Emerald Isle NC Dentist Blog

Revive Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

What Are Porcelain Veneers A porcelain veneer is a thin shell made from a tooth-colored material that is fitted over the teeth to cover cracks and other imperfections, including stains. Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers Effectiveness Whether your teeth are cracked, chipped, discolored,…

Why Does My Breath Smell So Bad?

What Is Bad Breath? Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy…

Understanding Sleep Apnea

More than 18 million Americans suffer from the sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when breathing is disrupted while sleeping. When breathing is disrupted, the brain and the rest of the body are not receiving enough oxygen. Risk Factors and Effects…

What To Do When You Grind Your Teeth

If you grind your teeth, it is imperative that you visit the dentist to help avoid severe damage to your teeth, jaw, and gums.  Teeth grinding, or bruxism is a serious oral health concern that may affect the appearance, health, and…

Why Do My Gums Bleed?

If your gums bleed every time you brush your teeth, you may want to consider scheduling an appointment with your dentist. Bleeding gums can be a result of aggressive brushing or flossing. However, more times than not, bleeding gums are an…

Do You Have Dental Fear?

Dental fear and anxiety are one of the leading causes of poor oral hygiene. Patients with dental fear are more likely to avoid their preventive dental care visit or visiting the dentist altogether. The longer patients go without visiting the dentist, the…