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Why Are My Teeth Chipping?

You may be surprised to learn that the question, “Why are my teeth chipping?” is quite common for dentists in your area. A Wilmington, North Carolina, cosmetic dentist will often see patients whose teeth have chipped for no apparent reason. One answer to the question, “Why are my teeth chipping?” is tooth decay. While car accidents cause many people [...]

When Is Emergency Dental Care Urgent?

You’ve probably heard people say there’s nothing worse than a toothache. While that’s an example of hyperbole at its finest, there is no debating the fact that a toothache is painful and will likely ruin your whole day if left untreated. If your teeth or gums hurt, you will be miserable and do just about anything to find relief—including [...]

Brush Your Tongue To Better Clean Your Mouth

So you’ve got your tooth brushing routine down pat. Twice a day, every day, you scrub down each tooth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste, just like your . You make sure to dedicate a full two minutes to the task, too — none of that rushed, ineffective toothbrushing for you. Next comes a {{{{link id='50160' [...]

If a Cavity Hurts, Can a Dentist Save It?

A cavity is tooth decay. It’s a small hole that develops from bacteria eating away at your tooth's enamel (hard outer layer). A cavity is permanent damage, meaning that your body can’t heal it on its own, so you’ll need{{{{link id='102869' text=' intervention from a Wilmington dentist'}}}}. Cavities often develop from eating and drinking sugary or acidic foods without [...]

Why You Should Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth might feel like a bothersome chore but it’s essential to your oral and overall health. Nearly one-third of Americans don’t brush their teeth twice a day, and one-third never floss their teeth. These statistics explain why nearly half of adults in the US have some form of gum disease. Gum disease can increase your risk for [...]

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