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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Protect your gum tissue by knowing what foods are more likely to cause erosion and irritation.
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 […]
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 […]
It’s important to brush your teeth twice a day and to floss daily, but what are some best-practice tips for keeping your teeth clean throughout the day or while you’re traveling?
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 […]
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 […]