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Top 3 Cosmetic Dentistry Trends in 2020

July 9, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 9:25 pm
Woman showing off her straight, white smile

For decades, celebrities and the public alike have turned to cosmetic treatments to straighten, brighten, and otherwise perfect their smile. In fact, cosmetic dentistry is estimated to be a whopping four-billion-dollar industry in the United States alone! While approaches like metal braces were once revolutionary, patients today benefit from years of innovations in technology and dentistry that make upgrading your smile an easy, stress-free experience. So, it’s not hard to see why cosmetic procedures have seen a spike in people of all ages and demographics. With that in mind, a cosmetic dentist is sharing the top three trends they are seeing for 2020 so far.


3 Reasons Not to Drink Sports/Energy Drinks This Summer

June 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 10:07 pm
Man and woman drinking a sports drink

Whether you are just starting your fitness journey or are a seasoned professional, routine training, clean eating, and lots of hydration are crucial. Since successful athletes and influencers alike are often spotted with their favorite energy/sports drink in hand, you may be wondering if you should do the same this summer. After all, if they are drinking it, then it must be good for you too, right?

Unfortunately, the research says otherwise. In fact, most energy/sports drinks can wreak havoc on your teeth and lead to serious concerns for your oral health. Your dentist shares three reasons to opt for water instead this summer.


Afraid Of COVID-19? Your Dentist Is Fighting Back

May 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 6:15 am
A dentist disinfects a surface.

Keeping you safe from germs has always been a priority for your dentist. Regular handwashing, protective masks, and CDC approved sterilization procedures were just some of the many ways they protected you. However, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been researching and implementing additional procedures to prevent the virus from reaching patients and staff. If you’re interested in learning more about them, keep reading!


10 Pantry Items That Can Treat a Toothache in Quarantine

April 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 3:07 am
Man with toothache in quarantine needs emergency dentistry

To slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep their patients safe, most dental practices have temporarily closed. Thankfully, many dentists are still providing emergency dentistry for issues like severe toothaches. However, if you have mild to moderate tooth pain, it may be safer for you to treat it at home until social distancing orders have been lifted. Here are 10 common household items that can help you manage your discomfort until you can see your Raleigh dentist.


Ask a Dentist: What Should I Do in a Dental Emergency?

March 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 3:20 pm
woman in pain who needs emergency dentist

Have you ever had really intense tooth pain seemingly out of nowhere? Have you ever been chowing down on something crunchy and accidentally chipped a tooth? Have you ever noticed your face swelling up all of a sudden? All of these situations warrant a visit to your dentist because you have a dental emergency on your hands. But what can you do until your emergency appointment time rolls around? Your dentist is here with some answers on how to handle common dental emergencies until you can reach the office.

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