Warmest wishes for the Holiday season from Dr. Ashley Mann, Dr. Dolfi, and staff. We want to wish you and your family a safe and happy New Year!
Family Dentistry is about serving communities and families. We are a full service family dentistry office focused on providing excellent dental care for your entire family.
Dr. Ashley Mann and Dr. Dolfi and staff hope to see you in 2014. The Doctors have received their post graduate training from the prestigious Las Vegas Institute! How does this help you? They are experts in the Art and Science of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Family dentistry is about serving you and your entire family. We welcome all patients and have made our accommodations to serve you. Our office is large and spacious and has natural lighting-the ideal for you to receive shade matching for crowns, veneers, and anything related to the beauty of your smile.
We recommend regular cleanings every 6 months and welcome new patients. Some benefits to having regular cleanings are healthier teeth and gums. Another benefit is we can detect cavities before they become bigger problems.
For the health conscious we have porcelain resin composite to replace silver mercury amalgm fillings. Some of our patients have elected to replace their metal fillings with this material.
Please call us at (919)462-9338 We are located at 315 E. Chatham Street #100, right in the heart of downtown Cary, NC.
We look forward to seeing you! Our staff is waiting for you! Take a virtual tour of the office at ourwebsite www.drashleymann.
Please contact us for more information.
Why not reward yourself with teeth whitening for the holiday season? Don’t you owe it to yourself to put on your best smile? These whitening treatments also make great gifts!
Dr. Mann and Dr. Dolfi have completed several programs at the Las Vegas Institute. LVI is an internationally renowned post-graduate training center where they have learned the science and art of smile makeovers. Teeth whitening is just one of the options we can use to give you the smile of your dreams. If you want a dazzling smile contact us about a LVI Smile Makeover consultation today!
With the Zoom! Professional Whitening System you can have whiter teeth with one simple visit and in only one hour! As we age the effects of coffee, tea and cigarettes can sometimes stain our teeth. The Zoom process will whiten and brighten your teeth. Give us a call to find out more details!
Why not present a healthy, stunning smile for those family pictures with teeth whitening…a dazzling white smile can be one of our most important assets.
We are located at 315 E. Chatham Street #100, right in the heart of downtown Cary. Our office has been spaciously designed to give you the room to feel relaxed and welcomed.We are excited to welcome new patients to our office! We look forward to meeting you and taking care of your entire family’s dental care. Call to make an appointment (919)462-9338.
Dr. Mann has received his post-graduate training from the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental studies. Dentists that attend the Las Vegas Institute are among the leaders in their field. They strive for excellence from themselves as well as their staff. The advanced training they receive makes them among the elite in restorative dentistry and continuing education.
Taken from their website:
“The continuing education offered at LVI is designed to improve the lives of patients and enhance professional satisfaction.” www.lviglobal.com
How does this benefit you the patient?
- Dental care from a lvi dentist
- Advanced training in cosmetic dentistry
- Higher quality crowns, bridges and dentures
- Dr. Mann’s relationship with his dental laboratory
- Collaboration from the network of LVI dentists
- Specialists in smile make overs
Why should I go to a lvi institute dentist?
First of all- What is an lvi dentist?
“A LVI dentist” is a dentist who has received their post graduate training from the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental studies.
Both Dr. Mann and Dr. Dolfi have completed several programs at LVI and are committed to providing the highest standard of care for their patients.
Why is this important to me?
Quality of care, passion for dentistry, improved communication between doctor, patient and laboratory…specialists in smile make overs.
You can have confidence that you are going to dentists who love their profession and will provide you and your family with quality dental care for years to come. You can rest assured that you are in good hands with Dr. Mann, Dr. Dolfi and their staff.
So what are you waiting for? Please give us a call at your convenience to schedule a free consultation. We welcome new patients!
If you have any questions please contact us.
These days, it seems like every product in the dental care aisle has a label that promises to whiten your teeth.
However, what these labels do not tell you is that these products are likely not as effective as a professional teeth whitening that is administered by a dentist.
First, look at the claims the product is making. Many whitening strips, rinses and toothpastes word their claims very carefully with the specific intent to make it difficult to tell exactly what they are saying. For example, claims regarding “surface stains” may mean nothing more than that the product will remove superficial food and beverage stains from your teeth — which is what regular toothpaste does anyway. Also, watch out for words that suggests subjectivity, like “appliance” or something like “customers felt that their teeth where whiter.” These really don’t mean anything, since they refer to perceptions and opinions.
Second, many of these over-the-counter whitening products do contain some of the ingredients used in professional whitening, like hydrogen peroxide, but are applied or used in a way that means the ingredient cannot work effectively. A toothpaste, for example, probably doesn’t stay on your teeth long enough to allow the whitening components to work.
