Five Smart Holiday Foods for Healthy Teeth

The holidays can be bad for your waist and bad for your teeth. All of those sticky sweets and carbs can wreak havoc in your mouth, particularly  if you’re not properly brushing and flossing. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun. Here’s five foods you can wholeheartedly enjoy over the next few weeks! …

Worried About Holiday Weight Gain? How About Holiday Tooth Decay?

It’s that time of year  to feast on holiday meals, snacks, desserts and candies.  Holiday weight gain has always been a concern for many, but maintaining good oral health is just as important. Many holiday foods and beverages contain carbohydrates, which are sugars and starches.  You may be consuming more carbohydrates during the holiday season, …

National Brush Day Is November 1 — Are You Brushing Correctly?

Right after Halloween, one of the most candy-filled days of the year, we will celebrate National Brush Day on November 1. National Brush Day highlights the importance in making sure kids brush for two minutes, twice a day, every day of the year.  Tooth decay is a common disease — affecting 16.5 million children in the …

Winston-Salem Dentist Talks about the Importance of Maintaining Oral Health as You Age

Oral health plays an integral role in the overall health of everyone, but especially in older adults.  Older adults are more at risk for developing health problems or complicating existing health problems due to poor oral care or the lack of getting the dental care they need.  Early warning signs of health issues can be …

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 …

Dental Bonding with Winston-Salem Dentists at Enlighten Dental Care

Are you looking for a way to improve your appearance? Dental bonding is a relatively inexpensive cosmetic dental procedure used to create or enhance a beautiful smile.  At Enlighten Dental Care, we offer dental bonding for individuals who want to lengthen their teeth, close gaps, or repair decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored teeth.  The procedure …

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 …