Drs. Belton and Schrimper Blog
December 4, 2021
Bad breath is about as popular as an antisocial mosquito, but it will still crash the party if you don’t take steps to keep it at bay.
It is mostly thought of as unpleasant for others to be around, yet more importantly, when you have bad breath it is typically caused by bacteria being present on your teeth and debris on your tongue. Essentially, unless it’s from something you ate like onions or garlic, bad breath is a sign the environment in your mouth is not currently a positive one.
Keep reading to learn tips from your dentist in Rocky Mount about how to keep bad breath out of your business.(more…)
November 10, 2021
Millions of Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder that repeatedly causes you to stop breathing in your sleep. It’s associated with several health conditions, including hypertension, heart attack, memory loss, and much more. Fortunately, knowing which factors increase your risk of sleep apnea can help you take the proper measures to prevent it. Read on to learn more about the common causes of the sleep disorder and what you can do to lower your risk.(more…)
October 22, 2021
No one would deny that it’s important to take care of your teeth. After all, healthy teeth make it easy to smile confidently and chew comfortably. Plus, good oral health can lower your risk for all kinds of systemic illnesses. Luckily, dental insurance makes maintaining a healthy smile affordable – but only if you make the most of your benefits. If you’re not quite sure how to do that, then read on as a dentist in Rocky Mount shares three easy tips to maximize your dental insurance benefits and save money.(more…)
September 4, 2021
Bifurcation, certiorari, intestate, vior dire… Wait, what? These are legal terms that might be commonplace to a lawyer, but to most people they hold no meaning.
The same goes for some terms that two dentists might use when talking to each other. In fact, you’ll likely hear a few during your dental implant consultation!
When your dentist is explaining the dental implant procedure, you may feel the need to grab your smartphone to look up the unfamiliar terminology. Don’t worry, we’re sharing all of the words pertaining to dental implants in Rocky Mount you’ll need to know.(more…)
August 4, 2021
Whether you recently received ClearCorrect aligners or are considering them as a possible option for orthodontic treatment, it’s important that you understand the responsibility that comes with these unique braces. Not only are they more flexible than traditional metal braces because you can easily remove them to eat and drink but also how you take care of them is vastly different. A dentist in Rocky Mount shares five tips designed to help you better maintain your clear aligners throughout treatment.(more…)
July 10, 2021
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder that affects an estimated 22 million Americans. Unfortunately, sleep apnea myths are also very common and may keep people from getting the treatment they need. It’s time to set the record straight! Below are 5 of the biggest misconceptions about sleep apnea in Rocky Mount along with true facts about this disorder.(more…)
June 28, 2021
Summer is finally here, which means your dream vacation is right around the corner. You’ve packed your necessities and booked a hotel room to prepare, but have you forgotten about your smile? Although you’ll be focused on spending time in the sun and relaxing by the pool, keep your oral health a priority. You don’t want your travel plans to leave a lasting mark on your teeth and gums. Don’t worry, your dentist in Rocky Mount has 4 tips to maintain your oral health while traveling.
April 22, 2021
You wake up to find that you still feel tired despite getting over 7 hours of sleep. Your bedmate is in a bad mood, having been kept up all night by your loud snoring. As unpleasant as these things may be, they may not even be the worst of your problems if you have sleep apnea in Rocky Mount. The disorder is highly dangerous and raises your risk for a variety of health issues – some of which can even be life-threatening if left alone. Here are 4 health issues that you might have to deal with if you leave sleep apnea unaddressed.(more…)