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The Tale of the Tooth Fairy

  Have you ever stopped to wonder how the tooth fairy came to be? She is, after all, as much a part of American culture as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, despite the fact she lacks a corresponding holiday. Losing baby teeth is an important rite of passage across virtually all countries and cultures. […]

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How To Properly Select The Right Toothbrush

How To Properly Select The Right Toothbrush   Did You know that the average person spends over 24 hours each year just brushing their teeth? With that much time spent, it is important to have the necessary tools to have healthy teeth and gums.  We will show you how to properly select the right toothbrush […]

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Making your dentist in Raleigh affordable with Smile High

Research Shows Many Americans Skip Dentist Due to Cost New research by the HealthDay Reporter has indicated that Americans are more likely to skip dental care due to cost than any other form of health care. This trend is most common in working-age adults, 13% of whom skipped recommended dental care due to the costs […]

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How Dental Visits Can Prevent Pneumonia

New Study shows that Dental Visits can help prevent Pneumonia At Six Forks Smiles, your Raleigh dentist, we have been telling our dental patients for years that there are benefits to regular dental visits beyond merely having healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. The benefits of a clean and healthy mouth have been extensively proven […]

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How Sugar-Free Gum can help your Dental Care

Why Your Raleigh Dentist Recommends Chewing Gum Many of our Raleigh Dentist clients at Six Forks Smiles often ask what else they can do to help their dental health. While it might seem surprising, there are actually certain types of gum that can aid in cleaning your teeth. The important distinction is that not all […]

How Coffee and Soda Can Require Teeth Whitening

At our Raleigh Dentist Office, one of the requests we receive the most often is a request for teeth whitening. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry did a survey that found that if people could improve one thing about their smiles, most people would choose to improve the whiteness of their teeth. At Six Forks […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Sedation Dentistry in Raleigh

  Advantages of Raleigh Sedation Dentistry Sedation Dentistry is becoming more and more popular in the Raleigh area. Sedation dentistry is when dental patients take a sedative before their dental procedures. They are often used for patients with a dental phobia or for procedures that take a long amount of time, such as dental implants, […]

Six Month Braces Summer Special Ending September 5th

Summer Six Month Braces Deal Nearly Over! The summer has absolutely flown by. It feels like just last week we were picking the kids up from school and beginning to make plans for vacations or pool time or visiting family. Now, many children are either back in school already or are starting school in the […]

Why You Should Still Be Flossing

Flossing Still Worthwhile, Despite DHHS Guidelines Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services quietly updated its dietary guidelines for American citizens and pointedly failed to continue recommending flossing. According to the American Association of Periodontology (a professional association of dentists who focus on gum health and gum diseases), the current evidence falls short because researchers […]

Our Six Month Braces Summer Special is ending soon!

Advantages and Disadvantages of Six Month Braces

Advantages and Disadvantages of Six Month Braces Here at Six Forks Smiles, one of our most popular treatments is our Six Month Braces treatment. These braces are put on for a short amount of time, usually to prepare for a major life event such as a wedding or class reunion. Especially in the summer, when […]

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