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Treating Cracked Teeth

Teeth are strong. In fact, tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the body. At 96% mineral composition, it’s even stronger than bone is. But that doesn’t mean that our teeth are unbreakable.

Chips and cracks still happen and when they do, they’re often quite painful. Thankfully, the Wilmington, NC dentists at Salling & Tate are experienced with diagnosing and treating cracked...
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Tooth Talk: Dr. James Salling

Welcome to our first-ever edition of Tooth Talk!

For each article in this special series, we’ll interview one of our team members to give our current (and future) patients a chance to get to know us a little bit better!

So without further ado... Meet Dr. James Salling!

Dr. Salling, or Jamie as most of us call him, was born in Durham, North Carolina, but grew up living in the Wrightsville...
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9 Ways to Keep Teeth Clean This Halloween

The scariest thing about Halloween isn’t the ghosts, ghouls, or goblins… it’s cavities! It’s the time of year where kids and adults alike indulge in plenty of sweet treats - probably more than they should. If you don’t take extra good care of your teeth, this Halloween could land you right in the dentist’s chair.

Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to ensure...
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Tooth Brushing Best Practices

Everyone knows that the most important thing you can do at home to improve your dental health is to regularly brush your teeth. Unfortunately, not everyone knows the best way to brush their teeth. If you aren’t sure whether you are brushing your teeth correctly, our tooth brushing quiz can give you some insight!

In reality, brushing your teeth properly isn’t that hard. All it takes is...
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9 Best Foods for Dental Health

Your teeth are one of the most important parts of your body. After all, without them, it would be much more difficult to nourish yourself!

Aside from brushing your teeth the correct way and having your dentist clean your teeth regularly, there’s one more very important thing you can to ensure your teeth will stay healthy for years to come: eat the right food!

We all know which foods are...
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How to Choose a New Dentist

Whether you’ve relocated, switched insurance providers, or are just ready to try something new, finding a new dentist can be hard. After all, with so many choices out there, how do you know who the best dentist really is?

Fortunately, choosing a new dentist in North Carolina can be a lot easier if you follow these easy tips. Or, you can simply schedule an appointment with the Wilmington, NC...
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