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…

Invisalign Advantages

Adams and Cheek Dentistry is happy to announce that we now offer Invisalign! We are very excited to provide this service to our adult patients seeking mild to moderate orthodontic treatment! We want our patients to have the ability to improve their smiles through tooth movement without needing to go elsewhere. Fortunately, there are many…

Straight Teeth Options

Do you wish for straight teeth? Have you had previous orthodontic treatment only to have crooked teeth again? Braces are still an option to straighten teeth. However, there are other routes to consider. Invisalign Adams and Cheek Dentistry is happy to announce that we now offer Invisalign! We are very excited to provide this in-house…

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…

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…