Hey Wilmington and greater Surf City area! Curious about our approach or treatment options? We’ve designed this educational video library to help you out a bit! It’s constantly evolving and stocked with quick insights on some of the most sought-after dental questions. If you can’t find what you need here, send us a quick note, and we’ll make sure to get back!

Wellness Plan

At Surf City Dental, we go above and beyond in the financing and insurance aspects of dentistry. Tune in to hear Dr. Parr overview our Wellness Plan and in-house financing options. Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.​C.​ and the greater Surf City area.

Dry Mouth

Tune in to hear one of our hygienists Kaitlin overview the basics of dry mouth. The creation of saliva is controlled by the production of the salivary glands. So, decreased production leads to dry mouth, and ultimately can cause underlying issues. To learn more about dry mouth, check this episode out, then head over to our blog for more information! Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.​C.​ and the greater Surf City area.

COVID-19 Update

In this episode of Oral Health Bytes, Dr. Parr gives a COVID-19 update from the team at Surf City Dental. Patient safety and comfort are our top priorities year round, so during this time we have been able to appropriately prepare our team and office. Our staff is properly trained in PPE, and every patient will have a pre-appointment screening upon their arrival to Surf City Dental. If you have any questions about your upcoming appointment or what to expect, please give us a call today! Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Plaque

In this episode of Oral Health Bytes, one of our hygienists Kaitlin gives us the rundown on plaque! She answers questions like: What is it?, How do I get it?, and How do I prevent it? Check it out, then head over to our blog for more information! Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.​C.​ and the greater Surf City area.

Dental X-Rays

In this episode of Oral Health Bytes, one of our hygienists Kaitlin gives us the basics of what to expect during a dental x-Ray at Surf City Dental. We evaluate your bone level, tooth supporting structure for periodontal disease, and more. Check it out, then head over to our blog for more information! Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.​C.​ and the greater Surf City area.

Flossing

In this episode of Oral Health Bytes, Dr. Parr gives us some tips about how to floss correctly. Benefits, types, and possible concerns of not flossing daily are all discussed. Check it out, then head over to our blog for more information! Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.​C.​ and the greater Surf City area.

Chewing Gum

In this episode of Oral Health Bytes, Dr. Parr gives us some tips about chewing gum. Benefits, types, and possible concerns of chewing gum are all discussed. Check it out, then head over to our blog for more information! Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.​C.​ and the greater Surf City area.

Cavities

A cavity is a permanently damaged area in the surface of your tooth. Eventually, it leads to holes due to a build-up of plaque, which erodes the enamel. In this episode of Oral Health Bytes, Dr. Parr talks about preventative steps that you can take to combat cavities. Check it out, then head over to our blog for more information! Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Flouride

In this episode of Oral Health Bytes, Dr. Parr talks about fluoride – which is a mineral that helps protect your teeth. Without it, the enamel of your teeth is weakened, and you can be more prone to cavities. Taking care of your teeth twice a day with the right fluoride-based products can have a lasting effect on your oral health. Check it out, then head over to our blog for more information! Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease is caused by bacteria located in dental plaque, the sticky film that forms in your mouth several hours after brushing. The disease is relatively common, with studies showing that approximately half of Americans over the age of thirty suffered from bleeding gums, one of the more common symptoms seen. In this episode of Oral Health Bytes, Dr. Parr talks a bit about ways to prevent periodontal disease, and what you should do if you have concerns. Check it out, then head over to our blog for more information! Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Child’s First Visit 

Not sure when to take your child in for their first dental visit? In this episode of Oral Health Bytes, Dr. Parr gives tips for parents making decisions concerning their child’s dental care. Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

All About TMJ

TMD is temporomandibular joint disorder. In this episode, Dr. Parr talks about TMJ, TMD, and solutions that Surf City Dental offers to alleviate your pain and discomfort. Symptoms of TMD include pain in or around the ear, muscle fatigue, clicking or popping when opening the jaw, or the jaw staying open. Check it out, then head over to our blog for more information! Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush

You may have wondered before if you are using the correct toothbrush or not. In this episode, Dr. Parr talks about the differences between using a manual toothbrush versus using an electric toothbrush. Dr. Parr also lets us know what kind of toothbrush he uses! Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Tooth Sensitivity

Do you struggle with sensitive teeth? It is common to experience sensitivity when consuming extremely hot or cold food and beverages. In this episode, Dr. Parr tells us about several different options to make those with daily sensitivity more comfortable. Check it out, then head over to our blog for more information! Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Which Mouthwash?

