Year: 2021

oral health weight loss

At first, the connection between oral health and weight loss might not be fully obvious. Surely diet has something to do with both of them, but beyond that how do they interact? Does brushing your teeth really have anything to do with losing belly fat and maintaining cardiovascular health? The…

diet and oral health

It’s no great secret that our diets affect every aspect of our health. What we eat is who we are, and our diets and dietary habits shape so many things about us. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that diet and oral health go hand in…

oral health toothpaste

Taking care of your teeth is an investment in your lifestyle and your overall health. Your teeth and gums make so many everyday activities possible: eating, drinking, talking, smiling. And while our teeth are meant to last a lifetime, they do require some thought and care on your part in…

teeth cleaning

Going to the dentist isn’t everyone’s favorite way to spend an hour or so, but it’s a vital part of maintaining oral health at any stage of life. Many of us often wonder how often you should go to the dentist for a checkup or exam, and how frequently you…

oral cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and we want to take a moment to do our part in raising awareness and increasing public understanding of this serious disease. Oral cancer can be lethal. This year alone an estimated 54,000 people in the United States alone will be diagnosed with some…

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…