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These are just a few words that accurately describe our amazing team. We are experts at building relationships and helping you feel at ease during your visit, whether it be for a consultation or treatment.

We pride ourselves on providing an atmosphere that allows patients to sit back, relax, and feel confident that they are in good hands.

The Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Health

Maintaining good oral health is crucial for a beautiful smile and overall well-being. Dentistry on Monroe in Charlotte, NC, is dedicated to helping patients understand the significant impact of oral health on their overall health. We will explore the connection between oral health and general health, providing insights and practical tips to maintain a healthy mouth and body.

Why is Oral Health Important?

Oral health is a fundamental aspect of our daily lives. It affects our ability to eat, speak, and interact confidently with others. Good oral hygiene prevents dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Beyond these immediate benefits, maintaining oral health also plays a critical role in our overall health, making it essential to prioritize regular dental care.

How Does Oral Health Affect Health Overall?

The health of your mouth can significantly impact your overall health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease, linked to various health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. Inflammation and infections in the mouth can spread to other parts of the body, exacerbating these conditions. Therefore, maintaining good oral health is vital for preventing these systemic health issues and ensuring overall well-being.

How to Improve Your Oral Health at Home

Maintaining good oral health at home is simple with consistent habits and practices:

  • Brush Regularly: Brush your teeth at least twice daily using fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to brush all surfaces of your teeth and your tongue.
  • Floss Daily: Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles between teeth and under the gumline where your toothbrush can’t reach.
  • Eat a Balanced Diet: Limit sugary and acidic foods that can damage your teeth. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables, and calcium-rich foods in your diet.
  • Avoid Tobacco Products: Smoking and using other tobacco products can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking water helps wash away food particles and bacteria, keeping your mouth clean.

General Care at Dentistry on Monroe

At Dentistry on Monroe, we offer comprehensive dental care tailored to each patient’s needs. Our practice emphasizes a personalized approach, utilizing the latest technology and techniques to ensure optimal dental health. From routine check-ups to advanced treatments, the team is committed to providing exceptional care in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

Regular dental cleanings and exams are crucial for maintaining good oral health. During these visits, we remove plaque and tartar buildup, which can lead to cavities and gum disease if left untreated. Deep cleanings, also known as scaling and root planing, are necessary for patients with advanced gum disease. These procedures help prevent further damage and promote the healing of gum tissues. By staying consistent with these preventative measures, you can avoid more serious dental issues in the future.

Schedule With Us Today

If it’s been a while since your last dental visit, or if you have concerns about your oral health, schedule an appointment with Dentistry on Monroe today. Our friendly staff and experienced dental professionals are here to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile.

Schedule your appointment today and take the first step towards a healthier smile. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Turner - Dentistry on Monroe

Eric Turner, DMD 

Dr. Eric Turner, DMD, a Philadelphia native and Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry graduate, employs a blend of advanced medical knowledge, fine motor skills, and compassionate patient care in his Charlotte-based dental practice. With a high-level expertise in dental implants, Invisalign, and restorative and cosmetic dentistry, he leverages his advanced training to improve the quality of his work and optimize patient comfort. Outside his practice, Dr. Turner, a passionate traveler, scuba diver, skier, guitarist, and culinary enthusiast, cherishes his new home and community in Charlotte, NC.