Tooth Health: Four Foods That Can Harm Your Teeth

You can help your teeth stay healthier and stronger by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, along with seeing your dentist regularly for professional cleanings. Keeping plaque-the bacterial film that coats teeth and gums-away will help you fight tooth decay and gum disease. This is particularly important... Read more »

An Old and Distressed Dental Filling Might Lead to a Significant Dental Fracture

Dental fillings are often used to repair small cavities and minor physical defects that are limited to a tooth’s enamel layer. This helps to prevent further tooth decay problems, while also restoring the healthy structural integrity of the affected tooth. Unfortunately, dental fillings can also have a somewhat limited lifespan.... Read more »

Helpful Information About Water Flossers

Does an injury, medical condition or dental appliance make it hard for you to effectively floss your teeth? Do you ever wish there was another way? Good news: there is! Try a water flosser. Here are some basic facts about this product: - Water flossers will clean between teeth like... Read more »

Hardened Tartar Is Often the Result of Excess Plaque and Food Deposits on Your Teeth

If you are remiss to brush your teeth each morning and night, or you routinely forget to floss at least once each day, you will likely have excess plaque and food particles on your teeth. If they’re not removed in a reasonable amount of time, tartar can start to harden... Read more »

A Few Notes Pertaining to Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

With the abundance of sweets and treats available this holiday season, it is important to not overdo it, or you may end up with a cavity or two. Cavities arise when there is a hole in your tooth enamel due to dental erosion or some form of damage that resulted... Read more »

Dental Veneers Can Help You Overcome These Smile Issues

At the dental practice of Dr. Harrison Keith III, we offer dental veneers for our patients in Wilmington, North Carolina who have cosmetic flaws in their smiles they would like to overcome. Our dental veneers are very thin shells made of composite resin or porcelain which are highly effective at... Read more »

Is Gum Disease Threatening Your Smile?

Did you know that gum disease, while very common is also preventable in the early stages? People with advanced periodontal disease can succumb to gum recession, their teeth loosening and falling out if this condition is left untreated. The culprit is dental plaque, which is that bacterial biofilm that coats the teeth, tongue,... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Dr. Harrison Keith III, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry... Read more »