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…

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…

How Stress Impacts Oral Health

Unfortunately, these days most of us experience some form of stress in our every day lives.  The degree of stress we experience can vary from day to day or month to month. Stress affects all of us in different ways. However, most people don’t realize the various ways stress can affect our oral health. Let’s…