out.

Have them call Angie at 704-541-5059 (pictured here with one of the gifts).

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