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Never Skip Flossing Again!

As we all know, brushing 2-3 times daily is important for good oral health. However, when asking my patients if they floss every day, their response is disappointing. What many people forget is that every tooth has 5 surfaces, NOT…



Flossing

The inspiration for this topic comes from my wonderful stepfather. While he has always had terrific dental hygiene, he did not understand a key reason flossing is so important. I was visiting “home” in South Louisiana this weekend where I…



Children’s Dentistry

By Emily Weaver As a mother of a two year old little girl, I’ve learned a lot of helpful tips and knowledge about dentistry and oral hygiene for children that I feel I wouldn’t have known if I wasn’t in…



Importance of Preventative Dentistry

By Jennifer Selph What is Preventive Care? Preventative Dentistry is the general term for dental care-related procedures or treatment that are meant to prevent oral health problems from rearing their ugly heads. During your routine dental visits, your dental hygienist…



Invisalign is Here to Stay!

When I first heard about Invisalign Braces when it came out in the late 90’s, I along with most everybody else doubted the process of creating a series of aligners that could be worn incrementally to straighten misaligned teeth from…



Sedation Dentistry Changes Lives

“My hands were trembling when I picked up the phone and I was whispering prayers to myself,” said Edna Drye. Like many others, Edna was a dental phobic.  She was willing to give up her favorite foods, to stop smiling…



New Beginnings!

May always is seems like the beginning of the year for me!  New Year’s Day is always cold and in eastern NC—RAINING!  May, though, is the beginning of summer, which is my time of year!  I love the beach and…