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Why Brushing Before Breakfast Is Better

July 21, 2016

Most people have a preference as to when they take care of their oral health in the morning either before or after breakfast. Many people can’t stand the bad taste in their mouth in the morning and brush immediately after waking and…

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Can Oral Piercings Damage Your Teeth?

July 21, 2016

Oral piercings have become very popular among teens and adults alike from tongue barbells to lip rings to even getting the connective tissue in your mouth pierced, piercers can do just about anything these days. Although these trendy practices may seem cool…

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The Best and Worst Summer Treats for Your Smile

July 17, 2016

In the heat of summer, you naturally gravitate towards cold foods and treats to help keep you cool! There are many summer treats that are healthy for your teeth and gums, but there are just as many more that are harmful.…

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Missing Teeth and Your Smile What You Need to Know

July 14, 2016

Are you one of the millions of Americans who are missing at least one tooth? Even just one lost tooth can affect your smile more than you think. People can lose teeth because of trauma, but tooth decay and gum disease…

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Is Your Oral Health Connected to Your Heart Health?

July 12, 2016

When we take care of our teeth and gums, we’re not only benefitting our mouths, but we could be benefitting our hearts too! Although the research isn’t quite conclusive, evidence that links oral health and heart disease could encourage patients to…

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What Age Should Your Child See the Dentist? (And Why It Matters.)

June 21, 2016

Having a baby is an exciting time, but you’re also worried about taking the best care of your child when he or she arrives! Of the many tasks that come with caring for a baby, one of them is caring for…

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5 Reasons You May Have Chronic Bad Breath

June 10, 2016

Nearly everyone experiences that awful morning breath before brushing, but what about people who experience chronic bad breath (known as halitosis), even after their oral care routine? Some people find that they have bad breath even shortly after brushing or in…

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Everything You Need to Know About TMJ Disorders

June 2, 2016

Does your jaw make odd noises when chewing or speaking? Or perhaps you wake up with headaches and tender jaw muscles. What about popping when you open or ear pain? All of these and more are symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, or…

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Can Gum Disease Be Reversed?

May 25, 2016

Gum disease, a term used to describe gingivitis and periodontal disease,  affects millions of Americans.  The cause is primarliy due to inadequately removing certain bacteria from your teeth and gingival tissue.  Bacteria and food debris can irritate the gums by forming plaque and tartar.  This material forms above…

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How Tooth Sensitivity Happens and What to Do About It

May 17, 2016

Tooth sensitivity is when your teeth hurt when introduced to hot or cold, sweet, and even spicy foods. Many people live with the symptoms of tooth sensitivity and don’t seek treatment. This is because most patients don’t realize that tooth sensitivity can actually…

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Dental Implants: Your FAQs Answered!

May 11, 2016

Dental implants are one of the best choices to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are extremely sturdy and look and function just like your real teeth. They are often placed, but always restored, by your dentist in Asheville, Dr. Saunders, and…

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How Coffee Affects Your Smile

April 26, 2016

Are you part of the 54% of Americans who drink coffee every day? If so, you’re probably pretty attached to your morning cup of joe. Besides being warm and tasty, coffee gives many people that caffeine boost they just can’t kick…

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You May Soon Be Able to Replace Enamel

April 19, 2016

You’ve heard it said by your dentist in Asheville you can’t replace your tooth enamel once it’s lost. Enamel is that shiny, protective coating over your teeth. Enamel does a lot more than just make your teeth shiny. It protects your teeth…

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Is Local Anesthesia Safe for Pregnant Women?

April 12, 2016

During your pregnancy, you do everything you can to protect your baby and encourage his or her healthy growth. However, what happens when you need dental work while carrying your child? Previously, anesthesia use was thought to be best avoided by…

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