Tips for a Clean Mouth this Season

The holidays are a special time of year, but if you’re not cautious, you can do some major destruction to your teeth. By taking precautions to not open things with your teeth, to eat sweets at the suitable moments and to do what you can to brush thoroughly, you can protect your teeth this season…. Read more »

The Root of Root Canal Treatment

When you hear the words “root canal,” do you envision a long and painful experience in the dental chair followed by miserable time in recovery? Root canal treatment has a negative reputation with most patients, but due to advances in dental care, it can save teeth that in the past could only be extracted. Dr…. Read more »

Flossing for a Healthier Smile

By now you have heard that you should brush your pearly whites twice a day for two minutes each time. This daily habit will help get rid of harmful plaque and oral debris from the flat surfaces of your teeth. But your toothbrush isn’t designed to clean the tight spaces in between the teeth, and… Read more »

Oral Health Tips for Cold and Flu Season

Autumn is here, and it’s starting to get cold. That means cold and flu season is on its way. Health disorders like the cold and flu can actually influence your oral health. The bacteria or virus that caused your illness can spread to your mouth and weaken its defenses. Here’s what you can do to… Read more »

Selecting and Caring For Your Mouthguard

When it comes to sports like football, hockey or lacrosse, most people would agree that a mouthguard should be a standard piece of equipment. Those sports are known for being contact sports, and blows and impacts to the head are common. But the truth is, a person who plays any sport or form of recreation… Read more »

Identifying Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is one of the major causes of tooth erosion. As many as 47.2 percent of U.S. adults 30 or older live with some form of periodontitis, so we’re continuously seeing for it in our , , office. Here are some basics on periodontal disease to aid you to understand what you can do… Read more »

Handling Halitosis

Once in awhile, everyone gets bad breath. Usually, the culprits are the onions you had in your salad, the garlic on your pasta or the anchovies on your pizza. If that is the case, taking two minutes brushing your teeth, or 30 seconds rinsing with mouthwash should solve the problem. Bad breath, also known as… Read more »

Lewis Family Dentistry Expands; Welcomes Dr. Chip Lewis

Fayetteville, NC – August 21, 2017 – Lewis Family Dentistry announces the new hire of Dr. Chip Lewis and expansion of their family dental practice.   A Fayetteville native, Dr. Chip Lewis returns to his hometown after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina –… Read more »

Do You Have A Cracked Tooth?

Do you have a cracked tooth? Before you automatically answer “no”, keep in mind that in many cases, you might not be aware of a crack in your tooth. The crack may be too small to see, and may not even show up on a dental x-ray. The crack may even occur below the gumline…. Read more »

Advice about Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection in your gum tissue. Gum disease is caused by a range of factors, including plaque buildup within our mouths. If it is not treated properly, gum disease can lead to serious oral health issues. In its early stages, gum disease occurs as gingivitis. If left… Read more »