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Dental Supply Drive

USO and North Carolina Dental Society-Dental Supply Drive Reid and Reid in conjunction with the North Carolina Dental Society and the USO of NC are supporting our troops at Ft. Bragg. We are currently collecting new and unused dental supplies in the office. These...

Teamwork makes proper oral hygiene easier than ever!

Teamwork makes proper oral hygiene easier during orthodontic treatment! Dr. Alison and staff have teamed up with Oral -B and now provide a new tool to assist in good oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment.  Each patient that begins full orthodontic treatment is...

Third Molars/Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are also called third molars. Third molars typically come in (erupt into the mouth) between the ages of 17-25 years. However the number of third molars that may erupt varies from 0-4. Third Molar Fun Facts Third molars helped our ancestors grind plant...

Proper elastics wear=desired teeth movement

Elastic wear is important during orthodontic treatment! Elastics/rubber bands are often necessary for proper teeth movement during orthodontic treatment.  Braces can not always move teeth into the proper place without an assist from elastics. It is often the case for...

Start Dental Care at an Early Age

When a baby is born, there is a set of 20 teeth that are hidden under the gums. The first teeth that will present themselves could begin as early as 4 months. “Teething” begins once the teeth start to come through the gums. During the teething process a baby may drool more, be more cranky and irritable, have red swollen gums, and show a desire to chew on things. There are a number of different ways to help ease the discomfort your baby is feeling during teething…

Keys To A Healthy and Beautiful Smile

When the build-up of plaque is left unchecked for greater than 24hrs, the negative effects on the teeth and gums can be widespread and long-term. Plaque forms on teeth when the carbohydrates from food is left on the teeth for a period of time. Bacteria that is present...