Moore Family Dentistry Blog

Garner Dentist Serving Patients From Cary, North Carolina and Surrounding Communities

January 26, 2017

If you’re not completely satisfied with how your smile appears to others, you may want to consider a cosmetic dental procedure to improve it. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options available today. They consist of a thin shield of porcelain that Dr. Adam Moore attaches to the front of your tooth with special dental cement. A veneer improves the appearance of chipped, cracked, stained, or slightly misshapen teeth. They typically go on one of the front teeth as these are the most visible when you smile.

The Many Benefits of This Cosmetic Dentistry Enhancement

The low cost and fast installation time are two of the top benefits of having porcelain veneers installed by Dr. Moore. He can complete the entire process in a single appointment lasting one hour on average. Some of the other important benefits you can expect from this procedure include:

  • An immediate improvement in the appearance of your smile
  • The veneer can last as long as 15 years if you don’t subject it to unnecessary stress such as chewing on ice cubes
  • Our dental laboratory technicians create a fully customized porcelain veneer based on the shape of your tooth and other individual factors
  • Increased self-esteem because you no longer feel like you need to hold back your smile

This cosmetic dentistry procedure has made it possible for anyone to get the smile they desire. You don’t have to be rich or in a high-profile position to improve your appearance with porcelain veneers.

Preparing to Receive a Dental Veneer

After deciding to pursue this procedure, Dr. Moore takes an impression of the tooth receiving the veneer. This gives him the information necessary to make a stone replica of your tooth and send it to our dental laboratory. Our lab technicians use the tooth model to create your customized dental veneer. They can also create a temporary veneer for you to wear until they finish your new one in approximately two weeks. You can select the shade you want for your veneer to ensure that it blends in seamlessly with your untreated teeth.

When your new veneer has been fully fabricated, you need to come back to Dr. Moore’s office for a final fitting. Depending on the thickness of your tooth enamel, he may need to remove a fraction of a millimeter to make sure that the veneer fits securely. He then places the impression material on your tooth for up to five minutes to allow it to harden. Dr. Moore may also use a curing light to encourage the hardening process. You’re free to go home once that has taken place.

Contact us for more information on how Dental Veneers can transform your smile!

March 28, 2016

If you are looking for a family dentist in Garner, please call Dr. Adam Moore at (919) 772-1811 to schedule an appointment todayThere are a number of tasty treats your kids might be enjoying in the days following Easter, making it important that you work on solid oral hygiene habits that can help guard against tooth decay. Of course, limiting consumption of sweet and sticky treats is the most effective way to prevent oral health problems, but making sure to properly clean teeth after their consumption is a close second. Be sure to talk to your children about good daily habits to help make sure they are taking the necessary steps to protect their oral health now and into the future.

Garner family dentist Dr. Adam Moore suggests children brush their teeth both morning and night, and after meals and snacks. Brushing at these times helps remove plaque and food particles, and helps prevent the build-up of acids that can eat through the enamel of teeth. Flossing should also be done at least once a day to keep teeth and gums at peak health. There are flossing aids for children that can come in particularly handy when trying to encourage your kids to adopt this healthy habit.

In addition to daily care, it is important that your children visit our office every six months for cleanings and examinations. These visits allow us to clean all surfaces of your children’s teeth and to provide individualized recommendations that can help them maintain strong and healthy teeth and gums for years to come.

If you are looking for a family dentist in Garner, Cary, or surrounding areas of North Carolina, please contact Moore Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment today.

March 11, 2016

If you find yourself in need of emergency dental restorations, please call (919) 772-1811 to schedule an appointment at the Garner, NC office of Dr. Adam MooreVisits to the dentist for emergency tooth repair increase 64% in the days following St. Patrick’s Day. Some of these visits are for minor issues such as chipped, cracked, or broken teeth. Others are for larger problems such as teeth that have come loose or been knocked out. If you find yourself in need of emergency dental care in the days following St. Patrick’s, Garner family dentist Dr. Adam Moore can help. Call us at (919) 772-1811 to schedule an appointment and learn more.

Our Restorative Services

Dr. Moore offers a range of treatments that can be used to fix teeth impacted through trauma. These include:

  • Porcelain veneers for chips and cracks on front teeth
  • Dental bonding for surface damage
  • Dental crowns for broken or chipped teeth
  • Dental implants for missing teeth

Some of these treatments can be used in combination to address several issues at once. During your visit to our Garner, North Carolina office, Dr. Moore will assess your smile to determine which options are best for your specific needs.

Complete Smile Makeover

If there are several aspects of your smile that you are unhappy with, Dr. Moore would can discuss your smile makeover options during your visit. No matter if your teeth have been impacted by trauma or if other issues have altered their function and appearance, Dr. Moore can customize a range of treatment options to restore optimal strength and beauty.

To learn more about our restorative dental services, please contact Moore Family Dentistry today. Located in Garner, we welcome patients from Cary and all surrounding North Carolina communities.

