Root Canals Can Save Your Teeth

2019-09-23T08:41:47-05:00November 1st, 2019|

If you're experiencing pain in a particular tooth when chewing, hot-cold sensitivity, swelling gums near a tooth, or constant toothaches, there's a chance you could use a root canal. Root canals have a lot of negative hype about them, and while it would always be better if they weren't needed, they can be a real [...]

Don’t Waste Your Dental Insurance Benefits!

2019-07-18T15:17:43-05:00September 1st, 2019|

Like the leaves in the trees, your dental insurance benefits are about to fall away for the year. Most dental benefit plans don't roll over in the new year, so make sure you get your last appointment of the year scheduled before you lose your benefits! Many of our patients have asked to be reminded to schedule [...]

Teeth Whitening with Zoom! In-Office Whitening System

2019-07-18T15:17:00-05:00August 1st, 2019|

A beautiful smile can transform a face, stripping years from someone’s appearance and enhancing his or her attractiveness. Aging can cause teeth to yellow, but so can  substances like wine, coffee, or tobacco. These can accumulate on and stain the enamel of your teeth. Luckily, teeth whitening procedures exist that allow a dental professional to [...]

Your Guide To Dental Crowns

2019-06-05T10:45:54-05:00July 1st, 2019|

If you have a broken, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth, there's a good chance that Dr. Melcher or Dr. Rodgriguez will recommend a dental crown as an option for treatment. A dental crown is a "cap" that is placed over your existing tooth to provide added protection and strength; a dental crown can also improve [...]

Transitioning to Dental Implants

2019-03-11T10:42:25-05:00April 1st, 2019|

It's important to take care of one's teeth, not only because they serve an important function, but because they are also necessary for a confident, beautiful smile. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to have a strong set of teeth. Despite practicing stellar dental hygiene throughout life, it is still possible to lose teeth to [...]

Understanding Sleep Apnea

2019-02-23T17:49:43-05:00March 1st, 2019|

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing frequently stops and starts. Loud snoring is the main symptom of sleep apnea. Daytime drowsiness, loss of concentration and depression are often the repercussions for someone suffering from sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tongue falls to the back of the throat [...]

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

2019-01-13T18:07:03-05:00February 1st, 2019|

The American Dental Association (ADA) and Drs. Melcher and Rodriguez of Raleigh Implant and Family Dentistry are joining together to recognize February as National Children’s Dental Health Month.  This year’s theme is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile” The ADA and the dental community know that teaching kids 4 steps to [...]