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LAA at the 2023 Midtown Diamond Awards
2023 Midtown Diamond Awards Recap Midtown and Cary Living magazine hosted their annual Diamond Awards and Lane & Associates was more than happy to join the event as this year’s title sponsor. The Midtown 2023 Diamond Awards highlight businesses from across the Triad area awarding Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners throughout the night. The event […]
Dental Hygienists – We’re Hiring!
We’re Hiring Dental Hygienists! Lane & Associates Family Dentistry is looking for AWESOME people like YOU to join our exceptional team of Dental Hygienists. With 40-plus dental offices across North Carolina, we are sure to have a location convenient for you. With Lane & Associates, you can secure the career you want with a schedule […]
LAA Run the Canes 5k
PNC Canes Walk The 9th annual Canes 5k took place at the PNC Arena on September 18th. People from across the triangle gathered to race and show support for the Canes Foundation. Lane and Associates were among many organizations there to show support. The LAA crew arrived to the PNC Arena around 8am. After being greeted […]
Do You Floss Before Or After Brushing?
One common question regarding oral hygiene routines is whether to floss before or after brushing. The answer is that it is generally recommended to floss before brushing your teeth. The rationale behind this sequence is to loosen and remove any food particles or debris stuck between the teeth and along the gum line using dental […]
Does Dental Floss Dissolve?
Dental floss is a commonly used tool for maintaining oral hygiene, but one question that often arises is whether dental floss dissolves. The answer is no, dental floss does not dissolve in water or saliva. Most dental floss products available on the market today are made from synthetic materials such as nylon or Teflon. These […]
Can An Electric Toothbrush Damage Your Teeth?
An electric toothbrush, when used correctly, is generally considered safe and effective for maintaining oral hygiene. However, if used improperly or with excessive force, it could potentially damage your teeth and gums. Vigorous brushing or pressing too hard against your teeth can lead to enamel erosion, gum recession, and tooth sensitivity. It is crucial to […]
Can You Use An Electric Toothbrush With Braces?
Yes, it is absolutely possible to use an electric toothbrush with braces, and in fact, it is often recommended. Electric toothbrushes can be particularly advantageous for individuals with braces as they offer several benefits. The oscillating or rotating bristle movements of an electric toothbrush can help reach difficult-to-access areas around the brackets and wires, ensuring […]
Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual?
Electric toothbrushes have gained popularity for several reasons, making them a preferred choice over manual toothbrushes. One significant advantage is their ability to provide a more consistent brushing experience. Electric toothbrushes are designed with rotating or oscillating brush heads that ensure a uniform brushing motion, reducing the chances of uneven pressure or missed spots. This […]
Should You Share a Toothbrush?
Sharing personal items can sometimes be a topic of discussion and debate, and one item that often sparks controversy is the toothbrush. The act of sharing a toothbrush is a controversial topic, and this article aims to explore the risks and considerations associated with it. Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for overall health, and […]
Dentures vs. Dental Implants
Choosing between dental implants or dentures depends on your specific needs, preferences, and budget. If you have good oral health and enough jawbone density, dental implants can provide a long-term solution that looks and functions like natural teeth. Dental implants also offer stability and support to the jawbone, which can help prevent bone loss. However, […]
Do Floss Picks Work as Well as Floss?
Floss picks are a popular alternative to traditional floss and can be a convenient option for those who struggle with traditional flossing. Floss picks consist of a small plastic handle with a short piece of floss threaded through it. The handle allows for easy maneuvering and can make it easier to reach tight spaces in […]
How Long Should a Toothbrush Last?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months or sooner if the bristles are frayed or worn out. This is because after three months of regular use, the bristles on the toothbrush start to lose their effectiveness in removing plaque and food debris from your teeth and gums. In […]
Does Mouthwash Expire?
Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for overall health and well-being. Mouthwash is a widely-used oral care product that helps to clean the mouth, freshen the breath, and kill bacteria. However, many people wonder whether or not mouthwash can expire. In this article, we’ll discuss the shelf life of mouthwash, how to determine if it […]