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 …

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

We had several questions from patients last week about a new study that was published linking frequent dental X-rays, especially during childhood, to an increased risk of a common brain tumor called a meningioma. This type of brain tumor is usually benign. The study was published in Cancer, the journal of the American Cancer Society. …

Sugar Bugs and How a Cavity Appears

On March 16, the Enlighten Dental team traveled to Ashley Elementary School in Winston-Salem and talked to second and third graders about dental health, prevention and food choices. What a great experience and what a  fun time we had as team coming up with the answers to all the questions being peppered at us by the …

Sedation Dentistry in Winston-Salem

Do you put off going to your Winston-Salem dentist because of anxiety or a deep-seated fear? Dental anxiety and dental phobia are common problems that affect many people who would otherwise like to take care of their teeth. In fact, it is estimated that 9 percent to 15 percent of Americans avoid the dental treatment …

Enlighten Dental Is Giving Away a Zoom!® Whitening Treatment through Triad Moms on Main

Could you use a whiter smile this spring? Next week on Triad Moms on Main, we will be giving away away an in-office ZOOM!® teeth whitening session! Plus, you’ll get take home trays for home use afterwards and touch-ups as needed! What is ZOOM!® Whitening? It’s whiter teeth, in less than two hours! It’s that …

Moms: Take Care of YOUR Teeth, Too

We recently ran this blog on Triad Moms on Main.  If you are anything like my wife, you are probably diligent about getting your children to the dentist twice a year, reminding them to brush and floss, and helping them to avoid the dental dangers of soda and sticky sweets. But are you following your …