The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Do you snore while you sleep? Do you wake up tired each day and can’t explain why? If so, you could be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea should be taken seriously, and to help you understand why, our dental expert, Dr. Scott A. Young at Scott A. Young, DDS in Charlotte, North Carolina, has provided you with this information:... read more »

Do You Have a Dry Mouth?

Did you know that saliva performs important roles in maintaining your teeth and gums? One of the functions of saliva is to remove excess food and bacteria particles lingering in your mouth following a meal or snack. Saliva also helps to prevent dry mouth, as this condition allows plaque and tooth decay to thrive and cause ongoing bad breath. If... read more »

Your Dental Checkup Can Be Used to Apply Dental Sealants

The American Dental Association advises you to have a dental checkup twice each year by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Scott A. Young This simple appointment is a critical part of maintaining a healthy mouth. Each dental checkup performed at Scott A. Young, DDS is designed to thoroughly remove tartar and bacterial deposits. This also involves monitoring your mouth... read more »

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that is meant to improve the appearance of your smile. Unfortunately, there are many things that can take the beauty away from your smile. Those are things like discolored teeth, uneven teeth, gaps between teeth, and more. Cosmetic dentistry can fix your unattractive tooth characteristics and give you the smile you want. Our... read more »

Dental Stains Related to Tobacco Use Can Be Difficult to Remove

Frequent tobacco users are likely aware of the potent staining power of tar, and other chemicals in tobacco products. At the same time, occasional tobacco users can experience significant dental stains on their front teeth. Some individuals struggling with tobacco stained teeth are tempted by the invasive marketing messages used by retail tooth whitening products. Yet these options are often... read more »

There Are Different Methods for Cosmetically Improving Your Smile

An unattractive smile marred by discolored tooth enamel, chronic dental stains, misshapen teeth, or other physical imperfections can have an impact on your self-confidence. If you feel this way, you should consider scheduling a cosmetic dental consultation at Scott A. Young, DDS. This appointment includes Dr. Scott A. Young examining your mouth to get a comprehensive understanding of the imperfections.... read more »

Early Symptoms of Gingivitis Requires Treatment from a Dentist

If you sometimes struggle to remember to brush your teeth each morning and night, or you often forget to thoroughly floss your teeth, lingering bacterial deposits in your mouth could harden into tartar on your teeth. The persistent presence of this bacterial material near the periodontal tissues could easily contribute to the development of gum disease. If it’s left untreated... read more »

People Living in Rural Locations Might Not Benefit from Fluoridated Water

Fluoride has long been known to help bolster and maintain the mineral density of healthy tooth enamel. To better help citizens preserve the health of their teeth, many municipal providers add trace amounts of fluoride to the drinking water. Every time you take a drink this fluoridated water it helps prevent cavities and lessen your chances of tooth sensitivity from... read more »

We Can Replace Your Damaged Filling With a Dental Crown

While both amalgam and composite dental filling material are designed to be resistant to tooth decay, the tooth enamel that surrounds the filling can still be damaged by age and inconsistent oral hygiene. If you suspect that the tooth structure surrounding a filling has become infected, ask Dr. Scott A. Young about receiving a dental crown. Signs that tooth decay... read more »

How Complete and Partial Dentures Are Created

If you’re interested in replacing your missing teeth with dentures in Charlotte, North Carolina, then it’s best to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Scott A. Young. Until your appointment, our dental team is happy to tell you a little more about dentures. The more you know, the better, so we are happy to tell you how complete and... read more »