Helpful Tips For Halloween Candy

Halloween is right around the corner, and that means there is only one thing on everyone’s mind… CANDY!!! While we love it just as much as our patients do, too much sugar can have detrimental effects on your teeth and smile.  Sugar-filled Halloween candy that fill up trick-or-treat bags are acidic in nature.  Additionally, bacteria…

Dental Sealants

Do you or your child need dental sealants? First, let’s define sealants.  A dental sealant is a thin coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth to fill in deep grooves and prevent tooth decay.  Dental sealants are tooth colored and look natural. We apply sealants to both children and adults.  However, to have…

See You In September!

It’s that time of year again! Summer is coming to a close, kids are heading back to school, and the hot Raleigh heat is slowly starting to back away. Before we know it, the year will be coming to a close. For those with dental insurance, it is time to renew, change plans, and begin…

Is Flossing Essential To Oral Hygiene?

We have all heard the saying “You don’t have to floss all of your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.” Is flossing essential to your oral health or just a suggestion? The American Dental Association states cleaning between the teeth removes plaque that can lead to cavities and gum disease. These areas between…

Kid-Friendly Summer Dental Tips

  June 21st marks the day those of us in the northern hemisphere have been looking forward to for a long time … Summer! Off come the jackets, and out comes the sunscreen, bikes, summer sports gear and whatever makes your kids happy this time of year. And that’s not all! June also brings with…

Taking Care of Tooth Enamel

Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth and the hardest tissue in the human body. Unfortunately, tooth enamel does not have living cells and therefore cannot repair itself. Once enamel chips or erodes, there is no way to get it back. Let’s look at some ways to take care of our enamel so that…

How To Treat a Cavity

If you are suspicious that you have a cavity, it is important that you see a dentist immediately. If you’ve never had a cavity, you may have some questions about the process. What is the process to treat a cavity? Does it hurt? Will your tooth look the same? How long will it take? These…