Monthly Archives: May 2016

How Straight Teeth Can Save You Money

When our children are young, we watch their precious smiles develop as permanent teeth take the place of baby teeth. Because these larger teeth emerge in still-small mouths, they can end up in positions that are crooked or tilted. To … Continue reading

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Colas No Friend To Your Smile

Summer in the South conjures up images of sunny, hot days that coax us outdoors for games, fun and relaxing by the water. To stay cool, many people keep a cooler of drinks nearby. What is in those coolers can … Continue reading

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Weighing Benefits Between Dental Implants And Crown-&-Bridge

When patients are contemplating replacing teeth, I like to explain all options as well as the advantages and challenges associated with each. When considering a Crown-&-Bridge combination versus Dental Implants, the deciding factor for many people is the higher cost … Continue reading

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Concussions – Protection Through Custom Mouth-guards

Dr. Gabriel Rich is a team dentist for the Carolina Hurricanes, Carolina Ballet, CFCC Sea Devils and the Wilmington Hammerheads. His experience in Sports Dentistry has also been beneficial to the Carolina Cobras, Raleigh Red Wings and Raleigh Youth Hockey. … Continue reading

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How Gum Disease Begins

For adults who learn they have some level of periodontal (gum) disease, most are surprised. The symptoms, if any, can be very minor. Yet, gum disease begins like most diseases in our bodies – without obvious signs. Typically, when signs … Continue reading

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