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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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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.

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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.

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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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What to Do If You Have a Lost Dental Crown

June 8, 2022

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person with lost dental crown covering mouth with hands

When a tooth becomes severely damaged or decayed, you may end up needing a root canal. To seal off the tooth, dentists often use dental crowns. These tooth-shaped caps cover the entire visible part of a tooth to help it regain its structure, function, and aesthetics. They can also be used to correct things like small teeth and discoloration. Losing a dental crown can be alarming, and it may be difficult to know what to do next. If this ever happens to you, follow these steps for what to do when you lost a dental crown.

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5 Things That Can Lead to Jaw Pain on One Side

February 16, 2022

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person with jaw pain holding their cheek

Experiencing any kind of pain in your jaw can be a cause for concern. From cavities to serious help concerns, there is a range of things that can cause this kind of discomfort. Though you may expect the issue to affect your whole jaw, sometimes you can only feel it on one side of your face. Read on to learn about five things that can cause you to experience jaw pain on one side. 

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10 Things Your Dentist Looks for During Your Checkup

January 7, 2022

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dentist smiling after routine dental checkup in Kernersville

You’ve gone for dental checkups before, and you probably just hope your dentist doesn’t find any cavities. Turns out, there’s a lot more your dentist is searching for when you sit in the patient’s chair. After all, your overall health is their top priority. Want to know exactly what they check? Your dentist is here to explain the 10 major things they look for and the importance of routine dental checkups in Kernersville.

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You Asked, We Answered: Is Dental Insurance Worth Paying For?

November 18, 2021

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Closeup of man smiling in dentist's treatment chair

Are you considering getting dental insurance? Whether it’s through an individual plan or your employer, you might be wondering if paying a premium every month actually makes sense for your wallet. The answer? Absolutely! Here are a few ways having a dental plan benefits your smile and your bank account.

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