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Lockjaw vs. Jaw Lock: Are They The Same Thing?

Lockjaw and jaw lock are two very similar terms that could mean two very different things. While both insinuate the jaw becoming stuck, or ‘locked,’ and both can have similar symptoms, only one is actually related to dentistry. At my Cary dental office, we want to explain the difference between the two. Lockjaw Many times […]

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A Simple Smile Can Make a Big Impact

Smiling is such a simple act. So simple that even babies do it while they’re still in the womb. Although effortless, smiling is actually a pretty powerful action. At my Cary dental office, we know that the easy act of smiling can actually make quite an impact on your health and the health of others. […]

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4 Facts About Men’s Oral Health

Dental care is important for everyone. But there are differences when it comes to the oral health needs of men and women. In fact, men are more likely to suffer from serious dental problems than women, and that’s worrisome for everyone at my Cary dental office. Let’s look at a few concerning facts. Less Likely […]

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Can an Oral Piercing be Bad for Oral Health?

Piercings of any kind can look cool, and some people feel they help them express themselves. As with any piercing, oral piercings also come with their own set of risks. At my Cary dental office, we’re here not to discourage patients from getting a piercing if that’s what they want, but to educate them on […]

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4 Surprising Things Your Cary Dentist Knows

A quick peek into your mouth can reveal a lot about you, and we’re not just talking about your oral health. Your mouth can say a lot about your overall health too, and may even tell your team at my Cary dental office a few things about your daily habits. Your Flossing Habits If you […]

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Can Migraines Be Dental Related?

Nearly one out of eight Americans suffer from recurring headaches or migraines. To educate the public on the reality of these painful and sometimes debilitating disorders, the American Headache & Migraine Association (AHMA) observes Migraine & Headache Awareness Month every June. While this cause may seem unrelated to dentistry, the team at my Cary dental […]

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Are Sports Drinks Bad for Teeth?

When we think of drinks that are terrible for smiles, we usually automatically turn to soda. And while these sugary, carbonated beverages are absolutely bad for our teeth, there’s another type of drink that may be just as concerning. We’re talking about sports drinks, and at my Cary dental office, we want you to know […]

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The History of Smiling in Photos

If you’ve ever seen an old photograph of family members, or a black and and white picture from way way back, you probably noticed how not a single person is smiling. Not even the slightest crack of a grin. Just stoic, expressionless faces. At my Cary dental office, we’re in the business of smiles, and […]

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Can Your Asthma Be Causing Cavities?

Nearly 24 million Americans suffer from asthma and live their lives in fear of experiencing a severe asthma attack. Asthma is nothing to take lightly and is incredibly serious. In fact, approximately 3,000 die each year as a result of it. Even more become sick or hospitalized. While these statistics are incredibly scary, there’s a […]

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Understanding Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States with about 35,000 cases diagnosed every year. Of those, about 8,000 will lose their lives to this life-threatening condition. At my Cary dental office, we want all of our patients to understand the deadly disease so they can work to avoid it […]

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