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Category: General dentistry

Why are my gums receding?

Many people with receding gums may have no concerns about them early on. It’s one of those slow and incremental changes that are hard to notice right away. But overtime, the problem is prevalent and cannot be ignored. So, how can you know whether or not your gums are receding? Your best bet is to… Read More


What’s really causing your tooth to turn gray?

We all want bright, white teeth, but what happens when our bright whites turn gray? A gray tint or discoloration in your tooth is a problem that you cannot afford to ignore. But to fix the problem, you first have to understand what causes a gray tooth. Tooth decay and tooth trauma are the most… Read More


How to keep your teeth for a lifetime

What defines a great smile? Public opinion may vary but cosmetic dentists define great smiles as a healthy balance between white teeth and light pink gums. You can think of a healthy smile as a visible snapshot into the overall health and well being of an individual. So, if we know that first impressions matter,… Read More


A dentist for men

Finding the right dentist for men starts by understanding how men view their overall health. Most men won’t willingly go to the doctor. Majority of men aren’t eager to have their aches and pains evaluated. Most men have no interest in having their teeth cleaned regularly — that’s what they made toothbrushes for, right? Those… Read More


The dotted line between oral health and overall health

There is no separation between oral health and overall health. While your primary physician isn’t responsible for evaluating your gums, and your dentist isn’t responsible for analyzing your blood work, there are clear connections between what’s happening inside your mouth and what’s happening to the rest of your body. We’ve put together the conditions and… Read More


Make the bleeding stop

Whether in the dental chair or at home, most everyone has experienced the dreaded bleeding gums. You’ve likely had the scenario play out at least once before — brushing or flossing only to notice blood staring back at you. You may have just rinsed and moved on because a little bit of blood doesn’t seem… Read More


Say NO to temporary crowns!

What comes to mind when you hear the words temporary crown? I’d like to think I was wrong, but I assume anxiety immediately starts to set in.  Visions of relatives and friends with that dark gum line begin to surface. You remember the stories of people on vacation who had a temporary crown that kept… Read More


Say YES to dental crown alternatives!

I’ll be honest – earlier in my career there were fewer options to fix teeth. For general dentistry fillings, you got either a silver-mercury tooth filling or a resin plastic composite tooth filling. And, if a filling wasn’t an appropriate treatment option – whether it be a dental financing reason or dental insurance reason, you… Read More


Why do I need a dental crown anyways?

I hear time and time again in my top-rated Raleigh, NC aesthetic dental practice: “Doc, why can’t you just refill it?” That question most often pertains to a tooth that has a large 3 or 4 surface filling that either, has decay, or fracturing in the tooth supporting the fillings.   My response is: “I can… Read More


The Dental Technology Revolution is Here to Stay

Being a practicing dentist in the 21st century has its advantages.  We have experienced an abundance of dental technology and material advances that are just mind-boggling.  The technology used by cosmetic dentists today is radically changing our industry and how approach oral care. The most impactful change has been the ability to perform quality same-day… Read More