If you are truly interested in whitening your smile, it would be a good idea to talk about your options with a dentist. At the office of Dr. Ashley Mann, we have helped many clients feel happier and more confident with their teeth. If you are interested in more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Taking your children to the dentist can be nerve-wracking for a parent. Even some adults get a little apprehensive around dentists (though they needn’t feel that way) and children aren’t as able as adults are to manage anxieties. This can result in tears, tantrums and general fussiness.
Taking your child to the dentist does not have to be an ordeal, though. Here are some things you might look for when selecting a dentist for your children:
- What’s the office like? You might not care about a dentist’s interior decorating, but a dental office that is warm, welcoming and calming might make your child feel more at ease.
- Does the dentist have many younger patients? Experience is the best teacher, so a dentist who often works with children will likely be well-equipped to treat your young ones. Also, it says something about a dentist if other parents are comfortable taking their children to see him or her.
- What is the dentist’s demeanor like? A dentist who is kind, patient and naturally reassuring will make the experience easier for his or her child; a dentist who is brusque or inexperienced with kids will likely not. Don’t be shy about having a touch-base with a dentist before you bring your children to see him or her. It’s actually quite a good idea.
Dr. Ashley Mann takes pride in offering excellent dental service to patients both big and small. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Mann’s services, feel free to contact us at your convenience.
Halloween is a tremendously fun holiday, but a potential nightmare for your teeth. All the candy and sweets that kids eat on Halloween, and the haul from trick-or-treating that they save for days or weeks to come, don’t do their teeth any favors. And it isn’t only young kids who get into the spirit of the day; people of all ages celebrate Halloween in dentally unfriendly ways.
While we won’t be complete killjoys and tell you to scrap Halloween altogether, what we’ll offer are some tips for making the day more dentist-friendly.
Think of food alternatives. Kids could also enjoy various toys, Halloween-themed stickers, crayons and sketchbooks.
Healthy treats can taste just as good (or better!). You can also offer healthier treats that would still go well with Halloween. This fun post from Spoonful offers suggestions for 15 snacks, ranging from ‘edible eyeballs’ to ‘pizza mummies’ to serve up on Halloween. Let your imagination go wild. Also, don’t forget that it isn’t just solid food, but also drinks that can be a huge source of sugar. Ease off on the amount of soda you offer at Halloween events, and drink more water or other beverages that are lower in sugar.
Regulate candy intake beyond Halloween. There will probably be leftover candy, maybe lots of it, and you’ll need to be a gatekeeper, making sure you and your family don’t have too much every day.
Provide an extra reminder to anyone with braces. It can be easy to get carried away enjoying the treats of the day, but if you have braces (or if your child does), make sure to remind yourselves about the kinds of foods to avoid, such as those including caramel, hard nuts, lollipops, licorice, gum, and anything really that’s sticky or difficult to chew (in general, candies that are super-sticky also aren’t good for people without braces, as their residue can be harder to get out with brushing and flossing).
Keep your teeth (and the rest of your body) safe from injury. In addition to the unhealthy foods, Halloween is also a time when people of all ages can be more rambunctious, whether it’s kids running around in the dark in their costumes, or adults enjoying a wild party with drinks. These kinds of activities do increase the chances that you could get a tooth chipped or knocked out. Have fun, while also making sure you and your loved ones aren’t doing anything that significantly increases the risk of bodily injury.
Now is also as good a time as any to remind yourself and your loved ones about healthy dental care practices, from brushing and flossing regularly to making sure you’re replacing your toothbrush when needed. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more dental care suggestions and to set up an appointment.
The Academy of General Dentistry is the leading organization that most professional dentists in the United States belong to. And it’s not surprising it’s become the leading organization considering how much they look out for the welfare of dentists nationwide, plus the services they provide. This includes continuing education, awards and recognition, advocacy, as well as discounts to longtime members.
While the AGD helps dentists, did you know that it can also directly help dental patients? A dental patient might be surprised to know they can connect offhandedly to this dental organization with help from their local dentist.
The AGD provides a patient referral system through their Know Your Teeth website where the process works both ways. Patients looking for dentists belonging to the Academy of General Dentistry can go to a directory to see if a particular name is listed. Any dentists who become members of the AGD are automatically added to this database (with their phone numbers) so patients can easily contact them.
It’s a service that patients will appreciate, because they’ll know that any dentist belonging to the AGD is up to date on the latest quality treatments. That’s because the AGD requires member dentists to update their education as often as possible.
Online Educational Tools
A dentist can send a patient to KnowYourTeeth.com where the AGD provides various tools that can be helpful in enhancing dental knowledge. Along with teaching patients about dental terms and other information related to dental health, there’s a convenient widget available to keep track of appointments. It’s an immersive and entertaining website that can get a patient more interested and involved in keeping their teeth and gums healthy.