February 23, 2016

Is your headache hurting your jaw? Call (919) 772-1811 to schedule a TMJ evaluation with Garner neuromuscular dentist Dr. Adam Moore todayIf you struggle with chronic headaches, they may be related to the neuromuscular dentistry issue, TMJ. When jaw pain is present at the same time as a headache – or when this pain occurs intermittently or consistently in between headaches – it is best to call (919) 772-1811 and schedule a neuromuscular evaluation with Garner dentist Dr. Adam Moore. During this visit Dr. Moore will use advanced diagnostic technology to determine if TMJ is the root cause of your headaches and come up with a treatment plan that restores lasting comfort.

The Trigeminal Nerve

The Trigeminal nerve is responsible for nearly all sensation in your face and head. It is also the nerve most impacted by TMJ. When the jaw is out of alignment, pressure is placed on the trigeminal nerve, allowing for pain sensations to be felt in the jaw, the sinus cavity, the ears, behind the eyes, and throughout the head. These symptoms are often confused with standard head pain but, if TMJ is the cause, will not respond in any lasting way to analgesics or other routine headache treatments.

When TMJ is present, neuromuscular treatments are the most effective way to achieve lasting relief. Dr. Moore, along with his wife Dr. Amy Savarese, is prepared to customize a TMJ treatment option that addresses your exact needs and helps produce lasting relief from head and facial pain.

To schedule your TMJ treatment evaluation, please contact Moore Family Dentistry today. Located in Garner, Dr. Moore welcome patients from Cary and all surrounding areas of North Carolina.

tags: TMJ, Headaches, Jaw Pain
February 04, 2016

If you are missing one or more teeth, Garner implant dentist Dr. Adam Moore can help. Call (919) 772-1811 today to schedule a dental implants consultation and learn moreIf you are missing one or more teeth, it is important that you look into replacement options as soon as possible. A number of issues can be caused by missing teeth and these can further impact the strength and appearance of your smile. If you are missing teeth, Garner implant dentist Dr. Adam Moore welcomes an opportunity to meet with you, assess your smile, and help you decide on the most effective tooth replacement option.

Why should you replace missing teeth?

  1. Even a single missing tooth can allow adjacent teeth to slip out of place. This impacts the strength of your bite and increases risks for additional tooth loss
  2. Holes left by missing teeth can be a breeding ground for bacteria and increase the risk of gum disease
  3. Missing teeth mean missing tooth roots. Without the roots of teeth, your jaw will shrink, collapse, and change the appearance of your lower face
  4. Missing teeth detract from the appearance of your smile

There are a number of reasons to replace missing teeth and an equal number of reasons to do so with dental implants. Not only are these restorations strong and reliable, they offer the unique advantage of preventing jaw shrinkage and collapse. Dr. Moore can discuss this with you in greater detail during your implant dentistry consultation at our comfortable Garner, North Carolina office.

To schedule your consultation with our implant dentist, please contact Moore Family Dentistry online or by calling (919) 772-1811 today. Located in Garner, we welcome patients from Cary and all surrounding communities.

tags: Dental Implants
January 22, 2016

Quitting smoking improves oral health and beauty. Garner dentist Dr. Adam Moore would be happy to help you achieve this goal in 2016. Call (919) 772-1811 to learn moreSmoking cigarettes is not good for any part of your body. In fact, it is patently and unquestionably bad for all of your body’s essential functions – the health of your teeth and gums being no exception. If you are a smoker, why not make 2016 the year you kick the habit? Your body, your family, and those around you will all benefit from the effort.

Smoking and General Oral Health

Smoking is a known risk factor for gum disease. In fact, smokers are much more likely to develop advanced periodontitis, a form of gum disease that leads to tooth loss and bone necrosis. To make matters worse, smoking already causes bone loss in the jaw, increasing risks of tooth loss and jaw collapse.

Smoking accelerates the colonization of bacteria in plaque and tartar, leading to increased risks for tooth infection and decay. It is also a known cause of oral cancer, chronic bad breath, and dry mouth. For these reasons and so many more, Garner family dentist Dr. Adam Moore strongly encourages our patients to quit smoking.

Smoking and Cosmetic Problems

Nicotine staining is tenacious and can prove impossible to lighten with topical solutions. This means that most smokers have dingy and yellow teeth at all times. What’s more, smoking increases risks for black hairy tongue and leukoplakia, both of which can appear off-putting and significantly diminish from the quality of your smile.

Many of these issues can be addressed once smoking has stopped. Dr. Moore would be happy to create a cosmetic dentistry plan that restores your smile as soon as you have successfully kicked the habit.

To schedule a smile restoration consultation at our Garner, North Carolina office, please contact Moore Family Dentistry today.

tags: Smoking and Oral Health
January 12, 2016

Recommitting to your health in the New Year is a fantastic way to improve the way you look and feel, and can greatly enhance your quality of life. This year, as you commit to leading a healthier lifestyle, let Garner dentist Dr. Adam Moore help you reach your goals with targeted general and cosmetic dentistry services designed to strengthen and beautify your smile. Please call us at (919) 772-1811 to learn more.

