The Gift Of Oral Health

The Gift Of Oral Health In Wilson

Sometimes our patients wonder why, with all the developments in dentistry, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss after a checkup at Wilson Dental Group.

It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world. But don’t let their simplicity fool you! These tools are your best friends in preventing cavities, plaque build-up, and gum disease!

When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are an important part of everyday oral hygiene.

How To Brush
We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day, and with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Brush for at least two minutes. Make sure to get the front and sides of all your teeth, the inside and outside parts, and the tops. When you to the sides, be sure you brush along the gumline. Use a gentle touch, and hold the brush at a 45-degree angle. Replace your toothbrush every three months or so.

Use whatever toothpaste flavor you like best, but make sure it has fluoride in it. Use a pea-sized blob – or more than pea-sized, if you’re so inclined. Too much toothpaste is no big deal, but be sure to use enough!

We strongly recommend flossing, too. Should you floss your teeth before or after you brush? There is no hard-and-fast rule on that, and it may come down to personal preference. We think before is better, but the most important thing is that you do it.

At Wilson Dental Group, we think that good oral health is a gift that keeps on giving. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

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Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

Common Myths about Wilson Family Cosmetic Dentistry

At Wilson Dental Group, we improve smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. From the questions that some patients ask, though, it seems there are some myths about what cosmetic dentistry can and cannot do. So we’re using this blog post to clear up a few of them.

Myth #1: Cosmetic Dentistry is Never Necessary for a Healthy Smile

Many “cosmetic” dental procedures are not solely cosmetic.  Procedures such as tooth replacement prevent potential issues like tooth movement, bone loss, and difficulty chewing and speaking.

Myth #2: A Dental Bridge is the Only Way to Replace a Missing Tooth

Dental bridges have been used for many years with success. However, dental implants are often a better choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants have many advantages. They feel like natural teeth, they are stronger, and they are easier to clean than dental bridges. Implants can also be used to anchor dentures or partial dentures.

Myth #3: At-Home Teeth Whitening is as Effective as Professional Whitening

Commercially purchased whitening systems cannot compare to professional-strength teeth whitening treatments. They may remove surface stains, but do not provide the best results.

Myth #4: Dental Bonding is the Best Way to Fix a Chipped Tooth.

Dental bonding can restore the shape of a tooth, but may not be the best long-term solution. If you have a damaged tooth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers.

Myth #5: Braces are the Only Way to Correct Crooked Teeth

Braces can transform a smile, even in adults. However, if your teeth are only slightly crooked, porcelain veneers can reshape your teeth and help you get a beautiful smile.

At Wilson Dental Group, we want the best possible smiles for all of our patients. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, and children’s dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

 

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Need An Implant? Let’s Do A Checkup And Talk About It.

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When is the last time you had a dental check-up? At Wilson Dental Group, we recommend having a check-up every six months. If you are considering a dental implant, we will assess your oral condition and take it from there.

Dental implants are an ideal replacement for one or more missing teeth. An implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw, where it fuses with the bone. One implant is a solid base for one artificial tooth, while several can support a dental bridge or full dental arch.

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is someone in good overall health. That includes healthy gums. Adults are better candidates than younger people, because their jawbones are fully grown.

It’s essential to have enough bone mass, because the implant needs it. Even if you don’t, though, bone grafting can grow new bone. Once the implant is in place, it prevents further bone loss.

Unfortunately, not everyone is a viable candidate for a dental implant. People with systemic conditions like diabetes, or who have had radiation treatment to the head or jaws, are not good candidates. Neither are people with uncontrolled gum disease. All of these conditions can affect the success of the implant.

Dental implants from Wilson Dental Group can change your life for the better, and it begins with a thorough checkup. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

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Infancy Through Childhood: Instill Good Brushing Habits

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New parents may be surprised by the American Dental Association recommendations on infant oral care. Parents are advised to begin brushing their baby’s teeth as soon as the first teeth emerge. These recommendations are in line with ours, at Wilson Dental Group.

Brand-new teeth are just as vulnerable to tooth decay as older teeth. We recommend using a warm, damp cloth and a smidgen of toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice) to wipe each tooth.

When your child gets a little older, it is important to choose the proper toothbrush, in order to make brushing as pleasant as possible. A soft-bristled brush is best. Again, a small amount of toothpaste is best. Infant and toddler-sized toothbrushes with a small head of bristles are helpful.

If your child can’t tolerate the taste of toothpaste, it’s okay to brush without it for a while. The goal is to remove food bits that will create bacteria followed by plaque and then cavities.

When two teeth touch, it’s time to floss. Flossing is essential to make sure no food is lodged between the teeth. Proper flossing requires fine motor skills which most little ones don’t develop before age six or seven. Parents need to assist with flossing until they are sure their child can do it effectively.

At Wilson Dental Group our services include children’s dentistry. We want our young patients to enjoy good dental health. We want you to, as well! We offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

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Missing Teeth? Don’t Miss Out On A Beautiful Smile

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If you have missing spaces in your smile due to decay, injury or any other reason, there is hope. If your existing teeth are stained, decayed, or chipped, there is hope. If your teeth have always been misshapen, or crooked, there is hope. Cosmetic dentistry at Wilson Dental Group can fix all of those problems.

Regardless of the issue, it is usually preferable to preserve your natural teeth. If this is not feasible, and you have already lost teeth, we offer multiple ways for you to maintain (or regain) your ability to eat, drink, speak, laugh, and smile with confidence.

