Common Dental Questions

At Cary Family Dental we strive for excellence in dentistry every day. Providing the best possible dental care goes beyond cleanings and exams. We like patients who ask a lot of questions, because that tells us they are taking a strong interest in their dental health. One of the questions we’re frequently asked is whether […]

Interdental Cleaners

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is the single best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Together, they are the gold standard for ideal dental care, along with twice-yearly checkups at Cary Family Dental. But what about during the day, when you’re away from home and your toothbrush? It may not be […]

Creating Beautiful Smiles

As a general dentistry practice, we view ourselves at Cary Family Dental as your first line of defense when it comes to dental health: the place you turn to for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. We recommend that new patients get evaluated for the type of cleaning they need, and how often the cleaning needs to […]

Making Life Sweet?

Most of us consume far too much sugar. That isn’t exactly a news flash, but at Cary Family Dental we want to remind you what sugar can do to your teeth, and what you can do about it. We get cavities when acids in the mouth attack the enamel and dentin of the teeth. The […]

How To Brush Your Teeth

The title of this post from Cary Family Dental is, as you can see, “How To Brush Your Teeth.” Seriously? Brushing your teeth? It’s something we’ve all done without any help since we were four years old, thank you very much. Fair enough. But we believe there is always room for improvement, even in something […]

Cavity Fighting Chewing Gum?

Raleigh Oral Dentistry

In this post from Cary Family Dental, we take a look at xylitol gum, and whether it is a substitute for brushing your teeth and regular dental exams. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that was first discovered in birch tree bark, but is also found in many fruits and vegetables. Unlike most other sweeteners (natural […]

Soft Or Hard? A Toothbrush Debate

At Cary Family Dental in Cary NC, we almost always tell our patients to use a soft-bristled toothbrush when they brush their teeth. We’re going to use this space to explain why. Brushing your teeth twice a day is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. (So is flossing, but we’ll save that topic for […]