Colorful Fact Sheets from AGD PDF Files
The AGD also provides a page where dentists can print out professional-looking fact sheets about every known dental issue. These PDF file fact sheets are arranged alphabetically and range in topic from acid reflux disease to women’s oral health. And, yes, they will take considerable printing ink, which could be a problem if a dentist has that as a business expense.
An alternative to the above is embedding the fact sheets on the dentist’s website. This can be done by simply copying the HTML code for website usage so patients can download them directly.
It’s the above things that make the Academy of General Dentistry helpful in assuring dental health for everyone. And you can be assured that the dentist office of Dr. Ashley Mann is a member of the AGD. We’re a family and cosmetic dentistry practice in Cary, North Carolina where every member of your family will receive the very latest in quality dental care.
Contact us for an appointment or through the AGD directory. We’ll tell you about our comprehensive dental services that also include teeth whitening and veneers.
Teeth grinding is something you may not be aware you’re doing, yet if you consistently grind your teeth at night, you could be causing slow damage to your mouth.
Bruxism, the medical name for teeth grinding, can be caused by a number of factors. Anxiety and stress are two of the biggest contributors to teeth grinding, though individuals who have an abnormal bite or missing/crooked teeth may also suffer from it. If you experience a habitual sore jaw or constant headaches, you may be grinding at night. Loved ones will also often tell you if they hear grinding, because it can even be loud enough to wake them.
Over time, constant grinding can lead to the weakening, fracturing, or loosening of teeth, which can result in the need for complicated dental procedures. The affect of grinding on your jaw can also lead to hearing loss or TMJ, a much more serious condition. An easier solution is to have your dentist examine your teeth for signs of grinding, and if it’s discovered that you do grind, have yourself fitted for a mouth guard that you can comfortably sleep with.
If you believe stress to be the cause of your grinding, you can also look into ways of reducing it, such as drinking fewer caffeinated beverages, especially at night, avoiding alcohol, drinking more water, and relaxing your jaw with a warm towel before bed.
You probably know the importance of regular checkups for your children, but you inevitably forget to schedule one for yourself. Busy moms and dads who think they are putting their children first are actually setting a bad example with their own oral care when they don’t make it a priority. Below are some tips to help keep your entire family’s smiles health and happy.
Make it a family affair
Choose a dentist who specializes in family dentistry. Using the same dentist office for the entire family not only saves you time but lets your children see that you value your own teeth enough to engage in proper dental care. A family dentist is also a great idea for children who might be a little wary of going it alone, since they may be able to see you have your checkup or cleaning first. It demystifies the process and makes it easier on everyone.
Practice what you preach
It’s no good pointing the finger at the kids when they skip out on brushing their teeth; you must set a good example for them to follow. Make a big occasion out of buying new toothbrushes for the entire family, then brush along with your children to promote good dental health. Help them develop good brushing techniques to prevent cavities and other forms of tooth decay.
Skip the sweets
Just like with brushing, if you are constantly sipping sugary sodas or coffee with extra sugar and creamer, you are setting a bad example for your children. Make a point to seek out healthier options that don’t include sugary drinks or sticky sweets which lead to tooth decay. Lead by example and your entire family will benefit from healthier smiles.
If you want to know more about keeping your family’s smiles looking great, contact us for help with all your family’s dental needs.
In the field of dentistry, there are different types of dentists. Each one has his or her unique designations and skill sets. For example, there are dentists that specialize in sedation dentistry and orthodontics. Others may focus on cosmetic techniques. There is a good chance that you already recognize those designations. However, one that you may not be familiar with is an LVI dentist.
An LVI dentist is one that has received specialized training through the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Just in case you are unfamiliar with the post doctoral training facility, it focuses on state-of-the-art occlusal, diagnostic and aesthetic dentistry.
There are three things that essentially separate the post doctoral facility’s programs from the others. They are the depth, breadth and approach used during the training process. For instance, discussions about occlusion may expand to include training in neuromuscular dentistry and cranio-cervical physical therapy.
Talks about diagnostics, on the other hand, may include information on 3-Dimensional cone beam CTs and transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation. If you don’t know what all of those things are, don’t worry. An LVI dentist can explain them to you in great detail. That’s just one of the many benefits of making a LVI dentist a part of your healthcare team.
It’s not the only benefit of visiting an LVI dentist either. Because of the rigorous training a LVI dentist receives, he or she typically takes a holistic approach to oral health. We’ll give you an example of what we mean. Let’s pretend that a patient is showing signs of teeth grinding and complaining of dry mouth. A LVI dentist would know to consider obstructive sleep apnea as a potential cause. He or she may then recommend that the patient use a Somnomed MAS and talk to their primary care physician about getting checked for heart disease.
That is just one example of how a LVI dentist can help. To learn more, contact us at (919) 462-9338. Dr. Ashley Mann, DDS is a LVI dentist that is well versed in family and cosmetic dentistry. He also offers a complimentary consultation to new patients.