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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Do I Need to Have My Silver Fillings Replaced?

Amalgam fillings have been used since the early 1900s to repair tooth decay and cavities. In recent years, however, the mercury content in silver fillings has many patients wondering if they should have those restorations replaced. Besides getting rid of the tin grin, should you have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored ones? Do You…

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What Are Plaque and Tartar and How Can You Prevent Them?

Regardless of how well you take care of your teeth, you’re still going to have bacteria in your mouth, which, when combined with proteins and food debris, form a sticky film known as dental plaque. If not removed, plaque reacts to the minerals in saliva and hardens to tartar, which can only be removed by…

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How Often Do I Need To Have X-Rays Taken and How Safe Are They?

For decades, dental x-rays have provided dentists with invaluable information for effective diagnostic and preventive dental care. Today’s modern digital x-rays capture clearer images and are safer than ever before! Learn more about the cutting-edge technology and what it can do for you. What Are Digital Dental X-Rays and What Are Their Uses? Digital dental…

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How Does My Diet Affect My Oral Health?

Did you know that your diet not only affects your overall health but can also impact the health of your teeth and gums? We, at Dental Care of North Carolina, encourage you to be mindful of what you put in your mouth. We are here to offer nutrition tips and preventive services to ensure you…

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What Are the Benefits of Starting Orthodontics Early?

Most people think of teens and young adults when thinking of orthodontic treatment. However, there are many reasons you should start orthodontics much sooner. We, at Dental Care of North Carolina, may recommend early intervention, known as phase one or interceptive orthodontics, to prevent the need for extensive treatments down the road. We are all…

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