Ozone is a molecule that is composed of three oxygen atoms. It occurs naturally in the earth’s atmosphere as a colorless gas, but did you know that it can also be used therapeutically in both medical and dental applications? At Virtue Dental Care in Yadkinville, North Carolina, Dr. William Virtue and Dr. Mary Katherine Taylor are committed to using treatment options and materials that help promote overall health and well-being and uses ozone therapy in a variety of treatments to help restore health to your teeth and gums. Benefits of ozone therapy Ozone therapy is a gentle and safe treatment … Continue reading
CEREC is an acronym for Chair-side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. The method uses CAD/CAM or computer-aided design/computer aided manufacturing to create a crown that will fit your damaged tooth. A CEREC crown is also often called “same day crown” because it can be finished in about an hour. Below there are answers to the most common questions about this type of crown and the most important information, including CEREC Crowns Pros and Cons Yadkinville NC. What Are the Benefits of CEREC Crowns? Here is a list of advantages of CEREC Crowns: They are convenient. In the past, people had … Continue reading
Did you know that almost three-quarters of adults aged 35 to 44 are missing one or more teeth? People lose their teeth for various reasons, such as gum disease, injury, or tooth decay. When it comes time to replace one or more missing teeth, the subject of dentures and dental implants comes up. But what is the difference between the two? Dentures In the past, dentures were made of ivory. Today, dentures are made from synthetic materials that mimic teeth to make them look and feel like natural teeth. There are different kinds of dentures — a full set or … Continue reading
Porcelain veneers are very thin and custom-made coverings that look like natural teeth. They are used to cover the front surface of the tooth to improve its appearance. These coverings help change the color, size, and shape of teeth. They are natural-looking, strong, and long-lasting. For those who wonder whether they need Porcelain Veneers in Yadkinville NC, here is a list of people who should consider getting them: Who Should Get Porcelain Veneers? People with misshapen teeth. Some people have teeth that are either too small or oddly shaped. The best solution for them will be to get porcelain dental … Continue reading
Routine dental visits are crucial to preventing health issues with your teeth and gums. While not everyone is a fan of the dentist, people with dental anxiety often put off treatment even when they are dealing with pain and sensitivity in the mouth. Dr. Virtue offers various sedation dental treatments to help patients confront their fears. Sedation dentistry for all levels of anxiety Whether you need help getting through an advanced procedure such as tooth extraction, or you can’t even stomach the thought of routine cleaning, Virtue Dental Care can provide you relief so you can relax in the dental … Continue reading
While every dentist aims to prevent tooth decay and preserve your teeth for as long as possible, a biological dentist considers the impact of each treatment on your overall health. Dr. Virtue is a biological dentist in Yadkinville committed to providing holistic therapies and improving your overall health rather than focusing on your teeth alone. Benefits of biological dentistry Every part of your body is connected, and your oral health can have a significant impact on your overall health. Infections in your mouth trigger an immune response and can cause inflammation throughout your body. Additionally, bacteria and the toxins they … Continue reading
While no one likes the thought of losing a tooth, advances in dental technology allow dentists to provide realistic replacement teeth that look and feel just like your natural teeth. Dental implants are the best treatment option for your overall health because they replace the entire structure of your tooth. Patients in the Yadkinville area can contact Virtue Dental Care to learn all their options for restoring their smile. Benefits of dental implants A dental implant looks like a small screw, and it is placed directly into your jawbone, where it will fuse into place over the course of a … Continue reading
Your smile is one of the first features others notice about you. A beautiful smile can help ingratiate yourself with a stranger, bring happiness to another person’s day, or diffuse tension during a difficult situation. Unfortunately, a large section of the American population is unsatisfied with their smile. Many feel as if they have missed out on job opportunities, social connections, and love interests due to their smile. The upside is, there is a solution for those with unhappy smiles with cosmetic dentistry procedures in Yadkinville, NC, carried out by Virtue Dental Care. Better Diet When you are missing a … Continue reading
The modern root canal has developed into a painless procedure due to improvements in anesthetic, sedation, and techniques. However, that also does not mean you must rush into a root canal if viable options exist. One option is the use of ozone therapy in the procedure. Ozone is a naturally occurring molecule in the upper atmosphere that comprises three bonded oxygen atoms that create a negatively charged particle. The ozone molecule can be used in dentistry as gas, oil, or water in specific procedures and preventive measures. How Does Ozone Therapy Work? Ozone therapy consistently works with the human body. … Continue reading
Dentures are designed to fit snugly within your mouth whether you are speaking or eating. Over time, however, they may begin to loosen due to changes in your gums or jaw formation. These changes will occur over time and maybe hard to notice at first. As the tissues continue to change or the dentures start to show signs of wear and tear, you will begin to notice signs that your dentures are slipping or becoming loose. As soon as you begin to experience any of the following signs, you will need to contact your dentist to check your dentures. Won’t … Continue reading
Virtue Dental Care - General & Mercury-Free Dentistry
William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM
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William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM studied dentistry at Indiana University and opened Virtue Dental Care in 1979. He became interested in biological dentistry many years ago as he realized that dentistry should benefit one’s overall health and not just oral health. That is why he practices mercury-safe, biocompatible dentistry in accordance with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology’s (IAOMT) health and safety standards. He is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified by the IAOMT too.
Dr. Virtue was President of the Forum for Contemporary Dental Esthetics and the IAOMT, of which he is also a Fellow. He enjoys teaching biological dentistry to dentists and staff. He continues to educate himself on developments in dentistry to provide the best services for patients.
Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT
Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT became interested in dentistry at an early age and volunteered at dental clinics. A student of Starmount High School and Wake Forest University, she earned her dental degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She is passionate about education and prevention: She updates her knowledge with a variety of continuous education courses while teaching patients about caring for and maintaining their teeth for a long, healthy life.