April 16, 2020
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.
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March 24, 2020
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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February 18, 2020
Maybe you’re tired of having a gap or two in your smile
after having to get teeth pulled due to decay or injury. Or perhaps you’ve had
dentures for a while now, but have gotten sick of them always slipping and
sliding around when you’re just trying to live your life. Whatever the case may
be, dental implants can help. These biocompatible titanium posts perfectly
mimic the roots of your lost teeth. They are then topped with a prosthetic
tooth or teeth so lifelike that no one but your implant dentist will be able to
tell they’re not your natural pearly whites! In today’s post, we go into a
little more detail on how exactly implants can help
you, no matter how big the gap in your grin.
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February 6, 2020
It should come as no surprise that the foods you eat can
either positively or negatively impact your oral and overall health. Enjoy
eating lots of candy and potato chips? Get ready for your waistband to expand
and your teeth to become decayed. Prefer to snack on fruits and vegetables?
Watch as your body reaps the reward of healthy vitamins and minerals and your
gums maintain their beautiful pink color. It can be easy to deviate from what
we know is good for us and instead, choose options that simply satisfy our
cravings. Unfortunately, this can backfire when it comes to gum disease, which
is why your dentist
is happy to provide food recommendations that will keep both your mouth and
body on track.
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January 28, 2020
If you’ve recently typed “how to whiten my
teeth” into your favorite internet search bar, you may have discovered some
strange results. For instance, pictures of people smiling while smearing a dark
colored substance all over their teeth. Lately, using activated charcoal as a
teeth whitening treatment has become very popular on social media. But does
using this black mineral to brighten your smile really work?
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