Epic Dental Insights

Go beyond the checkup and explore the art and science of dentistry. Discover tips, trends, and tooth triumphs in the world of oral health care.

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How Do I Help with Tooth Pain?

Understanding and Managing Tooth Pain Hey there, it’s Dr. Joseph, and I’m here to chat about something that’s pretty common – tooth pain. First things first, if you ever find yourself in what feels like a dental emergency, don’t sweat it; we’ve got your back. Our office is all about quick responses, offering same-day or … Continued
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How Do I Know If I Have a Cavity?

Let’s talk about cavities – what they are, why we get them, when to treat them, and how to help ensure your best dental health with preventive care. While pain is often an indicator of tooth decay, it’s not the only symptom that appears. Be mindful of the early warnings and don’t delay dental care … Continued
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How Can Poor Oral Health Affect the Rest of the Body?

Did you know that taking good care of your teeth and mouth helps keep your body healthy too? Hello – it’s Dr. Joseph here at Odyssey Dental of Summerfield. My staff and I are not only concerned about your teeth, we’re committed to promoting our patients’ overall health. Take a few minutes and discover how … Continued
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What Is The Best Way to Clean a Mouthguard?

Dental mouthguards are worn for a variety of reasons.  Hi there, it’s Dr. Joseph and whatever the reason for wearing one, I want to go into the best way to clean a mouthguard. In addition to daily cleaning, you’ll also learn how to deep clean your mouthguard, and the best way to store it. What … Continued

When Should a Person Switch Dentists?

Switching dentists can be a hard decision, but patients need to make a change if they notice things aren’t working out with the current practice. Knowing when to make the move can be hard, but there are some tips you can follow to help you find your new dental office or dental clinic in the … Continued
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How Often do Dental Implants Need to Be Replaced?

Here at Odyssey Dental of Summerfield, dental implants are one of the most common restorative treatments performed. Hi – I’m Dr. Joseph and implants are a specialty at my Summerfield, NC dental practice. If you have implants, or considering them, you may wonder how often dental implants need to be replaced.  I’m going to answer … Continued
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Effective Natural Cures To Soothe Wisdom Toothaches

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of adult teeth to grow in. They normally emerge in your late teens or early twenties, typically between the ages of 17 and 25. They are the last teeth that break through your gums at the extreme back of your mouth. While these teeth … Continued
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Importance Of Cleaning Your Tongue In Oral Hygiene

According to the National Library of Medicine, more than 700 species of bacteria live in the mouth. Most are harmless, but others can lead to tooth decay and disease. Most people tend to focus on brushing and flossing as the cornerstones of dental health. But it’s also important to clean your tongue. Hi, it’s Dr. … Continued
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Does Your Toothpaste Protect You From Tooth Decay?

Toothpaste, in general, does protect you from tooth decay – but only if you brush! Hi – it’s Dr. Joseph and I’m here to talk about your toothpaste and how it protects your teeth from cavities and decay. We’ll also explore the different types of toothpastes and their benefits. Does your toothpaste protect you from … Continued
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