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Posted September 14, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
The Doctors of CCFD

What Are Those Bumps? Oral Tori

Unusual shapes and growths can be alarming anywhere in the body. If you’ve noticed hard bumps growing in your mouth, you might have oral tori.  What are Oral Tori? Tori (or a single torus) are bumps in the mouth made of bone tissue covered by gum tissue. They grow slowly and some people have them… (Read More)

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Posted August 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
The Doctors of CCFD

No Tradesies: Packing Mouth-Healthy Lunches for Kiddos

Breakfast is always being touted as the most important meal of the day—and for good reason! It’s important for families to kickstart their day with nutrients that will help them power through school, work, socializing, sports, homework… does anyone else feel exhausted just thinking about it all?  The right foods in your child’s lunch can… (Read More)

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Posted August 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
The Doctors of CCFD

Do I Have Herpes? Cold Sores 101

Cold sore. Fever blister. Herpes Simplex Virus-1. These babies go by a lot of different names, but the experience is always the same: Telltale burning or itching near the lip A red bump appears a day or so later The bump becomes a cluster of blisters The blisters dry up and scab over The scab… (Read More)

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Posted July 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
The Doctors of CCFD

The Smoking Gun: Tobacco & Oral Health

They say not everything natural is good for you. Nature has many poisons that humans have experimented with and learned the hard way to avoid. Tobacco is a popular plant that we’ve learned can really do a number on your health. Using tobacco is a personal and communal practice that can be really hard to… (Read More)

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Posted July 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
The Doctors of CCFD

What Happens in Your Mouth While You Sleep?

Ah, nighttime… the end of the day, the ceasing of work, and hopefully a good night’s sleep. But did you know things are still happening in your mouth all night long, even if you’re blissfully unaware of it? Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry, your Oak Island & Bolivia dentists shed some light on the world of… (Read More)

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Posted June 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
The Doctors of CCFD

Gingivitis: Are Your Gums Trying to Tell You Something?

Gingivitis, very simply, is an inflammation of your gums. (Any time a medical term ends with “itis” it means inflammation.) Gingivitis varies in severity and can look a few different ways. Very bad gingivitis leads to periodontal (gum) disease.  Gingivitis is common and affects many, rather, most adults. But with good oral hygiene and the… (Read More)

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Posted June 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
The Doctors of CCFD

The Story of Caries Prevention

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry… (Read More)

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Posted May 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
The Doctors of CCFD

When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

Most of us have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by cavities, gum… (Read More)

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Posted May 24, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
The Doctors of CCFD

Oral Anatomy 101

Welcome to your mouth! A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. You might be surprised how many different parts work together to make your mouth function. Read more below from Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry in Bolivia & Oak Island to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how it works. Teeth… (Read More)

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