Daily Tongue Cleaning

Why should you clean your tongue? Your tongue, unlike your teeth, has a rough surface that’s full of many peaks and troughs that are the perfect place for bacteria to settle and thrive. In fact, your tongue has much more bacteria than your teeth do...


The Mouth-Body Connection

When you think about getting healthy, you probably don’t think of your oral health first. Let’s face it—a lot of us think of our teeth the same way we think about our nails or hair… just look at all of the whitening kiosks at the shopping mal...


It’s not too late to quit smoking!

Studies show the risk of a heart attack is reduced to that of a non-smoker 15 years after quitting smoking. The risk of lung cancer is reduced to that of a non-smoker 10 years after quitting smoking. And, the risk of a stroke is reduced to that of a ...


Tonsil Stones

Amber Auger, writer at DentistryIQ, shares with us important information about tonsil stones– symptoms, prevention, and treatment options. The tonsils offer many nooks and crannies that bacteria can use to thrive. The multiplying bacteria can b...


Today is National Dentist’s Day!

National Dentist’s Day falls on March 6th every year. It was established as a way to show appreciation and thanks for dentists. It’s also a way to bring awareness to dentistry so that people will know more about how to care for their teeth. It al...


What is Geographic Tongue?

Our professional peers from “Today’s RDH” have new insight on an oral condition, known as Geographic Tongue. Writer Spring Hatfield, RDH, shares useful information about this unique oral lesion. Geographic tongue is an inflammatory,...


February is Children’s Dental Health Month

On Monday, February 4, Dr. Tara Bell and dental hygienist Holly Rucker had the pleasure of visiting St. Michael’s School in Cary. Students were taught about nutrition for optimal oral health and tooth brushing and flossing techniques. There was...


ADA Statement on Study Involving Dental Floss

January 14, 2019 Statement CHICAGO — Recent, wide-spread news coverage based upon a recent research study may raise unwarranted concern about the safety of certain types of dental floss. The ADA Science Institute finds the data insufficient to sup...



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