Veneers – Not Just for the Silver Screen

There’s a lot of hair and makeup that goes into making your favorite stars sparkle on the screen. And while we can’t all hire a professional artist to make us look perfect every day, there is a lasting solution to giving you that perfect Hollywood smile – veneers! Dr. McCormick, Dr. Meunier, and Dr. Adams in Fuquay-Varina are experienced and trusted providers of veneer treatments.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are a very strong, paper-thin cover over your teeth. They look just like real teeth, but even better. Veneers are often used to improve the look of teeth with spacing and alignment issues or staining problems. They can be applied wherever needed, on one tooth or a whole set. Read more ›

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Don’t Eat That: A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Mouth

Some foods will help you grow healthy teeth and keep them forever. Some foods will prevent you from growing healthy teeth, or harm the ones you already have. You can grow and maintain strong, healthy teeth by eating a diet that your mouth (and your body) will truly love. But do you know what foods to avoid for a healthy mouth? Fuquay Family Dentistry would like to share that information with you today!

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Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. McCormick, Dr. Meunier, and Dr. Adams twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, we at Fuquay Family Dentistry would like to take this opportunity to let Fuquay-Varina residents in on some information you don’t often hear. Let this article serve as your personal guide to the benefits of getting your teeth cleaned.

Why You Should Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned

Unfortunately, some folks in Fuquay-Varina believe that visiting the dentist is unnecessary as long as you brush and floss regularly. That just isn’t the case. In addition to keeping your teeth clean and healthy, regular visits to our expert hygienists at Fuquay Family Dentistry ensure that we can have a good look at your pearly whites and make sure nothing is wrong. If you don’t come in for cleanings, you’ll only need more expensive work later in life. Read more ›

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Your Options for Teeth Straightening

Maybe Mona Lisa would have cracked a real smile if she had been more confident in her teeth!

All jokes aside, you don’t have to live every day embarrassed by your own smile. Orthodontic treatments today are much more desirable than those of yesteryear. There are a lot of good reasons to straighten your teeth, both functional and aesthetic. And there are a lot of good times in your life to commit to a treatment – like now! But how do you decide among all of your options for teeth straightening?

Dr. McCormick, Dr. Meunier, and Dr. Adams are experienced dentists in Fuquay-Varina and can help you understand your options. Read more ›

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Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?

Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Fuquay Family Dentistry, we don’t want any Fuquay-Varina residents to have to undergo unnecessary dental procedures. A toothache can indicate a much more serious problem that should be addressed immediately, but there are a few things you can do in the meantime for temporary relief from toothache pain. Read more ›

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Oxygen Therapy – A Breath of Fresh Air

Fuquay-Varina dentists Dr. Bryden McCormick, Dr. Kelsey Meunier, and Dr. Anna Adams know that no two patients are alike. Everyone deserves a personalized approach to oral health – but what is something no patient (or even human) can live without? Air—or more specifically, oxygen.

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Lemon Juice – The Good, The Bad, & The Sour

In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health.

What Is pH & Why Does It Matter?

Drinking lemon juice (usually diluted in a glass of water or added to a cup of tea) is a beloved health tonic among fans of natural medicine. Potential benefits include lower cholesterol, lower inflammation in the body, and increased metabolism and energy. Lemon also contains high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C that boost your immune system. Read more ›

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Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true!  While it can be frustrating to watch your health change as you age, you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth loss as just an inevitable part of the aging process. Your oral health is just as important now as it has ever been, and it has a great deal to do with your overall health and wellness. When it comes to senior dentistry and oral health, Fuquay-Varina dentists Dr. Bryden McCormick, Dr. Kelsey Meunier, and Dr. Anna Adams share the top concerns you may have, and how to address them.

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How Dental Nightguards Can Help You

It’s common to see people wearing mouthguards for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms simply by wearing a specially-designed mouth guard at night. Fuquay-Varina dentists Dr. Bryden McCormick, Dr. Kelsey Meunier, and Dr. Anna Adams have helped many patients improve their quality of life with nightguards. Our team at Fuquay Family Dentistry invites you to come to visit us today to find out more.

Nightguards for Bruxism

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Essential Oils for Oral Health

Essential oils are time-tested treasures gaining new popularity among fans everywhere. These potent liquids are fun and fresh ingredients that you can customize for almost any oral hygiene need. As with any DIY dental treatment, do your research and be cautious. Not all oils are safe to ingest, and some may hurt you if applied directly to your skin.

Essential oils are distilled from plants and usually sold singularly with one ingredient per bottle, although you can also find oil blend products. Like other supplements, the Food and Drug Administration does not regulate their safety or efficacy. Read more ›

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