Greenville Dentistry Blog

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

Treating Periodontal Disease With Scaling and Root Planing

Fri, 07/11/2014

Periodontal disease is a serious condition in which the gum tissue surrounding the teeth becomes infected. One of the most effective ways to treat advanced stages of gum disease is a procedure called scaling and root planing. If you suffer from periodontal disease, our Wilson dentists can discuss whether this treatment might be right for you

Scaling and root planing is one of the most commonly performed dental treatments. The process is a minimally invasive and effective way to treat gum disease.

Headache Treatment: How Our Dentists Can Help

Tue, 06/24/2014

Anyone who has experienced a severe headache knows that it can put your entire day on hold. If you suffer from migraine symptoms on a regular basis, would you have guessed that the problem could lie in your jaw? Our Wilson dentists at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles offer a variety of headache treatments for patients with oral health issues

How Family Dentistry Can Help Your Child

Tue, 06/10/2014

A recent study found that school-age children are most often targeted by bullies due to cosmetic issues affecting their teeth. If your child's teeth aren't developing into a healthy, functional smile, our Rocky Mount family dentists are pleased to offer a number of services to correct new and ongoing issues.

Keeping Calm for Cosmetic Dentistry

Fri, 05/23/2014

Do you want to adjust your teeth for that perfect smile, but worry about pain or the effects of anesthesia? If you suffer from dental anxiety, our Goldsboro cosmetic dentists are not only able to enhance the aesthetic of your mouth but also help you relax before and during your visit.

Dental Implants Offset Tooth Loss

Fri, 05/09/2014

More than 20 percent of North Carolina seniors are missing all of their teeth. According to The Washington Post, this unfortunate statistic could be the result of a high number of residents skipping a yearly dental checkup; North Carolina ranks slightly below the national average in the percentage of citizens who have visited a dentist in the past year.

What Happens During a Root Canal?

Thu, 04/10/2014

If you experience consistent pain or sensitivity in a tooth, you might have a cavity. If left untreated, the decay can spread to the root, at which point the only effective treatment option could be a root canal. Though this procedure often causes patients anxiety, our Wilson dentists have more than 35 years of experience helping patients retain and improve their oral health through a variety of procedures.

Treating TMJ: BOTOX® Cosmetic or Mouth Guard?

Tue, 03/25/2014

Do you grind your teeth at night and regularly experience headaches or feelings of tension and pain in your jaw or neck? If you're suffering from these symptoms, our Goldsboro general dentists can examine your jaw for signs of TMJ disorder.

Tooth Brushing Tips that Don't Require a Smartphone

Tue, 03/04/2014

Several companies are developing electric toothbrushes designed to connect to the Internet. When linked to a smartphone, the device can record the user's brush strokes and provide oral health care tips for neglected parts of the mouth. However, there isn't a digital replacement for the input of experienced, hands-on Rocky Mount dentists.

What Are Dental Crowns Made Of?

Wed, 02/26/2014

Whether they are worn, damaged, or oddly shaped due to decay or injury, there are multiple options for restoring both the look and function of your teeth. One option our Greenville, N.C., dentists regularly suggest is a dental crown.

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