How Does IV Sedation Dentistry Work?
added on: June 20, 2021

IV sedation refers to the giving of an anti-anxiety medication through the blood during a treatment. Sometimes, intravenous sedation dentistry is called “sleep” or ‘twilight’ dentistry. Instead of putting patients to sleep, the mild sedative helps them feel at peace and relaxed. While this sedation method allows patients to react… Read More…

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What are the Best Ways to Prevent Cavities?
added on: June 12, 2021

Young or old, anyone with teeth could potentially develop cavities. Here’s a look at factors that can increase the risk of getting cavities: ● Certain drinks and foods. Food sources that cling to the teeth for an extended time — like ice cream, milk, sugar, honey, dried fruit, soda, cookies,… Read More…

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What Types of Bacteria Live In the Mouth?
added on: May 15, 2021

Over 700 different bacteria strains have been discovered colonizing in a human’s mouth. As patients age, their mouth changes, which affects the quantity of microorganism colonies living inside the mouth at any given time. Some bacteria strains are worse than other ones, yet researchers have found some specific diseases which… Read More…


Sedation Dentistry: an Option for Individuals with Special Needs
added on: May 7, 2021

While we provide a calming environment at Phelps Family Dentistry, there are points when sedation might be the best course for treatment for your son or daughter. Especially if they have special needs such as Down Syndrome, Autism, ADD/ADHD or  sensory processing challenges. Dental Sedation for Children with Special Needs… Read More…

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Can Gum Disease Cause Pregnancy Complications?
added on: April 15, 2021

Ready for a fast pop quiz on the connection between mouth health and general health? What are the advantages of routinely caring for your gums and teeth? Better opportunity of avoiding illness Decreased chances for heart disease, diabetes, and additional diseases Assists in avoiding complications in pregnancy Great smile All… Read More…


Why Are People Scared to Go To the Dentist?
added on: April 1, 2021

For many, going to the dentist is an easy way to ensure optimal oral health. But for others, the mere thought of entering a dentist’s office can evoke uncomfortable feelings. It is estimated that more than 10 percent of Americans avoid going to the dentist because they fear “the chair”…. Read More…


Two Types of Implant Surgery
added on: March 27, 2021

Implants are the ideal replacements for missing teeth for many reasons. Not only do implants replace missing teeth, but they replace the entire dental structure. Today’s implants involve titanium posts that are drilled into the jawbone of a missing tooth. Over a period of time, the jawbone heals around the… Read More…

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Benefits of Implants
added on: March 15, 2021

One of the top benefits of implants is that they replace the whole root structure of a missing tooth. The majority of restorative options, such as crowns and bridges, simply replace the visible parts. This means they are not fixed firmly into the jawbone. As for dentures, these are known… Read More…

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How Can Dental Bonding Improve Your Smile?
added on: February 28, 2021

Bonding is a non-invasive method of improving the look of your teeth. Many patients forget that this procedure is an option since there is frequent focus on services like dental veneers and crowns. At Phelps Family Dentistry, we offer all restorative options in our Wilmington, NC office and are happy… Read More…


Options for Restorative Dentistry
added on: February 14, 2021

The aim of any dental restoration includes protecting and preserving a tooth’s life. With all the options available to you, how will you recognize which restoration is the right one for you? At Phelps Family Dentistry, our skilled dentists will go over all of your options so you are able… Read More…

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