Dental Implant
A dental implant is a tooth replacement that incorporates an artificial tooth and an artificial root (usually biocompatible titanium). The artificial root is inserted into the jaw bone where it integrates with the bone tissue. There are three parts to a dental implant: the artificial root, the connecting abutment, and the final crown or denture.

Dental Veneers
If you still have your teeth, but are not comfortable with them, these might be the best solution. Stunning porcelain veneers offer a relatively reasonably priced approach to cosmetic adjustments – uneven color, size, or shape. These are very thin shells bonded to the front of the teeth. They upgrade unsightly, but structurally sound teeth.

At Wilson Dental Group we restore smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. We have evening and Saturday hours to fit any busy schedule. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

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Porcelain Veneers And Instant Orthodontics

Wilson Porcelain Veneers and Instant Orthodontics

If you have been paying attention to orthodontics in recent years, you probably have heard about clear braces. They’ve been welcomed by many people, especially adults who want an alternative to traditional metal braces. Clear braces are available at Wilson Dental Group.

There’s more good news for men and women who want to straighten their teeth. How about ‘instant orthodontics’?

We’re talking about porcelain veneers. Strictly speaking, they are not orthodontics; usually they are classified as cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are thin ceramic shells that are custom-made to fit over the front part of your teeth. They’re great for fixing slightly crooked teeth, which is why they’re sometimes called instant orthodontics.

Veneers are also a solution for abnormally spaced, stained or chipped teeth.

Along with Invisalign clear braces, porcelain veneers are available at Wilson Dental Group. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

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What Can Veneers Do For Your Smile?

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In this blog post from Wilson Dental Group, we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients have. The question is, “What exactly are porcelain veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”

Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Unlike a dental crown which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. They are commonly used to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.

If you visit us for veneers, we will first make an impression of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to fabricate the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.

Since a thin layer of the enamel on the tooth has to be removed so the veneer can be placed, this dental procedure is usually irreversible.

At Wilson Dental Group, porcelain veneers are among the cosmetic dentistry procedures available. Please call our office to schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

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Our Standard Of Excellence

At Wilson Dental Group, we are committed to the dental health of each one of our patients. We want everyone who settles into one of our chairs to have a good experience. But just as important, we want our work to result in healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime. That is our standard of excellence.

We offer comprehensive services to treat your dental issues, whatever they may be. We promote preventative dental care and education, and view them as the keys to good dental health. That is why we encourage all our patients to see us for a cleaning and checkup every six months.

Regular Checkups

Twice-yearly dental appointments allow us to keep track of the overall health of your teeth and gums. We’ll also do regular screenings for oral cancer, and in our younger patients, make sure their teeth are coming in as they should.

If the eyes are the window to the soul, your dental health is a window to your overall health. The link between dental and general health is by now well-established. Knowing your overall medical history helps us to be informed of your general health.

At Wilson Dental Group, our entire staff wants each one of our patients to have a positive experience in our office. We are all committed to the highest standard of excellence in dentistry. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

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Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening

Clear Braces - Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening for Wilson Adults

Are you thinking about straightening your teeth? You may be able to skip those old-fangled metal braces, the bane of teenagers in an earlier era. Clear braces from Wilson Dental Group make teeth straightening a whole new ballgame.

Unlike traditional metal braces, clear braces have no wires or brackets or rubber bands. Even better, they are almost undetectable – even to people standing just a few feet away from you.

The proper name for clear braces is “aligners.” They look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard. You wear a series of them to put pressure on your teeth, which gradually brings them into alignment. Each aligner is worn for a week or two before you go to a new one. The new one changes the alignment slightly, and in time, you have an ideal bite.

Clear braces are so undetectable that some people call them invisible. Of course, they are not invisible, but they’re really close. They are made from clear plastic, which is what makes them so subtle.

One of the things that people like best about clear braces is that they are removable. You can take them out at mealtime, and when you brush your teeth at night. For the best results, however, they should be worn for at least twenty-two hours each day.

At Wilson Dental Group we have clear braces from Invisalign. We also offer general and cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

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Do Whitestrips Work?

Do Whitestrips Work in Wilson?If you have visited the toothpaste aisle at your grocery store lately, you have probably noticed dozens of products that claim to whiten your teeth. How do these products stack up against professional teeth whitening from Wilson Dental Group?

A few years ago, the only over-the-counter tooth whitening options were whitening toothpastes and Crest Whitestrips. Now there is a wide variety of products at every drugstore counter in the area.

Whitening Rinses
Whitening rinses are similar to mouthwashes. They kill bacteria, freshen breath and may help remove plaque. Whitening rinses, however, contain tooth-whitening ingredients not found in mouthwashes.

Manufacturers advise taking a mouthful of the rinse and letting it slosh around on your teeth for one minute twice a day. Though this is easy, many users never notice a lightening of their teeth. This is probably because the rinse does not touch your teeth long enough to truly whiten them.

Whitening Strips
The whitening strips you can buy in grocery stores have a couple of drawbacks. Though they contain a bleaching agent, it is much less potent than those used in dental offices. Another trouble is that they do not whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface. Though it is possible to remove stains, it can take months to see any whitening. By that point, you have probably spent more money than you would have if you’d have chosen the professional system at your dental practice.

If you are serious about dramatically whitening your teeth, the most effective way is professional whitening at Wilson Dental Group. It’s among our general and cosmetic dentistry services. Call for an appointment today.

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

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