How Do Oral Piercings Affect My Oral and Overall Health?

Oral piercings have grown in popularity among men and women over the years. Unfortunately, this form of self-expression comes with a risk of serious complications. That’s why the American Dental Association (ADA) advises against any oral or perioral piercings. Here’s all you need to know about oral piercings and their adverse side effects. What Are…

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How Often Should My Child Have a Fluoride Treatment?

We, at Dental Care of North Carolina, are proponents of prevention rather than treating dental decay and cavities after they develop. We are proud to offer quality preventive services, including fluoride treatments, to help our young patients maintain strong teeth and healthy smiles. The question is, how often does your child require a fluoride treatment…

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How Do I Know if I Have a True Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies usually happen when least expected, and your trusted team at Dental Care of North Carolina is here to help. We will use the most conservative treatment options available to alleviate your pain and address your injury as soon as possible. You can always count on us for exceptional, gentle care! How Do You…

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What Are the Benefits of Using a Mouthguard?

Mouthguards are oral devices designed to protect the teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue from trauma caused by teeth grinding or sports injuries. Your trusted team at Dental Care of North Carolina is proud to offer quality custom-fitted night guards and sports mouthguards for maximum comfort and protection. We are all about prevention for long-term healthy…

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What Is Bruxism?

If you’ve been waking up with a headache or sore jaw, you may be grinding your teeth in your sleep, a condition known as bruxism. If not addressed, bruxism can cause a host of oral health problems. Talk to your trusted team at Dental Care of North Carolina about your treatment options so you can…

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What Causes Dry Mouth and How Do I Treat It?

Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, develops when the salivary glands fail to produce sufficient saliva to keep your mouth moist, with potentially devastating effects on your oral health. Talk to your trusted team at Dental Care of North Carolina about the different dry mouth symptom management and treatment options. What Causes Dry Mouth? Dehydration…

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Alcohol-Based vs. Non-Alcohol Mouthwashes: What Are the Benefits of Each?

If you walk up and down the tooth care aisle in search of dental care products, you’ll find two primary varieties of mouthwash: alcohol-based and non-alcohol. So what are the benefits of each type of mouthwash, and which is best for you? All About Alcohol-Based Mouthwashes If you’ve used alcohol-based mouthwash, you’ll remember that slight…

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Why Is Flossing So Important to My Oral Health?

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day helps keep your smile clean and healthy. But did you know that flossing is also essential for your oral health? Regardless of how carefully you brush, you can’t remove bacteria, plaque, and food debris caught between your teeth. Flossing gets to those hard-to-reach areas and cleans them…

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How Can Dental Veneers Help My Smile?

If you’ve been looking for ways to improve the appearance of your smile, your trusted team at Dental Care of North Carolina is here to help. We are proud to offer a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including dental veneers, to mask tooth imperfections with stunning results! Are you ready to love your smile? What…

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What Are Inlays and Onlays?

At Dental Care of North Carolina, our primary goal is maintaining healthy, functional smiles. We are proud to offer quality restorative services, including inlays and onlays, to restore the health, form, and function of teeth with too much damage to be repaired using traditional dental fillings, but not enough damage to warrant the use of…

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