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What to Do in a Dental Emergency During COVID-19 Lockdown

While most dental clinics are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Carolina Dentistry @ The StateLine remains open for emergency or urgent procedures for the Indian Land, Charlotte, and Ballantyne communities. We are also maintaining phone contact with our existing clients. Although Dr. Schwartz and our staff do not exhibit any symptoms of the Coronavirus, we are adhering to public …

what is bruxism

What is Bruxism?

It is normal for people to clench or grind their teeth. This can happen when they’re upset or frustrated. However, if this habit becomes frequent and causes harm to your oral health, this gives rise to a condition called bruxism. What is Bruxism? Bruxism is a condition where a person unknowingly and regularly clenches his or her teeth during the …

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Why You Need A Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral in foods and water. Fluoride prevents tooth decay by strengthening your teeth and making them more resistant to acid from plaque and sugar. It can also help reverse tooth decay, speed up remineralization, and disrupt the production of acid. Every day, your teeth gain or lose minerals through demineralization or remineralization. Demineralization occurs when acids …

how to overcome dental anxiety

How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Some people fear their dental appointments. Dental anxiety can get so bad that some people won’t even have their teeth examined no matter how bad it gets. The thought of visiting a dentist can be terrifying for them. What is Dental Anxiety? Dental anxiety is an extremely strong and unreasonable fear of dentists and dental procedures. The anxiety can get …

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What Can You Eat After A Wisdom Tooth Removal?

A wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental procedure.  It is something that our dentist in Indian Land can do very effectively.  It takes up to 2 weeks to recover fully from having a wisdom tooth removed, so it is important to look after the wound properly to heal as quickly as possible. Why Take Your Wisdom Tooth Out? Wisdom …

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Receding Gums

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Receding Gums

What are Receding Gums? Gum recession is an oral condition where the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls back and expose more parts of the teeth, sometimes even the root. Receding gums increases the chance of plaque and disease-causing bacteria buildup because it creates gaps in the teeth and gum line. Severe gum recession damages the bone structure which …

Top Causes of Dental Phobia

Top Causes of Dental Phobia

Causes of Dental Phobia Dental phobia is the irrational fear of dentists and dental procedures. If you have a dental phobia or anxiety, then you know how hard it is to take good care of your oral health. Dental phobia prevents people from getting the dental care that they need because patients who have this condition avoid dental visits. People …

Which Type of Dental Implant is Best for Me?

Which Type of Dental Implant is Best for Me?

A dental implant is one of the best solutions for tooth loss. Whether your tooth was knocked out from an accident or it was extracted to maintain your oral health, a dental implant can replace your missing tooth. Dr. Schwartz offers a variety of dental implant treatment options. Dental implants vary according to the type and technique used during the …

Top 5 Restorative Dental Care Treatments

What is Restorative Dental Care?

Restorative dental care is the procedure of restoring damaged and replacing missing teeth. The goal is to restore and enhance the appearance of your teeth and to maintain your oral health. Restorative dental care can also help prevent future oral health problems. Why is restorative dental care important? Missing and damaged teeth do not just affect your dental health and …

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

According to statistics submitted by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, about 69% of adults between 35 to 44 years old have lost at least 1 permanent tooth. Tooth loss may be due to an accident, tooth decay or gum disease. However, a missing tooth can now be replaced with a dental implant or a denture. Both dentures …