What You Need To Know About Opioids in Dentistry

Have you ever been afraid of going to the dentist? Whether your fear is based on prior bad experiences or the potential for pain, you’re not alone. However, many dental patients express a different fear regarding dental pain: potential addiction to prescribed opiates. Opioids a type of narcotic pain medication. They... Read More

How a Deep Cleaning from Scaling and Planing Can Improve Your Dental Health

Periodontitis, or gum disease, affects nearly half of all American adults. Fortunately, Your Community Dental has a two-step plan in place: scaling and root planing. Gum disease is the inflammation of the tissue around your gum that affects your teeth and the bones surrounding your teeth. “If you don’t brush and... Read More

Dental Care’s Past & Future Will Make You Appreciate Your Teeth

Healthy teeth are easy to take for granted, yet roughly 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth, and more than 30 million Americans have no teeth at all. Good dentistry helps hide these facts. As much as 90 percent of the people who are lacking teeth... Read More

What Causes Drooling?

It’s a question we’ve all asked at one point or another. Sure, you never drool, but just in case you know a friend or family member who does, it’s worth knowing more about! Your Community Dental is here to cure your curiosity on the topic, with a few facts and some... Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Dental Crowns!

Your Community Dental is the place to go for all general and cosmetic dental work. Whether you are just looking for a routine dentist for your semi-annual dental exams or looking to have complex dental work done, Your Community Dental in Wilmington, North Carolina can help. We work with patients of... Read More

The Alkaline Diet May Be The Secret Diet For Better Oral Health!

At Your Community Dental, we make it a point to stay up to date on all the hottest trends. Lately, there’s been some buzz about a new diet: an alkaline diet. An alkaline diet is essentially a diet that is low in acidic foods and high in alkaline foods. Alkaline foods... Read More

Know Your Family History: Some Oral Heath Disorders Are Genetic

You brush, you floss, you rinse your mouth with mouth wash, and you visit your dentist routinely but you still seem to have a number of things wrong with your oral health. Sometimes, no matter how good your oral hygiene is, oral health disorders can still happen. There are several genetic... Read More

The Chemistry Behind Teeth Staining

Sometimes it feels like you are simply born with a yellowed smile, while others are gifted with bright, pearly whites from the start. Have you considered that this might be somewhat true? While some teeth staining comes from genetics making you more susceptible, there is also a pretty complex science behind... Read More

Holiday Stress Can Do a Number On Your Teeth!

As we approach what is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, you may be finding that it also might be the most stressful time of the year. Between balancing the responsibilities of scheduling multiple holiday gatherings between friends and family, making travel plans, and finding the time... Read More

Your Community Dental Has A Lot To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving!

Gobble, Gobble! The holiday of giving is here and it is time to celebrate. Here at Your Community Dental we cannot wait to spend quality time with people we love, eat a lot of yummy holiday foods, and watch some football. Like many Thanksgivings before and those to come, our office... Read More