Category «Winston-Salem Dentist Enlighten Dental»

Winston-Salem Dentist Suggests Five Teeth-Friendly Gifts or Stocking Stuffers

The holidays are filled with sugary treats, but they are also a great time to encourage good oral hygiene habits. Here’s a few great tooth-friendly gifts for your family members! 1) Dental floss. This is a great time to stock up, so there’s no excuse not to floss. If you’re feeling really creative, try flavored …

Meet Kelly Burchette

At Winston-Salem dentist office Enlighten Dental Care, we want you to get to know our excellent staff even better. Here’s a few things you may not know about Kelly Burchette. How long she has worked at Enlighten Dental: Three years. Pets: One dog — Sophie, a miniature Dachsund Favorite quote or funny saying: “Jesus, fix …

Teeth Whitening Options with Winston-Salem Dentist Office

Are your pearly whites more like fifty shades of gray or yellow? This is very common. As we age, our enamel thins and teeth darken. In addition, eating, drinking and, in particular, smoking, create a layer of film on the teeth that causes a yellowish tint. Regular brushing and dental visits help, but sometimes they …

Learn More about Mary Jane Miller

At Winston-Salem dentist office Enlighten Dental Care, we want you to get to know our excellent staff even better. Here’s a few things you may not know about Mary Jane Miller. How long she has worked at Enlighten Dental: Two years. Pets: Three cats — Sebastian, Mr. Darcy and Mr. Ringley. Favorite quote or funny …

Winston-Salem Dentist: “Halloween Candy Is a Scary Treat for Your Teeth”

October is here, and the candy aisles are filled with those delicious Halloween treats. It’s hard to resist stocking up for the big night without sampling. And then when your kids bring home the big bonanza on October 31 … OK, we know how hard it is to resist raiding the candy bag. But at …

New Guidelines for Knocked-Out Teeth

New guidelines for knocked out teeth

As fall sports in Winston-Salem swing into full gear for kids and teens, it’s important to look at what to do if a tooth (or teeth) gets knocked out. We dentists refer to a knocked-out tooth as an “avulsed” tooth. If a tooth gets knocked out, the blood vessels and supporting tissues are damaged too. …

Grinding Your Teeth? Find Treatment for Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) in Winston-Salem

Are you a teeth grinder? Do you clench your teeth when under stress during the day, or are you waking your husband or wife up at night with the grinding noise? These days, life is moving at a fast pace and people are under more stress. In our practice, we have seen that a symptom …

Teeth Brushing Rapper Video Has Gone Viral

A rap video with the goal of teaching children how to brush their teeth properly has gone viral. “Teach Me How to Brushy” is set to the tune of  “Teach Me How to Dougie,” a rap song by Cali Swag District. The video, created by the Oregon Dental Association, has more than 250,000 views. Teaching …

Is Our Mushy Food to Blame for Teeth Problems?

It’s no secret that our modern diet is generally not a healthy one — filled with processed foods, high sugar content and lots of fat. We know it contributes to thick waistline and other health problems, but what does it do to the teeth? Dentists, evolutionary biologists and food scientists recently gathered together at a …

Treatment for TMJ Pain in Winston-Salem

TMJ … you’ve probably heard of it, and you may be wondering if you have it. If you have jaw pain, you should be evaluated for the condition. The temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) connects the temporal bone (the bone that forms the side of the skull) and the mandible (the lower jaw). This disc of cartilage …