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Weight Loss and Oral Health

Weight loss is often on the forefront of our minds. Diet and exercise both play important roles in weight loss. As it turns out, diet and exercise also play important roles in maintaining good oral health. Let’s look at a few examples. Better food choices. As you choose healthier foods for your body, you are …


Dental Insurance Alternative

Need a Dentist? No Insurance? Are you looking for a dentist in Raleigh, NC? Are you without dental insurance? Don’t pay outrageous premiums! Come see us at Adams and Cheek Dentistry! We are your option for affordable dentistry even without insurance. At Adams and Cheek Dentistry, we believe everyone should have access to excellent dental care and understand the …


7 New Ways To Prepare For Fall

There are a lot of “sevens” in September. There’s the name which is derived from the Latin “Septem,” literally meaning seven; then there’s the fact that other than the vowel “e,” the word September has seven different letters in it; and there’s the curious fact that September was actually the seventh month of the year …


What Are White Spots On Teeth?

White spots on teeth are a result of enamel hypoplasia. Enamel Hypoplasia is the developmental disturbance of teeth characterized by deficient or defective enamel matrix formation. Causes of White Spots Fluorosis Overexposure to fluoride during the first eight years of life causes fluorosis. Most permanent teeth form at this time. A major cause of fluorosis is the inappropriate …


How Soon Should Your Child See the Orthodontist?

If you’re the parent of a young child, you’ve probably noticed lots of mouths filled with braces at events you attend with your pre-teen children. You also might be wondering why some children are wearing braces that young. The reason is because today advances in orthodontics and dentistry have taught us that in many cases it’s …


Five Reasons You May Have Dry Mouth

We all know drinking water is good for one’s health. However, what do you do when you find yourself drinking far more than the recommended amount and are still feeling as though your mouth is as dry as a desert? There are numerous reasons you could be suffering from dry mouth, or xerostomia, ranging from the …


Oral Health Concerns For The Aging Patient

Although some oral health concerns are fairly common over the age of 50, if you adopt a proactive mindset and educate yourself, these concerns do not have to be common for you. Anticipating and recognizing changes in your mouth can help you be on top of your health in this area, so let’s take a …


Cavity Prevention For Your Children

Most parents want to help their children do everything they can to reduce the risk of cavities in their children’s teeth. You can’t control how their teeth were made and, unfortunately, some kids are more cavity prone than others. You can, however, control three big factors that contribute to their dental health. 1. HYGIENE Brush Start …


The Importance of Athletic Mouth Guards and How To Handle a Broken Tooth

Importance of Athletic Mouth Guards If you’re involved in any sort of sport activity where contact with another player-or the ground-is possible, you’ll want to ask your dentist about obtaining a custom-made mouth guard. Such mouth guards are affordable and last several years with good care. They are your first line of defense when it …


The Importance of Dental Cleanings During Pregnancy

Thinking about Having A Baby, Or Recently Pregnant? If you’re considering getting pregnant, or are already expecting, concern over the status of your teeth might not be at the top of your list. However, if you’re early enough into a pregnancy, or planning one, you should actually schedule an appointment to see your dentist sooner …