Claudia LaSmith WON | 2019 Practice Administrator of Distinction

Posted by on October 1, 2019

Our Office Manager Claudia LaSmith attended the 2019 American Association of Dental Management conference in Orlando, Florida July 2019.  During this conference, she took many classes to keep our practice updated on the latest in dentistry....

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The Mouth-Body Connection

Posted by on August 29, 2019

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...

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It’s not too late to quit smoking!

Posted by on June 24, 2019

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 ...

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Restorative work by Dr Bell credited in local periodontal case study

Posted by on June 3, 2019

The appearance of the gingival tissues surrounding the teeth plays an important role in the esthetics of the anterior maxilla and therefore a beautiful smile. Asymmetry, a “gummy smile” and incorrect gingival contours can significantly affect the...

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When should your child’s dentition be evaluated by an orthodontist?

Posted by on April 11, 2019

Most kids get braces right before they become a teenager, so why should they see an orthodontist earlier? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends starting orthodontic evaluations at age 7. Some orthodontic problems can be addressed in a ...

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Tonsil Stones

Posted by on March 25, 2019

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...

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Today is National Dentist’s Day!

Posted by on March 6, 2019

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...

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What is Geographic Tongue?

Posted by on March 4, 2019

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,...

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February is Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted by on February 4, 2019

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...

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ADA Statement on Study Involving Dental Floss

Posted by on January 21, 2019

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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Have You Been Naughty or Nice to Your Teeth?

Posted by on December 17, 2018

It’s not easy to stay healthy during the holidays. Sweets seem to appear everywhere you go, and with all of the present-wrapping and card-writing, there’s not much time to devote to you and your family’s health and well-being. Luckily, Hermey t...

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Dental Activities for Children

Posted by on November 12, 2018

Enjoyable dental activities for children can teach kids about oral care. Since children learn through play, stimulate interest with these fun projects. Stringing Teeth Children will have 20 baby (primary) teeth and then 32 as an adult. Make a tooth d...

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