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Sugar: Teeth’s Worst Nightmare

Sugar: Teeth’s Worst Nightmare

People in the United States eat more sugar than any other country in the world! (It’s a good thing we also have some of the best dentists in the world.) You hear it all the time: “sugar rots your teeth.” But is it true? What exactly does sugar do to your teeth and why is it so bad? Dr. Ryan Whalen in Cornelius tells us why below. After reading that fact above, you might want to learn more about this substance that’s added to nea...

Dentistry for Kids: What the Tooth Fairy Won’t Tell You

Dentistry for Kids: What the Tooth Fairy Won’t Tell You

Kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and they begin to take ownership of their own oral health. From brushing to braces to practicing their smile, oral health is important for every kid at every stage. We know you love to see your child smile! Whalen Dentistry does too. Read our tips to learn how to help keep your kid smiling for ...

Oral Anatomy 101

Oral Anatomy 101

Welcome to your mouth! You might be surprised at how many different parts work together to make your mouth work for you. A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. Read more below from Dr. Ryan Whalen in Cornelius to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how it works....

Dental Inlays & Onlays

Dental Inlays & Onlays

Bite. Crack. Ouch! A cracked or broken tooth is a real problem. Unlike other bones in your body, a tooth will not heal itself and you need to take care of it immediately. Depending on how bad the damage is and where it is located, your dentist will likely recommend an inlay, onlay, or a crown. All versions of the same idea, these restorative dentistry treatments are custom-made covers to protect your tooth and restore it to it’s full...

Baby Dentistry: Teething and Other Joys

Baby Dentistry: Teething and Other Joys

It’s easy to think that baby teeth aren’t important. They make their grand entrance (however painfully) and leave your baby’s mouth so soon thereafter. But your baby’s oral health is very important today and to set the stage for a lifetime of health. Let’s talk about those tiny teeth: teething and how to take care of your baby’s oral health....

Don’t Eat That: A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Mouth

Don’t Eat That: A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Mouth

Some foods will help you grow healthy teeth and keep them forever. Some foods will prevent you from growing healthy teeth, or will harm the ones you already have. You can grow and maintain strong, healthy teeth by eating a diet your mouth (and your body) will truly love. Diet is Everything The word diet has earned a bad reputation over the years as a verb that means eating less to lose weight, but it’s actually a noun and a powerful w...

An Orthodontics Overview

The root word “ortho” means “straight or upright.” And orthodontics, you guessed it, makes your teeth straight! But oh, how it can do so much more! A lovely smile with straight teeth and an even bite is equal parts functional and beautiful. And thanks to scientific progress, all this can be yours. Orthodontics is an area of dentistry that focuses on how the bones and teeth of your mouth are placed and fit together. Dr. Whalen i...

Are Your Teeth Safe From Coffee Stains?

First things first, put your worries away! We are not about to tell you that your coffee drinking days are over. We know that each shot of caffeine is crucial and we cherish our coffee, too! Here at Whalen Dentistry, we want to educate you on what causes coffee stains and what you can do to fight them. It’s no secret how Cornelius residents feel about their coffee, and we’re not about to get in the way of that love. However, we will...

Dental Bridges 101

A hole in your smile is never a good thing. It negatively affects your appearance, your eating, your speaking, and your overall sense of confidence and wellbeing. Let Whalen Dentistry bridge the gap between where you are with your smile and where you want to be! A missing tooth or teeth can also cause jaw pain and bite misalignment. Without a full set of teeth, your other teeth have a tendency to move into the empty space causing an unn...

Skin Cancer Protection: Don’t Forget Your Lips!

Skin Cancer Protection: Don’t Forget Your Lips!   We know that our patients are smart and you all lather yourself and your loved ones in sunscreen anytime you go outside in the Cornelius sun. You wear your sunglasses, and maybe even a wide-brimmed hat. But do you protect your lips?...