Appointments In September

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

It’s Not “Just a Cleaning”

When life gets busy or money gets tight, it is easy to put off dental hygiene appointments. Many patients view these appointments as “just a cleaning.”  Conversely, your dental hygiene appointment is much more than that! Dental cleaning appointments involve more than just cleaning teeth. Your cleaning appointment is really an oral health appointment. The…

How To Choose a Toothbrush

Brushing your teeth is arguably one of the most important parts of your dental homecare routine. Most of us have been taught since we were young children to brush our teeth twice a day for two minutes. But what should we be using to brush our teeth? Should we use an electric or manual toothbrush?…

Mouth Guards and Broken Teeth

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…

Tooth Stain Prevention

There are two types of stain that affect our teeth. Intrinsic tooth staining is the staining of the inner layer of the tooth. Extrinsic tooth staining is the staining of the outer layer of the tooth. Intrinsic stain is more difficult to control. These stains need restorations to repair or mask their appearance because it…

Safety and Importance of Dental X-rays

Importance of x-rays Dental x-rays are a useful diagnostic tool when helping your dentist detect damage and disease not visible during a regular dental exam.  Without x-rays, cavities may go undetected to the point that teeth may require root canal therapy or even extraction. Undetected periodontal disease may lead to the need for extractions or…

Oral Cancer Awareness

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. According to cancer.org, The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 54,010 people will get oral cancer in 2021. Of those affected, an estimated 10,850 will die of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers. What is oral cancer? Oral cancer is the uncontrollable growth of cells that damages tissue in the…

Covid-19 Confidence

The staff at Adams and Cheek Dentistry understands our patients have reservations about keeping routine and restorative dental visits during the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to instill confidence in our patients when it comes to safety at their dental appointments. We have multiple new protocols in place to ensure that patients can receive preventative and…

Dental Emergencies

Like most emergencies, dental emergencies happen at unpredictable, inconvenient times. Failure to seek treatment for a dental emergency may increase the risk of permanent damage or more expensive treatment later. Conversely, you can easily treat some situations at home. Here are some examples of dental emergencies and advice on what to do and when to…

Alcohol and Oral Health

Research shows that enjoying an adult beverage from time to time is, surprisingly, good for us! Of course, with every endorsement that seems too good to be true, there is normally a caveat somewhere. With regards to alcohol, it’s that booze simply isn’t great for your oral health. So, if you’re drinking more to help…