According to the Association of Health Care Journalists, 91% of adults aged 20-64 have cavities and up to 27% of those have existing tooth decay that’s yet to be addressed. How come so many people have cases of tooth decay and developed cavities? It may be what they’re eating and drinking! That’s right, nutrition—or lack thereof—plays a vital role in how healthy your teeth are. Your dentist in Raleigh, Dr. Philip A. Lisk, wants you to know what foods to indulge in and which ones to avoid to optimize your oral health.
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August 9, 2017
June 17, 2017
Throughout your life, you have been proactive about caring for your teeth to prevent dental problems. However, even with the best of efforts, damage can still occur, which may require the use of a crown to resolve. Although dental crowns are commonly used in restorative dentistry, such as to fix a broken tooth, they can also be used to protect a weakened tooth or in cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of your smile. Often, they are used along with other dental procedures, like a root canal or dental bridge. Not matter the reason behind your need for the restoration, you may be a bit concerned about the procedure. As your dentist in Raleigh, Dr. Philip Lisk, wants you to feel at ease about the treatment. He has the information you need to learn what to expect during your appointment.
June 7, 2017
Do you snore excessively at night due to breathing difficulties? If so, you probably do not sleep very well either. If this situation sounds familiar, you could be suffering from a condition known as sleep apnea. The disorder results from the airways collapsing, causing numerous pauses in breathing various times throughout the night. While the obstruction makes it difficult to breathe, the interruptions also decreases your sleep quality. You will quickly notice various aspects of your life start to decline. However, you will also face serious and potentially deadly health complications as well. To breathe easier and to sleep better, you need to visit your Raleigh dentist, Dr. Philip Lisk, for treatment.
May 7, 2017
The majority of Americans agree: your smile is your most important physical feature, but did you know that more than 75% of adults have had at least one cavity in their lifetime? And, did you know that half of all Americans suffer from some form of gum disease? With statistics like these, it’s easy to see why taking care of your teeth should be a priority. To help you make the most of your trademark grin, Dr. Philp A. Lisk, your trusted Raleigh dentist, shares his tips on how to improve your oral hygiene in between visits.
April 17, 2017
Gum disease doesn’t just affect patients that have bad oral hygiene. It is easy to get gum disease no matter what age or habits you have. There are many contributing factors to gum disease, even your genetic makeup. Patients that practice good oral hygiene at home and visit their dentist may still end up with gum disease. Luckily, Dr. Lisk offers gum disease treatment in Raleigh that can help your teeth and gums recover.
March 14, 2017
You grind your teeth when you sleep. Your Raleigh dentist would formally call your condition Bruxism. It took a while to figure this out because your symptoms weren’t as prevalent as other patients. You didn’t suffer from headaches, your partner never complained about awful grinding noises while they slept next to you, and your jaw wasn’t ever too sore when you woke up. Your symptoms were a bit subtler from the abnormal amount of stress you’re taking on at work, but still no less problematic to your health in the long run. Thankfully, Dr. Philip A. Lisk can provide valuable support and protection from your teeth grinding habit with a customized oral appliance known as a nightguard. Our goal is to get you back to enjoying strong, healthy teeth as soon as possible.
February 13, 2017
Each year, over 40,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer. While smoking and tobacco use is by far the biggest cause for this often fatal disease, there are other things that can put you at risk. Hormonal changes, the aging process, and being exposed to certain viruses can also contribute to the development of cancers of the mouth and throat. Because these diseases are increasingly more common, but are highly treatable in the early stages, Dr. Philip A. Lisk recommends having an oral cancer screening done at every checkup to ensure that your dental health is safe. Read more on how these simple exams can help save lives.
January 27, 2017
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular and innovative cosmetic dental treatments available today. Covering a wide range of aesthetic issues, these tooth-shaped, wafer-thin shells of translucent ceramic disguise the front side of teeth marred by stains, alignment problems and fractures. Could porcelain veneers from Dr. Philip A. Lisk in Raleigh improve your smile?
January 9, 2017
Every year, more and more Baby Boomers become senior citizens. As this segment of the population ages, the range of health is noticeable—some 95-year-olds look and feel 65, and some 65-year-olds look and feel 95. One thing all seniors can do to better ensure their well being and possibly their longevity, too, is take good care of their teeth. There’s a lot to be done to help seniors avoid tooth loss and dental disease. Read on to learn about what Raleigh dentist Dr. Lisk recommends.
December 30, 2016
Dental crowns, bridges, prosthetic whats? It’s not easy to keep your options in restorative dentistry straight. You know dental crowns repair or replace missing teeth, but what’s the difference between that and a bridge? Your dentist explains bridges and dental crowns in Raleigh in this week’s blog post. Keep reading for more from Dr. Philip A. Lisk!