Cavities in 6 Year Molars – Why is This Happening?

When your child is around 6 years of age, their 6 year molars will erupt behind their 2 year molars. When this happens, your child may experience a few uncomfortable symptoms such as headaches, ear pain, and jaw pain. Fortunately, salt water rinses and over-the-counter pain medications such as Ibuprofen can help. During this period…

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Do 6 Year Molars Cause Swollen Lymph Nodes?

Turning six is when most kids start to lose their baby teeth and watch their adult teeth grow in. When their 6 year old molars come in, they may experience a mild fever, swollen gums, mild diarrhea, and other symptoms they had when they were teething babies. Fortunately, there are several things you as a…

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Can 6 Year Molars Cause Jaw Pain?

Turning six years old is a big deal for many children. It’s the year they develop their first set of adult teeth. Although this is an exciting milestone, it can also be difficult for both children and parents. As your child’s 6 year molars grow in, you may notice they complain of some pain and…

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What does bad breath indicate?

Bad breath: whether you have it in the early morning just after you wake up, or you can smell it following an onion and garlic heavy dish, millions of people suffer from it at some point in their lives. According to the Bad Breath Institute, between thirty-five and forty percent of people in the world…

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How can you prevent bad breath?

According to the Bad Breath Institute, between 35 and 45 percent of the people in the world suffer from bad breath. Of that 35 to 45 percent, 80 million of those are Americans who spend over $10 billion of oral hygiene products such as mints, gum, mouthwashes, and toothpaste to combat bad breath each year.…

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What foods, if any, cause bad breath?

Have you ever eaten a dish, and about ten seconds later, someone asks, “What’s that smell?” If you’ve ever experienced this scenario, you might have been embarrassed or concerned about the odor. However, there is no need to worry! About 30% of people in the world suffer from some form of bad breath, or halitosis…

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What causes bad breath?

Breath mints, mouthwash, and flavored gum: the products designed specifically to combat bad breath are endless! And for a good reason: between 35 and 45 percent of people in the world suffer from some level of halitosis. Researchers estimate that over 80 million Americans suffer from chronic halitosis. Bad breath, or halitosis, can be embarrassing…

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Is it okay to have multiple teeth pulled at once?

Having one or two teeth pulled during one session is quite common in the world of dentistry. However, in some cases, the dentist may need to extract multiple teeth all at once, and the thought of that can be quite daunting. But, rest assured, it is a safe and easy process if properly prepared for…

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Raleigh Dentist Near Ravenscroft School

Ravenscroft School is just across the street from our Raleigh dental office – literally. Just across Newton Road is the location for Ravenscroft Elementary, Middle and High School. If you are thinking about moving to Raleigh and trying to choose a dentist that is very close to Ravenscroft, Wainright & Wassel is the closest. Your…

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Join Wainright & Wassel for March Madness!

Get in with Wainright & Wassel DDS on the excitement of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament! Click HERE to sign up for the Wainright & Wassel DDS ESPN March Madness Bracket Challenge.  Click Create a Bracket Now! then click on “Sign Up” and follow the prompts. Our Info: Group:   Wainright & Wassel DDS    Password: …

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Garden Gift Basket Registration

Spruce up your garden in the fresh air and sunshine… Register to win the Garden Gift Basket, which includes gardening tools and a $100 gift certificate to Lowe’s Home Improvement.  (A $300 value!)  Perfect for all you green-thumb gardeners! Fill out the “Gift Basket Registration” form at the bottom of our website.  Drawing for the…

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Win Tickets to the 2014 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament!

What time is it??  GAME TIME!! Wainright & Wassel DDS is, once again, giving away the ultimate fan prize package. Enter to win a pair of tickets to the 2014 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament in the Greensboro Coliseum from March 13th to the 16th, and you could be cheering on your favorite team! Fill out the “ACC Tournament Ticket Drawing”…

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Winter Wonderland Gift Basket Registration!

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Our Winter Wonderland gift basket giveaway includes:  a $100 gift card to McCormick & Schmick’s, snowman Welcome sign, Holiday notepad/pen, Frosty shelf hanger, set of Holiday luncheon plates, place mats, napkins, Holiday place mats, dish towels, Snowmen coffee mugs, “Season of Peace” Yankee Candle… all in a Holiday…

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Help us fill our Food Pantry!

Wainright & Wassel DDS is thrilled to announce our partnership, once again, with Urban Ministries of Wake County.  For the entire month of October, our office is holding a food drive to help replenish Urban Ministries’ Food Pantry.   With all the food donations, our staff will be volunteering at Urban Ministries on Friday November 1st…

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Freedom Day USA

On September 12, 2013, the dental practice of Drs. Wainright and Wassel will be participating in Freedom Day to support our military. This is a nationwide day of “THANKS” where businesses of all types will be offering free goods and services to military members. Our office will be providing free dental examinations and care for…

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Summer Gift Basket Registration!

HAVE A SUMMER POOL PARTY!!! Our Summer gift basket giveaway includes:  $100 gift card to Target, set of 4 “Bright Now” tumblers, plates, and bowls, Igloo cooler with Reed’s Ginger Ale, paper straws with modern charm, two beach towels and flip-flop stakes for your towel, a pool lounger, 2 pool noodles, beach toys, beach ball,…

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Onlays and Crowns

When teeth are severely damaged from decay or fracture, there are generally two ways to restore them. A “crown” is indicated when the damage is severe, or extends to or near the gumline. In the old days, this was the only predictable solution. Onlays, or “partial-crowns” are now indicated when there is enough healthy tooth…

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Sleep Apnea

Do you snore or have difficulty breathing while asleep?  Do you feel tired during the daytime? Research suggests that 1 in every 5 adults has sleep apnea, or difficulty breathing while asleep.  Snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea; however, not all people with sleep apnea snore.  Sleep apnea is the…

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Win ACC Tournament Tickets!!!

That’s right, folks.. you want ‘em, we got ‘em! Register to win tickets for you and a guest to a session in the 60th Annual ACC Tournament! Six lucky winners will win two tickets to each session from this Thursday 3/14 to Sunday 3/17 at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum. Fill out the “ACC Tourney Tickets” form at the…

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Dr. Mark’s 40th Birthday!!

This week, we celebrated Dr. Mark’s 40th birthday!!  (Can you tell we love to celebrate?)  Our patients had a good laugh as soon as they pulled into the office parking lot… We hung a huge banner outside that announced the loss of Dr. Mark’s 30’s! Check out the fun pictures on our Facebook page!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

On February 14 across America and in some places around the world, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones… all because of St. Valentine.  Among those gifts are, none other than, sweet treats!  We here at Wainright & Wassel DDS, are celebrating Valentine’s Day with darling heart cookies!  Regardless if you have a significant other…

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Dental Office Emergencies

Every six weeks, our office holds a staff meeting in which we strive to be the best dental practice we can be!  At our last staff meeting, we reiterated our medical emergency plan to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, and staff if a medical emergency were to occur. Luckily, our staff…

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Welcome to our Blog!

Whether you’re an existing patient or searching for the best dentist in Raleigh, we are thrilled you are here!  Please visit often for updates on exciting events happening in our office, the latest news about our practice, and interesting information regarding your dental health. As always, don’t hesitate to contact us with any dental questions…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Basket Registration

LOVE is in the air! Register for our Valentine’s Day Gift Basket giveaway. The lovely winner will win a $75 gift card to Winston’s Grille (PERFECT for date night), a set of wine glasses, a “Be Mine” wooden sign, a picture frame, Valentine’s kitchen towels, placemats, an apron, potholders, Ghirardelli chocolate… PLUS the wicker tray…

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