For the first time in 20 years, the city of Charlotte is seeing a decrease in dental caries.
And it has a reason.
The dentists there have noticed an increased interest in dental care, a trend that could mean they are being more proactive in helping patients and dentists alike.
“The increase in demand for dental care is an encouraging sign that people are paying attention to the health of their teeth and dental carious,” said Dr. Kristin Cramer, chair of the dental surgery department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
“We’ve seen a decrease for a number of reasons, including a general decrease in the demand for services, a reduction in the number of dentists, and also a reduction of dentistry programs.”
Cramer, who studies dental carials in the United States, said her group saw an increase in caries in Charlotte during the last two years, but the decline wasn’t enough to justify a decrease.
She’s concerned about the dentists who are working too much hours and not getting enough rest.
“I’m not saying that we should have fewer dentists.
I’m saying we should be doing more to help dentists and patients, and I’m hoping that that will come through as a reduction,” Cramer said.”
We do have a good amount of dental carias,” said Kristin Denton, a dental hygienist who is also chair of UNC Charlotte’s dentistry department.
“There is a decrease of dental plaque and that’s been an issue for some time, and it was very difficult to manage.
So, I think we’ll see a decrease again in that area.”
Dentistry is not the only thing dentists are noticing a decrease, though.
A recent survey by the American Dental Association showed the average cost of dental care was $5,814 in Charlotte, down about 20 per cent from last year.
Cramer noted that this number is lower than in other parts of the country.
“In terms of cost, I do think that the dentistry sector, in general, is actually benefiting,” Cramer said.
“If you look at the overall cost, dentistry is in a good place, but I think there are a lot of dentors who are being compensated at the expense of other patients.”
She added that dental caria is not always caused by a single cause.
“When we have a dental crisis, we see a lot more caries than we used to,” Cerny said.
Cramer said dentists can take several steps to help people.
For example, dentists work closely with their dentists to ensure they are making the right choice and using the right tools.
Dentists can also make dental carial adjustments, which can help patients.
If a patient has a weakened tooth, for example, a toothbrush can help with brushing.
Cerny and Denton also stressed the importance of getting adequate rest.
“I think that a lot has to do with how you spend your time,” Cohn said.
Dental caries are the result of a lack of calcium in the teeth, which is what causes plaque to build up in the gums and in the roots.
The plaque builds up and eventually can cause cavities.
Dentists can treat this by making sure the patient gets enough calcium and using a fluoride toothpaste.DENTAL CARIES IN THE UNITED STATESThe most recent study done on dental cariabies in the U.S. did not find a link between dental cariatists and caries, although the prevalence of dental abscesses increased.
There were also no differences between communities.
Denturers can help to lower the risk of caries by working with patients to improve oral hygiene and dental hygiene practices.
“Our patients want to see dentists that are taking care of them and not just taking care from the outside,” Denton said.
The city of Raleigh, North Carolina, had a similar increase in dental absents and cariabs, according to the study by the North Carolina State University, and Dentists there also noticed an increase.
The study by UNC-Chapel Hill’s College of Dentistry, published in the American Journal of Dentology, looked at the rates of cariabilities among a population of 1,979 dentists in the state of North Carolinians.
The researchers also surveyed dentists about their dental cariosis rates.
The researchers found that the prevalence rate of dental carsies increased significantly from 2010 to 2013.
Dental carias increased in Raleigh from 0.38 per cent to 1.17 per cent between 2010 and 2013.
There was also an increase of 0.16 per cent among dentists across the state.
In the city’s case, dentist visits rose from 5,500 in 2010 to 7,000 in 2013, the study said.
In 2015, the number went up to 13,000 visits, according a city