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How to Know if You Have a Cavity

Have you ever had a cavity? According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay. It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime. So, how do you know if you have a […]

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Proper Brushing FAQs

Mouth open or mouth closed? After lunch or after dinner? Flat or at an angle? We brush our teeth every day (hopefully!), but who knew it was this complicated. Just grab a brush a get to work, right? Not so fast, my friend! There are actually some best practices to be mindful of when brushing […]

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5 Stages of Tooth Decay

Did you know there are five distinct stages of tooth decay? And that in the first stage of decay, you can actually take steps to reverse the progression of the disease? Indeed, it’s true. In the first stage of decay, whether you’re a child or an adult, the application of fluoride via fluoride treatments, your […]

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Summer Vacations and Dental Care

Summer is about to burst onto the scene. And with it, your “free time” will turn to “busy time” as you plan, plan, plan for your relaxing summer vacation. So while you’re thinking about where you’ll go, where you’ll eat, and what you’ll see along the way, don’t forget to plan a visit to your […]

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“Can I Use Baking Soda to Whiten My Teeth?”

Everyone wants a white smile, but everyday habits can really take a toll on our teeth. Red wine, smoking, coffee, tea, and many other culprits have a tendency to transform our once pure white grins into dull, discolored smiles. The good news? It doesn’t have to be permanent. There are multiple ways we can effectively […]

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4 Ways Your Smile Can Show Your Age

As time goes on, things change. Your smile is no different. Lifestyle factors like drinking red wine, smoking, or grinding your teeth can all have an affect on your grin and can add years to your appearance. Even old dental work can cause you to look older than you really are. At my dental office […]

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How to Protect Teeth from Diabetes

Did you know that an estimated 30 million Americans are living with diabetes? At my Cary dental office, we have helped patients of all ages diagnosed with diabetes maintain their oral health. This is important because diabetes can leave you more susceptible to other issues such as periodontal (gum) disease, infections, poor healing, and dry […]

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What We Know About The Link Between Gum Disease & Dementia

Each November, we recognize the 5 million Americans struggling with debilitating Alzheimer’s Disease and their loving caregivers. While there’s still a lot of research to be done on this disease, there has been a great deal of scientific research and studies devoted to learning if there’s a possible connection between gum (or periodontal) disease and […]

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How Dental Implants Can Bring Your Smile Back From The Dead

We may be celebrating Halloween and all things spooky this month, but your smile shouldn’t be scary. My dental office in Cary is dedicated to getting rid of your dead tooth or teeth once and for all with magical solution known as a dental implant. A Step-By-Step Guide to How the Magic Happens My Cary […]

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This Month is All About Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene is the at the very core of keeping teeth healthy. At my dental office in Cary, we’re excited to celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month and highlight our amazing hygienists throughout the entire month of October. Hygienists are dedicated to helping you and your smile look and feel its very best. What do Dental […]

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