Limestone Dental Blog

“Why Does My Tooth Hurt?”
added on: September 18, 2017

There are plenty of reasons why a tooth may hurt. When this happens, the best thing you can do is to call your dentist in Wilmington as soon as possible to determine the reason why and get treatment started quickly. However, there are a few ways you can try to narrow down the cause of Read more…

Can Probiotics Help Keep Your Mouth Healthy?
added on: August 30, 2017

When we think of probiotics, we typically think of how they can aid in keeping the stomach healthy. But at our dental office in Wilmington, we became aware of how some probiotics can assist oral health, too. Let’s take a closer look at the research that supports the idea that probiotics can help keep mouths Read more…

Your Dental Cleaning is Much More Than Simply a Cleaning
added on: August 25, 2017

Twice a year (at least) you come to our dental office in Wilmington for your dental hygiene visit. During this appointment, we’re certainly focused on removing plaque, flossing diligently, and polishing your pearly whites. But what our patients may not know is that your bi-annual cleaning has a much bigger focus than simply getting your Read more…

Exercise: Good for the Body, Bad for Teeth?
added on: July 28, 2017

Throughout the past few years, there have been several studies that provide conflicting information on whether exercise is good or bad for your oral health. Our dental office in Wilmington hopes that we can help clear up any confusion so you can get back to working out without worry. The Benefits of Exercise It goes Read more…

“What’s My Dentist Mean When Talking About Occlusion?”
added on: July 13, 2017

During your appointments at our Wilmington dental office, you may have heard your dental team talk about “occlusion”, and you may have thought to yourself, “What are they talking about?” Basically, occlusion is just a dentist’s way of describing the way your top teeth come in contact with your bottom teeth when your mouth is Read more…

What Your Tongue Says About Your Health
added on: June 28, 2017

At our dental office in Wilmington, we spend a lot of time getting people to open up and say, “Ah!” It’s because your oral health can tell us a lot about what is going on in the rest of your body. Did you know that your tongue can also provide some pretty interesting clues about Read more…

All About Bottled Water: What You Need to Know
added on: June 21, 2017

These days, bottled water is everywhere. It’s one of our most common accessories when heading out the door to work, sending the kids to school, packing for a sporting event, or gearing up for outdoor activities. And we all know that staying hydrated becomes even more important this time of year as we set out Read more…

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Nail Biter? Here’s Another Reason You Should Stop
added on: May 22, 2017

Nail biting is a common habit that affects a number of Americans including an estimated 60% of kids, 45% of teenagers, and 30% of adults. While the likelihood of being a nail biter decreases as we get older, the truth is it is a habit that can be difficult to break and can follow you Read more…

What is Gum Charting?
added on: May 12, 2017

Gum, or periodontal, charting is when your Wilmington dentist measures the pockets around each tooth to help evaluate oral health. It’s an important step in diagnosing gum disease and determining how advanced it may be. Periodontal charting can also assist your dental team in recommending an appropriate treatment plan. How is Periodontal Charting Done? The Read more…

Smokeless Doesn’t Mean Harmless
added on: April 27, 2017

As we near the end of April, which just so happens to be Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the team at our Wilmington dental office thought we should talk a bit about the oral health concerns associated with smokeless tobacco. Some individuals may assume that since it’s smokeless, chewing tobacco isn’t as harmful as smoking cigarettes. Read more…

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