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Message for Teens during National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and it’s quite likely you have heard stories and read articles about such things as “baby bottle decay,” teaching your toddler how to brush properly, and when to set up your child’s first dental appointment (by age 1 or within six months of when the first tooth comes …

Giving Back and Being Thankful — N.C. Missions of Mercy (NC MOM)

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. “ William Ward  Posted By Dr. Dan Driscoll On November 14 Dawn Grider, RDH; Mary Jane Miller, patient care coordinator; and I volunteered at the free dental clinic sponsored by the North Carolina Missions of Mercy (NC MOM), an outreach …

Five Facts You Need to Know about Sugar and Your Teeth

Just in time for Halloween and the holidays, here are five important things you need to know about sugar and your teeth. Sugar is in a lot of things. When thinking about sugar, we most commonly think of “sucrose,” the white table sugar that comes from sugar beets and sugar cane. But basically, anything with …

Why Gums Recede and How Your Winston-Salem Dentist Can Help

Have you noticed increased tooth sensitivity to hot and cold? Or when you look in the mirror, does one tooth look longer than the others? These are signs of gum recession, a very common dental problem that often occurs gradually with few or no symptoms. It is more common as people age, affecting up to …

Wisdom Teeth — What Are They and Why Would I Need Them Removed?

Molars are the teeth found in the back of your jaw that help you chew, and humans typically have three sets of them for a total of 12 teeth, six on each side of the jaw. The three types are First Molars, often called the six-year molars; the Second Molars, often called the 12-year molars; …

Cavity Fillings — What Type Is Best?

Cavities (tooth decay) are permanently damaged areas of the surface of your teeth that have created tiny holes. If cavities are left untreated, they will grow larger and affect the deeper layers of your teeth, leading to much bigger problems, such as infections, severe toothache and tooth loss. Cavities that have progressed beyond the earliest …

Does Alcohol Damage Your Teeth?

As we are heading into the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, we thought it was an opportune time to talk about alcohol and your teeth. We discussed the damage soda can do to teeth in an earlier blog, but what about alcohol? The fact is, alcohol is acidic, too, which means it can damage teeth. Here’s …

Dental Implants in Winston-Salem, NC

Do you have missing teeth? Are you wondering whether a dental implant would be right for you? If you lose one or more teeth, the bone that surrounds the root does not receive any more stimulation from chewing, and it begins to wear away. This can cause your teeth to shift and drift into the …

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 …