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 »

Losing Your First Tooth

Do you remember what you felt when you lost a tooth for the first time? Were you excited to become more grown up, or scared that your body was falling apart? Children react to this adolescent milestone in a variety of ways, and it is important to talk to you... Read more »

Spring Cleaning your Teeth

If you’re busy spring cleaning, why not add a spring dental cleaning to your to-clean list? We know how important a healthy smile is, and we’re happy to help you out with your spring cleaning (of your teeth, that is)!Visit us for a cleaning so we can remove any plaque... Read more »

Oh Eggs!

While sitting at the table and coloring hard-boiled eggs with your children this Easter season, you can teach them all the benefits of eggs! Not only are they beneficial for overall health, but they benefit your teeth too! Eggs are a great source of phosphorous, which is essential to healthy... Read more »