Dental Tips and Advice

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    Best Flossing Tools

    April 22, 2020

    Bacteria prefer to grow in warm, moist environments, which means the inside of your mouth is the perfect place for them to thrive. When bacteria aren’t removed, they join together and form the mass that we know as plaque. If not cleaned off, plaque can lead to problems like gum disease and tooth decay. Even though brushing your teeth will remove some plaque buildup, it

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    11 News Years Resolutions for Better Dental Health

    January 22, 2020

    When we think of New Year’s resolutions, we tend to think of things that will help make us healthier. For many people, this means working out or losing weight, but few people realize that taking good care of your teeth is a huge part of improving your overall health. So for 2020, why not make improving your oral health one of your main

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    Treating Cracked Teeth

    January 17, 2020

    Teeth are strong. In fact, tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the body. At 96% mineral composition, it’s even stronger than bone is. But that doesn’t mean that our teeth are unbreakable. Chips and cracks still happen and when they do, they’re often quite painful. Thankfully, the Wilmington, NC dentists at Salling & Tate are experienced with diagnosing and treating cracked teeth so our

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    Tooth Talk: Dr. James Salling

    October 29, 2019

    Welcome to our first-ever edition of Tooth Talk! For each article in this special series, we’ll interview one of our team members to give our current (and future) patients a chance to get to know us a little bit better! So without further ado… Meet Dr. James Salling! Dr. Salling, or Jamie as most of us call him, was born in Durham, North Carolina,

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    9 Ways to Keep Teeth Clean This Halloween

    October 18, 2019

    The scariest thing about Halloween isn’t the ghosts, ghouls, or goblins… it’s cavities! It’s the time of year where kids and adults alike indulge in plenty of sweet treats – probably more than they should. If you don’t take extra good care of your teeth, this Halloween could land you right in the dentist’s chair. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to ensure that this

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    Steps to Brushing Your Teeth (Like a Dentist)

    October 7, 2019

    Everyone knows that the most important thing you can do at home to improve your dental health is to regularly brush your teeth. Unfortunately, not everyone knows the best way to brush their teeth. If you aren’t sure whether you are brushing your teeth correctly, our tooth brushing quiz can give you some insight! In reality, brushing your teeth properly isn’t that hard. All it

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