General Dentistry

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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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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Tips for better oral health

Dr. Oxley’s Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Mouth

Achieve optimal oral health in your family. Are you dreaming of cavity-free teeth and shiny, white smiles for everyone in your family? Making the move to prioritize oral health as a family goal is a great way of not only preventing oral health issues like tooth decay, but also improving everyone’s overall health as well.  …
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Delicious holiday recipes

7 Tasty Recipes for a Healthy, Happy Holiday

Our Favorite Healthy Recipes, Perfect for the Holidays You can smell it already: scents of gingerbread and cinnamon in the air. You catch a whiff of fresh pine every time you pass the Christmas tree. You’re dreaming of sugar plums and holiday delights. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. After all, the holidays…
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Know the warning signs of gum disease

Top 11 Causes of Gum Disease in Adults and How To Combat Them

Early Signs of Gum Disease Macy brushed her teeth with an electric toothbrush and flossed before bed. But when she looked in the mirror the next morning, she still saw gums that were puffy, red, and sore. Macy called her dentist to make an appointment right away because she had heard these symptoms could lead…
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Oxley Comprehensive knows comfort dentistry

6 Ways We Make Comfort a Priority at Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry

Don’t let discomfort keep you from the dentist. When you think of all the things that you love to do, going to the dentist might not be at the top of the list. Sadly, many adults hate going to the dentist. But at Oxley Comprehensive Dental in New Bern, North Carolina, we want to change…
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Know what to do in a dental emergency

Be Prepared in Case of a Dental Emergency

The Importance of Dental Emergency Kits When we think of emergencies, we often think of medical emergencies related to chest pain, excessive bleeding, or some other form of trauma. But the truth is that there are plenty of tooth-related emergencies too. These dental emergencies can be stressful for both parents and kids alike. That’s why…
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What makes Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry different

7 Ways Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry Is Different

Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry can change your idea of dental visits. The dentist you choose for yourself and your family has a significant impact on your current and future oral health. A dentist is much more than someone who fills cavities or keeps teeth clean. They support your long-term oral health as well as nurture the…
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A dental cleaning doesn't have to hurt

A Gentler, Less Intense Dental Cleaning Is Possible

Enjoy a relaxing dental cleaning experience during your routine hygiene appointments. The most important category of general dentistry is preventive dental care. Preventive care is all about caring for your smile in a manner that prevents tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems from occurring in the first place. Aside from your routine…
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