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Dentists Are Doctors, Too!

Dentists Are Doctors, Too!
There are many kinds of doctors – Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or doctor of medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty is oral health. Dr. Whalen, your Cornelius dentist explains how dentistry is a specific branch of medicine, and w...

Oral Health Tips at Every Age

Oral Health Tips at Every Age
A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise.  However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each new season of growth and maturity. Read below as Dr. Whalen of Whalen Dentistry shares wha...

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth! The Importance of Mouthguards in Sports Safety

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth! The Importance of Mouthguards in Sports Safety
It’s no secret that residents of Cornelius love sports! The folks around here work hard and play just as hard, whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, or numerous other high-impact sports that can cause harm to your family’s mouths—at least 13% of all oral injuries happen during sports activities. Dr. Whalen wants you to know how to keep your teeth out of harm’s way and still enjoy a good game, so please read on to learn ...

Caring for Your Dentures

Caring for Your Dentures
The image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but Dr. Whalen reminds us that proper denture care requires more than just that. In fact, denture maintenance is an important part of oral health. For Cornelius residents who have dentures or are considering them, it is important to know exactly how they fu...

The Science of Tooth Decay

The Science of Tooth Decay
If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone in Cornelius has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of Health as the most prevalent disease in the world. Today we’re going to talk about a few of the factors involved in causing tooth decay and what you and Dr. Whalen can do to protect your smile....

Is Your Lipstick Aging You?

Is Your Lipstick Aging You?
Whalen Dentistry believes that natural beauty comes first. Our priority is for you to feel comfortable in your smile, and nothing should hold you back from laughing and grinning each day. Many different dental treatments can bring you this lifelong confidence. But we also know that the right makeup can enhance your natural beauty. It’s amazing what different products and colors can do to give you a different look and style. So, what s...

Forget Your Fears with Sedation Dentistry

Forget Your Fears with Sedation Dentistry
Don’t be Afraid of the Dentist! At Whalen Dentistry, we know that some Cornelius folks avoid the dentist’s chair like the plague. According to studies at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, as much as 8% of Americans are too afraid to go to dentists and 20% are too anxious to visit a dentist for anything other than an emergency. Dr. Whalen understands that dental anxiety prevents a lot of people from ge...

Oral Cancer – Protection & Early Detection

Oral Cancer – Protection & Early Detection
Cancer is always a scary word -but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral cancer, read more below from Dr. Whalen at Whalen Dentistry in Cornelius....

Can Gum Disease Cause Birth Defects?

Can Gum Disease Cause Birth Defects?
What is Gum Disease? The short answer: Gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it!...

Dental Implants – A Security System for Your Smile

Dental Implants – A Security System for Your Smile
Your mouth is an intelligent system made to work with every piece doing its part. When you’re missing a tooth, the empty spaces are more than unsightly; they can be dangerous. Your other teeth, your gums, and even the bones in your face rely on you having a full smile....