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How To Conquer Your Fear Of The Dentist

I know someone who nearly drowned as a youth. It’s a feeling that has never left him and has since invoked a sense of fear every time he’s in the water. Although he’s a strong swimmer now, he feels there … Continue reading

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Has Your Denture Started To Slip? Here’s Why. (And How To Stop It)

One of the reasons that sea oats are so precious is in how they help sand dunes to resist erosion. In addition to their beauty, we’ve learned that they prevent sand from giving way to wind and rain. This preserves … Continue reading

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New Research On Gum Disease Shows Arthritis (RA) Trigger.

For decades, scientists have conducted research and studies to delve into the delicate interworking of the human body. Often in an effort to pinpoint the triggers for cancer and other diseases, they have carefully examined the intricate and integral nature … Continue reading

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Crown & Bridge – Not Always ‘Apples To Apples.’

When some people are missing one or more natural teeth, one of their options for replacement is with a crown-&-bridge combination. This is possible when a natural tooth exists on each side of where missing teeth are to be replaced. … Continue reading

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Why We Are Known For Exceptional Patient Comfort

We begin each new patient appointment with a private conversation in our Consultation room. This enables me to learn more about each individual – how he or she feels about their smile and their perception when it comes to dentistry. … Continue reading

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Begin Warmer Weather Outings With A Fabulous Smile!

It’s the middle of March and the weather is still chilly. With today’s temperature and cold rain, it’s hard to imagine the warm weather that’s right around the corner. And, fortunately, it is! We residents of Wilmington and surrounding areas … Continue reading

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Afraid Of Going To The Dentist? We Can Help.

I remember watching an episode of “The Three Stooges,” where Curly Joe was the unfortunate ‘patient’ of Moe. Using large, toolbox pliers, Moe was using all his might to uproot the tooth, twisting and turning the pliers. And, as you … Continue reading

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Crown Lengthening Made Simple.

For most who are familiar with crown lengthening, the procedure is associated with one that improves the appearance of a smile. For esthetic reasons, crown lengthening is typically done to realign or remove gum tissue to even out the ‘smile … Continue reading

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With Your Dental Care, We Place A Priority On Comfort

No one wants to experience discomfort. That’s why most of us reach for an NSAID when we have a headache or use eye drops to lubricate itchy, dry eyes. However, when it comes to having dental procedures, many individuals find … Continue reading

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How To Kick Dental Fear To The Curb!

If we are honest with ourselves, most of us have a fear of something. It could be a fear of heights, snakes, spiders, flying, dogs or tight spaces. Yet, one of the most common fears of American adults is fear … Continue reading

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How To Save Time & Money When It Comes To Dental Care!

As part of our normal routines, we do preventive maintenance to avoid problems that can otherwise require a great deal of time and money for repairs. For example, we have our car’s oil changed on a regular basis to ensure … Continue reading

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Time For A Year-End Smile Assessment

With October right around the corner, it gives an opportunity to assess unmet goals with your oral health with time to still tend to needs and desires. This is also a good time to use your HSA or dental insurance … Continue reading

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Dental Fear Not Unlike Many Fears

I love dogs, yet know there are people who have a tremendous fear of them. I am very comfortable being in and on the water, but realize some people are terribly frightened by anything over ankle-deep. Some people are deathly … Continue reading

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Afraid Of Dentistry? We Can Help.

As a dentist who has cared for hundreds of patients with dental fear, I’ve listened to some pretty terrible stories. Many developed their fear of dentistry as children, often due to being held down by a hurried, uncaring dentist. I … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Dental Fears Add To Costs!

It’s unfortunate that so many adults are fearful of dental visits – so much so that they miss out on the advantages of a healthy, appealing smile. Not only are confident smiles shared more often, they instill a positive mood, … Continue reading

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