Fear of visiting the dentist is not just something commonly associated with young people – adults experience it too. You might be surprised at the number of adults that experience this fear so strongly that it is classified as dentophobia. Dentophobia can seriously affect a person’s oral health by preventing them from seeking help from […]
While oral cancer is not as common as other types of cancer, it can be much more serious. Although the five-year survival rate of oral cancer is approximately 66%, about 10,126 people in the U.S. died from cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx. As with most types of cancer, the survival rate goes up […]
The appearance of your tongue can indicate a lot about your health. It’s a good idea to take a look at it on a daily basis, even if it feels fine. Bumps, patches, and spots can be harmless. But, sometimes the color and texture of your tongue can point to a possible vitamin and mineral […]
Maintaining good oral health requires keeping up with routine dental checkups and cleanings. Having proper oral health contributes to many positives like social well-being. It can allow you to eat, speak, and even socialize without discomfort or embarrassment. Taking care of your teeth is a lifelong commitment that includes eating nutritious foods, brushing, flossing, and […]
One of the most important parts of your dental routine is daily brushing and flossing your teeth. The method you use makes a difference in how clean you are getting your teeth, in between your teeth, and your gums. Brushing and flossing properly minimize the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, which are the […]
Cold winter air can do some major damage to your hair and skin, but did you know it can also affect your dental health? From preventing sensitivity pain to minimizing bacteria, our Cary dentists are sharing some dental tips for winter months that will keep your smile looking great! Prevent Sensitive Tooth Pain If cold […]
The holidays are just around the corner, and if you’re still looking for the right gift or stocking stuffer, you’re in luck. Dental health gifts are a great option if you want something that is useful, affordable, and enjoyable to use. Our Cary dentists are sharing the best dental health gifts to give this holiday […]
Everyone knows that oral health is a key indicator of someone’s overall fitness. It’s important that you brush twice a day, floss every day, and visit the dentist often. With proper dental insurance, this is easy and relatively cost-free–but if you live without, dental visits can be ominous if not impossible.
The most wonderful time of year can be accompanied by some serious dental consequences. While it’s fine to stuff your face with delicious treats every once in awhile, keep in mind the effects that overindulgence on certain beverages and foods can have on your teeth.
Check out the best ways to prevent cavities while still have fun this Halloween!