How Dental Insurance Works

Why Doesn’t My Insurance Pay for this? Having dental insurance or a dental benefit plan can make it easier to get the dental care you need. But most dental benefit plans do not cover 100% of all dental procedures. Your dental coverage is not based on what you need or what your dentist recommends. It…

Tooth Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

Did you know that the practice of making New Year’s resolutions began almost 4,000 years ago? Ancient Babylonians, when their new year came around, made a promise to the gods that they would pay all debts and return anything they borrowed. Today, it’s still a very common practice, whether you’re successful at following through or…

Do You Need a Night Guard?

Night Guards and TMJ Have you ever been told you grind your teeth?  Has your dentist recommended a night guard to protect your teeth while you sleep? Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is very common and mostly occurs when you are asleep. Because we are unaware of what we do while we sleep, wearing a night…

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…

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…

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…

Seasonal Allergies and Your Oral Health

Spring is upon us (finally!) and so are seasonal allergies. These allergies are known to cause some oral health conditions that many may not realize. Let’s look at some symptoms seasonal allergies cause and ways to manage these oral health conditions.   Symptoms of Allergies Tooth Pain Sinus pressure often causes tooth pain, especially when…