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Children’s Cavities Are Not “Just A Part Of Growing Up”

Raleigh Cosmetic Dentistry

Today’s dental blog focuses on a preventative treatment often used to help impede the development of cavities in children.

Dental sealants are a thin coat of clear resin that is applied to the biting surfaces of teeth, usually the rear molars. The back teeth are more prone to cavities because is difficult to reach them with a tooth brush and the surfaces contain pits and grooves that easily trap bacteria. It is hard for many adults to clean their back molars and almost impossible for our young Holly Springs children.

Dental sealants fill in the pits and grooves on the rear molars to create a smooth surface. Raleigh family dentists most often recommend sealants for children’s permanent back teeth, though sometimes they are used for adults, too.

Cary parents may not realize how quickly a cavity can form in a young child’s mouth. Many Morrisville area kids that we see develop cavities even before they start kindergarten!

It is vital that our local parents start regular dental visits early for their toddlers and young children. The American Dental Association advises that a child’s initial dental exam take place soon after the first tooth erupts, but no later than the toddler’s first birthday.

Dental sealants protect teeth that have no decay (primary prevention) and also prevent further decay progression in teeth that show very early signs of disease (secondary prevention).

At Cary Family Dental, we take special care of our young Cary dental patients. We want each child’s dental visits to be pleasant and painless so they will never develop a fear of the dentist. We advise parents on the specific dental issues associated with each stage of childhood. Ask us about fluoride, sports mouthguards, and orthodontic treatment.

I am Allan Acton of Cary Family Dental. I don’t believe that childhood cavities are unavoidable. Call my office at 919-371-4428 to schedule a Cary dental exam.

I provide comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry for Raleigh people of all ages. My office is located at 1149 Kildaire Farm Rd in Cary. You can learn more about my practice at http://www.carydental.com/meet-dr-allan-acton/

 

Contact Cary Family Dental:

919-371-4428

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1149 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, North Carolina
27511

 

Posted in Family Dentistry

Do Veneers Make Teeth Look Bigger?

Apex, NC cosmetic dental and tooth implants

A well-designed veneer does not make your tooth look larger – unless you want it to. A veneer can correct many cosmetic dental problems and is a minimally invasive restoration. During the placement of some porcelain veneers, an extremely thin layer of enamel is removed from the tooth.

If you have teeth with damage, discoloration, an irregular shape or minimal to moderate misalignment, you have several dental remedies to choose from. Don’t worry if you feel that veneers seem to have more cons than pros for you. You have alternative options. We can analyze your smile, your needs, and your goals to develop a perfect plan.

Cary Family Dental offers the highest standard of dental care and the full spectrum of critical services including:

dentures
emergency dental care
Kor whitening
dental crowns
sedation dentistry

Cary Family Dental has been improving smiles since 2003. We’ve scheduled Morrisville patients for dental implants. We’ve served patients from Holly Springs with cosmetic dentistry. We’ve performed popular procedures like family dentistry for our patients in Apex, NC. And we can advise you on any restorative, preventative, or cosmetic procedure in which you are interested.

Ask us about invisible braces, the cost of a dental bridge, or how long it takes to whiten your teeth.

With our busy schedules, we don’t want a long wait to see the dentist. Dr. Allan Acton’s team schedules carefully so we can keep your consultation convenient, pleasant, informative and thorough. Our staff is welcoming and equipped to do it right.

Call our office to schedule a consultation: 919-371-4428

 

Contact Cary Family Dental:

919-371-4428

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1149 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, North Carolina
27511

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist

The Most Important Procedure For Smile Makeover Patients

Holly Springs cosmetic smile makeover

If you want to brighten your smile with cosmetic dentistry, I invite you to visit Cary Family Dental for an exam and consultation. I believe that the initial consultation is the most crucial component of a smile makeover.

During your no-pressure smile makeover consultation we will explore the following issues:

  • Your vision and expectations of how you want your smile to look and feel after the makeover.
  • The current condition of your oral health.
  • The characteristics of your teeth and gums that you wish to correct.
  • The combination of treatments required to reach your goal.
  • A detailed explanation of each procedure such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, inlays/onlays, gum contouring, crown lengthening, tooth implants, or teeth whitening.
  • You can see before and after pictures of cosmetic dental smile makeover patients.
  • Your options for how to schedule the makeover process (all at once or over time).
  • Information about oral conscious sedation.
  • Answers to all of your questions and concerns.
  • Cosmetic dentistry prices and financing options.

By listening carefully, communicating clearly, and asking the right questions, I can fully assess the many vital variables unique to your needs. Effective cosmetic dentistry consultations ensure complete patient satisfaction. If this is your first visit to Cary Family Dental, you’ll discover whether you feel comfortable with my Cary practice and the skilled and friendly members of my treatment team. (We are confident that you will!) Your stunning smile begins with an exam and consultation at Cary Family Dental; give us a call at 919-371-4428.

