Monthly Archives: March 2012

Tooth Loss Equals Bone Loss, EXCEPT With Dental Implants

If you lose a tooth, what occurs BELOW the gum tissue may surprise you! Many people are unaware that natural tooth roots create a type of stimulation to their jaw bone. This stimulation keeps the jaw bone at a healthy … Continue reading

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Why A Properly-Aligned Bite Is Important

For some folks, if their smile looks attractive and nothing hurts, they think their oral health is fine. Yet, a bite that is not aligned properly can cause many problems, such as: • Headaches – When the upper teeth and … Continue reading

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Dental Care & Pain DO NOT Go Hand-In-Hand

For those who have a fear of dentistry, or anxiety associated with dental visits, most seem to have developed this from an experience as a child. Perhaps a dentist was too rough, or failed to deliver sufficient novocain before a … Continue reading

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Crown Lengthening – What It Is & Why It’s Done

Crown lengthening, also known as a ‘gum lift,’ is primarily a cosmetic dental procedure that enhances the appearance of your smile by exposing more of the tooth. When the gum line is uneven, crown lengthening can also recontour the gum … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Can Harm Your Brain & Heart

Sleep apnea means more than just snoring and sleep disruption. It has the potential to have life-threatening effects on the brain and cardiovascular system. During periods of apnea, there are intervals that cause interruptions in sleep without completely awakening you. … Continue reading

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The Facts About White, Whiter, Whitest Teeth

For many reasons, an increasing number of adults are having their teeth whitened.  White teeth provide a more youthful appearance to one’s face as teeth tend to become stained yellow or brown as we age. Discoloration occurs most often from … Continue reading

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A Terrific Smile Affects You In A Positive Way!

Think the appearance of your smile impacts just facial features? A study published in Psychological Science reveals that people with big smiles live an average of seven years longer than those with stoic faces. Another study in The American Journal … Continue reading

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Gum Disease Begins Silently

Ben Franklin once said, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” Think of early-stage periodontal treatment as a penny saved, along with protecting your overall health. Like most diseases that form in our bodies, we don’t feel or see anything … Continue reading

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Possible Beach Smoking Ban Another Stop-Smoking Reason. We Can Help!

A smoking ban on Wrightsville Beach? It’s a possibility and, if passed, Wrightsville Beach will be the first North Carolina beach with such a ban and joining South Carolina neighbors Atlantic Beach and Surfside Beach (reads Star News article at: … Continue reading

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How To Look Forward To Hygiene Visits!

When we hear a patient say, “I hate going to the dentist,” we assume it’s because, for some people, dental visits can include an element of discomfort, the most frequent of these being  six-month check-ups and cleanings. If these are … Continue reading

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Poor Oral Health Stats For Aging Adults

According to the U.S. Census, 13 percent of the population are aged 65 or older. That accounts for nearly 40 million Americans with the number rapidly increasing. As the ‘baby boomer’ generation (born between 1946 – 1964) ages, those in … Continue reading

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