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  • Our Apex NC Dentist Explains the Importance of Annual Dental Checkups
    Top Rated Apex NC Dentist Getting an annual dental checkup is as important as finding a top rated dentist in Apex NC. Herein lies the biggest misconception. Just because a person is looking for a top rated dentist in Apex NC, doesn’t mean that dentist will provide the best care. Finding the right dentist and dental care is not just about finding the best Apex NC family dentist. Finding the best dental care consists of knowing a few things first. What Makes Our Apex Family Dentist Stand Out? 1) A good family dentist will offer annual dental exams. Having annual dental exams are ...
  • Our Apex Dentists Teach You How to Brush Your Teeth the Proper Way
    Our Apex dentists are eager to show you the proper tooth brushing tips in order to prevent gum disease. Most people report some confusion when it comes to tooth brushing tips. Some dentists will recommend one way, while other dentists say something else. There doesn’t seem to be one uniform recommendation for oral health. But as long as you following the tips of our Apex dentists, you will experience a healthier oral hygiene routine in no time. Split Mouth into Four Groups Draw an imaginary line down the middle of your two front teeth on the top and bottom of your mouth. ...
  • Our Apex Dentist Explains 3 Common Sources for Jaw Pain
    Many people experience jaw problems that cause them pain or annoyance and sometimes they may only be temporary, but other times, they may last for weeks, months or even years. When this happens, patients aren’t always aware of what’s causing their jaw pain, which may be a problem with their TMJ (temper mandibular joint). This joint holds the jaw to the rest of the skull, and when it causes pain and other troubling symptoms, it’s usually a sign of a TMJ disorder. Naturally, you use your jaw for many aspects of normal day-to-day life, so a TMJ disorder can significantly interfere with ...
  • Apex Dentist Shares 5 Ways to Manage Your Dental Anxiety
    Apex dentists recognize that different patients experience dental anxiety for different reasons. It’s much better to tell your dentist right away when you feel uncomfortable. They won’t think any less of you. In fact most dentists appreciate honest feedback from their patients. Once you make them aware of your fears, they can form a strategy to ease them. They will show you that there is no need to be afraid of the dentist. Consider these five ways that the dentist will manage your dental anxiety. Watch Television Television is a welcome distraction for dental patients. You won’t stress out about the dental ...
  • Our Apex Dentist Shares Why Getting Dental Crowns Is A Good Thing!
    You already have plenty of reasons to be anxious about going to see your doctor. Dreading the thought of having a crown installed shouldn’t be one of them! As you’re about to find out, dental crowns are tremendously reliable and they play a very important role in restorative dentistry. Reasons Why You May Need Dental Crowns Crowns are dental appliances that almost always cover the entire surface of a tooth. (In certain cases your dentist may recommend a partial crown, but these are rare.) Dental crowns are necessary in a wide variety of different situations, from major cavities to supporting other forms ...
  • Minimally Invasive Veneers Can Change Your Smile Says Our Apex NC Dentist
    Minimally invasive porcelain veneers are very thin and designed to cover the surface of the teeth to which they are applied. With this type of veneer, tooth structure is left intact and only altered when necessary. With all of the available treatment options for people who are unhappy with their smiles, it might be difficult to choose which one is best for an individual. With all of the available treatment options for people who are unhappy with their smiles, it might be difficult to choose which one is best for an individual. Common misconceptions about minimally invasive porcelain veneers: •   Minimally invasive porcelain veneers will ...
  • Gingivitis Prevention – What You Need to Know to Maintain Good Oral and Physical Health
    Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. It causes your gums to become reddened, irritated and swollen. Many people are unaware they have this condition, but it’s important to take symptoms seriously and seek treatment promptly as it is the early stage of gum disease. When diagnosed early, this conditions can be treated and even reversed. However, if left untreated, this condition can advance to gum disease, which is a far more serious oral health issue that is not reversible. Gum disease can result in tooth and bone loss, and is one of the leading causes of tooth loss among ...
  • Same Day Crowns in Apex: Long-Lasting Results Without the Wait!Same Day Crowns in Apex: Long-Lasting Results Without the Wait!
    Dental crowns offer natural-looking restoration results for teeth that have been damaged from trauma or infection. Until recently, receiving a custom-made, permanent crown could take weeks; now, Dr. Hansen offers same day crowns in Apex, NC, thanks to advanced dental technology called CEREC. Learn more about this innovative approach to dental crowns below. If you’re ready for dental crown treatment without the wait, contact us at (919) 363-8444. Dr. Hansen can provide a consultation to see if same day crowns will help improve the health and vitality of your smile. What is CEREC? CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.” It’s ...
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings vs. Silver Fillings: Which Should I Choose? Ask an Apex Dentist
    So you have a tooth that has a cavity and needs a filling. Now what? Most people know that the two most common options are tooth colored fillings (called composite fillings) and silver fillings (called amalgam fillings).  And most people would agree that the composite fillings are much more aesthetically pleasing than the amalgam fillings.  Some patients prefer not to have amalgam fillings because they contain mercery.  However, it is important to note that ongoing scientific studies conducted over the past 100 years continue to show that amalgam fillings are not harmful.  Sometimes the aesthetic outcome is reason enough to choose a tooth colored filling, especially when the tooth is one that ...
  • Apex Oral Surgeon Explains Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Cracked TeethApex Oral Surgeon Explains Why You Shouldn't Ignore Cracked Teeth
    Have you ever had dental pain or discomfort when biting into food or after eating/drinking something that is hot or cold?  This pain or discomfort might not be constant like it is with a cavity, but intermittent.  If so, it is possible you may have a cracked tooth. There are several reasons that patients develop cracked teeth.  Some situations that can result in fractured teeth are: teeth with large fillings teeth with root canals clenching or grinding teeth chewing ice or other hard foods trauma to the tooth from an accident too much pressure on one tooth as a result of the patient’s occlusion (the way the teeth come together in the mouth) If ...
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