Get your smile makeover in Trent Woods or New Bern NC.

It’s Time to Make Your Smile Makeover Dream a Reality

Create a smile makeover checklist. If you’ve been dreaming of a better smile, this is your sign to stop waiting and start taking action. Your smile greatly impacts your life, and the sooner your smile reflects your inner personality, the sooner you’ll experience numerous benefits. There are many reasons why people postpone cosmetic dentistry, such…
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Dental implant surgery

Dental Implants Procedure: Here’s What Happens

Dental Implant Surgery With Dr. Oxley Dental implants are rapidly becoming the standard of care for replacing missing teeth. To meet demands, a growing number of dentists provide dental implant surgery in their offices. However, not all dentists are up-to-date with the most advanced implant placement techniques.  Dr. Oxley combines education and experience with state-of-the-art…
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Helpful TMJ treatments

Get Relief From Your TMJ Disorder Symptoms with These at Home Treatments

Your TMJ pain can be treated.  TMJ is anything but fun, as people with TMJ know. It can stand in the way of quality of life, making it hard to talk, eat, relax, or even sleep. If you’re afflicted with TMJ, you’re probably on the hunt for any way out—and that’s completely understandable. You may…
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Is there a link between bruxism and tmj

What Is the Relationship Between Bruxism and TMJ?

A painful jaw may be a sign of TMJ or bruxism. Bruxism and TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) often occur in conjunction with each other, but they aren’t the same thing. These conditions can both impact how you’re able to bite, chew, and move your jaw, and they can both cause pain. Getting immediate treatment for…
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Make the most of summertime with your kids

8 Top Tips for Making the Most of Summertime with Your Kids

Make the most of summertime! At Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry, we know how quickly kids grow up and how valuable summer break can be. We want to help you make the most of summertime with your kids by making memories both you and they will cherish forever. Use these ideas to plan some fantastic summertime activities…
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Catch oral cancer early

Get Screened Early for Signs of Oral Cancer

What is oral cancer? Each year, oral cancer and oropharyngeal cancer claim the lives of over 11,000 individuals. Though by far not the deadliest of cancers, these statistics aren’t ones to take lightly. Thankfully, this type of cancer can be largely avoided with proper screenings and prevention strategies. And if you do receive a cancer…
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Composite fillings fix cavities

Choose Composite Fillings for Aesthetics, Strength, and Safety

Cavities are common, but they need to be treated. “You have a cavity.” You’ve probably heard these words from your dentist before. While cavities are largely preventable with good home care, a nutritious diet, and preventive dental appointments, most of us will have one or two at some point in our lives. A combination of…
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Replace missing teeth with a dental bridge

Why a Dental Bridge May Be Your Best Tooth Replacement Option

A dental bridge may restore the aesthetics and functionality of your smile. Tooth loss is common. Statistics show that by age 50, the average person has already lost 12 teeth. And this tooth loss is linked to other health problems, like  jawbone deterioration. If you’re dealing with these complications and are anxious about your missing…
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The dental crown keeps getting better

The Evolution of Dental Crown Aesthetics

Dental Crowns Then and Now Modern dentistry has evolved considerably over the past several decades. Gone are the days of corrective dental treatments that leave visible metals or colored fillings and crowns inside our mouths. Now, the goal of restorative and cosmetic dentistry is to match the natural color of your teeth as much as…
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You'll love digital dental impressions

From Putty to Perfection: a Smarter, Faster, Digital Dental Impression

Digital dental impressions mean no more putty impressions. Dental impressions are used widely in cosmetic dentistry. The conventional method is to use putty to create a mold that can be used to create a cast (a replica of your teeth), which is then utilized for procedures such as crowns, veneers, braces, implants, and bridges. If…
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