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Why Do Teeth Whitening Products Hurt My Teeth?

After years of drinking coffee, soda, and enjoying the occasional glass of red wine, your teeth are looking a bit stained and yellow, and it’s making you feel self-conscious to smile, laugh, or even talk in social and professional settings. Using over-the-counter tooth whitening gels and strips don’t seem to be making much of a […]

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Which Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure is Right for You?

If you’re struggling with yellowed, stained teeth, crooked teeth, or even missing teeth, this can cause you to feel self-conscious, negatively affect your confidence, and even hold you back from enjoying life! You may be considering cosmetic dentistry in Cary to restore a healthy, vibrant smile, but you’re not sure what procedure is right for you […]

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Top 5 Benefits of Smiling

We smile when taking a picture, when we see a good friend, or when a cute cat video comes up in our social media feed, but we should smile much more than that. In fact, there is scientific evidence that smiling is good for your physical and mental health and has a big impact on […]

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4 Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

If years of coffee, tea, or red wine has left your pearly whites looking a bit more dull and yellowed, you don’t have to keep hiding your smile. There are several ways to whiten your teeth to restore a healthy, younger look and reduce the effects of stains and age. Today, we’ll look at the […]

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Dental Care Myths

1) MYTH: You don’t really need to floss if you brush your teeth really well. FACT: In 2016 the Departments of Agriculture and Health & Human Services removed the flossing recommendation from their dietary guidelines. The reason? The American Academy of Periodontology’s most recent study failed to demonstrate a benefit. Now before you go throwing […]

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Why Is Candy so Bad for Teeth?

With a lot of leftover candy around after Halloween, we thought it would be timely to examine candy’s effect on teeth, and what you can do about it. Why Is Candy so Bad for Teeth? Candy contributes to tooth decay, but not as directly as you might think. Sugar is the favorite food for harmful […]

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How to Prevent Stains on Teeth

The easiest action you can take to prevent staining your teeth is avoiding the products that stain your teeth: Black coffee Tea Red wine Soda Juice Popsicles or slushies Energy drinks Soy sauce Balsamic vinegar Tomato sauce Blueberries, cranberries, and raspberries Beets Curry Dark caramel and food colorings Candy Tobacco use (cigarettes, as well as […]

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Do I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Short answer: it depends. Some lucky people have enough room in their mouth so their wisdom teeth come in fully, are correctly positioned, and are able to be cleaned. But for the rest of us, wisdom teeth can cause all sorts of problems. How Do Wisdom Teeth Typically Come In? Each individual wisdom teeth can […]

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What Dental Services Are Covered by an FSA (Flexible Spending Account)?

Dental insurance typically isn’t very expensive. However, the coverage often isn’t as good as you would hope. Before we get into which procedures are eligible to use your FSA, let’s discuss why you even need an FSA in the first place. Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) can help save you money because they allow you to […]

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How to Prepare Your Pearly Whites for the New School Year

While checking all the many back-to-school “to-do’s” off your list, don’t forget to consider something that is often disregarded: your dental hygiene. Here are 5 things you should do to prepare your teeth for the new school year.

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