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Washington Woman Wins Free Surgery

Whenever an oral surgeon does something for his or her community and neighbors, it fills us with pride and joy here at Wilmington Oral Surgery. Our colleagues in Washington state popped up in the news recently for their second annual “Smile Again” program. Here is...

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Addressing The Opioid Crisis

By now, nearly all of us either know or are aware of someone affected by the opioid epidemic. Wilmington Oral Surgery has been proactive in combatting this problem. For many years now, our office has taken initiative to encourage natural and homeopathic measures in order...

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“Non-metal” Dental Implants?

Patients sometimes wonder if ceramic dental implants are better for their health compared to titanium dental implants. Most dental implants placed are made of titanium and have a silver color. The white implants are made of zirconium, but are marketed as a nonmetal implant. Interestingly,...

Reclaim Your Smile

Within three years, 37 million Americans will be missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth, and millions of others will be struggling through a long history of dental problems and pain. Currently, nearly five million Americans have all of their teeth removed every year....

Pop and Your Teeth

How Soda Can Affect Your Teeth Pop and sports drinks are the most common drinks of people in their twenties and younger. Unfortunately, there is a high rate of cavities associated with these beverages. The increasing rate of cavities in younger and younger patients has...

Are your teeth worth $4 a day?

Smoking And Oral Cancer Most of us are aware of the correlation of smoking and oral cancer. However, a large majority of patients are not aware of the increased risk of bone loss associated with smoking. Many years of research has demonstrated a direct correlation...

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Mouth Lumps and Bumps

Mouth Checks Ups By Your Dentists Are Important Small lumps and bumps in the mouth are noticed more frequently than one might imagine. These lesions can involve any surface in the mouth. More common areas include the lips, cheeks, tongue and beneath dentures. Nearly all...

Oral Cancer

Early Detection Is Important Oral cancer remains a significant health issue in Clinton County. Nearly 35,000 new cases of oral cancer were diagnosed in 2008 in the United States. Risk factors for oral cancer include smoking, smokeless tobacco use, long-term alcohol use, or exposure to...

To Consult or Not to Consult?

We are frequently asked about the need for consults. In order to provide excellent care for your patients, consults are a routine part of our treatment. Exceptions, however, are present: Patients desiring only local anesthesia for treatment will be treated on the initial visit if...

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Different Mouthguards Available For Protection Of Teeth

Various Options For Mouthguards A properly fitted mouthguard will be protective, comfortable, resilient, and tear resistant. It must minimally interfere with speaking and breathing, and most importantly, have excellent retention, fit, and sufficient thickness in critical areas. Your athlete’s teeth and oral health deserve the...

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