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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

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10-Feb-14

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5-Apr-14

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Halloween is probably a dentists least favorite holiday; but a few small changes might make a difference in you or your childs dental needs. As an adult, one is more likely to have a crown or two (that childhood halloween candy didn’t help).  You may pass on the extremely chewing candies. (the taffy like kinds) They tend to pull upward on restorations and loosen things. We always see a few loose crowns the week after halloween.

For kids, of course you can’t not let them eat the candy; but how they eat it can make a big difference.  Sugar feeds the bacteria that...



The cooling weather is now perfect for outdoor activities. We all enjoy running, biking, strength training, triathlons or sports like softball or golf. Everyone has different activities to work their minds and bodies; exercise is, of course, great for getting into shape and relieving stress.

Unfortunately, a lot of people have an unwanted side affect ….teeth clenching. Now, this might not sound like the worst problem in the world, but it can have a strong negative impact on not only our dentition but also our athletic performance level and endurance. Research has shown that during...



As the summer passes in Wilmington, NC our sun-drenched faces will begin to lighten. Unfortunately, our teeth don’t. In fact, over time our teeth seem to just get darker and darker. Coffee, tea, tobacco and the natural effects of aging on teeth all combine to gradually darken our smiles.

What can we do to whiten our smiles?

There are many products which are intended to reverse this effect. Store-bought varieties range from a White Out-like paste to something akin to bleach-laden band-aids. To help decipher the myriad options one must understand that there are two basic types...