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Christine D. Laster, DDS Blog

Do Chipped Teeth Heal on Their Own?

July 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 8:54 am
A chipped tooth

When it comes to the human body, most injuries can heal independently. Minor cuts and scrapes will give way to new, clear skin. Brown bruises, meanwhile, will disappear like they were never there. Even broken bones can mend if they’re set properly! That being the case, you may wonder if the same could apply to your chipped tooth in Raleigh. Could new tooth material grow to replace the lost bit? Not quite. Read on to learn why a chip can’t self-heal and how your local dentist can treat the issue.

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Should You Do a Mouth Rinse After Brushing Your Teeth?

July 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 5:09 pm
Little girl rinsing her mouth as part of her dental hygiene

When it comes to regular dental care, you probably know the basics: brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once daily. However, where do mouth rinses fit in this picture? After all, many people (perhaps even you) rinse their mouths with water after finishing the toothbrushing process. Is this good for your oral health, or is it something you should avoid? To learn the answer, read this summary of mouth rinsing’s effects on dental hygiene by your Raleigh dentist.

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Relax on Vacation – Without Worrying about a Dental Emergency!

June 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 7:19 pm
woman drinking green drink out of straw

Summer is finally here, and for many people that means it’s time to relax. If you’ve got a vacation coming up, you may be in the thick of planning and packing – while you’re at it, don’t forget to make time to visit the dentist! That may not be at the top of your list for getting into vacay-mode, but scheduling a checkup and cleaning can help you prevent a dental emergency while you’re away from Raleigh. Keep reading to learn more about why. 

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The Unexpected Link between Seasonal Allergies & Dental Health

June 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 7:05 pm
close-up of a woman's open mouth

Seasonal allergies are the worst. You don’t feel great for days on end, and, depending on the severity of the allergies, they may even cause you to miss out on the things you enjoy – like spending time with friends or going on that big trip. But did you know that allergies can also take a toll on your teeth and gums? Many people don’t realize the connection between seasonal allergies and dental health. Your Raleigh dentist is here with the information you need to know. 

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4 Things You Should Do If You Chip a Tooth

May 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 3:17 pm
Man with chipped tooth

It’s easy to start panicking if or when you suddenly chip a tooth. After all, it’s not a typical day-to-day situation. “Is this something I can fix?” “Will this be permanent?” “What am I supposed to do?” Worries like these can start piling up in your mind very quickly.

Still, you needn’t over-worry yourself: here are four steps to managing a chipped tooth from a Raleigh dentist. Follow them so you’ll have a chance at restoring your smile to its former self!

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