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Does Whitening Damage My Teeth?

This is probably the most frequently asked question that we get about whitening. The short answer is simply, “No, whitening treatment won’t damage your teeth.” In fact, in-office and take-home whitening are both safe, ADA approved procedures (over the counter products are not.) But there’s more to it than just the short answer. You may

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Implants vs. Crowns

“What’s the Difference Between a Bridge and Implants?” Missing teeth affect more than just your smile. Your bone density and alignment of surrounding teeth are also at risk. If you are contemplating having a restoration rather than dentures, there are two options you can choose from at Raleigh Dental Arts: a bridge or implants. Both

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Why Can’t You Just Give Me A Sleep Appliance?

At your last dental exam, your dentist mentioned to you that the wear on your teeth appears to be from night grinding, or bruxism.  You discussed the possibility of sleep apnea and how much you snore. Maybe he even told you about the new sleep appliances that can help with sleep apnea. But rather than

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As if That Isn’t Bad Enough…

You might think that you get enough sleep, and you can manage. Not everyone thinks they can sleep with a C-Pap mask on their face or a dental appliance on their teeth. But have you considered all the health issues you have that are linked to your sleep apnea? Grinding your teeth Overwhelming urge to

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How Do I Know If I Might Have Sleep Apnea?

Last night, you went to bed at a reasonable time. When you wake up, the clock says you got a full 8 hours of sleep, but you are still exhausted. You have a raging headache most mornings. In fact, you don’t remember the last time you woke up feeling refreshed. Sitting down to drink your

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I Don’t Know How I’m Going To Pay For The Dentist!

Your company changed benefits at the beginning of the year, and now your dental insurance only covers preventive care. Maybe they dropped your coverage altogether. You’ve come in for your semi-annual appointments and cleanings, but now you need some major work done.  A root canal. A filling. A broken tooth. A crown. It adds up

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I Need To Whiten My Teeth!

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Whether you are going for a job interview, a first date, or planning for you wedding day, you want your teeth to be brilliantly white! So you brush your teeth every day, floss, and rinse with non- alcohol mouthwash. But your teeth are

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“Why do I need an occlusal guard?”

After your last dental check-up, your dentist mentioned to you that you might benefit from an occlusal guard. But he didn’t tell you what it was or why it would be a good idea for you.  So you’re left looking at your insurance and your finances wondering, do I really need this? There are many

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