What is the Blue Light My Dentist Uses? Ask Our Hudson Family Dentist

If you’ve ever had a cavity filled, or some other type of small restoration, you may have seen your dentist use a strange-looking instrument emitting a blue light during your treatment. In today’s Hudson family dentistry blog, we answer all your questions about what the “blue light” is, and how it helped revolutionize the world […]

Our Hudson Family Dentist Explains Why You Should Beware of Dental Tourism

The high costs of U.S. healthcare, and the fact that most health insurers don’t include dental work in their packages, have prompted many Americans to pursue “dental tourism”: flying to another country to receive cheaper foreign care. While it might save you some money, though, dental tourism can be very risky to your overall health. […]

The History of Teeth, Part 2: Amazing Facts From Our Hudson Family Dentist

In our previous post, we highlighted some of the strangest and most interesting facts about dentistry throughout the ages. Turns out, dentistry has such a long, complex past, we couldn’t confine everything to just one post! Below are a few historical facts about teeth that we think are too cool not to share. The First […]

Amazing Facts About the History of Teeth from Our Hudson Family Dentist

The world of dentistry has a long, strange history with lots of ups and downs! Below are some weird and wonderful facts you probably didn’t know about historical dental care. The First Filling Was Made of Wax Modern dental cavities are usually filled with tooth-colored resin, or a mix of various metals called an “amalgam.” […]

Our Hudson Family Dentist Explains How to Recover from Dental Implant Surgery

If you have recently had dental implant surgery—either implant placement, abutment placement, or the final crown—you are probably eager to recover as quickly as possible so you can begin to enjoy your brand new artificial tooth. Below are some tips from our Hudson Family Dentist on how to heal safely and quickly following oral surgery. […]

Our Hudson Family Dentist Explains the Different Types of Dental Bridges

There are four main types of dental bridges: Traditional dental bridges; cantilever bridges; Maryland bridges; and implant-supported bridges. If your Hudson family dentist has recommended a bridge as the most effective solution for your situation, here is more information about the various types dentists use, and what you can expect from the procedure.  Traditional Dental […]

Our Hudson Family Dentist Explains What to Expect During Your Child’s First Dental Visit

It may surprise you to learn that proper dental care begins when your child is just a baby. The American Dental Association recommends that a child’s first dentist appointment take place when he or she is a year old, or 6 months after the first tooth appears. In this article, our Hudson family dentist will […]

Why Hermey the Elf Is Our Favorite Dentist Here at Hudson Family Dentistry

The 1964 stop-motion movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a beloved Christmas classic, and for good reason. The heartwarming story of so-called “misfits” facing adversity and saving Christmas has inspired generations of children with the clear message that being different isn’t wrong or bad. While most of the movie focuses on the titular reindeer, our […]

Learn How Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Harms Your Teeth from Our Hudson NC Dentist

With vaping in the news so much lately, you may be wondering if it poses any health risks for your teeth. The answer, we can say with confidence, is yes! This is because many e-cigarette vapors contain nicotine, the same ingredient that has already been shown to cause damage in tobacco chewers and cigarette smokers. […]

Encourage Your Child to Brush With These Awesome Flavored Toothpastes

Many parents—in fact, we might even say most parents—struggle to encourage their children to brush their teeth. Even though daily brushing is essential to preventing cavities and tooth decay, to kids who aren’t great with long-term thinking, it’s just a boring chore with no immediate pay-off. One way to make tooth brushing time more fun […]