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Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – At Least Wear a Mouthguard

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – At Least Wear a Mouthguard
According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Whalen would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth safe from harm. No Cornelius parent should have to worry about their child’s teeth during games, so we would like to talk about how...

The Importance of a Confident Smile

The Importance of a Confident Smile
People who project self-confidence often have a brilliant smile and aren’t afraid to show it. Having white, straight teeth goes a long way toward building that confidence in yourself. Your smile is one of the biggest nonverbal cues you can use to convey happiness, approval, approachability, and confidence. A genuine smile goes a long way – in fact, scientists and spiritual teachers alike agree that the simple act of smiling can ...

5 Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

5 Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry
For many Cornelius residents, one thing stands in the way of a healthy, beautiful smile – fear of the dentist!  Even routine cleanings can be scary for folks with dental phobia. However, at Whalen Dentistry we have made it our business to offer you the most comfortable dental experience possible, which is why Dr. Whalen offers sedation dentistry services. There’s a lot of misinformation floating around, so here are the facts ab...

To Be or Not to Be Sugar-Free: The Facts About Artificial Sweeteners

To Be or Not to Be Sugar-Free: The Facts About Artificial Sweeteners
Originally created for people unable to consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in Cornelius in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Dr. Whalen wants you to know which of these options are best for your dental and general health – so here are the facts about a few of the most common sweeteners....

Meet Beamer: Our Lovable Therapy Dog

Meet Beamer: Our Lovable Therapy Dog
Everyone’s first question when they come into our office is usually, ‘Is Beamer here!?’ Believe me, we know how you feel – we all love our sweet Beamer. She is our special Office Mascot who brings a happiness to the office that only a dear pet can! I don’t think anyone could imagine our office without her.  Here is a little about everyone’s favorite Whalen Dentistry employee....

Can You Treat a Toothache at Home?

Can You Treat a Toothache at Home?
When you’re suddenly struck with a toothache, floating ideas of home remedies may quickly come to mind. Whether you heard it from your great-aunt or saw it on Pinterest, at-home treatments are everywhere. Cornelius dentist, Dr. Whalen can explain more about how to care for a toothache and when to come in for a visit....

Get Your Beauty Sleep Back with Sleep Apnea Treatment

Get Your Beauty Sleep Back with Sleep Apnea Treatment
Do you have a spouse or loved one that complains about your snoring? Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Do you find that you are always exhausted during the day and just can’t seem to ever catch up on sleep? If these symptoms sound familiar, you may be one of many Cornelius residents suffering from sleep apnea. Dr. Whalen wants you to know you are not alone, there is a solution, and wants to help you get the re...

A Thankful Heart

A Thankful Heart
Here we are again busily preparing for the Thanksgiving season and the holidays ahead, and as much as we know we should be thankful, we all know it’s not always easy to feel grateful in our hectic lives. In fact, it’s very easy to see everything that can go wrong and will go wrong even with our most carefully laid plans. ...

Why Wisdom Teeth are Not So Wise

Why Wisdom Teeth are Not So Wise
Most Cornelius folks have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Dr. Whalen has just shown you an X-Ray with the infamous third molars creeping into view. It’s common to hear patients ask how they are removed, but we rarely hear people talking about the reasons for getting rid of wisdom teeth. Today, we at Whalen Dentistry are going to explain what wisdom tee...

Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile!

Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile!
Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone in Cornelius should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At Whalen Dentistry, we know how much a healthy, happy smile means to Cornelius residents, so we’d like to talk abo...