Family DentistryFamily Dentist Holly Spring Cary NC

Dental Health

How Mental Health Can Affect Dental Health


You probably know that common mental health concerns like stress, anxiety, and depression manifest into physical health issues. High blood pressure, sleep problems, heart disease, and digestive issues are all linked to stress and depression, but you maybe never thought about what these conditions can do to your teeth and gums. Research has shown strong […]

How Tobacco and Smoking Affects Your Oral Health


It’s no secret that using tobacco products, whether it’s cigarettes or chewing tobacco, is bad for your health. However, despite the dangers, over 17 percent of North Carolinians continue to smoke cigarettes. What you may not realize is the extent of health problems that can be caused by smoking and chewing tobacco, including what it […]

How to Overcome Dental Anxiety


We understand that a lot of our patients don’t look forward to visiting our dentist in Cary or our Holly Springs office, but most people don’t think too much about it besides it being a necessity that takes a bit of time out of their day. On the other hand, there are people with a […]

How to Floss Your Teeth the Right Way


It’s not a secret that flossing your teeth is important to good dental health. Just like brushing your teeth twice a day with an ADA-approved toothpaste, flossing is a key step in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. If you’re not doing it the right way, you’re missing benefits and in danger of injuring your teeth […]

The Top Foods and Drinks That Stain Your Teeth


Your smile is one of your most noticeable features, whether you’re greeting new people or laughing with friends. You want your smile to light up your face, so you want to keep it looking bright, white, and healthy, but even brushing twice a day, flossing, and scheduling regular dental checkups isn’t always enough to keep […]

Do Natural Teeth Whitening Solutions Work?


It’s normal to want a gleaming, healthy smile, and if coffee, soda, or tea has your smile looking a bit yellowed and dingy, you’re probably considering ways to remove those stains. As more people turn to natural solutions for beauty and health care, including dental care, our dentists in Cary wanted to take an opportunity […]

Swapping Sugary Snacks for Better Dental Health


As stay-at-home orders continue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us are snacking a bit more, especially sugary snacks. Whether you’re turning to junk food due to stress, boredom, or baking more and testing out your recipes, the added sugar can lead to decay and cavities. While we understand the desire to snack, our […]

5 Common Causes of Gum Disease You May Not Know About


Brushing regularly, dental checkups twice a year, and avoiding sugar are all excellent and essential steps to protect your teeth and gums. That doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods when it comes to gum disease, though. There are several factors that can increase your risk, many of which you may not have been aware […]