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  • Dangers of Alcohol and Oral Health
    We often have patients who ask, “Can drinking alcohol affect my oral health?” There are, in fact, a few reasons why that martini may not be good for your pearly Read more
  • St. Patrick's Day
    On March 17, everyone has a little Irish in them. St. Patrick’s Day is a joyous celebration of Irish heritage. The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who Read more
  • Are your teeth ready for the big day?
    Capturing the Moment At Don Fortner, DMD we know that just about anyone who has taken on the challenge of planning her own wedding could tell you how important the little Read more
  • Why Professional Cleanings are Important
    Regular dental cleanings and checkups at our Salisbury, North Carolina office are an excellent way to ensure everything is A-OK in your mouth. There’s a reason the American Dental Association Read more
  • Periodontal disease; I have what?!
    Our team from Don Fortner, DMD understands the diagnosis of periodontal disease can be scary and confusing, but the good news in most cases is that it is treatable and Read more
  • Team Dark Chocolate
    Valentine’s Day is the holiday to celebrate all the treasured relationships in your life. It’s a time to honor love in all shapes and forms with cards, social gatherings, and Read more
  • Overall Health Can Be Influenced By Oral Hygiene
    Keeping on top of your oral health is key when it comes to making sure your whole body stays healthy. The bacteria that occur naturally in your mouth can produce Read more
  • How to Handle a Dental Emergency
    Whether it’s a broken tooth or injured gums, a dental emergency can interfere with eating, speaking, or other day-to-day activities. According to the American Dental Association , you can sometimes Read more
  • Is a Lost Tooth a Lost Cause?
    We’re used to seeing athletes wearing mouthguards at practice or play, because dental trauma is one of the most common (and predictable) sports injuries. But it’s not just athletes who Read more
  • Healthy Gums and Older Adults
    One of the most important parts of staying healthy as we grow older is being open to learning new ways of staying healthy! While worrying about braces or wisdom teeth Read more
  • How do I avoid bad breath?
    At Don Fortner, DMD, we see a lot of patients who are concerned about their bad breath, also known as halitosis. So today we thought we would educate our patients Read more
  • Make this the Year You Stop Smoking
    It’s a new year, and it couldn’t come fast enough for many of us! Let’s do our part to make this a better year in every way—and you can start Read more
  • Five (Easy-to-Keep!) Dental Resolutions for the New Year
    It’s a new year! A blank calendar! A traditional time to make a few changes that could change your life for the better. And while we applaud big goals like Read more
  • Pick the right electric toothbrush!
    The electronic toothbrush has undergone several technological advances since the 1960s. Everything from design and bristle motions to rotation, oscillation, and sonic vibration has led to dramatic changes in this Read more
  • The Secret to Lifelong Teeth Whitening
    Have you ever noticed your attention being instantly drawn to peoples’ teeth when they smile at you? Some people have dull and yellowing teeth, while others have teeth that appear Read more
  • Happy Holidays! Healthy Holidays!
    It’s the holiday season! With so much to do and so much going on, you want to be at your best. We have some ideas to help make your season Read more

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