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Top 5 Halloween Candy Alternatives to Hand Out

Halloween treat recommendations from cary dentist

With Halloween just around the corner, you’re probably shopping for candy to hand out to the kids. However, more parents and caregivers are trying to cut back on sugar, preferring children donate or even throw away all but a small amount of candy. This, coupled with the rising amount of food allergies means that traditional […]

October is Dental Hygiene Appreciation Month

Cary Dentists recognize national dental hygiene month

October is Dental Hygiene Appreciation Month, and we are excited to share it with you. Not only are we providing a quick reminder of ways you can practice excellent dental hygiene, but we also want to recognize our incredible team of hygienists at our Holly Springs and Cary dentists‘ offices. How Did Dental Hygiene Appreciation […]

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 […]

Celebrate World Smile Day with Healthy Teeth and Gums

World Smile Day with Cary Dentist

The first Friday of October is designated as World Smile Day, and this year, it’s October 2nd. Because healthy teeth and gums are always a reason to smile, our Cary dentist is sharing some information about this lesser-known holiday and how you can celebrate. What Is World Smile Day World Smile Day is an international […]

Fluoride: A Safe Way to Prevent Cavities

Cary dentists checkup and fluoride treatment

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 […]

4 Ways Soft Drinks Harm Your Teeth


According to a 2018 study, bottled water made up 25 percent of all beverages consumed in the United States, making it the most commonly consumed beverage. From a dental health perspective, this is pretty good news, though filtered tap provides necessary fluoride, any still water is better than no water. More concerning is that carbonated […]

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 […]