Toothpaste Shopping Advice

The time has come to buy more toothpaste. You may be intimidated by this chore. With so many types of toothpastes available, how do you know which is the right choice? Generally speaking, choose a toothpaste with the ADA seal. Beyond that, choose the type of toothpaste that meets your specific needs or those of your family. Below are some... read more »

The Proper Care of Your Veneers

Even minor imperfections in your smile can make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious in social and work situations. If you have a chipped, discolored or misshapen tooth, or if you have a tooth that is too short, or improperly spaced, you should talk to our dentist, Dr. Scott A. Young about dental veneers. Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that... read more »

Some Tooth Hazards for Your Consideration

Though you might think that your teeth are invulnerable tools that can accomplish any task, we disagree. At Scott A. Young, DDS, we’ve seen enough patients to understand that using your teeth for anything other than chewing food can result in damaged or lost teeth and dental emergencies. Watch out for the following activities and protect your pearly whites with... read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Be Smoking

If you’ve made the decision to smoke, you’re not solely weakening your lungs: you’re also weakening your teeth and gums. Because smoking can impair proper flows of blood, your gums may not be getting the right amounts of oxygen and other nutrients they need if you smoke, making them more susceptible to disease. If you smoke or use tobacco, here... read more »

We Now Offer Six Month Smiles®

Are you looking for aligning your smile quickly and discreetly? If so, you have come to the right place! Here at Scott A. Young, DDS in Charlotte, North Carolina, we offer Six Month Smiles ® to give you the straight and beautiful smile you have always wanted in just a few months! Traditional braces can usually take anywhere from 18-30... read more »

Tooth-Friendly Snacks for Kids

There are few things better than a child’s bright smile. It is important to remember that a healthy smile doesn’t just depend on how we clean it, rather, health starts with what we feed it! Here are some kid approved, tooth-healthy foods to help your child maintain a healthy smile for life. Dairy: Dairy products, such as tasty string cheese... read more »

What Are the Dangers of Acidic Foods to Your Oral Health?

Foods with high acidity can be delicious. However, it can also eat away at your tooth enamel, causing tooth decay and cavities. This process is known as dental erosion. If your tooth enamel is damaged and the acids are left unchecked, it could eventually lead to the loss of teeth. The foods and drinks you consume can contain acids that... read more »

A Chipped Molar or Premolar Might Be Repaired with an Amalgam Filling

There are some things that can increase your chances of suffering a chip on your teeth. This could happen if you nervously nibble on stray objects or you have a nasty habit of using your teeth as improvised tools. At the same time, people who grind their teeth at night without the protection of a quality dental guard are highly... read more »

Dental Anxiety: Not Just For Kids

At Scott A. Young, DDS, Dr. Scott A. Young and our team understand that going to the dentist can be a nerve-wracking thing, especially if you’ve had negative experiences in the past. A past negative experience oftentimes creates dental anxiety, which makes your future appointments scary. Well, our team wants you to have the best dental experience at our office,... read more »

First Aid and Professional Care Might Be Required for A Serious Tongue Injury

Run of the mill tongue injuries are minor and generally result from unintentionally biting your tongue while chewing gum or eating food. This is usually very mild and won’t require any instant first aid. Regrettably, there are some other odd occurrences when an oral accident can cause more trauma to your tongue. If this is the case, you will likely... read more »