Greenville Dentistry Blog

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

What is Sleep Apnea?

Tue, 11/24/2015

A snoring Goldsboro man exhibits the symptoms of sleep apneaAlthough several of our Goldsboro patients suffer from sleep apnea, many don't fully understand the condition. Sleep apnea is a common disorder which causes repeated pauses in breathing while you sleep. The length of these pauses can range from a few seconds to entire minutes.

How Can a Cosmetic Dentist Help Me?

Thu, 11/19/2015

A Goldsboro woman displays the work of her cosmetic dentistMany of our patients from Rocky Mount and Goldsboro visit our cosmetic dentist because they are unhappy with some aspect of their smile. However, in addition to improving the appearance of your teeth, a cosmetic dentist can also have a significant impact on your self-confidence and quality of life.

How Can I Overcome My Fear of the Dentist?

Wed, 10/28/2015

A Greenville patient relaxes, thanks to her sedation dentistFear of the dentist can keep you from going to regular checkups, which can make small problems become larger ones, requiring more time in the dentist's chair and more discomfort. Our Greenville sedation dentist may be able to help your next dental visit feel less unnerving.

Halloween Tips From Your General Dentist

Fri, 10/23/2015

A girl gets tips from her general dentist in Rocky MountAs Halloween approaches in Rocky Mount, it can be easy to dread the impending sugar overload. Halloween doesn’t have to be a nightmare for your teeth, or your children’s oral health, though.

Foods Choices for Healthy, White Teeth

Tue, 09/29/2015

A Greenville woman prepares to bite into a healthy snack We all want to flash a dazzling white smile. When Greenville patients visit us for teeth whitening treatments, they want to regain the radiant teeth that years of eating, drinking and natural aging have diminished over time.

The Top 5 Benefits of Invisalign®

Mon, 09/14/2015

A model shows how easily Invisalign aligners can be removedIf you’re ready to fix your crooked, crowded or gapped teeth, but don’t want the discomfort or embarrassment of traditional, fixed braces, Invisalign® could be the solution you’ve been looking for.  Invisalign treatment involves a series of clear, removable plastic aligner trays to gradually align your bite and strai

Do I Need to Get Dental Fillings?

Tue, 08/25/2015

Unsurprisingly, many of our Greenville patients visit us to get dental fillings. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reports that approximately half of all American children have suffered tooth decay by age twelve. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 92 percent of Americans get cavities by the time they reach their 60s.

How Do I Choose a Cosmetic Dentist?

Fri, 08/21/2015

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that 96% of Americans believe an attractive smile makes someone more appealing to a member of the opposite sex.  Choosing the right Goldsboro cosmetic dentist can help you improve your smile, confidence and self-image.

Here are some important things to consider when choosing a cosmetic dentist:

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Thu, 07/23/2015

The loss of a tooth is often embarrassing, but it can also negatively impact your ability to chew or speak properly, and left untreated, can have a detrimental effect on your oral and general health. A Wilson family dentist at Boles Ham Dixon & Boles may be able to help you restore your smile and rejuvenate your self-confidence with dental implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed within your jawbone to provide a sound foundation for a prosthetic tooth. Some advantages of dental implants include:

Protect Your Child for Fall Sports

Thu, 07/09/2015

In North Carolina, the last months of summer include parades, outdoor food festivals, and the return to sports practice for thousands of school-aged athletes. When stocking up on your child’s helmets, pads and cleats, don’t forget to visit a Wilson family dentist at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles for your student athlete’s custom sports mouth guard.

Mouth guards help prevent injuries such as chipped, broken, or dislodged teeth as well as unintentional biting of the tongue or inner cheek.

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