 

Contact Cary Family Dental:

919-371-4428

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1149 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, North Carolina
27511

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist

To Chew Or Not To Chew In Cary

To Chew Or Not To Chew In Cary

Hello gum chewers, today we’re going to talk about that sticky wad in your mouth. You know that it can freshen your breath, but can it really help guard your smile from tooth decay?

It really depends on the type of gum. Chewing regular sucrose-based gum can be helpful in removing bits of food from the surface of teeth, but that benefit is negated by the stream of sugar washing over your teeth as you chew.

However, gum with some alternative sweeteners has an added benefit for your pearly whites. Xylitol is a sweetener which not only has fewer calories than traditional sugars, but it also has antimicrobial properties that lessen plaque build-up. This means that xylitol inhibits the growth of bacteria that causes cavities.

So if you’re headed out to any restaurants in the Cary area, bring a pack of sugar-free gum with you and pop it in your mouth when your meal is done. Of course, brushing and flossing are the prime practices for your oral health, but when you can’t brush, choose a sugarless gum with xylitol.

I’m Dr. Allan Acton of Cary Family Dental. We offer teeth whitening, sedation dentistry, and dentures. If you have any questions about how to beautify your oral health, or if you would like information about any of our revolutionary cosmetic dental care such as teeth whitening, veneers, or complete cosmetic dental smile makeovers, give us a call today at 919-371-4428.

Call our welcoming team today for an appointment!

 

Contact Cary Family Dental:

919-371-4428

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1149 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, North Carolina
27511

 

Posted in Cavity Prevention

Should You Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Implants?

 

If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing or badly diseased teeth. A dental implant offers comfort, support, stability, and is as close to a natural tooth that a restoration can be.

There are many benefits to dental implants:

• Dental implants restore your ability to chew food properly.
• They fill out a face that may otherwise look sunken in because of missing teeth.
• They don’t need to be removed for overnight cleaning and soaking.
• No adhesives are needed.
• You’ll feel more confident to show off your smile to the world.
• Each implant is created to fit in perfectly with the look of the rest of your teeth.
Dental implants would be an appropriate treatment for you if you’re in good health, have healthy gums, and have enough bone structure to support an implant. A simple visit with our office will reveal if a dental implant is the best option to restore your smile to its absolute best.

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist

Let Your Smile Show Who You Really Are

Let’s talk about the power of a smile.

A smile communicates your emotions more precisely than words can ever do. The absence of a smile also sends a clear message. Sometimes you want to smile, but insecurities about your teeth prevent you from doing so. You may have a warm and engaging personality, but no one can notice that personality without a smile. If you are often too embarrassed about your teeth to smile, this post is for you.

Before and after photos of work from Cary cosmetic dentist Dr. Allan Acton

before and after cosmetic dentistry at Cary Family DentalDo you ever consider how your close-lipped facial expressions affect other people’s perceptions of you? Do you think it’s possible that your demeanor causes people to get the wrong impression? Perhaps they think you are shy, distant, timid, or unhappy. These adjectives are probably completely off-base – but without a smile, it’s hard to tell. Especially when people meet you for the first time.

Do you think your unappealing smile has affected your career? How about your personal relationships? If you are not content with the way your teeth look, you have probably considered cosmetic dentistry.

This begs the question: “What has prevented you from seeking a smile redesign?” Is it the cost? Fear that it’s going to be painful? Doubts about whether it will really work? Worry that you will have to take work off for several appointments? Maybe you are just too embarrassed to let anyone look in your mouth.

If you are still reading this post, I suspect you are on the fence regarding this life-changing transformation. You can’t make a wise choice unless you have the important facts, and I want to provide them to you.

Knowledge is power. I invite you to come in for a free, informational smile makeover consultation. I want to communicate with you about all the concerns I mentioned previously and any others you may have. When I carry out a smile transformation for someone who has been embarrassed to smile for years, it changes that person’s life. Because of advanced procedures, instruments, lab processes, and materials, it’s a great time to be a cosmetic dentist and an even better time to get a smile makeover at Cary Family Dental.

Whew! That’s a lot of words. And, as mentioned at the beginning of this post, we know that words cannot convey what a unforgettable smile can. Let me show you pictures of Cary Family Dental smile makeover patients. Then you will understand. (After all, a picture is worth – how many words?)

I invite you to call me, Dr. Allan Acton, today at 919-371-4428.

