Greenville Dentistry Blog

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

Why Dental Visits are Important for Kids

Tue, 06/23/2015

Children understand the value of a healthy smile at an early age, shouting “cheese” for a barrage of photographs and status updates. For North Carolina parents searching for a Wilson family dentistry, Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles Cosmetic Dentistry offers the expertise needed to deliver confidence and comfort to growing smiles.

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Mon, 06/08/2015

Since 1974, our Wilson family dentistry patients have come to us with a variety of dental concerns and symptoms, including headaches, which can be symptomatic of TMJ. June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, a time that the American Headache and Migraine Association (AHMA) hopes can build awareness, educate the public, and reduce the stigma associated with a variety of headache disorders.

TMJ Symptoms During Pregnancy

Wed, 05/20/2015

If you’re an expectant mother in Greenville and you are experiencing increased soreness in your jaw area, you might be suffering from TMJ.

Even if you have never encountered pre-existing TMJ symptoms before, it is not uncommon to begin showing signs of the disorder with the onset of pregnancy. If you were already experiencing symptoms of TMJ prior to becoming pregnant, it is likely that your condition may become exacerbated by the pregnancy.

Symptoms of TMJ can include:

Do Dental Implants Last Forever?

Tue, 05/05/2015

Patients familiar with dental implants know that they are a durable, long-lasting solution for lost and missing teeth. But just how enduring is this restoration option? Our Rocky Mount dentists have decades of experience placing and restoring implants, and they can answer these and other questions.

Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me?

Wed, 04/22/2015

When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conducted a poll to determine what improvement people would most like to make to their smile, the number-one answer was “whiter and brighter teeth.” For many patients, professional teeth whitening at our Greenville office is an easy way to achieve this goal.

Maintaining Dental Implants

Tue, 04/14/2015

Patients lose teeth for a variety of reasons, from injury to illness. One major cause of tooth loss is poor oral hygiene. Our Greenville dentists can work closely with patients who are missing teeth to improve their oral health, then determine if dental implants are an appropriate tooth replacement option.

5 Reasons to Visit Our Family Dentistry Office

Thu, 03/05/2015

Our dentists have served several generations of patients since we opened our practice in 1974. Though we are based in Wilson, we are always pleased to see patients who visit us from communities throughout the area around Raleigh.

We believe family dentistry is about accommodating the oral health needs of each patient so treatment is age-appropriate and meets individual goals. A family approach is also centered on providing the highest level of service so patients have a rewarding experience regardless of the distance they traveled to see us.

Periodontal Disease: Signs and Symptoms

Wed, 02/18/2015

When it comes to dental health, your gums are just as important as your teeth. Everyone knows that plaque on your teeth is bad, but if that plaque gets below the gum line, it can lead to periodontal disease, which will cause major damage to your teeth and mouth. The disease usually begins as gingivitis, which gives you red gums and chronic bad breath. If left untreated, this can turn into periodontitis, a disease that destroys the tissue holding your teeth in place.

What to Expect During a Child's Dental Exam

Tue, 02/03/2015

The American Dental Association designates every February as National Children's Dental Health Month. The theme for 2015 is “Defeat Monster Mouth,” a slogan that encourages kids to brush, floss, and eat healthy to avoid plaque buildup. At-home care is important, and your family dentist can reinforce good hygiene with professional services.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Tue, 01/20/2015

Are you missing teeth? If you live in North Carolina and you’re looking for permanent tooth replacement, our Wilson dentists can assess your suitability for dental implants.

Unlike dentures and other tooth replacement options, dental implants are a comprehensive solution. A custom crown fills the space in your smile while a small artificial tooth root (the implant itself) is surgically positioned directly beneath the gums.

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