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 »

Treating Sensitive Teeth is Essential to Your Oral Health

Did you know your sensitive teeth could be sending you a warning signal? Thousands of people suffer from sensitive teeth unaware their oral health is trying to communicate with them. Sensitive teeth are a warning sign something is wrong, and it is time to visit your dentist. Our dentist, Dr.... Read more »

Think You Have a Cavity? Here Are the Symptoms Involved

If you think you have a cavity in one or more teeth, then it’s important to call our office and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Mark Ranzinger. However, that might be a tough task if you’re not sure which signs tell of a cavity. So, our dental team... Read more »

Ways to Floss Your Teeth

Do you have something stuck in your teeth, but can’t seem to get it out? Are you using the right dental floss for your teeth? Many people may not realize that not all dental floss tools are the same. There are various kinds, which is why our dentist, Dr. Mark... Read more »

Educate Yourself About Cold and Flu Season

Are you prepared to take care of your smile during cold and flu season? Have you ever thought about any treatment plans to have in place so that you can continue to take care of your teeth and gums, even when your body has diminished energy levels? If that is... Read more »

Fluoride: The Sources and Benefits

Many dental professions have performed research on fluoride and found that, when exposed to your teeth in proper amounts, it can improve the quality of your tooth enamel. Fluoride is a natural substance that is found in sources such as some water and fluoridated dental products. Many patients drink fluoridated... Read more »

Teeth with Tobacco Stains Can Be Professionally Whitened

If you have tooth decay, then come in to fight it right away! If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to more costly and painful conditions for your oral health. To talk to you about tooth decay, our dentist, Dr. Mark Ranzinger with Blakeney Dental in Charlotte, North Carolina, has... Read more »

Antiseptic Mouthwash Can Help Kill Bacteria After Flossing

Brushing your teeth twice each day and making a conscious effort to floss at least once per day is an essential component of maintaining a healthy mouth. Removing food particles, plaque, and sugar residue from your teeth through a consistent daily oral hygiene routine reduces the overall bacterial population of... Read more »