Veronica S. Walker, DDS Blog
January 17, 2019
In 2019, you may be looking to improve some things about your life. Most people are thinking along those lines this time of year — and common resolutions range from eating better to reading and traveling more. But did you know there is one simple thing you can do to enjoy significant benefits, like elevated mood, increased pain tolerance, and less stress? It may surprise you that the answer is simple: smiling. Keep reading to learn more about the hidden psychological power of the smile from your dentist in Kernersville.(more…)
Happy New Year! We hope 2019 is off to a great start for you and your loved ones. And we’d like to ask, how are those resolutions coming along? If you are like many people, the answer may be not at all… it’s not uncommon to fall short of those big goals we set for ourselves at the start of the year. But this year, why not make a commitment that will stick?(more…)
December 3, 2018
If you are struggling with an aching or damaged tooth, your dentist may recommend a root canal in Kernersville. If so, that is actually pretty great news — because it means that your natural tooth can be saved, keeping your smile intact. After the procedure is performed, it may take a little bit before you feel totally back to normal. Keep reading to learn more about how to speed recovery following a routine root canal so you can get back on your feet ASAP.(more…)
We all know that toothbrushing is a cornerstone of a healthy smile that lasts for a lifetime. But that’s just it — it’s only one step among several which are required to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health hazards. You should be keeping a strong regimen at home and also visiting your dentist regularly, even when you don’t think anything is necessarily wrong. Below, your dentist in Kernersville explains in more detail what it takes to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for a lifetime to come!(more…)
November 3, 2018
Gum disease is a chronic infection that can result in tooth loss and a number of related health conditions. It affects the majority of adults over the age of 35, according to reports from the American Dental Association. Treating gum disease as soon as possible is important — and preventing it is even more vital. Keep reading to learn more about the effects of gum disease in Kernersville and how you can prevent this condition.
October 29, 2018
In the middle of October, you (like most people) will probably find yourself surrounded by pumpkins, pumpkin spice, and sweet treats galore. Candy consumption really ticks up during Halloween season, which means most of us are also at a higher risk of getting a cavity or breaking a tooth on that sticky caramel or taffy. This month doesn’t have to put your smile in danger, though. Keep reading for top tips on safe candy consumption from your dentist in Kernersville!
Going to the dentist can feel like a chore for most — but for some people, just the thought of opening wide for a checkup, cleaning, or procedure can induce a feeling of serious dread and/or fear. If you have what we call “dental anxiety,” there is help with sedation dentistry in Kernersville. It’s a safe way to help you relax through just about any dental treatment. Keep reading to learn more about how it works and what you can expect from an appointment with sedation dentistry.
September 29, 2018
Dentures have long been a trusted method for replacing several missing teeth. Prosthetic crowns affixed to a base that is designed to look like your gums, this option looks, fits, and feels natural — but not right at first. Dentures and partials come with an adjustment period of one to two months. During this time you may experience sore gums, excess saliva, and other side effects. By following a few steps, you can breeze through this adjustment phase to enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful and properly-functioning tooth replacement!
One of the best ways to improve the appearance of your smile without investing significant time or money into cosmetic dentistry is through teeth whitening. By lifting stains and discoloration, it helps you enjoy teeth that look more youthful and vibrant. You have a few options when it comes to how you will whiten: including with a teeth whitening treatment in Kernersville or by trying a whitening toothpaste. The second option can save you money, but does it really work? Keep reading to find our answer.
July 31, 2018
Patients who choose dental implants for their tooth replacement have a lot to look forward to, most importantly a sturdy tooth replacement that looks natural and promotes better oral health over a lifetime. Dental implant procedures are over 95% successful in healthy candidates, but they can occasionally fail. Keep reading to learn the most common indicators of dental implant failure — and how to keep it from happening to you.