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What to Expect with Sedation Dentistry

Oct 1, 2014

Many patients experience fear or anxiety prior to or during a dental appointment. It’s certainly common and Friendly Dentistry values the comfort of each patient who sits in our chairs. We understand that local anesthetics may hurt when they’re applied, and the thought of being completely “put under” can be distressing. This is why we’re…

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DIY Toothpaste

Sep 24, 2014

DIY Mouthwash, and this week we’re talking about DIY toothpaste! (Looking for the recipes? Scroll to the bottom of this post). Toothpaste is a crucial element to cleaning your teeth.  You might have seen a few DIY toothpaste recipes float by on the internet recently and you may have thought to yourself, “Maybe I’ll try…

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DIY Mouthwash: Is It Effective?

Sep 17, 2014

Do It Yourself (DIY) projects have been popping up all over the place.  One common project we’ve seen show up a lot is DIY Mouthwash. How do you know if mouthwash you make at home is as good as a store bought bottle?  The answer depends on what you put in it and what you…

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3 Easy Ways to Repair a Chipped Tooth

Sep 10, 2014

If you have a chipped tooth or cracked enamel because of an accident or after chewing on something that your teeth couldn’t handle, you’ll need to visit a Greensboro dental office for at least a quick checkup. In most cases, we’ll take a set of X-rays and check for any signs of more serious damage…

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What is it Like to Get a Tooth Filling?

Aug 18, 2014

Getting a new tooth filling may not be your favorite thing to do, but it is much better than losing a tooth due to tooth decay.  Generally, filling a tooth takes about an hour, and your mouth will remain numb for a few hours after you leave. Here are a few things you can expect…

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About Gum Disease

Jul 23, 2014

Brushing your teeth does more than just clean your pearly whites; it also keeps your gums healthy.  Gum care is very important for oral health because healthy gums are the foundation for a healthy mouth.  Unhealthy gums can lead to periodontal disease (better known as gum disease).  There are two major stages of gum disease:…

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Chewing Ice: What’s the Big Deal!? Dentists Say Don’t Do It

Jul 15, 2014

Chewing ice isn’t bad for you, right?  It’s just water, so what’s the worst that could happen?  Actually, chewing on ice can seriously damage your teeth. Any time you chew something solid like ice, you run the risk of damaging your teeth.  Biting down on a hard substance will drastically increase wear and tear on…

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The Effects of E-cigs on Your Teeth

Jul 7, 2014

More and more people are turning away from tobacco products by heading towards electronic cigarettes.  Over a short amount of time, these electronic devices, also known as e-cigs or vapes, have made a huge impact on smoking habits.  A recent study showed that up to 60% of smokers use e-cigarettes to help successfully quit smoking. …

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What to Expect from Teeth Whitening Treatments

Jun 17, 2014

White teeth are truly a sight to behold.  They make a dazzling impression and can really make a positive difference in your life.  There are a few safe ways to whiten your teeth, such as whitening toothpaste or whitening gel, but those methods take time and effort, and often aren’t as effective as professional teeth…

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Teeth Friendly Snacks on the Go!

Jun 1, 2014

The long, hot summer is just around the corner, which means relaxing outside and getting outdoors. It also means more picnic lunches and snacks to go, but don’t reach for the sweets no matter how delicious they might seem! Here are some tips for quick and healthy teeth friendly snacks that are good for your…

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