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By Hockaday & Baucom, DDS
October 24, 2019
Category: Family Dentistry
Tags: Preventive Care  

How your family dentists in Charlotte, NC, can help you take care of your smile

Did you know that a healthy smile can help protect your body too? It’s true. In fact, an unhealthy mouth has been linked to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other serious medical conditions. Dr. Susan A. Hockaday and Dr. Jim P. Baucom at Hockaday & Baucom in Charlotte, NC, offer a wide range of dental services including preventive care to help keep your smile healthy.

Dental disease begins with plaque, which contains millions of harmful bacteria which can cause gum disease, periodontal disease, and tooth decay. The goal of preventive care is to remove plaque deposits as frequently and thoroughly as you can, which controls the amount of bacteria attacking your smile. Controlling the bacteria helps prevent dental and oral diseases.

You can do a lot to prevent gum disease, periodontal disease, and tooth decay by practicing excellent oral hygiene. You should:

  • Brush after meals and before bed, using a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste containing fluoride; brush in a gentle circular motion, covering all the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline. Many people find it helpful to use an electric or sonic toothbrush.
  • Floss at least once each day; make a “C” shape around each tooth by wrapping the floss around the widest part of each tooth as you go in between teeth. Floss between each tooth using this wrapping technique. Many people find it helpful to use floss picks.
  • Visit your family dentist at least once each year for a comprehensive dental exam including x-rays; your family dentist will check for any small dental issues and treat them before they can grow into large dental problems.

Visit your dental hygienist for a professional dental cleaning at least once every six months, and more often if you have periodontal disease. Your dental hygienist can help prevent gum and periodontal disease and provide you with all the latest tricks and tools to keep your smile healthy.

Preventive care is one of the most important things you can do to take care of your smile. To find out more about preventive care and other dental services, call Dr. Susan A. Hockaday and Dr. Jim P. Baucom at Hockaday & Baucom in Charlotte, NC, at (704) 553-2348 today!

By Hockaday & Baucom, DDS
May 20, 2014
Category: Family Dentistry
Tags: Charlotte   Dentist  
Family dentists are equipped to provide dental care that is tailored to patients of all ages and healthfamily dentist needs. So whether you are 1 or 100, family dentists can provide a single location for your entire family’s oral health.
Hockaday & Baucom, DDS offers what's important in your search for a dentist—the personalized, total family care of a gentle, Charlotte, NC dentist in conjunction with the benefits of state-of-the-art dentistry. So what are the advantages of choosing a family dentist in Charlotte?
At Hockaday & Baucom, DDS, we believe a good family dentist possesses the following qualities:
Experience treating patients of all ages.
One of the unique qualities of a family dentistry is that we specialize in providing total family care. From infants to grandparents, we provide gentle, oral health services to every member of your household.
Full range of dental services.
As a Charlotte family dentist, we are highly skilled in all areas of dental care. Our services range from routine cleanings and exams to full tooth restorations and cosmetic procedures, such as veneers and teeth whitening, to meet the needs of every family member. So whether your teen needs braces or dad requires a crown, every member of the family can have their oral health needs met under one roof.
Continuing education for dental professionals.
In order to provide the highest level of care to our patients, our dentists and staff receive ongoing training every year. Patients can relax with confidence knowing they are always receiving the most advanced care that modern dentistry has to offer.
State-of-the-art technology.
At Hockaday & Baucom, DDS, we use the latest dental technology to administer the most pain free, precise and efficient care possible.
Easy appointment scheduling.
We have families too, so we understand the stresses that come with coordinating schedules around work and school. After all, why worry about multiple appointments when you can save time by scheduling appointments for the whole family in one visit? We offer the ability to make simultaneous appointments, and with our online appointment requesting, you can conveniently book your visits from our website 24/7.
Cater to kids.
Our dental team has received advanced training to provide the most gentle and thorough dental care for kids. We help children establish good oral health habits that will last a lifetime, and show them that going to the dentist is important and even fun! We believe that pleasurable visits to the dentist at an early age promote enjoyable dental experiences into adulthood.
Hockaday & Baucom, DDS wants to be an important partner in your family’s oral health. Contact our office or visit our appointment request page to schedule your first visit!