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Can A Toothache Cause Ear Pain?

Have you ever had a toothache and noticed that your ear hurts, too? It’s a puzzling experience that many people encounter, making them question: can a toothache cause ear pain? The link between dental problems and ear discomfort may seem mysterious at first, yet it’s a phenomenon that has intrigued people for generations.  We’ll look […]

What to do if you chip or break a tooth?

“What to do if you chip or break a tooth?” It’s a common dental mishap that can occur unexpectedly, causing discomfort and concern. Understanding how to react quickly and appropriately can greatly impact your dental well-being and help prevent additional harm. In this guide, we’ll explore the steps to take if you find yourself facing […]

Dental Travel Kit: Packing for a Healthy Smile

At Hardy Family Dentistry in Louisburg, North Carolina, we see many people setting out to travel in the summertime. Whether you are touring the Biltmore Estate in our own great state, or hiking alpine meadows in B.C. Canada, preparation is key to keeping your smile confident. To protect your oral health, Dr. Alecia Hardy and Dr. James […]

3 Reasons to Get Dental Veneers

Searching for the right solution for your cosmetic dentistry needs isn’t always the easiest experience. Between crowns, bridges, and whitening, it can be hard to choose an effective solution that matches your needs. One of the procedures our team here at Hardy Smiles recommends is getting dental veneers. Let’s look at three reasons why we […]

The Correct way to Brush and Floss Your Teeth

You know that brushing and flossing your teeth are both important, but do you know which should come first? Would you be surprised to learn that the order doesn’t really matter? In reality, it’s far more important that you brush and floss properly. As you may know, you should brush twice a day—but did you […]

Why Should I Use Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a special and beneficial tool that can help you have better and more pleasant experiences with your dentist, Dr. James Hardy. In fact, there are many reasons why dental sedatives are so beneficial, and those reasons are: -You will be comfortable: Dental sedation will help you finally feel comfortable in the dental chair. […]

How Nail Biting Can Damage Your Teeth

You may think biting your nails only affects your nails, but did you know that chewing your nails can actually damage your teeth? Fortunately, your nails can grow back, but the damage to your teeth may need professional help before it can be reversed. Your nails are the dirtiest part of your hands and are […]

Take the Necessary Steps to Heal After a Tooth Extraction

If you want to have the fastest, healthiest, and most successful recovery after a tooth extraction, it’s best to take the necessary steps to heal. Hardy Family Dentistry can provide you with state-of-the-art information and techniques to ensure your recovery is speedy and precise. Our treatment plans prepare you not only for the surgery that […]

Crafting a Great Smile Is Possible with Dentures

Crafting a great smile is possible with dentures. Dentures can make eating and speaking much easier by filling in the gaps that missing teeth left behind. In addition, the voids created by missing teeth can harbor bacteria and food particles that can promote tooth decay and gum disease. Even if you are only missing a […]

How Scaling and Root Planing Can Treat Your Periodontitis

There are many noticeable issues regarding dental health that are regularly talked about. Things like cavities and dentures are regularly discussed and easily recognizable, but there are other dental issues that aren’t as widely talked about. One of these is periodontal disease, a result of tartar buildup. The tartar build up eventually becomes a bacterial […]

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