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Family History of Oral Cancer? Visit Your Dentist in Cary for a Screening

January 23, 2019

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oral cancerThe American Cancer Society estimates 53,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2019. Unfortunately, it will also lead to over 10,000 deaths this year alone. In addition, the 5-year survival rate for those diagnosed is less than 50%. The long-term survival rate is low due to late detection. Although it can occur in anyone, it is vital those who have a family history of the disease undergo a regular oral cancer screening with their dentist in Cary.

Is Seltzer Bad for My Teeth? Your Dentist in Cary Explains

January 13, 2019

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seltzer and lemonWho does not enjoy drinks that are carbonated by seltzer? Although the bubbly drinks may taste refreshing on a hot day, they are very damaging to your teeth. Your dentist in Cary will advise you to avoid them to protect your teeth from complications; however, that does not mean you cannot indulge in your favorite drink occasionally.

Revitalize Your Smile and Your Confidence with Teeth Whitening in Cary

December 12, 2018

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before and after teeth whiteningYour teeth play a larger role in your life other than just your ability to chew and speak. They also directly influence your self-esteem. If you have less than perfect teeth, it is easy to feel insecure about your appearance. Although you may feel you are alone, one-third of adults are embarrassed by their smiles. Among the biggest concern is tooth discoloration. You do not need to hide behind stained teeth. You can revitalize your smile with teeth whitening in Cary.

Dentist in Cary Explains the #1 Causes of Tooth Loss

December 2, 2018

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man with a missing toothDespite several new innovations in dentistry to preserve natural teeth, tooth loss is still a prevalent problem. In fact, it is estimated 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while another 35 million do not have any remaining. While you may think injury or cavities are the leading cause of missing teeth, they are not. Instead, the #1 cause of tooth loss is due to periodontal (gum) disease. You can help save your smile with the right treatment from your dentist in Cary.

Dentist in Cary Features the Best Local Holiday Events

November 20, 2018

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woman wearing a red holiday hatThe holiday season is an exciting time of year. As you surround yourself with family and friends, there are also many great events happening around the community. In addition to a healthy smile, your dentist in Cary also wants you to enjoy the season while supporting local events. If you need something fun to do, here is a list of festivities that are happening in the area.

Breaking the Myths about Teeth Whitening in Cary

November 10, 2018

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myths vs. factsAre you tired of staring at a dull, discolored smile in the mirror? You know teeth whitening in Cary can revitalize your appearance, but you have heard a lot of negative information about the treatments. What if you found out many of the claims are not true? To help you make the right choice for your confidence, here are the facts you need to know about professional teeth whitening.

Questions to Ask During Your Consultation for Teeth Whitening in Cary

October 19, 2018

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before and after teeth whiteningHas your smile lost its luster? Do not worry. It is a natural part of the aging process; however, the foods and drinks you consume, smoking, or poor oral hygiene can speed up the discoloration. To turn back the hands of time, professional teeth whitening in Cary can help. While you are excited to have whiter teeth, you still have several questions about the treatment. During your consultation, there are a few key questions you should ask your dentist to make the right decision for your smile.

Maximize Your Insurance Benefits with Your Dentist in Cary

October 5, 2018

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woman with healthy smileHave you used all your dental benefits this year? Although you may think you have maximized their value, less than 3% of Americans meet or exceed their coverage every year. As a result, you likely have several remaining that are about to expire. If you do not use them by visiting your dentist in Cary before the year ends, you are losing potentially thousands of dollars that could be used to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Visit Your Dentist in Cary Before Your Benefits Expire

September 13, 2018

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dental insurance on computer screenThe American Dental Association recommends everyone over the age of two visits their dentist in Cary twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. When you have dental insurance, it makes it easy to maintain these appointments for little to no out-of-pocket expense. Despite these savings opportunities, one-third of adults do not see their dentist, allowing their benefits to go unused. Even those who visit regularly rarely use all their coverage. In fact, the National Association of Dental Plans estimates only 2.8% of Americans reach or exceed their plan’s annual maximum. As the end of the year approaches, now is the ideal time to use your remaining benefits.

Dentist in Cary Explains 4 Reasons Why You Need to Floss Daily

March 2, 2018

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woman flossing her teethFrom a young age, you have been told that you need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night, but are you really following that advice? You may brush as recommended, but if you are like 4 out of 10 Americans, you probably do not floss every day. If you are skipping this part of your nightly routine, you are placing your oral and general health at risk. Although you may view it as a chore, it provides many excellent benefits. By adding it into your routine, your dentist in Cary will be able to notice the difference in the health of your smile.

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