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The Best Electric Toothbrush

The Best Electric Toothbrush   There are so many toothbrush options out there. How do you know which one is best? Well, the best way to find out is to ask a dentist! Dr. Kirol has one that she recommends, but before we divulge her top pick, let’s discuss the age-old debate of manual toothbrush vs electric toothbrush.   Manual…

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Anesthesia at the Dentist

Anesthesia at the Dentist If you’ve felt a weird, numb feeling in your mouth at a dental appointment, then you’ve probably had anesthesia. Anesthesia is given during a dental procedure to prevent pain or to calm an anxious patient. In dentistry, the most typical form is local anesthesia, which dulls pain in all or part of the mouth during dental…

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What is a Dental Abscess?

Are you experiencing a sharp pain in your mouth? There’s a chance it’s related to a dental abscess. An abscess consists of small pockets that fill with bacterial pus. There are two types of dental abscess. The first is a periapical, or tooth abscess, which affects the root of the tooth. The other type, a periodontal (gum) abscess, affects the…

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What is Halitosis?

What is Halitosis? We’ve all come across someone with bad breath. In most cases, bad breath isn’t serious, but if it lasts longer than a few weeks, it may be evidence of a deeper underlying problem. Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath, and if you’ve ever had it, you shouldn’t feel bad. About 1 in 5 people in…

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Tips on How to Whiten Stained Teeth

Tips on How to Whiten Stained Teeth   Sometimes a perfect brushing and flossing routine doesn’t help improve stained or yellowed teeth. Teeth become yellow due to stains, both deep and surface level, as well as many other causes that aren’t under our control. No matter what is the cause of staining, there are many over-the-counter products or dental services…

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What is a Tooth Extraction?

Tooth Extraction. It sounds painful but it doesn’t have to be. What exactly is a tooth extraction you ask? It is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Extractions are typically a ‘last resort’ type of procedure. If a tooth cannot be fixed by a filling crown, or other treatment, a tooth extraction will have to…

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Top 10 Reasons for a Toothache

A toothache is not only painful but concerning. Individuals experiencing this pain want to find out the root cause of it instantly. There are many things that can cause a toothache. Read about some potential causes below: 10. Orthodontic Alignment The first potential cause only applies to those with braces, retainers, and other dental alignment systems. Pain is usually fairly…

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Deep Teeth Cleaning vs Regular Teeth Cleaning

Chances are you’ve had a regular teeth cleaning before. The American Dental Association suggests you get a routine exam and cleaning twice a year. While these cleanings may have felt like a deep teeth cleaning, they actually were not! Here we will tell you the difference between deep teeth cleaning vs regular teeth cleaning. Deep Teeth Cleaning vs Regular Teeth Cleaning…

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The 411 on Dental Veneers

Are your teeth discolored from too much Amelie’s coffee? Or are they worn-down, chipped, broken, misaligned or gapped? Not to worry, we at Carolina Smile Design have a great option for you: dental veneers. According to WebMD, Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface…

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