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COVID-19: Lessons Learned & Adaptations for the Future

The recent COVID-19 pandemic was challenging for everyone, particularly medical and dental practitioners like us at Red Oak Dentistry. We swiftly adapted our diagnostic and treatment methods, innovating new ways to safeguard our patients’ health and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. In this process, we enhanced and made permanent several safety protocols uniquely tailored […]

Teeth Whitening First, Restorations Second

A dazzling smile is often associated with confidence and good oral hygiene. Teeth whitening has become popular for those seeking a brighter, more radiant smile. However, if you’re considering any dental restoration, you must do teeth whitening and dental restorations in the proper order for the best, most natural-looking results. The general rule is “Teeth […]

Sleep Apnea Awareness

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that is increasingly common in adults in the United States, often leading to various health complications when left untreated. Sleep Apnea occurs when the airway in the back of the throat is temporarily blocked as the muscles relax and the airway temporarily collapses, inhibiting breathing. Oxygen to […]

A Healthy Smile Can Save Your Wallet

It can be tempting to skip a few dental visits if you aren’t having any problems with your teeth, but it can be expensive in the long run. Preventive dental care, including regular checkups and dental cleanings, prevents small issues from becoming larger (and more expensive) ones. Maintaining Oral Health Routine cleaning by a dental […]

Dry Mouth

Common Causes Of Dry Mouth Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, can be a common problem for many patients. Unfortunately, dry mouth can result as a side effect of certain medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, pain killers, diuretics and many others. It is always a good idea to discuss any possible side effects such as […]

The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide

What kind of toothpaste should I use? It’s a common question I’m asked several times a day by many of my patients. With a million different products out there, the dental aisle can be a very confusing and intimidating place. New trends without any evidence-based research can also lead people to products that may not […]

Raleigh Move-In Guide 2023

Moving to Raleigh, NC, whether you’re moving from a neighboring town or across the country, is an adventure. This mid-sized city has repeatedly ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s top ten best places to live in the United States. Recent research by the American Growth Project indicated that Raleigh, NC was the fourth fastest-growing […]