• Happy Labor Day!
    Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. Before the kids head back to school and temperatures start to cool down, this is your last Read more
  • Regular Cleanings Lead to Healthier Mouths and Bodies
    The American Dental Association and dentists everywhere, including our own the doctor recommend that you schedule an appointment every six months for a cleaning and checkup. Despite this universal recommendation Read more
  • Infant Teething Remedies: What Might Help—And What to Avoid
    Some lucky babies wake one morning displaying a brand new tooth to the complete surprise of their unsuspecting parents! But your happy baby is irritable and drooling. Or your hearty Read more
  • What should I do if my child has a toothache?
    Toothaches in children can be tricky ordeals that cause distress for both the child and the parent. You may feel helpless and frustrated because you cannot pinpoint the location of Read more
  • Hot Day? Three Drinks to Leave Home When You’re Packing the Cooler
    Whew! It’s a hot one! And whenever the temperature soars, you need to stay hydrated, especially when you’re outside or exercising. But all cold drinks aren’t equal when it comes Read more
  • When to Replace Fillings
    A dental filling replaces and restores the health of a tooth that has been damaged. Often, the need for a filling results from a cavity due to a large amount Read more
  • Should I use mouthwash?
    Mouthwashes are commonly used as a part of a daily oral care regimen. Not only do they freshen breath, but some are capable of improving dental health too. Using a Read more
  • Dry Mouth and How to Treat It
    In fancy medical terms, dry mouth is known as xerostomia. It’s really just what it sounds like: a condition in which you don’t have enough saliva to keep your mouth Read more
  • Summer Dental Health? Get into the Swim of It!
    On a sizzling hot day, there’s not much that makes us happier than heading to the water for a quick swim, some gentle laps, or even a rousing game of Read more
  • Happy Fourth of July
    Every year, Americans all over the world celebrate the birth of the country and its independence on the Fourth of July. There are countless ways that people celebrate and they Read more
  • Flossing Fixes
    A length of floss plus your teeth is about as low-tech as it gets. But, as with so many other “simple” skills, it helps to learn just the right technique Read more
  • Safety of Dental X-Ray Radiation
    We all want to live our healthiest lives. We know that part of keeping ourselves healthy is regular visits to our Wilkesboro, North Carolina office for checkups and necessary dental Read more
  • Welcome to Our Blog
    Welcome to the Blog of Stephen J. Wessels, DMD Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Wilkesboro, NC area, we’re excited you are here. With the Read more