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teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry, and one of the biggest advancements in the field for the last several decades. Despite its popularity, however, there are still a number of common misunderstandings about teeth whitening, how it works, what it does, and who can…

dental bridges

Cosmetic dentistry and dental prostheses have come a long way in the last several decades. Gone are the days of cumbersome dentures–the implants and prosthetics of today are easier to use, simpler to care for, and much less intrusive. Two of the more common are dental crowns and dental bridges….

Gum Disease

COVID-19 has changed every aspect of our healthcare system, requiring both providers and patience to be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances. As we move into the second year of the pandemic, we are learning more every day about the virus, its side effect and aftereffects, and how to treat…

receding-gums

Receding gums is a relatively common oral health issue. Also known as gum recession, this condition occurs when the gums which surround the teeth wear away, pull back, or retract from the tooth. If left untreated, this can cause a variety of problems including loose teeth, misaligned teeth, and lost…

new bern nc

There’s no denying that New Bern has magic all on its own. From the rich history to the lush beauty of its local, there’s just something in the air that holds us all entranced. What makes New Bern so special? That’s a story three centuries in the making. New Bern…

children brushing

Childhood is a time for learning, exploring, and developing good habits that will last a lifetime. This is especially true for oral health–it’s never too early to start building tooth care habits for your little ones. Children’s brushing and flossing is a vital step in both their journey towards independence…

root canal process

Possibly one of the most feared procedures in all of dentistry, root canals may also be among the most misunderstood. Despite their reputation as a painful procedure, most patients describe root canals as no more painful than having a filling placed and experience fairly quick recovery times–within a day or…

dental holidays

It’s a magical time of the year, with so many of us celebrating various holidays which bring us together in our appreciation of family and the love that we share. While we all may be facing some additional challenges in finding safe ways to gather and rejoice this year, some…

dockside dental smile

Smiling is one of life’s little joys, but like many little things, it can have a big impact. Your smile is your greeting card to the world, letting everyone who sees it know what a friendly and open person you are. But aside from its welcoming message, did you know…

covid and dental

2020 has been an unprecedented year, both in terms of world events and in terms of our health. While the pandemic and its accompanying concerns drag on, other health problems are also on the rise. These include a myriad of diverse dental and oral health issues, which according to research…