October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Some Simple Things Can Help You Maintain an Effective Oral Hygiene Routine

With practice and consistency, your daily oral hygiene routine should release most of the plaque and residual food matter from your teeth and gumline. The process involves carefully brushing your teeth twice each day with a toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Remembering to floss... Read more »

Do Energy Drinks Damage My Teeth?

Have you noticed how energy drinks have taken over for soft-drinks? Energy drinks are now offered in restaurants, take up major space in the convenience store fridge, and have their own aisle in the grocery store. While dentists everywhere cheer to see that sugary soda drinking is becoming less and... Read more »

Whitening 101

It’s natural to want a beautiful, sparkling smile. A great smile leads to great confidence, and that in turn can spill over to success in both your professional and personal life. The problem is that keeping a smile brilliantly white isn’t that easy. In fact, it’s one of the more... Read more »

Keep Your Dentures in Good Shape with Good Care

The placement of dentures signifies a change in your oral hygiene routine, as your dental appliance will require different care than your natural teeth. If you are concerned about providing proper care for dentures, we invite you to try the following tips: 1. Remove loose food debris from your dentures... Read more »

Bad Breath? Banish it With These Tricks

Is bad breath a constant presence throughout the day that affects your schedule and social interaction? This frequent occurrence of bad breath, or halitosis, may mean that you need to make some changes. Our team offers some quick and easy tricks to prevent bad breath throughout the day and right... Read more »

Seek Help From a Toothache

If you have a toothache, then make sure you find the help you need right away! No one enjoys a toothache. However, achieving a pain-free smile after a toothache is always a welcome feeling. That is why, our dentist, Dr. Laura Olsen Taylor with Olsen Taylor General Dentistry in Mooresville,... Read more »