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Posted December 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Ryan Whalen

Can My Child Skip Visits to the Dentist?

You may think of our team at Whalen Dentistry as part of your child’s defensive line keeping them safe from gum disease and tooth decay, but we’re also myth busters! You’ve probably heard one of the most common misconceptions we have to challenge: dentistry isn’t important until after children lose their baby teeth.  The truth… (Read More)

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Posted November 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Technology
Ryan Whalen

Bonding: A Perfect Smile is Always in Style

Whether you’ve never been thrilled with your smile, or it lacks the luster it once had, dental bonding is a multipurpose cosmetic and restorative dental procedure that can be performed on patients of all ages. Bonding has the capability to fill gaps, correct damage, and refurbish the overall structure and look of your teeth. Whalen… (Read More)

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Posted October 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Ryan Whalen

Does Your Child Suffer from Bruxism?

Bruxism is the dental term for teeth grinding and jaw clenching, a habit that children and adults can develop and maintain, often without being conscious of it—until symptoms hit. Those symptoms can include: Worn, sensitive teeth Headaches Earaches Facial and jaw pain Tinnitus If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, or you have… (Read More)

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Posted September 27, 2021 / Blog
Ryan Whalen

Choosing the Right Dentist

It’s no secret that Cornelius residents are careful about how they choose medical professionals for their family, but sometimes it’s not easy to find everything you want in a dentist. Whalen Dentistry understands that choosing a dentist is no small feat, so we’ve put together this guide to picking a dentist for individuals and families. … (Read More)

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Posted September 14, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Ryan Whalen

Sports Drinks & Energy Drinks: Proceed with Caution

Dr. Ryan Whalen at Whalen Dentistry wants to make sure our patients know all about healthy hydration. Most people already know that soda and juice aren’t great for teeth, but now the American Academy of Pediatrics is cautioning parents and caregivers that sports and energy drinks have similar negative effects. Sports drinks are intended to… (Read More)

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Posted August 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Ryan Whalen

Is it Time to Toss that Toothbrush?

When you find a toothbrush that’s just right for you, it can be easy to get attached. After all, you use your toothbrush morning and night (ideally) to prevent plaque and bacteria from hardening and becoming tartar—that’s what we like to call quality time!  When your toothbrush does so much good, you want to return… (Read More)

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