Our Statesville Dentist Explains How Chewing Gum Really Does Prevent Tooth Decay

We tend to associate gum with candy and other tooth-destroying sweets, but chewing gum—provided that it’s sugarless—can actually help your teeth stay clean and strong! In today’s blog post, our Statesville dentist, Dr. Schmidt, explains why. How Sugarless Gum Helps Teeth According to the American Dental Association, chewing sugarless gum for just twenty minutes after eating […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Try to Remove Plaque And Tartar Yourself

If plaque is not removed through brushing and flossing, it hardens into tartar, also known as dental calculus. The only way to get rid of plaque and tartar is to have them scraped off at a dental cleaning—but you might be tempted to try doing it yourself. In today’s post, our Statesville NC dentist explains […]

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