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"Very caring practice! Gentle cleaning and made me feel that I was an important patient."
30-Apr-14

"I truly felt comfortable from just entering your office, and i thank you for that. Thank you to the staff and especially Dr. Salling for the amazing work he did, in his debt I am."
10-May-14

"Thanks Dr. Jamie Salling and Pam Morris Riggan for taking care of my sweet girl yesterday! You two are the bomb.com!"
10-Feb-14

"I have been going to Salling and Tate for over 10 years. Dr Tate is thorough and courteous. Very little discomfort during procedures. A pleasant office all around."
5-Apr-14

"Great visit. Quick and easy!"
18-Mar-14

"Excellent experience, as always!"
2-Mar-14

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One of the best steps you can take in keeping a life of healthy teeth and gums is setting up regular dental exams. At Salling & Tate General Dentistry, we work endlessly to ensure that our dental exams are painless, informative and cater to each of our patient's needs. With all of our Wilmington patients, we stress the importance of our general dentistry exams as they are not only the best way to maintain good oral health, but can also help tremendously in detecting oral health problems and can prevent advanced oral health complications.

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Fall is slowly creeping up on us. It’s a great time to be in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. There is an endless supply of beautiful weather and plenty of fun events throughout the area. If you have even been in Wilmington or Wrightsville Beach in October, you’ve most likely run across some of the bigger events like Riverfest, the PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon, or even the Battleship’s Halloween Bash.

We want to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the other great events being held throughout the month.

Family Farm Day

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Have you made the decision to use Invisalign to straighten your teeth? Are you just researching this alternative to braces and want more information? Well, you came to the right spot! As an Invisalign Preferred Provider in Wilmington , we have compiled a short list of things you should be know before considering them.

Invisalign is a series of invisible, removable aligners. They treat a wide variety of issues, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite or underbite. You wear each set of aligners for a couple weeks, and replace them as your teeth move closer and closer...



We wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who voted and especially our wonderful patients for voting us "Best Dentist in Wilmington" for 2015.

Wilmington Magazine released their results for the Best of Wilmington 2015 and Salling & Tate General Dentistry won the award for best dentist in Wilmington NC.

We take great pride in offering our patients a full range of dental services, including cosmetic dentistry, teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, and sedation dentistry for those who have trouble relaxing at the dentist.

We look forward to making 2015...



The trip down the toothpaste aisle isn’t as simple as it used to be years ago. There used to be just a handful of choices – gel or paste – peppermint or spearmint. Nowadays, the same aisle is filled with a confusing lineup of different formulas. It can be a daunting task to find the right type of toothpaste for your particular needs or the needs of your family.

Toothpaste companies are showcasing their new formulas - some helpful for minor dental issues, while others only leave us with empty promises. Below we have put together a helpful guide to help make...



You plan meals, grab drinks, and play sports without giving much thought to your teeth. But you might not realize how food, beverages, and activities can wreck the health of your pearly whites. Twenty-five percent of U.S. adults over age 65 have lost all their teeth - here's how you can protect your own.

Sugar and Teeth

Sugar is the No. 1 enemy of your teeth, and the longer it stays in your mouth, the worse it is. Sugar is consumed by acid-producing bacteria in your mouth. The acids eat away at tooth enamel. Avoid foods like jelly candies, which stick in your teeth longer...