How Do I Know if Invisalign® is Right for Me?

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Being both discrete and easy to use, Invisalign® is growing in popularity as an alternative to wire braces. If you’re interested in a straightening your teeth, you may have wondered if Invisalign could help you. Fortunately, most patients are able to get effective results and brighter smiles with this system.   Here’s how to tell…

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Why Teeth Whitening is the Gift that Keeps Giving Back

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Having a difficult time choosing a gift for a friend or family member this holiday season? Why not give them the gift that keeps on giving: a teeth whitening treatment? With teeth as bright and glistening as fresh winter snow, they’ll feel great and smile more all year. Learn more about how our teeth whitening solutions…

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6 Strange Dental Tales from Famous Historical Figures

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People weren’t always lucky enough to have access to the latest advancements in dental medicine. For hundreds of years, humans struggled through tooth decay and gum disease. Even rich and famous historical figures weren’t always safe from dental issues. Here are a few historical figures who probably would have appreciated a modern dental exam. Historical…

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5 Cavity-Causing Foods to Avoid This Holiday Season

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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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Candy for a Cause: Surf City Dental’s Annual Candy Buy Back

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Every Halloween, kids drag home massive mountains of candy from their trick-or-treat adventures. Usually, they end up with stomach aches, sugar hyperactivity, and potentially cavities as they fight to level their pile of goodies. Help them lighten their loads and support our troops at the same time by participating in Surf City Dental’s 2017 Candy…

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What You Need to Know About Mini Dental Implants

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Modern dentistry offers all kinds of options for people looking to replace or restore their teeth. From implants to bridges, it’s easier than ever to regain a natural looking smile. Dental implants stand out as one of the most reliable and natural looking options. However, dental implants are also more invasive than most other tooth…

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Learn How You Can Prevent Gingivitis with Proper Dental Care

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Gingivitis is one of the most common dental issues in the United States. If untreated, gingivitis can advance into much more serious gum disease. Despite this, gingivitis is easy to prevent and treat. All you need to do is keep up with your homecare and have regular examinations from an experienced dentist. What is Gingivitis?…

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Why Animals Don’t Go to the Dentist (and Why You Need To)

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Next time you’re on your way to the dentist in Hampstead, North Carolina, you may find yourself wondering why you never see lions, tigers, bears, or other animals in the waiting room. A lot of animals have teeth. Why don’t they ever need to go to the dentist? The truth is, every animal has different…

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Learn Why People Grind Their Teeth and How You Can Stop It

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Nighttime teeth grinding can be a nuisance to loved ones and cause significant long-term damage to your teeth. However, grinding usually occurs at night, and is subconscious for most people, making it difficult to stop. So, why do people grind their teeth? Though there is no clear or certain single cause for teeth grinding, or…

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4 Simple Ways You Can Avoid Pain from Tooth Sensitivity

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Sensitive teeth can add unnecessary stress to eating and drinking. Often you need to avoid cold or hot foods or beverages to stave off those twinges of pain. Fortunately, you can help treat the effects of tooth sensitivity at home by taking a few simple steps from Surf City Dental in North Carolina. Easy Home…

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