The month of September is a busy one for most. Kids are back to school, the Carolina Panthers kick off their football season, and lazy summer days make way for fall fun. September is a big month at Surf City Dental too, as it is Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (DICAM). DICAM is an initiative…

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foods to limit during holidays so you dont need cavity treatment

Just because your teeth survived the Halloween candy onslaught doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods yet. Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are just around the corner, and with them comes a sea of foods that have the potential to land you in the dentist’s office for a cavity treatment. Here are a few of…

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patient with two female dentists

Don’t let your smile suffer because of missing teeth. Whether reason you lost one or several teeth, you don’t have to let your smile be incomplete. Improvements in tooth replacement procedures have made restoring your teeth and lifestyle easier than ever. The primary options for replacing lost teeth are dental implants or dental bridges. Though…

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old people smiling

Having a tooth extracted can be a painful process. Dentists do whatever they can to avoid having to remove teeth, but in those rare circumstances where extraction is necessary, it’s helpful to know what to expect. After the procedure is complete, you will have to be careful not to disturb the clot. Surf City Dental…

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woman brushing her teeth

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so you should take care of it. On top of that, the health of your teeth has a significant impact on your overall health. Frequent flossing, brushing, and diet control are all great ways you can improve dental health at home, but no…

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woman getting teeth cleaning

Regular teeth cleanings are a necessary part of good oral health, but that doesn’t mean they’re always pleasant. By taking a few simple steps, you can make the process easier for you and your dentist.   How To Prepare for Your Next Teeth Cleaning at Surf City Dental in Surf City, NC Plaque and its…

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giant tooth with medical bag

Your tooth is hurting—but is it an emergency? Discomfort is easy to identify, but knowing whether you need to make an appointment after office hours isn’t always clear. How you respond to a dental emergency can make the difference between saving a tooth or losing it. We also understand that you may not always know…

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Female patient getting dental exam

Regular appointments of any kind can seem like a chore — and we know some people have an especially strained relationship with dental exams. But that’s the thing — the more regularly you see your dentist, the easier your appointments will be, the healthier your teeth will be, the brighter your smile will… you get…

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man with toothache

Does it hurt to chew? Do your teeth seem overly sensitive to hot or cold temperatures? These are some of the symptoms of an infected root canal. A root canal is the soft tissue (called “pulp”) in the center of the tooth, and it’s possible for this tissue to become damaged or infected. This pulp…

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ceramic crowns

There are many reasons you might want to get veneers or crowns. Maybe you have teeth that are worn, broken, or sensitive — or perhaps it’s to brighten up your smile. Whatever reason you have, better teeth can improve your confidence, your health, your level of comfort, or even help you make a connection. Veneers…

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