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Chronic Tooth Pain
If you are experiencing chronic tooth pain, you should head straight to the dentist. It could be something as simple as a tooth sensitivity, where a simple change in your daily routine could cure your pain. Or, if you have a sensitivity to hot or cold foods and liquids, it may be a decay of a certain tooth, a loose filling or an exposed root surface, all of which are not serious conditions and easy to fix. Another cause of tooth pain could be a more serious issue of periodontal disease or other medical condition. Don’t wait for the pain to get worse, make an appointment...

Dental Implants vs Dentures: What's Best? 
As you age, your gums naturally recede. This results in sensitivity and can even lead to tooth loss. Of course, tooth loss can also occur if you neglect your oral hygiene to the point where you develop a gum disease and it gets too far gone. When this happens, you may have no choice but to get dentures or dental implants. However, which one is the better option for you? Here are the facts about dentures and dental implants so that you know which is better for you.

Regular Dentures

These days, with all the advancements in dental technology,...

Flossing is important and here's why.

1. Plaque is a swiftly moving menace to your health.

Flossing is the best and baddest weapon used to fight plaque. Even skipping one day a week flossing is better than not flossing at all. Keeping your teeth, gums and body healthy are the results of winning the war against plaque. Floss is the weapon of defense because floss removes the trash and fragments that stick to your teeth with the buildup of plaque. Also, floss gives a pretty polish to your teeth and makes your breath smell sweeter.

2. By flossing every day, you make your...

What is Odontophobia?               

There are a plethora of phobias in our world, everything from arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, to Lepidopterophobia, the fear of butterflies. But what, exactly, is a phobia? A phobia is an irrational fear or aversion to something. So irrational, in fact, that it could lead a person to leap from a moving vehicle to avoid a harmless little spider or a majestic monarch butterfly. Now, most people view this as a bit over the top, but it happens. 

Odontophobia, the fear of dentists,...

Whether you could not afford to go, or you were simply too busy, it might have been a long time since you have been to the dentist for a routine checkup, cleaning, and X-ray. Some people are nervous about making Wilington NC Dentist an appointment because of how much time has passed and what the dentist may find since it has been so long. It is actually pretty common for patients to sometimes go long periods in between dental checkups. Getting in as soon as possible is the best thing you can do for your mouth. Prolonging it could just escalate any dental issues you have.

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wisdom teeth

In the rear of the mouth are the third molars, which are referred to as the wisdom teeth. Although these are said to come with knowledge, many people suffer lots of pain with them. Sometimes a person can even have a dangerous result occur when the wisdom teeth emerge from the gums. Hence, many dental specialists recommend removal of them before they cause damage and discomfort


Many people erroneously believe they will have no trouble or issues with the wisdom teeth emerging. However, knowing the precise dangers of an...