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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Smile Sculptors of Wake Forest
...  We want you to be confident that your smile achieves your goals of health, comfort, function, and yes appearance! From first contact with Smile Sculptors of Wake Forest dentist and staff, we are committed to your individual attention and strive to provide personalized oral health care tailored for your unique dental needs and goals...

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Smile Sculptors of Wake Forest
Dentist Wake Forest, NC - Shanean Michelle Anderson, DDS, PA From first contact at Shanean Michelle Anderson, DDS, PA, our Wake Forest dentists are committed to your individual attention and strive to provide personalized oral health care tailored for your unique dental needs and goals...

Welcome to Our Blog
...Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
...Oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease are much easier — and less expensive — to treat in the earliest stages...

Transforming a Cleft Lip or Palate into a Beautiful Smile
...It’s a chance for them to gain a normal life — and a new lease on physical, emotional and oral health...

Look at the Long-Term Costs When Considering Dental Implants
...You may find implants are actually a cost-effective investment in both your oral health and your smile...

You may need a Periodontist to Fully Treat Your Gum Disease
... As your primary oral health “gatekeeper,” your general dentist is largely responsible for determining what you need to achieve optimal health...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...We would like to see every child get off to an equally good start! If you have questions about your child’s oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

People Born with Missing Teeth can Still Gain a Beautiful Smile
...But all the effort will be rewarded, as a person born without teeth can have a new smile and improved oral health...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “The Age One Dental Visit” and “Dentistry & Oral Health for Children...

Keep an Eye on Your Oral Health during Cancer Treatment
... The first step to minimizing these effects is to improve oral health before cancer treatment begins...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...These microorganisms can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath — so keeping them in check is good for your overall oral health...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

Sedation, Along with Understanding, can Relieve Your Dental Visit Fears
... This absence of dental cleanings, checkups and treatments can have an adverse effect on not only their oral health but their general health too...

Dental Implants are Important
...Patients should brush their teeth at least twice a day and floss once, taking care to schedule regular dental examinations and cleanings every six months for optimal oral health...

Dentist
...Other branches of dentistry are not necessarily treatment-based but instead focus on other aspects: forensic dentists use their knowledge to assist law enforcement with the identification of deceased people, while public health dentists perform research into the patterns and causes of oral health issues that affect a specific population...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
... Using a therapeutic mouthrinse, however, can actually enhance your oral health...

Back-to-School Shopping...for Oral Health!
... While you're out buying new school supplies and freshening up your kids' wardrobes, why not freshen up their oral health supplies as well...

FAQ: Dental Care During Pregnancy
...Wondering what’s the right way to take care of your oral health when you’re expecting...

How to Get the Most from Your Daily Brushing and Flossing
Twice a year dental cleanings are an important aspect of optimal oral health...

Signs You Have a Cavity
...Along with pain and discomfort, untreated cavities can affect your ability to eat, and lead to additional oral health problems like infections and even tooth loss...

Don't Take a Vacation From Oral Hygiene This Summer!
...Maintaining good oral health while you’re on the go doesn’t have to be a high-tech pursuit...

Advances in Dental Health that may be Waiting for us Just around the Corner
...Here are just a few possibilities that could one day impact everyone’s oral health...

How Dental Crowns Help Your Smile
...Anderson advises crown placement, you know it's a tried and true restoration which both oral health providers and patients rely on...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help...

Keeping Gum Disease at Bay Could Help Your Overall Health
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Good Oral Health Leads to Better Health Overall...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
...Only a trained health care provider with the right dental tools can! And when you come in for a routine office visit, you'll also get a thorough checkup that can detect tooth decay, gum disease, and other threats to your oral health...

Rebuild Your Smile with Dental Implants
...Dental implants provide: Complete stability, because dental implants are fully embedded in bone so they will never move around Natural beauty, because dental implant crowns are made of light-reflective materials that look just like tooth enamel Convenience, because you never remove dental implants; they are a permanent part of your smile Great oral health, because you brush and floss dental implants just like your natural teeth When you choose dental implants to replace missing teeth, you are choosing the most successful surgical implant...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...As the proud dad told Dear Doctor–Dentistry & Oral Health magazine, "The best part of being a father is the smiles and the warmth you get from your children...