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Dentist in Raleigh, NC
Dentist in Raleigh, NC

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Routine Dental Treatment is Safe and Important for Pregnant Women
Two things seem to keep women from seeing their dentist during pregnancy: fear of local anesthetics and a fear of X-rays. Pregnant women have often worried about the risks of lidocaine shots and other numbing agents to their unborn children, so they'll put ...

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The Importance of Dental Care for People with Braces
Braces wearers are more prone to common dental issues like gingivitis, tartar, and demineralization because the hardware in their mouths makes it more difficult to get their teeth completely clean.  This increased vulnerability to dental problems means anyo...

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What causes canker sores?
Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues inside the mouth in areas like the lip, tongue, cheek, or at the base of the gums. Canker sores are usually white or yellow and are often surrounded by re...

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The Importance of Oral Health for Seniors
No different than for all other individuals, daily brushing and flossing for seniors is crucial for good oral health. Unfortunately, age-related health conditions like arthritis can make it difficult to brush or floss. Also, with advanced age comes a lack o...

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What are the benefits of dental implants?
For most people, a smile is an involuntary reaction they don't give a second thought to when they're happy, pleased to see someone, or laughing at a joke. But many who have a missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, defects, disease, or decay in the mouth are...

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Dental Injuries Can Mean Dental Emergencies
Surfing lessons during summer vacation sound like the ultimate experience when visiting the beach; unless a severe collision between the surfer's face and the board occurs, knocking out or chipping teeth. What a way to ruin a vacation. Whether it's a sporti...

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Don't Let Kids Take a Vacation from Their Dentail Hygiene Routine
Sleeping in late, staying up past their regular bed time, playing with friends all day, chasing down the ice cream truck. These are just a few of the joys of being a kid during summer vacation. While summer break typically means a more relaxed schedule than...

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When Can Kids Start Brushing and Flossing Their Own Teeth?
Before considering when it's time to teach children to brush and floss on their own, let's first review the basics: The health of your children's teeth and gums is directly linked to their overall well-being. That is why teaching young children, and yes-bab...

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Microbial Differences in the Mouths of Smokers Could Affect the Risk of Cancer
With all of the research, evidence, and warnings about the dangers of cigarette smoking from the American Surgeon General over the past four decades, it is quite surprising that nearly 40 million adults over the age of 18 still smoke . According to the Cent...

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Dental Care During Pregnancy
Most women are keenly aware of the number of physical changes their bodies experience during pregnancy. However, one that many do not consider is how carrying a child for nine months can impact their dental health. Although they may be ready to face the pro...
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