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Category: Dental Procedures

Understanding Dental Fear in Adults

Understanding Dental Fear in Adults

Unless we are focused on building up our courage and self-confidence the voice of fear will take control of our thoughts and lives. Fear is a powerful emotion and it will make our choices for us. It can paralyze us and lead us into a life of procrastination and...
White Oak Family Dentist -Garner, NC - Root Canal Treatment

Root Canals Pros & Cons

White teeth and healthy gums are evidence of good oral hygiene. Sometimes, in spite of our diligent mouth care, a tooth may become sensitive or infected. The pulp of the tooth, which contains nerves allowing us to feel pain, can become irritated, inflamed or infected due to decay, cracked fillings or...
Straight smile options

Invisalign vs. Braces

You Smile is Important Your smile makes you unique. Look at yourself in the mirror. Are your teeth misaligned? Are there unwanted spaces between them or are they overcrowded? Does your lower or upper jaw protrude? Straight white teeth make you more attractive, improve oral health and boost your self esteem. Many different types of...
7 Myths About Dental Care

7 Myths About Dental Care

The dictionary defines myth as a popular belief or tradition or unfounded or false notion. One myth that has been passed on for generations, especially popular among cooks, is salt thrown over your left shoulder brings good luck. Although this might bring peace of mind to the cook I doubt it keeps the soup from burning. There are myths about everything you can imagine. Monsters in the lagoon, money brings happiness, garlic keeps away vampires and keeping your wisdom teeth makes you wise. This is just one of the many myths regarding dental...

What To Expect During Your Dental Check-Up

What Happens Now? Your first dental visit is now history. You selected your favorite dentist, filled out a bunch of paperwork and insurance information, had an initial exam, teeth cleaning and X-rays. Now it’s six months later and it is time for a check-up. You are feeling great but your teeth are getting a little...
Implants vs. Bridges

Dental Implant vs Dental Bridges
Which Do I Need?

Missing teeth can be a result of injury, tooth decay or gum disease. Spaces between existing teeth steal the beauty of your smile. When laughing your hand is in front of your lips to cover the insecurity you feel when exposing the gaps between...

Is Invisalign Right For You?

Invisalign is just as its name suggests, an almost invisible way to align your crooked teeth, and is an attractive alternative to metal braces for adults and...

Veneers vs Crowns – Which Do I Need?

There is nothing more attractive than a white, perfectly aligned smile. Your smile says to onlookers that you are approachable, accepting them as they are. On the other hand, a smile with discolored, missing or decaying teeth sends a different message. When you look into the mirror at your reflection which smile do you...

Happy Healthy Teeth Go Back to School

Preserving healthy smiles with the latest in dental services provided by our skilled technicians is what we do best. Routine dental exams will help your mouth stay healthy and preserve your smile. We recommend visiting your dentist every six months for a routine exam, cleaning and any other services necessary for keeping your mouth fresh and looking...

Why should you brush your teeth?

Why Should I Clean My Teeth?

Poor oral hygiene has been linked to several illnesses including Oral Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Diaetes Mellitus. Brushing and flossing at home are essential but your teeth still require regular visits with your dentist and hygienist. Your hygienist can remove most stains and plaque from your teeth. Plaque is a clear, thin, sticky film of bacteria that produces acids while breaking down left behind...