Do you use mouthwash or mouth rinse? Everyone knows the daunting experience of trying to choose from the many types in the mouthwash aisle in the grocery store… In this episode, Dr. Parr recommends mouthwash brands and identifies some ingredients to look for when buying. Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Dental Bridge vs. Implant

Are you considering getting a bridge or an implant? Are you conflicted on which one is the right choice for you? In this episode, Dr. Parr addresses the differences between dental bridges and implants, including the recovery time for each procedure, the longevity of both solutions, and more. Check it out, then head over to our blog for more information! Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Tooth Erosion: What to Do

Tooth erosion can be traced back to several causes. In this episode, Dr. Parr outlines of few leading triggers of tooth erosion. Listen as he also offers up a few pointers on how to avoid tooth erosion in your day-to-day activities. Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

A Cracked or Broken Tooth

A cracked or broken tooth can lead to extreme pain that will only worsen with time. In this episode, Dr. Parr discusses the dangers of not addressing a cracked or broken tooth, and encourages patients to have the issue addressed immediately. Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Solutions for Bad Breath

Bad breath is a common condition for many people. In this episode, Dr. Parr explains some of the causes and highlights a few solutions you can try at home between dental visits. Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Sweet On Xylitol

You might have heard about the sweetener, Xylitol. Aside from having fewer calories than sugar, it packs some dental health benefits too! Hear Dr. Parr break it all down in this episode of Surf City Dental Oral Health Bytes. Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Worst Foods & Drinks!

Dr. Parr highlights some of the foods and drinks that are harshest on teeth, offering up some guidance on how to satisfy your cravings without harming your mouth. Insights for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Teeth Whitening

In this episode, Dr. Parr sheds a little light on a key difference between at-home teeth whitening systems and in-office. Before making a choice, hear the benefits then check out our blog for a full overview of your whitening treatment options! Oral Health knowledge for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Don’t Wait Out A Toothache

Untreated toothaches can be a real pain, not to mention lead to greater infection. We’re here to help you early on and get you back to feeling great. Let this episode of Oral Health Bytes serve as a starting point! Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Three Tips For A Happy Mouth

In this official launch of Surf City Oral Health Bytes, hear Dr. Parr offer some great oral healthcare pointers everyone should keep in mind! Insights for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Pregnant? Keep Glowing!

We see a lot of moms-to-be at Surf City Dental. If you’re one – or know someone who is – check out our tips for maintaining great oral health during pregnancy! Watch, then check out our blog on the topic for additional insights! Oral Health knowledge for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Poor Oral Hygiene

Our mouths serve as the gateway to the body’s total well-being. It’s crucial to understand the important role they play and to place equal emphasis on how we care for them. In this episode, Dr. Parr highlights a couple of potential consequences of poor oral hygiene and explains Surf City Dental’s approach to overcoming the issue. Insights for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Surf City Dental: On The Horizon

As we constantly innovate our approach to helping patients with their total oral health, see some treatment options we’re exploring for the near future. Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Invisalign: What Is It & Why?

We see many patients wanting a more discreet option to help straighten teeth. Invisalign provides just that. In this episode, Dr. Parr explains the process, treatment time and other details. Oral Health knowledge for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Dental Implants: Need To Know

At our recent Dental Implant Night, we went over many of the benefits and considerations related to this treatment option. Dr. Parr offers some additional dental implant insights in this episode. Check it out, then head over to our blog for some extra info! Insights for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Dental Anxiety: We Got Your Back

In this episode, Dr. Parr takes a moment to walk through a very common occurrence with patients – dental fear. He explains how our team works to put everyone at ease and make visits relaxing from start to finish. Take a look, then check out our blog for a few calming tips. Info for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.

Oral Health & Alzheimer’s

Recent studies have found a connection between periodontal issues and diseases like Alzheimer’s. Dr. Parr points out proactive care solutions to help avoid future problems, as well as options for addressing poor oral health right now. Insights for our patient community in Wilmington, N.C. and the greater Surf City area.