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Holiday Foods that are Bad for Your Teeth

These Foods May be Yummy, but They’ll Wreak Havoc on Your Teeth! The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, and that’s why so many people look so forward to these last couple months of each calendar year. It’s a time for families to gather, friends to celebrate and you know there’s always plenty of food to go around…. Read more »

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ADA Suggests Young Children Use Fluoride

In the midst of National Children’s Dental Health Month the American Dental Association (ADA) has released a statement recommending that children start using fluoride toothpaste as soon as their first tooth comes in. Previously, the ADA had recommended that children under the age of two years old brush only with water, moving onto a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste at… Read more »

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Tips for Relieving Winter Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is something we’ve likely all had to deal with at one point or another, especially during this time of year. When the air outside is particularly chilly, our teeth can become more sensitive to temperature, which can make it uncomfortable to ingest food or drink that’s hot or cold. Fortunately, that discomfort doesn’t necessarily mean you have a cavity…. Read more »

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Healthy Dental Habits to Have All Year Long

Last month was National Dental Hygiene Month—how did you celebrate? Each October, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association works to promote healthy smiles by emphasizing the importance of routine oral hygiene for an entire month. At Robbie Smith, DDS, we appreciate any awareness efforts focused on helping patients to keep teeth in top-top shape. This year’s theme, called “Brush, Floss, Rinse,… Read more »

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The Reality of Flossing

Most people remember to brush their teeth in the morning and at night, but 10% of Americans don’t remember to floss at all.  This is a major issue since flossing prevents gum disease and tooth decay more so than brushing your teeth.  In order to dodge the typical dentist question of “how often do you floss,” people make up excuses… Read more »

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Does my brand of toothpaste really matter?

Making decisions about your teeth can be a confusing and overwhelming task, especially if you don’t have a plan. Staring you in the face are all different types of toothpastes vying for your attention with features like whitening, tartar prevention, cavity protection, and baking soda. You’re probably just trying to grab one and get out of there. Stay focused, but… Read more »

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6 Alternatives for your Sweet Tooth

Spring is a little like the new year. We create lists filled with things that need to be done, purchased and cleaned. But for more than a couple reasons, there’s one item that always seems to make everyone’s list. Eating healthier. For most, it proves to be a herculean task, because it means cutting out foods they genuinely enjoy for… Read more »

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Robbie Smith Patient Reviews

"Best dentist on the planet. She is a real pro. Everyone here is highly competent and super friendly. They make "going to the dentist" a non-stress event. I've been been going here for years and can't say enough good things about Dr. Smith and her staff." - - Wake Forest, NC
"Robbie, Jennifer, and Jillian are not only capable professionals, but warm individuals who care about the patient's comfort and experience. My whole family has switched over to this practice, and we all have found the same high level of quality service. Thank you, Dr. Robbie and Staff!" - - Wake Forest, NC
"Dr. Smith, Jennifer, and the rest of the staff are amazing! I am so thankful to have a great Dentist that cares about my dental experience and I recommend them to everyone. Having been in healthcare for 29 years, I have come to expect the best; Dr. Robbie Smith and her staff exceed my expectations!" - - Wake Forest, NC
"Very positive experience. I have been going to the same dentist for 28 years before moving to Wake Forest. Needless to say, I was not looking forward to the transition. My dental hygienist was particularly nice and thoughtfully went over with me what she was doing. It is a great environment and a very friendly staff." - - Wake Forest, NC