The Croc’s Toothbrush

Even the crocodile has his own toothbrush – the Plover. This bird flies into the croc’s mouth and cleans its teeth. Maybe not twice a day but…


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Do I Really Need to Floss?

Brushing alone misses 40% of your tooth surfaces – so yes, flossing is very important.

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How Old is Your Toothbrush?

Three out of four dental patients keep their toothbrushes longer than they should. Whenever you place a toothbrush into your mouth, it can be contaminated with bacteria microbes. These little critters can live on a toothbrush for weeks. It is recommended that you clean your brush regularly and replace it every three months, and always after you have an episode of the flu, cold or other viral infections. Notorious bacteria can implant themselves on the toothbrush bristles leading to re-infection.

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Welcome Dr. Powell!

Please welcome Dr. Emerald Powell, D.M.D. to Park Crossing Dentistry! Dr. Powell is a native of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and joins our practice effective July 6, 2017. We are very excited to have her with us.

Dr. Powell earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky where she majored in Biotechnology and Biology. She graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Her background in private practice, public health, and through the University of Ohio State College of Dentistry brings Park Crossing Dentistry a unique approach for patients. She is gentle and compassionate and treats every patient with the quality and honest care they deserve. She likes to make the patient feel very comfortable during treatment.

Dr. Powell is a member of the ADA and the Charlotte Dental Society. When she is not practicing dentistry, she likes to cook, read, watch movies, and spend time with her family in North Carolina.

Join us in welcoming her to our Park Crossing team!

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Are You Looking for a Great Dentist?

Finding a Charlotte dental office you can trust can seem like a laborious task. “Are they trying to upsell me?”, “ How do I know that I really need this treatment?”. These are just some of the questions you may ask yourself after visiting a dental office for the first time. At Park Crossing Dentistry you become family. Our conservative approach to dentistry creates trust and that trust creates the basis for a long-term relationship. Our dentists often say, “if this was my mother, brother or family member, this is the treatment I would do….”.

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Another Great Patient!

Congrats to our wonderful patient, Officer Charles Cho, who helped deliver a baby girl on the side of I-77 recently. There wasn’t enough time for the couple to make it to the hospital and thankfully Officer Cho was in the area to provide assistance. Thank you, Charles, for your service to our community!

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Our Babies’ First Teeth

At approximately 6 months of age, our babies’ first teeth begin to break through the gums. Usually, the first two teeth to erupt are the bottom front teeth. Next, the top four front teeth emerge. After that, other teeth slowly begin to fill in, usually in pairs — one each side of the upper or lower jaw — until all 20 teeth come in. The best time to bring your child to the dentist is around 3 years of age. Begin teaching them to brush when the first teeth erupt. Even if the baby only plays with the toothbrush in their mouth, it gets them used to a routine of brushing two to three times a day.  And remember…do not use toothpaste until the child is older because you don’t want them to “eat” the toothpaste.

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