April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Posted In: Oral Health

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, […]

Root Canal vs Dental Implant

Apex, NC root canals vs tooth implants

Hello Raleigh dental blog visitors. I am Dr. Allan Acton of Cary Family Dental. When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, a dentist and patient must make a choice of whether to attempt to save the tooth by performing a root canal or to extract the tooth. There are several factors that influence this […]

When Was Your Last Dental Cleaning?

Posted In: About Our Office

You water the garden three times a week, you change your car’s oil every three months, and you replace the batteries in your smoke detectors once a year. Your teeth need to see your dentist on a regular schedule, too. While daily oral hygiene habits are essential to good oral health, professional dental cleanings at […]

Patient question: "How do I prevent gum disease?"

Posted In: Oral Health

Great question. It’s usually easy to tell when you have a cavity, but unfortunately, gum disease can exist in your mouth without you even knowing. In fact, you can have the beginning stages of gum disease without even noticing any pain or discomfort. Since gum disease can be undetectable, it’s imperative to watch for warning […]

February is also Heart Month!

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You may remember our post from last week, when we discussed February being National Dental Health Month and the benefits of visiting our office every six months (or as recommended). But did you know February also marks American Heart Month? It’s a great time to take notice of the health of your heart as cardiovascular […]