Oral Health is Essential for Physical Health

Let Garner dentist Dr. Adam Moore help you reach your oral health and beauty goals. Call (919) 772-1811 to schedule your appointment and learn more

The health of your teeth and gums plays an important role in your overall physical health. Bacteria from gum disease have been identified as risk factors for many types of cancer – including breast cancer – along with heart attack and stroke, hypertension, kidney and liver failure, and even dementia and Alzheimer’s. Simply taking time to brush and floss daily, and visit our office every six months for professional cleanings and examinations is often all it takes to prevent gum disease and reduce risks for these serious health conditions.

During your biannual visits, we can check to ensure no oral health problems are developing and provide swift treatment should they appear.

Cosmetic Services

Your oral health is very important, but so too is your satisfaction with the appearance of your smile. Dr. Moore is pleased to offer services such as tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other cosmetic dentistry procedures that can be used to greatly improve the quality of your smile. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, talk to Dr. Moore during your next visit or schedule a separate cosmetic dentistry consultation to learn more about our services, your options, and the most effective ways to reach your goals.

To schedule an appointment at our Garner, North Carolina office, please contact Moore Family Dentistry today. We welcome patients from Cary and all surrounding communities.

tags: Oral Health, Cosmetic Dentistry
December 29, 2015

Bacteria from gum disease increases risks for breast cancer. To help protect yourself, call Garner dentist Dr. Adam Moore at (919) 772-1811 and schedule an examination todayGum disease has long been known as a risk factor for several systemic conditions including:

  • Heart attack and stroke
  • Kidney and liver failure
  • Respiratory illness
  • Lung cancer
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Progressive gum disease has also been shown to produce complications with diabetes and pregnancy. Now, following research on more than 73,700 women, advanced periodontitis has been linked to increased risks for breast cancer as well.

If you are exhibiting any of the symptoms of gum disease, please call Garner dentist Dr. Adam Moore at (919) 772-1811 to schedule an appointment right away.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Symptoms of gum disease may include:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Gums that bleed when brushed
  • A persistent bad taste in the mouth
  • Chronic bad breath

When left to advance, gum disease may cause teeth to come loose and shift position or to fall out entirely. Bone necrosis, jaw collapse, and other serious issues can quickly follow when gum disease treatment is not sought.

Garner dentist Dr. Adam Moore offers progressive gum disease treatment options, enabling him to address this serious issue at all of its stages. If you believe you are suffering from gum disease, please contact Moore Family Dentistry today to schedule your treatment consultation.

tags: Gum Disease
December 09, 2015

If your teeth become stained this holiday season, call Garner family dentist Dr. Adam Moore at (919) 772-1811 to learn about tooth whitening options Christmastime is here and with comes many delightful (and decadent) treats. Garner family dentist Dr. Adam Moore encourages you to enjoy the many treats of the season, but to practice moderation as well. Many holiday foods can damage enamel or cause serious staining when consumed in excess, making it important that you choose wisely when visiting the desert table.

Five of the worst culprits for tooth staining are:

  • Dyed frostings
  • Colored candies
  • Dark berries
  • Coffee
  • Red wine

These foods and beverages impact teeth through their colors and high acidity, allowing them to damage enamel while causing surface discoloration. Your best defense against these damages is brushing and flossing – but be sure to wait 30 minutes after consumption to allow enamel softened by highly acidic foods to harden again.

If your teeth become discolored this holiday season, Dr. Moore can help. We offer a range of teeth whitening options that can be used alone or in combination to restore a bright and white smile. If staining is below the surface or the result of enamel loss, we can discuss options such as porcelain veneers to help provide you with the bright, white, and beautiful smile you deserve.

To schedule your next appointment at our Garner, North Carolina office, please contact Moore Family Dentistry today. We welcome patients from Cary and all surrounding communities.

November 24, 2015

To learn how Invisalign® can perfect your smile without the limitations required by braces, call Garner family dentist Dr. Adam Moore at (919) 772-1811 and schedule a consultation todayTraditional wire and bracket braces are limiting. With this orthodontic option, many of the foods associated with gatherings like Thanksgiving are off limits. Nuts, anything with seeds, crunchy fruits and vegetables, and nearly all crispy foods can break brackets or cause them to come off of teeth. This can make holiday meals less enjoyable during the two to three years it takes for braces to complete their work. With Invisalign® however, this is not an issue at all.

Invisalign aligners are removed before eating. This allows you to enjoy the full bounty of the season without fear of damaging your orthotic device or requiring an emergency visit to Garner family dentist Dr. Adam Moore to fix broken hardware. What’s more, foods that get stuck in between teeth can easily be removed through routine brushing and flossing – more tasks that are complicated or made entirely impossible during traditional orthodontic treatment. The removability of Invisalign aligners is reason enough for many people to consider this treatment option – and it’s not even the most impressive of Invisalign’s many benefits.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Invisalign, please contact Moore Family Dentistry online or by calling our Garner, North Carolina office at (919) 772-1811 to schedule a consultation today.

tags: Invisalign Benefits