Is Sugar Really That Bad for Teeth?

As holiday time approaches with its accompanying sweets and treats, we’re often asked, “Is sugar the root of all evil, or if it’s okay to indulge a little this time of year?” The answer may surprise you!

Read Dr. Macon Singletary’s recent article in Circa Magazine Don’t Sugarcoat the Truth: Is Sugar Really That Bad For Your Teeth? to find the answer AND to get some tips and tricks for this coming season.

The Connection Between Smoking, Vaping, and Implant Failure

By now, it is common knowledge that smoking harms the general health of an individual. But did you know that it has an adverse impact on oral health as well, especially on the success or failure of an implant placement? Additionally, some people believe that while traditional cigarette or pipe smoking may harm them, vaping does not. This assumption that vaping is less harmful to oral health, especially implant placement, is incorrect. Continue reading “The Connection Between Smoking, Vaping, and Implant Failure”

Introducing Oral ID
To Detect Oral Cancer Early

Oral Cancer DetectionOral cancer is on the rise. In fact, while over the last decade most cancer rates have declined, in this year alone 45,780 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Worse, because it is difficult to discover oral cancer until the late stages, every hour an American with oral cancer dies from the disease. Even though the Center for Disease Control recommends an annual cancer screening, oral cancer is notoriously tough to detect until the late stages. Continue reading “Introducing Oral ID
To Detect Oral Cancer Early”

Non-Invasive Periodontal Treatment that Fights Bacteria and Freshens Breath

Gum or mints can freshen your breath, but they may be masking a larger issue in your mouth. Bad breath is often caused by gum disease and one in two American adults have the chronic form of the disease. It starts with infections under your gums where a toothbrush, rinse, and floss can’t reach. To help resolve the infections and freshen your breath, we offer prescription Perio Trays.
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Optimizing Patient Care and Comfort with Airflow One Therapy

Biofilm, a slimy bacterial buildup similar to pond scum, thrives in individuals’ mouths if not regularly removed. Over time, biofilm contributes to gum disease, cavities, and other oral health concerns. Oral health professionals have traditionally removed biofilm manually through time-consuming scraping and noisy, cumbersome power instruments. Not at North Raleigh Perio. We are happy to provide Airflow One therapy to patients for the most comfortable and complete cleaning possible. Continue reading “Optimizing Patient Care and Comfort with Airflow One Therapy”

DNA Testing: How We Target and Eradicate Your Oral Bacteria

BacteriaAt North Raleigh Perio we continuously strive to provide cutting-edge, effective treatment tailored to each patient’s needs. And what could be more unique to a person than their DNA? Now we are able to utilize your DNA to perform oral microbial analyses, allowing us to pinpoint exactly what kind of bacteria is attacking not only your oral health but also your overall health and wellness. In turn, we can diagnose and treat you even more effectively. Continue reading to learn how this DNA testing works, what it does, and how it helps us help you. Continue reading “DNA Testing: How We Target and Eradicate Your Oral Bacteria”

Periodontal Disease and High Blood Pressure

Periodontal Disease and High Blood Pressure

Periodontal disease, an inflammatory condition that affects tooth-supporting structures, adversely impacts not only oral health but also a plethora of other health conditions throughout the body. In particular, gum disease has been linked to high blood pressure. Gum disease also makes it more difficult to treat high blood pressure levels. Why? Continue reading “Periodontal Disease and High Blood Pressure”