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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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Invest in Your Oral Health with Invisalign from Your Dentist in Cary

February 26, 2018

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Invisalign alignerThe appearance of your teeth plays an important role in your self-esteem and how others view you. In fact, people who have a perfect smile are often perceived as being better leaders and smarter than those with alignment issues. Not to mention, if you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth, you are likely to have lower self-esteem when compared to those that have properly aligned smiles. To resolve your bite and alignment concerns, you have likely considered orthodontics in the past, but you do not want to deal with the visibility or restrictions of metal braces. Now, you can get the results you want with a nearly invisible option from your dentist in Cary. With Invisalign, you will get a straight smile with a sophisticated solution.
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Conservative Cosmetic Dentistry in Cary

January 19, 2018

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Woman smiling in dental chairWell before my pursuit of dentistry as a career, my first exposure to the potential of cosmetic dentistry were reality TV shows such as ABC’s “Extreme Makeover” (2002-2007) and FOX’s “The Swan” (2004). Both of these TV shows depicted ordinary people who underwent radical physical transformations via plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry, weight loss regimens, hairdressing, and wardrobing. The transformations were consistently dramatic and often life changing for the participants due to the improved self-esteem which resulted from these “extreme makeovers”. Despite this fact, both TV shows were mired in controversy due to accusations of creating unrealistic body image goals among both men and women. Nonetheless, even a casual observer of the show could not deny the tremendous impact of the “smile makeover” component of these transformations.

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Tips from Your Dentist in Cary to Promote Your Oral Health During Flu Season

January 8, 2018

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Woman feeling illNothing is worse than feeling ill due to a cold or the flu. Despite your best efforts, it is bound to happen as there are more than 200 different viruses that can cause colds and 3 common strands of the flu. On average, you will get sick 2-4 times per year. When you are under the weather, often your only thoughts are on resting to feel well again. As a result, you can let your oral hygiene slip as the health of your teeth and gums are the last thing on your mind. However, your dentist in Cary recommends that you spend time caring for your mouth to prevent dental complications from developing.
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Traveling for the Holidays? Dentist in Cary Treats Dental Emergencies

December 31, 2017

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woman with toothacheNow is a busy time of year as you travel for the holidays. While you prepare for your trip, those plans do not include an unexpected dental emergency. Although you can never tell when one is going to occur, it is best to plan for it anyway as one is six Americans will have one this year. If the unexpected occurs while you are traveling, it is best to find a dentist in Cary who can provide you with the immediate care you need to save your tooth from an extraction.
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Discover the Benefits of Dental Sealants with Your Dentist in Cary

December 10, 2017

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Young family smilingYour teeth are designed to last for a lifetime with the right care, like maintaining your home oral hygiene habits and visiting your dentist in Cary every six months for a cleaning and checkup. However, even with the best preventive measures in place, damage to your teeth can still occur. Among the biggest threat is tooth decay. While it is common, it is avoidable with the right preventive treatments, like dental sealants. These provide a hidden barrier of protection between your tooth and decay-causing bacteria.
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Use Your Benefits to Visit Your Dentist in Cary Before the Year Ends

November 28, 2017

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Dental assistantDental insurance allows you to visit your dentist in Cary regularly to promote your oral health while keeping your out-of-pocket costs to a minimum. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 64% of adults and 84% of children had an appointment last year. Often, dental care is delayed due to the fear of cost, but if you have insurance coverage, you have nothing to fear. As the end of the year approaches, now is the time to maximize the value of your benefits before they expire.
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Why Do I Need More Frequent Cleanings with My Dentist in Cary?

October 31, 2017

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Teeth and dental mirrorFor as long as you can remember, you have been advised to visit your dentist in Cary every six months for a dental cleaning and checkup. However, if your insurance company or dentist has recently recommended that you receive a cleaning more often, you may be a bit confused as to why it is necessary. While most people only need the preventive procedure twice a year, those with certain conditions, like gum disease, will need to have their teeth cleaned more often. As a result, you may find yourself in the dental chair more often than what was previously recommended.
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See Your Dentist in Cary Before Summer Ends

July 31, 2017

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Your dentist in Cary offers preventive care for the entire family.The health of your family’s smiles is important to you. You strive to instill healthy oral habits, but does everyone visit their dentist in Cary regularly? All too often, daily commitments and busy schedules can get in the way of preventive dental care. As summer comes to an end, now is the perfect time to schedule your loved one’s semi-annual dental cleanings and checkups. Before your children head back to school and your days become filled with homework help, take the time to keep your family’s oral health a priority. If you currently do not have a dentist, we are gladly accepting new patients.
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Your Dentist in Cary Provides Patient Information

July 1, 2017

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Your dentist in Cary offers patient information about your upcoming procedure.When it comes to your dental health, your home oral hygiene habits and regular care from your dentist in Cary are important. However, even with the best of preventive measures, there may come a time when you will need a procedure. It is natural to have questions and to feel concerned. We want to help ease your worries, which is why we offer a patient information center because we believe that knowledge is power. In addition to finding comprehensive material regarding many common procedures, you will also discover valuable information to help you promote your dental health.
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