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Achieve Your Healthiest Smile Yet with These 4 New Year’s Resolutions

December 21, 2023

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Woman smiling while walking on beach

Did you have a cavity or two in 2023? Maybe you aced both of your dental checkups and want to ensure the same thing happens this year. Whatever the case may be, there’s no time like the present to establish good oral hygiene best practices. With this in mind, here are four New Year’s Resolutions for a healthier smile!

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5 Essential Habits for Dental Hygiene Month

October 13, 2023

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An announcement for Dental Hygiene Month on a clip board

A healthy smile is a gift and an asset that everyone can use in their lives. From preventing cavities to keeping your smile bright and your gums healthy, dental hygiene is essential to preserve that asset. October just happens to be Dental Hygiene Month, so why not reinforce your routine?

If you want to learn the five best ways to take care of your smile, continue reading. These tips will help you keep your mouth healthy through October and beyond!

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Why You Should Receive Your Dental Filling Before the Year Ends

September 2, 2023

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a patient smiling during his dental visit

The end of the year will be here before you know it—so have you thought about what all needs to be done before you throw out your old calendar and hang up your new one? If you have a cavity that requires a dental filling, visiting your dentist should be on your to-do list. Even if the cavity doesn’t seem very serious or painful, it can easily lead to long-term consequences that spell bad news for your smile and general wellness. It’s also optimal for your insurance benefits! Continue reading below to learn more from your trusted dentist about dental fillings and why it’s going to be in your best interest to receive one before the end of the year!

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Does Your Dental Crown Need Replacement? Here Are Some Signs

August 11, 2023

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Dental crown

Dental crowns are an excellent way to restore injured teeth, but they do not last forever. Their lifespan typically ranges from ten to fifteen years, but there are certain circumstances that might cause them to need replacement sooner. Only a dentist can determine that you need a new crown, but staying aware of the signals and symptoms of an aging restoration can help ensure that you get the attention you need before it fails. Here are some key warnings that you should see a dentist about the health of your crown.

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How to Improve Your Smile Without Invasive Dental Work

July 7, 2023

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young adult with a beautiful smile

If you’re like most people, there’s probably something that bothers you a little bit about your smile. However, you may not want to dive headfirst into the world of cosmetic dentistry, especially if you haven’t had much dental work done in the past.

You might be interested to hear that your dentist has myriad options available to you that are both effective and non-invasive. Here are some interesting examples.

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Preventing Dental Emergencies During Summer Vacation

June 6, 2023

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Woman wearing large hat relaxing on beachSummer is here, which means your bags are packed and your hotel reservations are booked. As you anticipate your departure, you’re probably not expecting a dental emergency to ruin your travel plans. However, dental emergencies can occur with no warning and at any time. Although you can’t always stop them from happening, here are 5 tips to protect your smile while you’re away.

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3 Ways to Protect Your Teeth This Summer

May 6, 2023

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Smiling family at the beach

Summer means a lot of different things to different people. Some people immediately think of barbecues, while others think of long days spent lounging in the pool. For dentists, however, it’s hard not to think about the unique challenges that people’s oral health can face this time of year.

If you’re wondering about the things you may need to watch out for this summer, here are a few tips for how to protect your oral health as temperatures start to rise.

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You Don’t Have to Be a Celebrity to Get a Red-Carpet Smile!

February 4, 2023

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a woman with a bright beautiful smile from cosmetic dental treatments

It’s award show season. As you tune in to see who wins best actor or who has the best album of the year, you may also notice all the picture-perfect smiles on the red carpet. It’s often thought that cosmetic dentistry treatments, like veneers, are only for the rich and famous but nothing could be further from the truth! You can achieve the smile of your dreams with its various treatments. Here’s what to know about cosmetic dentistry and some of its services that are available to you.

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4 Common Myths About Gum Disease, Busted!

January 4, 2023

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a closeup of a patient’s teeth and gums

If your gums feel irritated or bleed whenever you brush your teeth, there’s a chance you might be dealing with gum disease. And if you’re familiar with gum disease, you’ve probably heard all sorts of things about the condition—however, as serious as the disorder is, there are still many weird myths floating around about it that deter patients from seeking treatment from their dentist. Keep reading below to learn more about four of these myths and how they aren’t true.

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How to Keep Flossing for Your New Year’s Resolution

December 8, 2022

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A man flossing in the bathroom

As 2022 draws to a close, you’re likely thinking of resolutions for the new year. Perhaps you want to focus on weight loss, or maybe you plan to learn a new language. However, have you considered flossing as a 2023 goal? It’d be good if you did, as now’s the perfect time to make this practice a habit. As for why and how to do so, your Kernersville dentist has you covered. Here’s a summary of steps and tricks to help you floss better than ever next year.

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