How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Implants or Bridges?

Having teeth replaced is a bittersweet experience. On one hand, it’s great to finally have teeth that work properly again.it can also be frustrating, though to realize how much help your oral health needs. When you get to this point, you’ll have a few different options to choose from for... Read more »

Avoiding Root Canals

A root canal is probably one of the most misunderstood procedures in all of dentistry. It’s associated with pain, discomfort, and unhealthy teeth. That makes sense as to why so many people want to avoid a root canal. But do you even know what it is? So in an effort... Read more »

Keeping Your Teeth White

Congratulations on whitening your teeth. You have a dazzling new smile that will impress everyone you meet. Now, you have to keep it that way. First of all, if you smoke or use tobacco, why not use your new smile as the perfect occasion to kick the habit? Aside from... Read more »

All About Gum Disease

Here at Cory Williams, DDS in Wilmington, North Carolina, our team sees far more cases of gum disease than we’d like. It’s a surprisingly common disease, especially when you consider how easy it is to prevent gum disease. We’re dedicated to helping you avoid the worst oral health problems, and... Read more »

Chronic Plaque Acids in the Mouth Can Be Linked to Poor Oral Hygiene Habits

It’s important to brush your teeth each morning and night as well as making a conscious effort to thoroughly floss between each of your teeth and gumline at least once each day. This basic daily routine is essential for clearing away sugar residue, plaque and trapped food particles from your... Read more »

First-Aid Tips to Help Manage a Dental Trauma

An accidental blow to the mouth during sports or resulting from a fall in the home can sometimes damage teeth, gums and surrounding soft oral tissues. In some of these cases, enough force can be applied to knock out a tooth or cause it to fracture at the gumline. In... Read more »

Your Finest Smile Should Include Interdental Cleaners

Building a better smile includes taking the necessary steps to strengthen your tooth enamel. Practice effective oral hygiene routines on a daily basis so you can drastically lower your risk for dental erosion and other oral ailments that can arise. On a daily basis, you should be brushing and flossing... Read more »

Preparing Your Mouth for Porcelain Veneers

Do you have an unsightly issue with the front of your teeth? Why not look at getting porcelain veneers? Veneers are tough, thin covers for your front teeth made of a ceramic material. They are very durable and hide any unsightly issues to improve your smile. A healthy-looking smile adds... Read more »

Safe Flossing Help Maintain Healthy Gums

The American Dental Association notes that a consistent daily oral hygiene regimen is essential for preventing cavities and periodontal health problems. This consists of making an active effort to thoroughly brush your teeth twice each day, while also remembering to floss at least once every 24 hours. The flossing component... Read more »