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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Black Line Around a Dental Crown: What Does It Mean?

October 31, 2022

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dentist explaining black line around dental crown to patient

Dental crowns are caps that are shaped like teeth and are often used to repair damaged pearly whites. They are also commonly used to seal a tooth off after a root canal to protect it from further damage and can improve its look, structure, and function. Though this treatment is meant to make your smile look better, the opposite might be true when a dark line begins to form around your restoration. What is the cause of this? Read on to learn what causes a black line around a dental crown as well as what your dentist can do to fix it.


How To: Eat Healthy on a Soft Foods Diet

August 18, 2022

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Bowl of oatmeal with chopped bananas

Did you recently get a temporary dental crown? While your permanent one will be significantly more durable, it’s important to take precautions with your temporary restoration, like eating soft foods. Initially, this may conjure up images of eating ice cream and catching up on your favorite TV shows. While this is certainly okay on occasion, it’s important to stick to mostly well-balanced meals. If you’re unsure where to start, keep reading to learn how to eat healthy on a soft foods diet.


3 Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants

July 5, 2022

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person will nice smile enjoying cosmetic benefits of dental implants

Dental implants are titanium posts that are used to replace the roots of a missing tooth. They are inserted directly into the jawbone and can last a lifetime as long as you take good care of them. Dental implants offer health benefits to those who get them, but that isn’t where the perks end. Read on to learn about three of the cosmetic benefits of dental implants.

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