• How do I clean my baby’s teeth?
    Creating good dental hygiene habits early in your child’s life is essential to the health of his or her teeth, even when your infant doesn’t have any. By starting now, Read more
  • Spring Cleaning
    Just like that, it’s almost summertime. As the spring season ends, perhaps these lighter, brighter days are inspiring you to do a bit of last-minute spring cleaning. Or perhaps they’re Read more
  • The Connection Between Your Mouth and Your Heart
    At Michelle H. Mottinger, DDS, we know your dental health is closely connected to your overall health. We also know that the mouth can oftentimes be the first place to Read more
  • Preventing Toddler Tooth Decay
    You do everything you can to protect your toddler with safeguards large and small. Installing that complicated car seat. Figuring out which sunscreen is best for delicate skin. Spending weeks Read more
  • Make Every Day Earth Day
    Earth Day began in 1970 as an event to raise awareness of our environment. What began as a single day in April is now recognized around the world to bring Read more
  • Losing a Baby Tooth
    It seems like yesterday. There you were, comforting your baby through sleepless nights, soothing her with a dentist-approved teether, celebrating as that first tiny tooth poked through her gums. And Read more
  • April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
    What is oral cancer? April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been putting off a visit to our Greensboro, North Carolina office, now is an excellent time to Read more
  • How to Handle a Dental Emergency
    Whether it’s a broken tooth or injured gums, a dental emergency can interfere with eating, speaking, or other day-to-day activities. According to the American Dental Association , you can sometimes Read more
  • When should a filling be replaced?
    There is no substitution for a natural healthy tooth. Dental fillings are intended to replace tooth structure and restore a tooth damaged by decay (a cavity) back to its normal Read more
  • St. Patrick's Day: Celtic pride, green shamrocks, and lucky charms!
    “St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.” Adrienne Cook Lucky green shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold – it must Read more
  • Are your teeth ready for the big day?
    Capturing the Moment At Michelle H. Mottinger, DDS we know that just about anyone who has taken on the challenge of planning her own wedding could tell you how important the Read more
  • Common Emergency Care Visits: Toothaches and Abscesses
    You never know when a dental problem may arise. Unfortunately, they don’t necessarily occur during office hours. the doctor can provide you with the proper information and treatment options to Read more
  • Tooth Sensitivity
    Most of us know that unpleasant feeling. You’re happily enjoying an icy milkshake with lunch or having a piping hot cappuccino break, and suddenly an innocent binge turns to cringe—your Read more
  • Choose Chocolate on Valentine's Day
    From a student handing out sweets for her classmates to an older married couple exchanging boxes of candy, Valentine’s Day is the time of year when people like to show Read more
  • Is there really a link between my mouth and heart?
    Yes, indeed! While brushing, flossing, and regular visits to Michelle H. Mottinger, DDS are all key to maintaining a healthy smile and mouth, the doctor and our team want you Read more
  • Scheduling Dental Procedures When You’re Pregnant
    Pregnancy leads to so many changes in your body, so it’s no surprise that your teeth and gums are affected as well! Dental care is very important during these months, Read more