April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness month and we are joining the national screening movement to end oral cancer. This month only you can receive an oral cancer screening for only $25! And the appointment takes less than 30 minutes. Many people know that smoking and tobacco use are major risk factors for oral cancer, however, […]

3 Tips To Make Brushing Count

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Many of Dr. Allan Acton’s patients walk in for cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, or dental implants. Others for routine checkups and cleanings. And most really want to know if they are brushing thoroughly. Having patients come for treatment and leave with questions answered—from which toothpaste to buy to proper tools and techniques—is our business. At […]

Diabetes and Dentistry

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Dental Problems Associated with Diabetes When diabetes is poorly controlled, high glucose (sugar) levels can cause an increase in plaque levels which can lead to tooth decay, and further exacerbate the progression of the gum disease. That is why we often see an increase prevalence of gingivitis and periodontal disease in patients with diabetics. The […]

Cary Family Dental Treats Canker Sores, Lesions, And Fever Blisters

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Cary Family Dental Treats Cankers Sores Lesions and Fever Blisters

At Cary Family Dental, one of the most common complaints we hear from dentistry patients is problems with mouth sores. There are many different kinds of oral lesions which can make eating and talking painful. Some are annoying yet harmless, while other sores are more serious and require medical intervention. Though not contagious, the most […]

5 Tips For Treating Mouth Sores

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Hi, I’m Dr. Allan Acton. When my patients get mouth sores, I advise them to evaluate what they’re eating and make some changes. By following these tips, you can avoid the discomfort of eating and help to increase the speed of healing. 1. Eat soft or pureed foods. Don’t worry, you won’t have to eat […]

Save Your Breath

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Today’s post focuses on a problem experienced by many people – bad breath. Bad breath, or halitosis, has several causes. The most common cause is lax oral hygiene. Often, halitosis occurs midday arising from the inability to brush teeth between meals. Small food parts on the teeth, gums, and tongue grow bacteria. The wastes of […]

Small Dental Annoyance Or Serious Problem?

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Today in the Cary dental blog we are going to talk about stomatitis. Stomatitis is dental-speak for something very common: non-specific irritations found in the mouth. Stomatitis is typically caused by cold sores, gum disease, or even from biting the inside of the mouth (ouch!). Any time the membranes in the mouth become inflamed, they […]