Greenville Dentistry Blog

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

Wed, 03/07/2012

If you are self-conscious about your smile because of crooked, uneven, or permanently stained teeth, porcelain veneers may be the solution you’ve been looking for. These thin, custom-designed porcelain shells can mask several cosmetic dental problems at once, giving you a straighter, brighter smile. The translucent porcelain mimics the appearance of natural enamel, making veneers look just as natural as the rest of your teeth.

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign®?

Tue, 02/28/2012

If you need to straighten your teeth but don’t like the idea of wearing metal braces, Invisalign® is a valuable alternative option. Instead of using cumbersome brackets and wires to re-align your bite, Invisalign® uses clear plastic teeth aligners that are custom-designed to guide your teeth back into position.

Invisalign® is capable of treating a wide range of teeth alignment cases, but it is not a universal solution for everyone. Invisalign® generally works best when it is used to treat minor cases of:

What is the Connection Between Gum Disease and Cardiovascular Disease?

Tue, 02/21/2012

According to research, people with periodontal disease (gum disease) are almost twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease. Doctors believe that two different factors could be responsible for the connection:

Treating TMJ

Wed, 02/15/2012

TMJ symptoms are often painful, but even if you do not suffer much discomfort from TMD, it is important that you have the condition treated. If TMD is left untreated, it can cause significant health problems, including:

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

Wed, 02/08/2012

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD) is a condition where the delicate ball-and-socket joint in your jaw becomes impacted or misaligned. This jaw joint is closely connected with the nerves, tendons, and muscles in your entire neck and back. If it is even slightly out of place, it can place stress on all of these tissues, causing a wide range of painful symptoms.

Some of the most common symptoms of TMJ include:

Is a Smile Makeover Right for Me?

Thu, 01/26/2012

If flaws in your teeth make you too embarrassed to smile, you are not alone. Our custom smile makeovers at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles are designed to completely transform your smile in just a few office visits. Smile makeovers can correct several different cosmetic dental problems, including:

Dental Implants vs. Root Canals

Tue, 01/24/2012

When a tooth is infected, dentists and patients often face a dilemma: whether to save the tooth through a root canal and a permanent restoration (such as a filling or a dental crown), or to remove the tooth altogether and replace it with a dental implant. Although some dentists have a preference for one approach over the other, our dentists at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles treat every tooth as a unique case.

What is “Instant Orthodontics”?

Fri, 01/20/2012

“Instant orthodontics” is a catchphrase that some dentists use when referring to porcelain veneers, since they are capable of giving you a straighter-looking smile in a couple of weeks, as opposed to the lengthy, year-plus long treatment required by braces. Porcelain veneers can quickly and effectively mask minor problems with your smile, including:

Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

Tue, 01/17/2012

As cosmetic dentistry continues to grow in popularity, you may find that there are more cosmetic dentists in your local area than ever before, making it difficult to pinpoint a single dentistry practice that will provide you with the best and most comprehensive care.

One of the first things to evaluate when choosing a cosmetic dentist is their background. Different levels of training, experience, and artistry can make a big difference in the quality of the results you receive. Some questions to keep in mind are:

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