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Posted January 27, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care
The Doctors of CCFD

Oral Piercings: Not Cool for Teeth

Remember that guy with the lip ring you had a crush on in high school? I wonder how his teeth are doing now. Don’t get us wrong—at Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry, we’re all about the freedom of self-expression, and if body modifications like tattoos and piercings are your thing, we support you. However, as your… (Read More)

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Posted January 18, 2023 / Blog
The Doctors of CCFD

Smile Safari: An Introduction to Animal Teeth

If you and your child are the proud companions of a pet, there’s a good chance you’ve both thought or said something like: “Fluffy’s really living the life. Instead of having to go to school or do chores, they can relax and sleep all day, getting up only to eat or maybe chase a laser… (Read More)

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Posted December 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services
The Doctors of CCFD

What a Great Smile! Dental Bonding for Kids

Dental bonding is a versatile cosmetic and restorative dental procedure that can be performed on patients of all ages. It can repair damage, fill gaps, and improve the look and structure of teeth. Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry wants all our patients to enjoy healthy, confident smiles, and if your child faces problems with chipped, misshapen… (Read More)

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Posted December 16, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
The Doctors of CCFD

Why Are My Baby’s Teeth Stained?

As brand-new humans, it seems logical that babies and children would have gleaming white teeth to go along with their bright eyes and soft skin. Baby teeth—also called primary teeth—generally do appear whiter than adult permanent teeth because they are more calcified. However,  it is not uncommon for a child’s teeth to appear less than… (Read More)

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Posted October 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Technology
The Doctors of CCFD

Am I Too Old for Braces?

How old is too old for braces? It’s an interesting question—and the answer may surprise you! Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry in Bolivia & Oak Island would like to share some information with readers today regarding patient age as it relates to orthodontic treatment. Spoiler Alert! Patient age alone is not a deal-breaker when it comes… (Read More)

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Posted October 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Technology
The Doctors of CCFD

Don’t Bite That! Bad Habits to Avoid with Braces

Millions of people of all ages use orthodontics to straighten their teeth each year. Clear aligner therapies like Invisalign® are popular not only because they are invisible and removable, but because they are difficult to break or damage. However, not all teeth can be straightened with clear aligner orthodontics, and even clear or tooth-colored systems… (Read More)

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Posted September 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Technology
The Doctors of CCFD

I Had Braces, Now My Jaw Hurts: Can Orthodontics Cause TMJ?

You had braces when you were younger and never experienced any jaw pain or other TMJ symptoms prior. Then, after you completed your orthodontic treatment, you developed a pain in your jaw, maybe accompanied by popping, locking, clenching, and grinding. Maybe you developed these symptoms shortly after having your braces removed, maybe it was a… (Read More)

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