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Halloween Hygiene: North Carolina dentist recommends chocolate over other candies this Halloween

With October marking National Dental Hygiene Month, dental experts at Carolina Dental Specialty Center are advising families on how to care for their teeth and prevent cavities ahead of the Halloween weekend.

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. – With October marking National Dental Hygiene Month, dental experts at Carolina Dental Specialty Center are advising families on how to care for their teeth and prevent cavities ahead of the Halloween weekend.

Halloween Hygiene: North Carolina dentist recommends chocolate over other candies this Halloween
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Customized Temporary Crowns let you ‘Rehearse’ Your Future Smile

Modern restorations for severely damaged or missing teeth are truly remarkable. Although the type of restoration may differ — dental implant, bridge, or veneer — the end result is a life-like facsimile that matches the shape and color of your natural teeth.

To achieve this result, though, the new crown or veneer requires fabrication in a dental laboratory, a meticulous process that may take a few weeks. In the interim, we often install temporary crowns. These help in a number of ways: because we’ve prepared the teeth for final restoration by removing some of the tooth structure, the temporary crown protects and stabilizes the teeth, reduces sensitivity and helps maintain gum health. Temporary crowns also enable the patient to present a more natural smile while waiting for the permanent restoration.

Customized Temporary Crowns let you ‘Rehearse’ Your Future Smile
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Treatment for Gum Injuries

If you have a gum injury, including soft tissue damage, bleeding or an abscessed tooth, contact Dr. Jose Arauz and his professional team at the Eastern Carolina Robotic Dental Implant Center for gum grafting in Jacksonville, NC, or other treatment options.

Many people aren’t as familiar with gum injuries and the treatment options as they are with tooth problems. Unlike the hard enamel that protects teeth, the gums are sensitive, soft and moist. In fact, your gums are more susceptible to damage from accidents or other trauma than your teeth. Here is a shortlist of common gum injuries.

Treatment for Gum Injuries
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