Category «Winston-Salem Dentist Enlighten Dental»

Winston-Salem Dentist Advises Soda (Even Diet) Is Bad for Your Teeth!

You’ve heard time and again about how bad sugary soft drinks are for your teeth. Too much sugar, combined with a susceptible tooth, bacteria growth and a poor saliva output creates an environment that is ripe for a cavity to develop. There is an extraordinary amount of sugar in non-diet soda: A 12-oz can has …

Crown or Veneer? Which One Is Right for You?

Often when you go to the dentist, he or she will recommend a crown for a tooth or teeth. Or perhaps you admire someone’s teeth that have had a veneer. These terms can be confusing, so make sure you understand what you are getting when your dentist recommends it. A crown is a cap that …

Winston-Salem Dentist Has Six New Year’s Resolutions for Your Teeth!

Happy New Year! While you are busy making that list of New Year’s resolutions about saving more money and going to the gym, make a few for your teeth, too! Here’s six resolutions that will help keep your smile healthy and bright for 2013. Stop sipping soda all day. Carbonated soft drinks have a lot …

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 …