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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...

Dr. Whalen’s Halloween Candy Line-Up

Dr. Whalen’s Halloween Candy Line-Up
Chocolate: Winner! Chocoholics Rejoice! Chocolate melts fast and washes off teeth easily. This makes it harder for bacteria to cling to enamel and create cavities. Pixie Sticks: Although this is straight up sugar which can lead to cavities, it won’t stick to your teeth like some sweet treats. But… PROCEED WITH CAUTION! Lollipops and Hard Candy: These long-standing treats are one of the worst when it comes to teeth. Not only can the...

The Tooth About Teeth Grinding

The Tooth About Teeth Grinding
Headaches in Cornelius are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Dr. Whalen would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding, a common condition that Cornelius residents rarely know they have. At Whalen Dentistry, we love spreading the news about all things dental health, so here is some...

Employee Highlight – Kelly Hadley

Employee Highlight – Kelly Hadley
With 15 years in the dental field, Kelly Hadley keeps our office running smoothly. Here’s a little about our girl at the front. I grew up in Siler City, NC with my mom and dad and younger sister, who is my hero and my best friend! My mom loved to dress me like the Little Miss Sunbeam girl, but I was also a tomboy and could hang with all the guys. I rode motorcycles, hunted, fished, played baseball, football, anything the boys did ...

Bacteria: The Good, The Bad & The Neutral

Bacteria: The Good, The Bad & The Neutral
Living in a land of antibacterial gels, soaps, plastics, and even fabrics, it might surprise you to hear that tons of bacteria live in your mouth every day, and they aren’t all bad! In fact, some play an important role in keeping up your overall health. Some oral bacteria, however, can cause serious problems and must be fought with good oral hygiene. Dr. Whalen from Whalen Dentistry in Cornelius helps you understand the role bacteria ...

Dental Crowns 101

Dental Crowns 101
Sometimes in life you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what a crown is—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life—they do everything from begin your digestion to make a great first impression—and you deserve a beautiful, fully functioning set. If your teeth need a boost in any way, or a real makeover, a crown might be just what you need....

Dr. Whalen’s “Tooth Truths for Little Teeth”

Dr. Whalen’s “Tooth Truths for Little Teeth”
TRUTH: BABY TEETH ARE IMPORTANT WHY: They help in speech development, with chewing and biting correctly, and creating space for those permanent teeth to grow in. TRUTH: FLUORIDE IS ESSENTIAL WHY: Fluoride protects your child’s teeth by hardening the protective layer known as enamel and reversing breakdown from certain foods/drinks that can cause cavities. TRUTH: CAVITIES ARE PREVALENT IN CHILDREN WHY: 42% of kids experience tooth deca...