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 »

Getting Veneers

Having any work done to your smile is exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. It’s great to finally get your smile back to looking like a million bucks, but choosing how to do it, and waiting for the procedure to start, can put you on edge. The best way... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Reduce Cavity Risk

Your molars and premolars are the back teeth in your mouth that are larger than your other teeth and have chewing surfaces covered in deep ridges that help with chewing and swallowing food. While your teeth need these ridges to improve their function, food debris and bacteria can also be... Read more »

Dentistry FAQs: Symptoms of Gum Disease

Preparing and caring for your smile in terms of making sure your teeth and gums are in healthy condition includes always looking for signs and symptoms of any damage. In the case of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, various indications of gum tissue infections begin to arise. As... Read more »

Facts About General Dentistry

Your dentist, Dr. Hoang H. Drouin, is proud to offer general dentistry in Mooresville, North Carolina. General dentistry is a branch of dentistry that specializes in helping patients of all ages reach the top-notch oral health they need and deserve. In fact, it can prevent, diagnose, treat and manage many... Read more »

Combat Your Halitosis

Do you need help combating your halitosis? If so, our dentist, Dr. Hoang H. Drouin with Lake Norman Smiles in Mooresville, North Carolina, is happy to help you! Halitosis can put a damper on the best of days, which is why we are happy to help you overcome it. Halitosis,... Read more »

Protect Your Smile by Avoiding Unhealthy Foods

Are you ready to take the next step in your oral health care treatment with regards to your diet? Although we often think of our diet as something that needs to be adjusted to help an individual lose weight, the truth is it is extremely beneficial for your smile as... Read more »