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How to Ace Your Next Dental Exam: A Back-to-School Guide

August 2, 2023

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As the back-to-school season approaches, it’s vital to prioritize your oral health alongside your academic pursuits. Dental exams play a pivotal role in maintaining a radiant smile, and this blog will guide you on how to excel in them with proper preparation and consistent oral hygiene practices.


Why Summer is the Perfect Time for Invisalign

July 11, 2023

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Summer is a great time to plan vacations, travel abroad, or relax with family and friends. Did you consider it might also be the ideal time to straighten your teeth?

young woman in striped shirt with long blond hair pointing to clear braces in her other hand

Many struggle with misalignment, overcrowded teeth, and bite issues. Historically, have been treated by bulky, uncomfortable metal braces. Now there is a new solution! Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that consists of custom-fitted trays made of clear, smooth plastic that gently reposition your teeth.

If you have been considering Invisalign, summer is the perfect time to get started. Keep reading to learn how!


3 Easy Ways to Care for Your Teeth on Summer Vacation

June 7, 2023

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Summer vacation is a time to relax and enjoy your time off to the fullest. You can leave a lot of your responsibilities behind and embrace something new and exciting.

But there’s one thing you can’t leave behind—your teeth. If anything, ensuring that your oral health is in good shape will make your vacation even better! Here are a few things to keep in mind on your trip to keep your smile looking and feeling its best.


Get Your Summer Rolling with a Trip to Your Dentist!

May 4, 2023

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a woman smiling during the summertime

What’s on your to-do list this summer? Are you planning a vacation to the beach? Maybe you’re loading up the kids for a cross-country road trip? Regardless of what fun activities and trips you’ve planned, there’s one more thing that you should ensure is near the top of your summertime to-do list: visiting your dentist for a checkup and cleaning! Although this might not sound as fun and exciting as some of your other escapades, these visits are incredibly beneficial and keep your smile bright and white all season long! Here are three reasons why you should see your dentist this summer.


Oral Cancer: Things That Everyone Should Be Aware Of

April 22, 2023

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Hand and pen over the words “Oral Cancer”

The month of April is recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer can potentially be very deadly; of the roughly 54,000 people that are newly diagnosed with the disease annually, only around 57 percent are expected to survive after five years. For the best chances of a successful treatment, you’ll want to have your oral cancer caught early. To that end, your preventive dentist recommends taking the time to learn as much about the condition as possible.


Treat Yourself: Give Your Teeth a Spring Cleaning!

March 8, 2023

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A spring cleaning is an opportunity to dust off the cobwebs and start caring for the things that are most important, even if you’ve been neglecting them for a while. You might do that for your closet, your yard, or your attic, but have you considered doing that for your teeth?

Most people could stand to see the dentist a little more often, so in the spirit of spring cleaning, you might schedule a checkup with your dentist. Here are three reasons you should give that a shot.


The Important Link Between Heart Health and Oral Health

February 9, 2023

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Woman in workout clothes holding heart-shaped prop

On the 1st of February, all of the stores bring out heart balloons, heart-shaped flower arrangements, and heart candies. While this often reminds patients of Valentine’s Day, it also works for American Heart Month! Since cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, this serves as a reminder to focus on heart health. With this in mind, keep reading for the link between heart health and oral health!


It’s a New Year! 4 Reasons to Get Your Dental Checkup Now

January 3, 2023

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man smiling in a mirror while at the dentist

A new year is a chance to start fresh. From health to financial goals, it can be a time to begin anew. And that can include caring for your teeth, too! You can get a head start on both goals by scheduling a dental checkup as soon as possible if you haven’t already. By tending to your oral health and capitalizing on your dental insurance at the beginning of the year, you will be that much closer to checking your accomplishments on the list. Here are four reasons why visiting your dental team at the start of 2023 is a great idea!


Five Awesome Tooth-Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas

December 3, 2022

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stocking hanging above a fireplace in Rocky Mount

The holiday season is now in full swing, and you’ve probably got a lot of things going on between planning your festivities, preparing your holiday meals, and of course, finishing all of your shopping! But if you’re scrambling to brainstorm stocking stuffer ideas, don’t worry—your dentist in Rocky Mount has you covered! Here are a few exciting, smile-friendly ideas that your loved ones are certain to appreciate!


5 Reasons Dental Implants Are So Successful

November 9, 2022

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a woman enjoying dental implant success in Rocky Mount

If you’re looking for the most effective restoration treatment for tooth loss, then you might consider getting dental implants. Not only will they rebuild your missing pearly whites, but they’ll also preserve a more youthful facial shape and can last several decades to a lifetime with proper care. Best of all, they typically have a success rate of 95%! But what makes these metal posts work so well? Read on to learn five reasons why the dental implant success rate is so high.

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