Debunking Dental Myths

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Today’s Cary Family Dental blog post focuses on three dental-related myths. All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those that are swallowed immediately. For example, sipping […]

Do I Need A Dental Cleaning If I Brush And Floss At Home?

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Today’s post focuses on professional dental cleanings. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning if you already practice dental hygiene daily at home. The answer is that both processes are important because they work in tandem to maintain oral health. Dr. Allan Acton encourages patients to practice preventative dentistry by: Brushing Flossing […]

Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics

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Cary Family Dental patients use the word “cavity” often when discussing oral health practices. Along with teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, cavities are a hot topic. At Cary Family Dental we think it’s great that people in the Raleigh area are so conscious of their teeth, and we feel that having a better […]

7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

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Men and women who have chronic bad breath understand the embarrassment and frustration associated with this condition. There are several possible causes, some that are often overlooked: Poor oral hygiene Digestive problems Systemic infection Bacteria on dentures Gum disease Food particles on tonsils Dry mouth At Cary Family Dental, we can help you with this […]

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 […]

Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing

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Most Cary residents brush their teeth (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush improperly but don’t realize that their dental hygiene practices may be contributing to oral problems. They may pride themselves on their diligence, but frequency does not make up for incorrect methods. One of the most common errors – […]

Dead Or Just Sick?

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Since our teeth don’t “grow” and the enamel is not comprised of living cells, sometimes we forget that teeth are alive. We are reminded that they have active nerves when we have a toothache or sudden sensitivity to hot or cold food. Like other organs, teeth need a blood supply to stay alive and healthy. […]

Make Your Teeth Happy In Cary

North Carolina is known for its beautiful smiles, and our local Cary community is no exception. Keeping your teeth clean is an important factor in maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the benefits of regularly visiting your local Cary, North Carolina dentist is receiving a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing habits. […]

Why Is Dry Mouth Dangerous For Cary Dental Patients?

Why Is Dry Mouth Dangerous For Cary Dental Patients?

Hello, welcome to the Cary Family Dental blog. Today we are going to talk about Dry Mouth, an unpleasant condition that can actually influence oral health. Reduction of saliva flow resulting in a dry mouth is a more common trouble among older Cary adults, however, people of all ages experience the symptoms of dry mouth […]

3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy!

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Hi. I’m Dr. Allan Acton, an experienced dentist in Cary. It is my goal to help my patients have optimum oral health, and today I would like to talk about something else associated with our mouths that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: it’s our sense of taste. A happy mouth […]