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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?...

The Importance of Dental X-Rays

The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and many more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats a fresh set of X-rays. Dr. Whalen uses dental X-rays to see the whole pic...

Teething Relief for Tots!

Well, if you’re reading this you have already made it through teething, but the same cannot be said for a newborn. We at Whalen Dentistry care about the health of our Cornelius patients and that’s why we want to provide you with useful knowledge about how to care for a baby that needs teething relief. It’s no secret that new parents have a lot on their plate, so Dr. Whalen wants to remind you that amidst the chaos of a brand new c...

Teeth Grinding, Clenching, and Bruxism

There is a good chance you have heard Dr. Whalen or someone else at Whalen Dentistry mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our Cornelius patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and bruxism go hand in hand, and we are going to tell you exactly what tha...

Stop Tooth Pain and Sensitivity Now!

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive? There are a ton of specialized toothpastes, mouthwashes, and toothbrushes available to Cornelius residents suffering from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, we at Whalen Dentistry would like to explain what causes tooth sensitivity and how these products work. Dr. Whalen wants everyone in Cornelius to enjoy ...

Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work

Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work

You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all of that effort has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done?...