Cary 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 by our Cary patients.
Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them into their gums. (Oral sedation, anyone?)
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 […]
Finding a wonderful dentist in Cary is typically achieved with a personal recommendation. The most common way for people to find a dentist in a new area such as Cary is to ask a friend or neighbor, ‘Who is your dentist?’ The answer is usually followed up with an explanation about whether or not your friend likes their dentist, and whether they would recommend their Cary dentist.
We offer many services above and beyond straightforward cleaning and oral care instruction and guidance. While oral hygiene is important, sometimes advanced dentistry is required for a true smile makeover. Come see our office for teeth whitening. Find out if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers. Ask about the benefits of dental implants. Your smile is our priority. We want your personality to shine.
Welcome to the Cary Family Dental dental blog! I am Dr. Allan Acton. Perhaps you have heard that cosmetic dentistry procedures can totally transform a smile. You may be a little skeptical of the claims; after all, the promise of total transformation is a tall order.
If you have visited the toothpaste aisle at your Cary WalMart, you have probably noticed dozens of products that claim to whiten your teeth. A few years ago, the only over-the-counter tooth whitening options in Raleigh were whitening toothpastes and Crest Whitestrips. Now there is a wide variety of products at every drugstore counter in the Raleigh area.
Patients often come into our Cary, North Carolina dental practice and complain about ‘a toothache the size of Raleigh’. I understand this kind of pain, and I realize that when you describe it like that, it really hurts. I can help.
If you live in the Cary area and are considering puncturing your lip or tongue, read this:
Your mouth is full of bacteria. Any opening in the tissue carries the risk of infection. The germs from your tongue and mouth can easily get into your bloodstream. Cary dentists and doctors are continually treating serious infections caused by oral piercings. Oral infections can be a real problem and should be a major consideration before getting an oral piercing.
Hello Raleigh! Thanks for visiting the Cary dental blog. Today we’re talking about eruption charts and what they are used for.
First, an eruption chart is simply a listing of the different types of teeth in the mouth and when, on average, they come out, or ‘erupt,’ from the gums. A primary teeth eruption chart will also tell you when to expect the different teeth to be lost.