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Have You Been Avoiding the Dentist?

Have You Been Avoiding the Dentist?
We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist. Has it been so long since your last dental appointment that you’re not even sure how to find a dentist you can trust? Or perhaps you know and love your dentist but you dread the idea of trying to catch up on life ...

Nine Years Strong

Nine Years Strong
We cannot believe that Whalen Dentistry opened its doors 9 years ago this month! It has been such an honor to serve and work with our Lake Norman community. When Dr. Whalen completed his education at West Virginia University School of Dentistry, it was his dream to open his own practice. After visiting friends that live in the Cornelius area, Dr. Whalen and Brooke knew this was the place they wanted to settle and work. In 2008, plans ...

Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?

Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?
Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Whalen Dentistry, we don’t want any Cornelius residents to have to undergo unnecessary dental procedures. A toothache can indicate a much more serious problem that should be addressed immediately – but there are a few things you can do at home in...

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...