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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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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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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When It’s Better Not To Brush

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This post from Wilson Dental Gorup is all about your tooth enamel.

Thin and partially translucent, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body. It has the essential job of protecting teeth from constant use and the continual assault of chemicals in food and drink. Enamel also safeguards tooth nerves from hot and cold food and beverages. That’s why enamel loss often causes tooth sensitivity.

Cuts heal. Bruises fade. Broken bones mend. The body’s ability to heal itself is truly incredible. But tooth enamel is different. When it’s gone, it’s gone. That’s why we encourage our patients to protect their tooth enamel for a lifetime of dental health.

This may seem counterintuitive, but sometimes it is better NOT to brush – at least, not right after eating. Specifically, after eating acidic items. The acid weakens the enamel which can be further weakened by brushing. Waiting sixty minutes will allow the acid to dilute.

Rinsing is a good idea, though. By rinsing your mouth out right after eating acidic foods, you wash away food particles and speed up the dilution of the acid.

At Wilson Dental Group, we want all our patients to have strong and healthy teeth that are free of cavities. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup today! We have extended evening and weekend hours that fit any busy schedule.

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’s On Your Dental Wish List?

What Is On Your Dental Wish List?

Are you happy with the appearance of your smile? If you aren’t, then cosmetic dentistry from Wilson Dental Group may be for you.

Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dental care that is all about improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth, and smile. It includes a range of procedures. Some of the most popular include the following:

  • Teeth whitening. Imagine walking into our office with teeth that have grown dull over the years, and leaving an hour later with a gleaming, brilliant smile? With professional teeth whitening it’s possible. We can remove years of stains and discoloring with our powerful whitening system. Professional whitening is far more effective than any product you can find at the store.
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic. They are made individually to fit over the front of your teeth. Veneers can mask chips, cracks, gaps, and other imperfections to give you a magnificent smile.
  • Dental crowns. Dental crowns are covers that are placed over teeth to restore their shape, strength, and appearance. Sometimes used to protect a weakened tooth, they have many other useful functions, including cosmetic modification.
  • Dental implants. Considered the ultimate solution for a missing tooth, dental implants are titanium posts that are implanted into the jaw. They fuse with the bone and provide a solid support to an artificial tooth that looks and functions like the real thing. Several implants can support dentures. Some practices consider dental implants restorative dentistry, but they have a cosmetic value, too.

If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile, Wilson Dental Group has a cosmetic dentistry procedure that is right for you and your wish list. If finding a convenient time is tough for you, we have extended evening and weekend hours. 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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Children’s Cavities Are Not “Just A Part Of Growing Up”

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In this blog post from Wilson Dental Group, we focus on a preventative treatment used to help impede the development of cavities in children.

Dental sealants are a thin coat of clear resin that is applied to the biting surfaces of teeth, usually the molars. Molars are more prone to cavities because is difficult to reach them with a tooth brush, and the surfaces contain pits and grooves that easily trap bacteria. It is hard for many adults to clean their back molars and almost impossible for our young Lucama children.

Dental sealants fill in the pits and grooves on the molars to create a smooth surface. We most often recommend sealants for children’s permanent back teeth, though sometimes they are used for adults, too.

At Wilson Dental Group, we offer a full range of children’s dentistry, including dental sealants. Other services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call 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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Dental Sealants – Another Tool For Cavity Prevention

Dental Sealants - Another Tool For Cavity Prevention In Brookhaven

Regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. But the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s why dental sealants from Wilson Dental Group are invaluable.

Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied to the chewing surface of teeth. It covers the pits and fissures, and acts as a shield against acids and plaque that can damage the enamel.

You might think that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they can actually be beneficial for adults as well. This simple procedure can improve your oral health by protecting the surfaces that are particularly vulnerable to decay.

At Wilson Dental Group, we offer general and cosmetic dentistry, along with children’s 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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A Ginormous Cavity?

Wilson Cosmetic DentistryWhen we repair a decayed or damaged tooth at Wilson Dental Group, the way it’s fixed often depends on the location of the problem.

If there is a chip, crack, or tooth decay on the biting surface of a tooth, an onlay or inlay is often the best approach.

Inlays and onlays are are usually bigger than a conventional filling, but smaller than a crown. An inlay is used to fill an area inside the cusp tips or bumps of a tooth. An onlay covers an area that includes more than one cusp.

Once they’re in place, inlays and onlays are indistinguishable from natural teeth. Inlays and onlays:

  • Are stain resistant
  • Do not bring about tooth sensitivity
  • Are beautifully matched to natural teeth
  • Strengthen the tooth and safeguard against further decay or deterioration

At Wilson Dental Group, we strive for excellence every day. 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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A Smile Like A Precious Gem

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Do you have missing teeth you would like to replace? While there is more than one option available, dental implants from Wilson Dental Group are state-of-the-art in tooth replacement.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants have been hailed as one of the great advances in the field of dentistry, and with good reason.

  • Dental implants are titanium posts placed into the jaw.
  • The posts fuse with your jawbone.
  • A single implant can support one artificial tooth, while several can support a bridge or dental arch

The great thing about dental implants is that they function like  natural teeth. The titanium post integrates with the bone so well that the body seldom recognizes them as a foreign object. Implants have a success rate of greater than ninety percent.

Conventional dentures may be more affordable than implant-anchored dentures. But because they are removable, most patients find that traditional dentures can be unreliably loose. They can also affect the ability to enjoy food. These are not issues with implant-supported dentures.

Dental implants from Wilson Dental Group are the closest thing to getting back a natural tooth. Find out more by scheduling a consultation today. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry.

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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