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Food and Dental Health

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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 […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal

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 […]

FSA Eligible Dental Procedures

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 Bad Are Pumpkin Spice Lattes for your Dental Health?

We understand that going through the fall without at least one Pumpkin Spice Latte is completely unreasonable. So, we’re here to tell you how you can still enjoy your Pumpkin Spice Lattes while also keeping your teeth healthy and sparkling white.

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Fair Foods Do’s and Don’ts at NC State Fair

Each October in Raleigh, the fair comes to town. Thrills, Food, and Wonders are all around; but, sometimes the food can be bad for you. Check out Dr. Keith’s list of fair foods.