A recent, three-part study by Crest® puts numbers to what most of us already knew – white teeth are beautiful and powerful! The study used both qualitative and quantitative measures in multiple settings to determine what effect white teeth can have on a person’s life.
In a portion of the study on employment, researchers found that whiter teeth greatly increased a person’s chance of being offered jobs but also of receiving higher pay. In a portion of the study on romance, subjects went on simulated dates and found the dates were more successful after their teeth had been whitened. Read more ›
Saliva. Just the word can conjure an array of images in your imagination. From salivating at a delicious meal to studying Pavlov’s dogs to watching a baseball player spit, life is full of saliva! And that’s a good thing because saliva is very important for oral and overall health. Problems with saliva can lead to dry mouth, cavities, and bad breath. Read more below from Oak Island and Bolivia dentists, Dr. Michelakis, Dr. Wilharm, Dr. Harrington, Dr. Miller, Dr. Hohl and Dr. Dobransky to learn more about your saliva.
Composition of Saliva
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The World Health Organization defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Sadly, in our fast-paced culture, many of us settle for less-than-healthy or even truly sick conditions every day. We allow ourselves to be tired, achy, stressed and in pain more often than not. Why? Because it’s hard to prioritize our long-term health in a world of so many immediate needs competing for our attention. But long-term health is actually the most important need of all. Without our health, we won’t truly be able to enjoy life or contribute to a greater good.
Dr. Michelakis, Dr. Wilharm, Dr. Harrington, Dr. Miller, Dr. Hohl and Dr. Dobransky offer a few points on how to seek wellness and prevent oral health problems before they even start. Read more ›
Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?
There are many specialized toothbrushes and types of mouthwash and toothpaste available to Oak Island and Bolivia residents who suffer from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, we at Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry would like to explain what causes tooth sensitivity and how these products work.
What Causes Sensitive Teeth?
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It’s often said that a true friend will tell you if you have bad breath. Bad breath, formally known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can hold you back from truly enjoying your life and social situations. Like a good friend, Dr. Michelakis, Dr. Wilharm, Dr. Harrington, Dr. Miller, Dr. Hohl and Dr. Dobransky in Bolivia and Oak Island will tell it to you straight. Read more below to determine what to do about your bad breath.
Is Bad Breath Normal?
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If your teeth or jaw don’t line up well with each other, you may have crossbite. Dr. Michelakis, Dr. Wilharm, Dr. Harrington, Dr. Miller, Dr. Hohl and Dr. Dobransky, your Oak Island and Bolivia dentists explain more about this condition, its effects and what you can do to treat it below.
A Good Bite
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So, you’re missing a tooth—or a few!
An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best for your new smile. Don’t feel lost among all the pros and cons of choosing a tooth-replacement plan. Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry in Bolivia and Oak Island is an experienced practice you can trust to help guide you on your journey from missing teeth toward a complete, natural, and healthy smile.
Not your grandma’s dentures
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Let’s be honest. If you are like most people in Oak Island and Bolivia, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. Research shows one in three Americans avoids going to the dentist regularly. As the time spent away from the dental chair adds up, so does the cost of potential dental work. Read more ›
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name… so let’s call it TMJ. That sounds more familiar—you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it.
TMJ dysfunction is sometimes called TMD, TMJD, or TMJ Syndrome, especially if there seem to be a number of other jaw-related issues. Dr. Michelakis, Dr. Wilharm, Dr. Harrington, Dr. Miller, Dr. Hohl and Dr. Dobransky at Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry are here to tell you more about TMJ and what to do if you’ve got it. Read more ›
It’s common to see people wearing mouthguards in Bolivia and Oak Island for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms simply by wearing a specially-designed mouth guard at night. Coastal Cosmetic Family dentists have helped many Bolivia and Oak Island residents improve their quality of life with nightguards. Our team at Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry invites you to come visit us today to find out more. Read more ›