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Dr. Tripp Cobb is a native of Greensboro and a graduate of Western Guilford High School.

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We are conveniently located in Greensboro and Randleman, North Carolina.

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In an effort to provide the best possible treatment to our patients, Dr. Cobb uses digital radiography (x-rays) in our office.

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Some Parents Banking Baby Teeth In Hopes Dental Stem Cells May Be Used For Future Treatments.

By Cobb Orthodontics on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:22 AM

Fox News reports that some parents are banking children’s baby teeth, hoping that someday the dental stem cells may be used to treat type 1 diabetes, neurological disorders, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, and more. “I believe those are the kinds of applications that will be the first uses of these cells,” said Dr. Peter Verlander, chief scientific officer for Store-A-Tooth.

INVISALIGN STUDY CLUB

By Cobb Orthodontics on Monday, June 26, 2017 10:19 PM

Blog ImageIn May 2017, our office organized and sponsored an INVISALIGN study club and dinner meeting, titled ‘Thinking Clearly About Invisalign’ for local dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. The meeting was well attended and wonderfully received. Thank you to all that attended and thank you to our staff for their work and effort to arrange the event!

Problems with DIY Teeth-Straightening

By Cobb Orthodontics on Monday, March 13, 2017 11:56 PM

HealthDay (3/2, Dallas) reports that more people are “attempting to straighten their own teeth – often using dubious ‘how-to’ guides accessed on the Internet,” according to a survey by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). To straighten their teeth, some people are using “potentially dangerous objects,” such as paper clips, fake retainers, rubber bands, and string, which the AAO warns can lead to permanent damage. “What most people don’t understand is that moving teeth is a biological process that involves bone that dissolves and rebuilds as teeth are moved into their new positions,” AAO president DeWayne McCamish said in a news release. “Moving teeth is best done under the direct supervision of an orthodontist after an in-person assessment, including complete diagnostic records.”

Foundations of dentistry and orthodontics built with gold

By Cobb Orthodontics on Thursday, February 2, 2017 7:53 AM

International Business Times (UK) (11/18) reported that “archaeologists have found the earliest dental prosthesis in Tuscany, in the collective tomb of an aristocratic family from the late Middle Ages.” The dental prosthesis, which may date back to the 14th century, is made of “five human teeth linked together by a golden band” to “replace the anterior arch of the jaw.”

Orthodontic-Friendly Holiday Treats will Make You Smile

By Cobb Orthodontics on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3:52 PM

Our patients may not be happy to hear that holiday dishes and treats that include off-limits ingredients are on the “naughty” list, so I wanted to offer some orthodontic-friendly recipes: Florentine Eggs Benedict Bake, Chanukah Gelt Wontons, Asparagus and Prosciutto Puff Pastry Christmas Wreath and Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.

Most Dental Patients Do Not Require Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prior To Procedures

By Cobb Orthodontics on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 5:36 AM

The Washington Post (10/9, Lindley) discussed antibiotic prophylaxis, stating that revised guidelines recommend fewer people receive antibiotics before a dental procedure. The article notes that a 2014 American Dental Association panel “reviewed studies comparing the dental histories of people who had contracted infections of artificial joints with those of similar people with replaced joints who remained infection-free,” finding “no statistical connection between dental visits and subsequent joint infections, regardless of whether patients had taken antibiotics.” In 2015, the ADA published new clinical practice guidelines concerning prophylactic antibiotics for patients with prosthetic joints.

Handling Halloween Emergencies

By Cobb Orthodontics on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 2:17 AM

First, let me start by saying thank you to our patients and welcome to new patients, as we truly appreciate you being part of our orthodontic family and our customers. Hopefully this short guide will give you some insight into not only Halloween Emergencies, but also any orthodontic emergency. Please always call the office when something goes wrong with your braces. We are available after hours and on weekends to coach you through problems and will meet you to handle emergencies if necessary.

‘4 out of 5’ should be ‘5 out of 5’

By Cobb Orthodontics on Friday, June 3, 2016 12:26 AM

In an article titled, “The $1 Habit That Can Save You Big Bucks Down The Road,” Prevention Magazine (3/31, Brabaw) stated that chewing sugar-free gum is “a simple (and incredibly cheap!) trick” to help promote oral health and reduce dental costs. “Anything we can do to reduce the amount of acid and bacteria in your mouth will help prevent tooth decay,” said Dr. Matthew Messina, a spokesperson for the American Dental Association. “And that means less dental work over time.” According to the article, chewing gum increases saliva production, which helps remove food and neutralizes acids that wear away at enamel. Dr. Messina recommends chewing sugar-free gum after eating for at least 20 minutes, adding that gum does not replace brushing and flossing. “There’s no better way to take care of your teeth than the usual brushing, flossing, and occasional check in with your dentist,” said Dr. Messina.

National Facial Protection Month

By Cobb Orthodontics on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 7:14 AM

At Cobb Orthodontics there is nothing more important to us then creating beautiful and healthy smiles for each of our patients. We proudly build these smiles for our patients at our two locations in Greensboro and Randleman. Dr. Cobb and his team strive to teach our patients the importance of protecting the smile we have worked so hard with them to achieve. It is important to protect your smile through a great oral hygiene regimen as well as protecting it through everyday activities.

National Children’s Dental Health Month

By Cobb Orthodontics on Monday, February 8, 2016 1:34 AM

At Cobb Orthodotnics we strive to build and maintain beautiful smiles and also educate our patients. To us, there is nothing more important than practicing excellent oral hygiene. One of the best ways to generate awareness on the importance of oral hygiene is by promoting wonderful causes such as National Children’s Dental Health Month.