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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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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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