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Dental Health

The Worst Thanksgiving Foods for Your Teeth

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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.

Where Did the Tooth Fairy Come From?

Cary dentist explores origin of tooth fairy

When a child loses a baby tooth, what happens next? In most households in the United States, the child will put the tooth under their pillow or in a special place for the tooth fairy who will then take the tooth and leave a small amount of money in its place. While it’s a pretty […]

Fluoride: A Safe Way to Prevent Cavities

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Fluoride is a mineral naturally found in various water sources and in some foods. Fluoride is used to prevent cavities because it slows down tooth decay by strengthening the enamel.

What Your Tongue Is Trying to Tell You

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Tasting, swallowing, talking – none of this would be possible without your tongue. But how often do you think about this group of muscles or pay attention to it? The tongue can often act as a unique view point into a person’s overall health and wellbeing, and dentists are often the first to spot problems […]

Why Adults Are Choosing Invisalign® for Straighter Teeth


You’ve always felt self-conscious of your teeth and how your smile looks. Maybe you’ve got a prominent gap or your teeth are crowded or crooked, and you are aware of it every time you smile, talk, or laugh, especially when you’re at work, a social gathering, or meeting someone new. You feel that as an […]

Dental Health and Oral Care for Seniors


Senior citizens are at a high risk for gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. There are several factors for this, mainly, years of wear and tear take a heavy toll on your teeth – chewing, drinking acidic beverages like juice or coffee, and teeth grinding can all lead to damage. Compounding this issue is […]

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 […]