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 »

A Basic Rundown of Thumb Sucking

Does your child routinely suck their thumb? Are you aware of the risks with your child sucking their thumb? Even though thumb sucking is completely natural and expected in most children, it can lead to a downturn in their oral health and cause further issues and problems later on with... Read more »

Surprising Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

There are many causes of tooth sensitivity, and some of the underlying culprits are tooth fracture that exposes dentin, cavities, loss of tooth enamel, old dental fillings and gum disease. We highlight some of the lesser-known causes behind tooth sensitivity to help you pinpoint the source of your discomfort. Sometimes,... Read more »

A Partial Denture Can Help Replace Teeth Lost to Severe Dental Trauma

Severe injuries that impact the mouth can sometimes traumatize soft tissues and teeth. In some of these cases, a patient might lose multiple teeth. After the soft oral tissues have healed, scheduling an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Vinutha Kupperi can be helpful. After assessing the situation, he can... Read more »

Understanding Chewing Gum

Believe it or not , sugarless chewing gum can actually be beneficial for your oral health. Sugarless gum is helpful for your smile because it can help stimulate the production of saliva. Saliva helps wash away debris and harmful acids capable of eating through your tooth enamel. Because sugarless gum... Read more »

Why Your Teeth Need Fluoride

Fluoride is a highly researched dental topic on behalf of dental professionals, and has been shown to increase the mineral strength of the tooth enamel strength by replacing microscopic mineral crystals in your teeth. Your teeth can receive many sources of fluoride to remain in great shape. We are happy... Read more »

Fight for Your Smile From Tooth Decay

Did you know, a cavity can put your smile at risk for gum disease and even tooth loss? Well, it’s true! If you love your smile and want to keep it healthy, then remember to fight away cavities. Our dentist, Dr. Vinutha Kupperi with Steelcroft Dental in Charlotte, North Carolina,... Read more »