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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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