Five Holiday Foods that Stain Teeth

Christmastime is here and with comes many delightful (and decadent) treats. Garner family dentist Dr. Adam Moore encourages you to enjoy the many treats of the season but to practice moderation as well. Many holiday foods can damage enamel or cause serious staining when consumed in excess, making it important that you choose wisely [...]

How Invisalign® Makes Holidays Better

Traditional wire and bracket braces are limiting. With this orthodontic option, many of the foods associated with gatherings like Thanksgiving are off limits. Nuts, anything with seeds, crunchy fruits and vegetables, and nearly all crispy foods can break brackets or cause them to come off of teeth. This can make holiday meals less enjoyable [...]

Tongue Rings and Oral Health

Tongue Rings and Oral Health Oral piercings might make a fashion statement, but the damage they do to teeth and gums is not really worth the risk. In a recent study it was found that 47% of people who have worn lip or tongue rings for a period of four or more [...]

Five Tips for Avoiding a Spooky Smile

This Halloween, Garner family dentist Dr. Adam Moore encourages you and your children to have fun – and fun at Halloween often includes candy. Can you eat candy and still protect your teeth? Of course. But there are certain things to keep in mind that can help prevent oral health problems down the road. [...]

Blueberry Bushes and Gum Disease

Can blueberries prevent the formation of dental plaque that leads to gum disease? Researchers at Université Laval in Canada believe so – and the trials they have performed on tissue infected with gum disease looks very promising. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease, please call Dr. Adam Moore at [...]

Noises in the Jaw

Noises in the jaw such as clicking, grinding, or popping, often indicate TMJ. This common condition occurs when the jaw is misaligned. Even slight misalignment can result in noises in the jaw along with other discomforts such as: Swelling or pain Frequent headaches Pressure in the eyes, ears, and nose Generalized facial pain Lockjaw [...]

Volatile Sulfur Compounds

Volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) have been identified as one of the main causes of halitosis. Produced by bacteria in the mouth, VSCs are typically localized to the tongue and can be extremely difficult to remove. In fact, studies have shown that brushing alone only removes 40% of the VSCs from the tongue and even [...]

What is Osseointegration?

Osseointegration is the process that allows dental implants to be accepted as a new tooth root. It is thanks to this process that dental implants are able to offer many of their unique benefits including providing a permanent base for your restorations and preventing jaw shrinkage and collapse. If you have questions about dental [...]

Whitening Deep Stains

Deep stains, such as those caused by fluoridation of water (fluorosis) and tetracycline do not typically respond to topical teeth whitening solutions. Cary dentist Dr. Adam Moore utilizes the advanced in-office Zoom! tooth whitening system, but even this may not be sufficient to fully remove discoloration and ribboning underneath the enamel. For these deeper [...]

Should I Replace My Metal Fillings?

Should I Replace My Metal Fillings? Metal fillings can damage both the appearance and strength of your smile – and new information from the FDA suggests they may even pose potential health risks. If you are unhappy with your metal fillings or have decided it’s time to have them replaced, call Garner [...]

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