Your Community Dental – Wilmington NC

Understanding the Importance of Healthy Gums

When people think about oral health, they typically tend to focus on their teeth. And why wouldn’t they? After all, society tells us that having white, straight teeth equals a beautiful smile and, in turn, a healthy mouth. And while it’s true that taking care of your teeth is an important component in the quest […]

The Power of a Bright, Shiny Smile

Whether it’s an interview or a first date, it’s the smile that usually gets noticed first. Because it says so much about you, it’s hard not to look for the smile—or the lack thereof—first. A smile can be inviting, sweet, curious; it can remind us of someone special, or even make us want to know […]

Your Community Dental Looks at What High-Protein Diets are Doing to Your Teeth

Thinking about your summer body and looking at the possibility of a high-protein, low-carb diet as a strategy to get you that physique back? You might want to think twice, or at least plan to be moderate about your enthusiasm for such a diet! High protein consumption can have negative impacts on your oral health. […]

Common Dental Issues & Solutions by Your Community Dental

Dental problems are never any fun, but being able to identify what they are, and what you need to do about them is not difficult! We’ll cover the warning signs of common dental problems, what you should do in these cases, and potential remedies for when you need to react quickly in dental emergencies or […]

What’s With Wisdom Teeth?

What’s the point of wisdom teeth if so many people must have them removed? We get this question a lot at Your Community Dental. Indeed, it seems a cruel trick that these molars are able to cause so many problems. As is often the case, wisdom teeth, which tend not to erupt until patients are […]

Ouch! What To Do About Sensitive Teeth

If you’re someone who experiences sensitive teeth, you may be afraid of sugary foods and drinks, cold beverages, or cold weather. We’ve got some tips for helping you manage the pain that comes from sensitive teeth.  Old Habits Pie Hard Your grandmother may make the best pecan pie in the world, but consider finding an […]

2018 Holiday Gift Guide – Give The Gift of Dental Health!

Who is on your shopping list this holiday season? From friends and family to the  kindly neighbor who waters the plants while we’re away, the postal carrier to the favorite babysitter, the dog walker to the co-worker whose name you drew for Secret Santa you may feel like you have more gift recipients than gift […]

How Diabetes Impacts Your Oral Health

November is American Diabetes Month, and Your Community Dental wants to help you ensure that your efforts to manage the condition include your oral health. According to the Office of Disease Prevent and Health Promotion (, one in 10 Americans — or more than 30 million people — have diabetes. People with diabetes have an increased risk […]

Dr. Asia Boyd, DDS

Your Community Dental is privileged to have an incredible team of dentists and support staff dedicated to caring for our patients. One member of that team is Dr. Asia Boyd. Dr. Boyd received her B.S. with honors in health education from East Carolina University and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of […]