Bad Breath: When Morning Breath Becomes Halitosis

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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The Good, The Bad & The Crossbite

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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Replace Missing Teeth – Dentures & Dental Implants

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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Is it Ever Too Late for Dental Work?

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 ›

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TMJ: The Root of Your Pain

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 ›

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How Dental Nightguards Can Help You

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 ›

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Don’t Eat That: A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Mouth

Some foods will help you grow healthy teeth and keep them forever. Some foods will prevent you from growing healthy teeth, or harm the ones you already have. You can grow and maintain strong, healthy teeth by eating a diet your mouth (and your body) will truly love. Read more ›

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Do Whitening Strips Actually Work?

Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Bolivia & Oak Island. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Coastal Cosmetic Family dentists want you to be informed about every aspect of dental health, so here’s a guide to which whitening options can give your teeth a bright new shine. If you have any questions or would like to visit Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry for a consultation, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Read more ›

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The Science of Tooth Decay

If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone in Bolivia & Oak Island has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of Health [http://nih.gov/] as the most prevalent disease in the world. Today we’re going to talk about a few of the factors involved in causing tooth decay and what you and The Doctors of CCFD can do to protect your smile. Read more ›

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Need a Tooth Extraction? Don’t Be Afraid!

We’ve all had a toothache at some point at some point or another. While you should always consult your Oak Island or Bolivia dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Oak Island & Bolivia residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the only solution is for a Coastal Cosmetic dentist to perform an extraction, or remove the tooth. Today, the dental team at Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry® would like to talk about what you can expect from an extraction and why it’s not something to fear! Read more ›

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