Dental X-Rays: Are They Safe?
posted: Mar. 21, 2023.
X-rays have been a function of dental healthcare for a long time. That in and of itself should be good news, because it means we've had plenty of time to Read more
Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
posted: Mar. 14, 2023.
Millions of people, around Greenville, North Carolina and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While it Read more
Are your teeth ready for the big day?
posted: Mar. 07, 2023.
Capturing the Moment At Southern Smiles of Eastern North Carolina we know that just about anyone who has taken on the challenge of planning her own wedding could tell you how Read more
When to Begin Dental Care for Your Child
posted: Feb. 28, 2023.
Children’s oral health differs from that of adults in a variety of ways. the doctor and our team want you to understand how you can provide the best care for Read more
posted: Feb. 21, 2023.
Many patients at Southern Smiles of Eastern North Carolina are under the impression that harder brushing leads to cleaner teeth, but that is not true. Gentle brushing is just as Read more
The Start of Valentine’s Day
posted: Feb. 14, 2023.
Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, has been said to originate with a Catholic priest named Valentine several thousand year ago. Valentine defied the emperor at the time Read more
Five Clues That It’s Time to Replace Your Toothbrush
posted: Feb. 07, 2023.
Your dashboard lights up when you need an oil change. Your smoke detector beeps when you need to switch out the batteries. But when it’s time to replace your toothbrush, Read more
What is gum disease?
posted: Jan. 31, 2023.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissues, and is something seen all too often by the doctor. Extending from inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) Read more
How to Handle an Unexpected Dental Emergency
posted: Jan. 24, 2023.
Regardless of the type of dental emergency you experience, it is important that you visit Southern Smiles of Eastern North Carolina for emergency dental care as soon as possible. A Read more
The Best Brush of the Day
posted: Jan. 17, 2023.
Imagine that you’re only going to brush your teeth once tomorrow. Don’t worry, we know you would never skimp on your dental hygiene like that, but let’s just pretend for Read more
Common Causes of Gum Disease
posted: Jan. 10, 2023.
Your gums are responsible for a large part of your overall oral health. So keeping them healthy and knowing how to detect gum disease is extremely important. Since it’s often painless, Read more
Tooth Protection and Winter Sports
posted: Jan. 03, 2023.
Just because it’s cold out there doesn’t mean you’ll give up keeping fit and active! Winter is the season for some of our favorite team sporting activities, and when you’re Read more
Resolving to Eat Better in the New Year
posted: Dec. 27, 2022.
It’s a new year, and a resolution found on many lists is learning to be more mindful about healthy food choices. You might have set some of these goals yourself. Read more
Women’s Medications and Dry Mouth
posted: Dec. 20, 2022.
Women using medication to treat a variety of medical conditions are often unaware of the potential side effects. One common side effect of medications such as blood pressure medication, birth Read more
Are you a tooth grinder?
posted: Dec. 13, 2022.
Perhaps you had a particularly irritating commute home from work, and you realize at the end that your jaw was clenched tight the entire time. Or maybe you grind your Read more
Ease up on your gums — don’t brush your teeth too hard!
posted: Dec. 06, 2022.
A lot of patients go at their teeth like they were sanding an old floor—that is to say, way too hard! Brushing too hard is probably the most common mistake Read more