April 25, 2018
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. So, are you aware that nearly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year? Did you know that only about 50 percent will survive more than five years beyond their diagnosis? Were you aware that oral cancer is responsible for more than 9,500 deaths each year—that’s about one death 24/7? Finally, did you know that your general dentist in Fayetteville, NC is on the forefront of health care providers helping to prevent this disease? At each one of your dental checkups, we conduct an oral cancer screening designed to detect early warning signs. Let’s take a look at some of those signs, as well as the risks for oral cancer and the steps to a screening.
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March 23, 2018
When you brush your teeth at the end of the night, your mouth fills with blood from your sore, aching gums. That’s a clear sign of gum disease or even its advanced form: periodontal disease. If you have gum health issues, it’s critical to receive the dental care that you truly need to restore your optimal oral health.
Learn more about how your dentist can help your smile with periodontal treatment in Fayetteville, NC in this week’s blog post.
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February 7, 2018
Often, we hear that looks can be deceiving, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes, what is visible to the eye provides a clear understanding of what is going on behind the scenes, an example being with the condition of your dental health. Thus, when you visit your dentist in Fayetteville, NC for preventive care, she will be able to tell more than you may imagine about how well you’ve maintained your oral care. Learn more about why your semi-annual visits are important to your overall health.
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January 7, 2018
Woman eating a piece of gum
Do you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate every day after lunch? Or maybe you’re a night owl and like to work late into the evening hours? If so, you probably reach for caffeine to help improve your focus when your body and mind are telling you it’s time for a nap. As it turns out, a recent study published in the British Journal of Psychology found evidence that chewing sugar-free gum for 30 minutes improves concentration and memory. If you’d like to know more about this simple solution for waking up your brain, as well as how it can prevent cavities, a Fayetteville dentist discusses how it works.
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January 6, 2018
Sometimes, there are just too many things that you want to fix about your smile to just choose one treatment or procedure. In the case that you have multiple flaws that you would like to correct about your teeth, you should explore smile makeovers with your cosmetic dentist in Fayetteville, NC. In fact, your dentist will help you create a personalized smile makeover plan within your budget!
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November 2, 2017
Did you know that there are more than 1,000 types of cheese? For dairy lovers, that sounds like a dream come true! In fact, the surplus of cheese may sound great to your dentist in Fayetteville, NC, too!
Why? Cheese is packed with calcium and can help restore tooth enamel. That’s right, cheese isn’t perfect for just about any meal, but it can be beneficial to oral health, too. Quick! Before you stock up your fridge with this tasty topping, make sure you know your cheeses. Not all types offer the same advantages.
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October 30, 2017
Some people may only floss the very front of their smile or pay special attention while brushing to the visible teeth. This is fine…if you only plan on keeping your front teeth for the rest of your life. If you want to keep your whole natural smile for a full lifetime, you must care for all your teeth and gums.
Your dentist is here to explain how important it is to care for your smile starting while you’re young. In the case that you have a sign or symptom of a dental problem, you must seek assistance from your dentist!
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September 3, 2017
You may have heard a dentist or physician mention the “mouth body connection” or “oral systemic link.” There are lots of terms floating around to describe a variety of recent discoveries in medical and dental research. The bottom line, researchers are finding that patients with poor oral health are much more likely to suffer from chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. Researchers at Taiwan’s Chung Shan Medical Research University have further linked advanced gum disease, periodontitis, to an increase in Alzheimer’s disease cases.
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August 11, 2017
You know you want a brighter smile, but every time you pick up the phone to schedule your appointment, you pause. A few people you know have complained about the sensitivity they experience after their whitening appointment. If you have any concerns about possibly getting teeth whitening in Fayetteville, NC, continue reading. Yes, patients may experience some sensitivity after a whitening treatment, but here’s why and how Ascot Aesthetic Implants & Dentistry can help you enjoy your teeth whitening treatment both before and after.
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July 25, 2017
As adults, we can understand that there are things we have to do not because they are fun or enjoyable, but just because they have to get done. Children—not so much. They want everything to be fun from getting dressed in the morning to bedtime at night! Of course, this includes brushing their teeth. But how in the world can a parent make teeth brushing fun? Your family dentist in Fayetteville, NC, Dr. Angela Ruff, has a few tried and true ideas. Read on to learn how your can make daily oral hygiene a pleasant and dare we say fun activity for the whole family!
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