Are Sensitive Teeth Hiding Your Smile?

If you experience a brief, sharp burst of pain when you consume hot, cold, acidic or sticky food, you may have tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity happens when the layer of dentin which lies beneath the enamel and has microscopic tubules filled with nerve endings that are sensitive to pain—may be... Read more »

When Should You Brush?

You know that you should brush your teeth every day, but do you know when the best time to brush is? Or how often you should brush? Similarly, do you ever wonder if you should brush or floss first? Today, our team at Durham Dentistry is happy to address questions... Read more »

Guard Your Mouth From Contact Sports

Athletic activities and contact sports increases the risk of cracked, fractured or knocked out teeth. The ADA estimates that cost to replace or repair these teeth is estimated at nearly $500 million annually. In many cases these injuries could have been prevented by wearing a mouth guard. In the past... Read more »

Caring for a Custom-Fitted Mouth Guard

The American Dental Association recommends that athletes participating in contact sports be fitted for a custom mouth guard. Many athletes find that off-the-shelf mouth guards are uncomfortable. This is even more common for athletes with braces. As a result, they tend to wear them less often or they might not... Read more »

Planning for Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Planning for your child’s first dental appointment can be a little tricky because you aren’t sure what to expect. Well, we are here to help you! When you bring your child into our office, you can expect the following: • A welcoming dental team: Your child’s first visit is a... Read more »

Should I Floss First Or Begin By Brushing?

The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends brushing teeth twice a day and flossing between them once a day in order to maintain good oral health. However, you may wonder if it is better to brush your teeth before flossing, or floss your teeth before brushing. This floss-or-brush-first question is quite... Read more »

The Effects Of Cancer On Oral Health

Cancer is a horrible disease which causes abnormal cells in the body to have uncontrolled division, creating growths and tumors that harm health. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are two common treatment options, however, they too can have a negative effect on the body. Learn about the effects that cancer and... Read more »

Dental Implants: What They Are, How They’re Attached, And What They Can Do For Your Teeth

There are several ways to fill the gap of missing teeth such as the use of dentures or bridges. However, dental implants are the most secure, long lasting option available. What Dental Implants Are The implant is a titanium posts that acts as the root of the tooth. Attached to... Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving from Durham Dentistry

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, have been spending extra time appreciating everyone and everything we are thankful for here at the office of Durham Dentistry. We are thankful for each and every one of our patients. We appreciate your kind words and friendship, your ongoing support, and all the referrals... Read more »

How to Freshen Your Breath

Today is National Fresh Breath Day! Celebrate by following these tips to make your breath nice and fresh. Drink More Water: Drinking water helps to produce more saliva which fights bad bath. The smell-producing bacteria thrive when your mouth is dry. Drinking water also helps dislodge particles that are stuck... Read more »