The Smile Shop
Adam Spriggs DDS & Kate Dolin DDS


Are You Guilty of These 3 Common Flossing Mistakes?

You know that flossing your teeth is an essential part of oral hygiene, but actually doing it may be a challenge. So, you rush through the routine just to get it over with, and the result is an inadequate job and wasted effort.

Your dentist in Durham, NC wants you to understand the importance of proper dental hygiene, so here are a few facts you need to know.

Yes, You Need to Floss

If you’re a pro at brushing, you probably wonder why flossing is even necessary. The reason you need to floss is that plaque can build up between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. And when plaque is left to ...

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Dry Socket - An Uncomfortable Complication That’s Easy to Avoid

Hearing that you need a tooth extracted can be overwhelming. Even if you know your dentist has exhausted all other ways to save the tooth and extraction is needed to protect your oral health, it can still be an intense experience.

So, what you don’t want is to make things any more complicated by not following after-care instructions and developing a painful problem like dry socket. Since a simple tooth extraction in Durham, NC is straightforward and predictable, most complications are the result of improper at-home care after the procedure.

What is Dry Socket?

As soon as a tooth is extracted, a blood clot starts to form over the site to protect it ...

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Dental Implants vs. Dentures: 3 Important Differences

There are several options available today to replace missing teeth. Full or partial dentures have long been the go-to for tooth replacement, and they’re still a reliable choice. Dental implants, however, are considered the standard of care for missing teeth because they provide so many benefits.

If you’re thinking about dental implants in Durham, NC and are trying to decide which is right for you, here are three benefits of dental implant to consider:

#1. Looks, Feels, and Functions Most Like a Natural Tooth

A dental implant is a prosthetic that looks, feels, and functions the most like a natural tooth. While dentures sit on top of your gums, an implant post is placed ...

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Welcome our newest team members!

You may have noticed some new faces at the office.  We are excited to have Amanda, Jasmine, and Tracy join The Smile Shop team!  Check out their bio's on our About page to learn about our new dental family members and help us welcome them to the practice!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

breast cancer awareness pumpkin | Durham NC

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Join us in our efforts to hit our goal of $500 raised for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Click on the link below and follow the simple directions on a safe and secure site to donate to a great cause. 




Why The Breast Cancer Research Foundation?

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Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Options at Our Durham Dental Practice

Man Smiling | Cosmetic Dentist Durham NC

When you look in the mirror, do you see a healthy, attractive smile? Or are you disappointed by teeth that detract from your beautiful appearance?

The good news is that you’ve never had more options than you do today for improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry in Durham, NC. 

Here at The Smile Shop, we offer an array of cosmetic dental options that we can use alone or in combination to customize your smile makeover to your exact needs. The first step is to call us to arrange a consultation with Dr. Adam Spriggs so you can sit down together and discuss what’s bothering you.

Once he understands the type of transformation you’re ...

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Why Do You Offer Emergency Dentistry?

Tooth image | Emergency Dentist Durham NC

Most of us are going to experience a dental emergency at some point where suddenly the teeth you haven’t paid much attention to are the only thing you can think about it.

It’s times like these when it’s good to know that your familiar family dentist will be available to help you and provide the fast relief you need. We offer 24-hour emergency dentistry at our Durham, NC practice, so a member of our team is always available to you no matter what time of the day or night it is.

How Emergency Dentistry Saves Smiles

Our goal is to help you enjoy a problem-free smile by providing the services and education you ...

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