The World’s Largest Dinosaurs

dinosaurlongneckDo you have a dinosaur enthusiast or two in your family? If you’ve been looking for something larger-than-life to do with your free time, take a drive into downtown Raleigh for an adventure back in time that is sure to please individuals of all ages. An exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences allows you to take a closer look at these ancient animals.

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When to Seek TMJ Treatment

jawpainblondeOne of the things we look for during your preventive care checkups is jaw joint function. Many patients are aware that they are suffering from discomfort but do not necessarily know that their symptoms are associated with their jaws or that we can typically offer effective, non-invasive treatment. For individuals who suffer from discomfort surrounding their jaw joints or from daily headaches, we encourage you to learn more about TMJ treatment. By becoming more familiar with the symptoms of this concern, you may find that we can quickly guide you back toward daily comfort and ease of function.

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Better Brushing Habits for a Clean Smile

toothbrushrainbowWe consistently try to reinforce the idea of preventive dentistry with our patients because it is the best way to maintain a healthy smile. Rather than allowing problems to occur, which will require costly and time-consuming restorative care, prevention allows us to help you avoid problems from ever developing. While scheduling six-month visits for dental cleanings and checkups is absolutely necessary, those are not the only tasks you need to consider when it comes to healthy habits. Home dental hygiene is just as significant. Fortunately, as long as you are visiting us consistently, flossing once daily, and adhering to the following guidelines for good brushing, you are succeeding in practicing excellent preventive care:

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Compelling Reasons to Schedule Your Dental Checkups

smilepointingYou may wonder why you need to schedule a dental checkup once every six months. After all, you keep a good watch on your mouth and can recognize when something doesn’t feel quite right. While we understand that you can probably think up a long list of more enjoyable things to schedule for your daily calendar, we suggest twice annual checkups for good reason. So before you decide to skip a preventive visit or two, we encourage you to learn more about some very important reasons to see us a couple times a year for a thorough examination:

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Bruxism Basics

jawpainwomansweaterHas anyone every told you that they can hear you grinding your teeth together? Do you find that your jaw feels sore or that you have a mild headache in the morning? During your preventive dental checkups, we will thoroughly examine your oral cavity and ask a series of questions to find out if you suffer from an oral condition called bruxism that is characterized by teeth grinding or clenching. You may assume this problem is something that a lot of people deal with – this is true. However, you may also assume the problem is no big deal. This assumption is false. The side effects and long-term damage associated with grinding can become highly problematic. Rather than waiting another moment, we encourage you to find out if bruxism treatment may improve your daily comfort and general oral health.

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Kick Up Your Feet with a Celtic Fiddle Festival

fiddleLooking for something unique and exciting to do this weekend? Skip the usual and go for something a bit off the beaten path with a Celtic Fiddle Festival in nearby and lovely downtown Raleigh. You can expect a lively, enjoyable evening filled with live music and a few lighthearted jokes thrown in for good measure. Call up your friends, collect your family, and gather round for some beautiful melodies.

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Requirements: Are Dental Implants For You?

smilematurewomanblueblouseSo you’re missing one tooth or many teeth – perhaps even all of your teeth – and you somehow have stumbled upon these wonderful dental prosthetic that restore your entire tooth. This restorative solution offering a vast array of benefits is called dental implants. While the idea of completing your smile and enjoying incredible stability probably sounds like a dream come true, you may wonder if you make a good candidate. We would like to reassure you that we will assist you in restoring your smile no matter what – even if it requires exploring alternative solutions. However, if it’s implants you’re after, you may have a better understanding of whether this treatment is for you by considering the following requirements:

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How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Relationship

sleepapneacouplePeople who snore loudly and suffer from sleep apnea typically suffer from a wide variety of frustrating side effects, like daily fatigue. However, one of the reasons we ask questions during dental checkups regarding your daily comfort and nightly sleeping patterns is because you are not the only person affected by this disorder. The person sleeping next to you – your significant other – he or she is likely experiencing a wide array of similar side effects. While we certainly encourage you to consider treatment to improve your daily life, you may find that improving your nightly breathing will also protect your relationship. Wondering about the details? Consider the following and seek treatment if you identify:

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Enjoying Comfort Dentistry

relaxedwomangrassIf you think of dental care as something you need to suffer through, think again. We offer a variety of solutions to ensure you feel comfortable and at ease throughout your visit, whether you are simply coming to see us for a checkup, or if you require more advanced treatment. Wondering what this entails? Look through the following amenities and options you have for a clearer understanding of how comfort dentistry may improve your experience:

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Romeo and Juliet in Raleigh    

shakespeareIn the mood to drive up to Raleigh to take in a little theater? Fancy yourself a Shakespeare buff? If so, do yourself a favor and gather up your friends and family for the classic of all classics: Romeo and Juliet. Whether you have a romantic streak, prefer drama, or like to laugh, you will find this play lends itself to nearly every personality. And the charm of downtown Raleigh offers a fun evening out as well as access to a delicious meal before the show.

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