It is hard to believe that summer is over and fall is upon us! With so much on the horizon – football tailgates, Halloween, and Thanksgiving prep come to mind – your weekends are sure to fill up quickly. Mouthwatering fall food staples are abundant, but could pose a threat to your teeth if you…

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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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The Surf City Dental family recognizes the challenges everyone has faced in 2020. We also love serving our community and are committed to the prospect of a clean healthy smile for all of our clients. That’s why Surf City Dental is one of the few local offices offering in-house financing to help maintain your oral…

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If you told your friends and family that you suffer from xerostomia, their eyes would probably gloss over and their attention span start to fizzle! But if you told them it was dry mouth, the more common name for this unfortunate and all-too-common ailment, they would empathize. Whether it was a temporary problem or something…

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Think about the last time you woke up with the familiar morning film on your teeth. You may or may not know that is the sign of plaque build-up, but I bet you hopped out of bed immediately and grabbed your toothbrush. As the principal cause of so many oral health concerns, plaque can affect…

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The threat of having to get any type of x-ray can be unsettling. They can sometimes point to an issue that can’t be diagnosed from the surface. Dental x-rays are an effective method for troubleshooting and preventing unwanted pain and agony down the road. Issues like cavities, tooth decay, and structural concerns with your jaw…

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When you ask people about brushing their teeth, they will unanimously agree with you that it is essential in the pursuit of good oral hygiene. Flossing, on the other hand, doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. A study on flossing was conducted in 2016 by medical epidemiologist, Dr. Duong Nguyen and it revealed some…

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There are quite a few reasons that people chew gum. It’s a tasty, convenient mouth refresher in a pinch, it’s an appetite suppressant, and some even cite chewing gum as an effective stress and anxiety reducer. Chewing gum is nothing new to our society. In fact, some form of chewing gum has been a part…

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Cavities affect people of all ages. A 2015 study from the CDC and the National Institutes of Health found that almost every American – 96 percent – aged 65 or older reported tooth decay. The Mayo Clinic also found that cavities and tooth decay are some of the most common health problems in the world.   …

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If you have had an issue with cavities in the past, your mouth may be missing one key ingredient: fluoride. Fluoride is considered an effective natural deterrent of cavities and can help strengthen the enamel on your teeth. Enamel is made up of calcium and phosphate to form a thin layer of protection on your…

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