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...


Have You Been Naughty or Nice to Your Teeth?

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...


Claudia LaSmith attends AADOM Conference in Texas

Bell Family Dentistry Office Manager Claudia LaSmith is attending the national conference of Dental Office Managers in San Antonio, Texas this week (AADOM).  Claudia is a nominee for Practice Administrator of the Year!  Good luck, Claudia, and than...


Dental Emergency Advice

Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.  The American Dental Association has compiled a list of dental tips when emergencies arise, as well as helpful advice and precautions...



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