Contact Cary Family Dental:

919-371-4428

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1149 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, North Carolina
27511

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist

Protect Your Smile From Unseen Harm

After years of regular beating from rain, snow, sleet and hail, we decided it was time to get our roof inspected. From the outside it appeared fine, so without the expertise of our roof inspector, we would not have know that it needed to be replaced. 

Much like a roof on your home, fillings are put in place to protect what lies underneath and only a dental specialist can determine if a replacement is necessary.

So why do you need to protect a filling?
Fillings can last for decades. However, overtime your fillings are subject to chewing, clenching and grinding that contribute to their wear.  Eventually, cracks and holes develop that are invisible to the naked eye. Worn, chipped or cracked fillings leave small gaps between the tooth. Food and bacteria work their way into these gaps and make you susceptible to further decay and infection.

This problem often goes unnoticed until the infection is severe and your treatment options are limited. A simple replacement can save you from more extensive and costly procedures in the future. Not to mention, nice, new materials offer an aesthetic advantage!

Most of the time fillings do not need to be replaced, but if a damaged filling goes untreated, the consequences could be severe. Think about how a neglected and damaged roof can leak when it rains. What happens if you never replace the roof? It may one day collapse completely onto the building below. Our mouths demand the same attention and care in order to operate at their best.

Getting a new roof helped us protect the precious foundation underneath and allows us to maintain a beautiful and safe facility. Regular dental check ups will allow you to protect and maintain what’s important to you — your smile.

Contact Cary Family Dental:

919-371-4428

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1149 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, North Carolina
27511

Posted in About Our Office, General Dentistry

Do You Eat A Tooth-Healthy Diet?

Healthy Teeth and Your Raleigh Diet Maintaining healthy teeth is an important concern for our local Raleigh dental patients. As your Dr., I’m passionate about helping you care for your teeth and keep them healthy. Everyone in the Raleigh knows that maintaining healthy teeth requires thorough daily brushing and flossing. Regular visits to your local Raleigh dental practice is also necessary for preventing cavities and maintaining proper dental hygiene.

We generally forget that maintaining a healthy diet can also be beneficial to your teeth. A diet that includes foods that help your muscles and bones will also help you develop healthy gums and healthy teeth. Examples of local Raleigh foods to include in your diet include foods rich in vitamin B such as egg, breads and cereals. Foods rich in vitamin C, usually fruits and vegetables, help improve the health of your gums. Zinc and magnesium are also good for the health of your teeth and are found in foods like lean beef, fish, and poultry.

Saliva is critical to healthy teeth because it assists in maintaining the pH balance in your mouth. Foods high in fiber also encourage saliva production as does the chewing of sugar-free gum. Gum, however, can damage unhealthy teeth or pull out dental fillings, so always use caution when deciding whether to chew gum.

Just as certain diet choices in the Raleigh area can be beneficial to the health of your teeth, others can be detrimental. Foods and drinks that are high in sugars – especially soda and energy drinks – are more likely to form the acids that attack your teeth and result in decay. And while table sugar is often associated with the formation of cavities, other sugars such as glucose, fructose, and maltose are also causes, and are often found in juices and sodas. Limiting the consumption of sugars to mealtimes lessens the amount of time your healthy teeth are exposed.

Making good diet choices and limiting between meal sugar consumption can improve the health of your teeth and gums. If you would like to learn how to better care for your healthy teeth in the Cary area, contact Cary Family Dental at 919-371-4428. We would love to hear from you.

-Allan M. Acton, DDS

 

Contact Cary Family Dental:

919-371-4428

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1149 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, North Carolina
27511

 

Posted in Cavity Prevention

Want To Perk Up Your Smile?

Cary dental

To upgrade your smile, all you need to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment with Cary Family Dental.

A Smile You Want to Show Off

A whiter smile can change your life completely. Many of our patients feel more poised in personal and professional settings with their new, whiter smiles. White teeth brighten your smile and give you a reason to show them off. Who doesn’t need another reason to smile?

We can help you illuminate your teeth through a number of solutions that range in cost. The least costly teeth whitening treatments are those that you can do yourself at home. The quickest and most effective are the in-office professional teeth bleaching treatments.

If you are interested in a dazzling smile, give us a call at 919-371-4428 to make a teeth whitening appointment. The hardest part will be dialing the phone, and in no time we’ll have you smiling bright.

More Problems? We Have Solutions

Perhaps your teeth have additional issues besides dull color. We can help you with all types of issues including chipped teeth, crooked teeth, uneven gumline, and even missing teeth.

The welcoming team of dental professionals at Cary Family Dental provide the full spectrum of general and cosmetic dental services including Kor whitening, sedation dentistry and dentures.

 

 

Contact Cary Family Dental:

919-371-4428

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1149 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, North Carolina
27511

 

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Cary, NC 27511

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