Veronica S. Walker, DDS Blog
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.
July 19, 2018
This month, we have some exciting news to share — our team is growing! We are pleased to announce that Dr. Zack Walker will soon join us in providing excellence in dentistry to our beloved patients. As the son of two skilled dentists (whom you may already know quite well), dentistry is truly in Dr. Zack’s blood. Keep reading to learn more about the newest dentist in Kernersville!
June 27, 2018
As summer arrives and things really start to heat up, you may be thinking about ways you can improve your smile to feel fully confident for everything that comes your way during June, July, and August. There’s one easy way to make your teeth look dramatically younger and more vibrant — and it’s something you can do at home! Keep reading to learn more about at-home teeth whitening in Kernersville and why this is a wonderful option for a summer-white smile.
Do you have gaps in your smile? Dental implants are a comprehensive tooth replacement that can complete a smile after the loss of one, two, or an entire arch of teeth. There are other options in tooth replacement to be sure, but nothing comes as close to offering the stability and security of dental implants in Kernersville. Keep reading to learn more about dental implants, including their benefits and whether or not you are a good candidate for this solution.
May 26, 2018
Dental implants in Kernersville are simply the best way to complete a smile after tooth loss. They’re booming in popularity — and questions still remain for many. To help set fact from fiction about this fabulous method of tooth replacement, we’ve put together an FAQ. Keep reading for the answers to your top 8 questions about dental implants.