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  • All About Baby Teeth: Best Practices for Your Child

    February 18, 2019
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    When it comes to caring for your child, healthy teeth are just as important as their overall health. Your child’s primary teeth—also called baby teeth—play an instrumental role in their adult smile. During your child’s lifetime, they’ll grow up to 32 teeth in their mouth and use these teeth to help them speak and chew […]

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    Is It Time for a Smile Makeover in 2019?

    December 18, 2018
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    When you’re making New Year’s Resolutions this year, chances are you’ve made some commitments to live healthier. Perhaps you’ve resolved to better manage your stress, eat more vegetables, or visit your dentist every six months. Either way, the New Year is a time to start fresh. If you’re unhappy with your smile, it’s time to […]

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    Avoid Dental Emergencies This Holiday with These Tips

    December 6, 2018
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    It’s officially holiday season and people are preparing to enjoy this time of year and all that it offers. From spending time with family and friends to taking vacation time, the holidays provide people with a chance to catch up with loved ones and relax. No one wants to deal with a dental emergency this […]

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    Common Symptoms That Could Mean Your Bite Is Misaligned

    November 20, 2018
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    There are several different types of misaligned bites, also called malocclusions. Malocclusions are responsible for a number of different dental health symptoms people may experience due to their teeth not aligning properly. People may have an underbite, an overbite, a crossbite, or an open bite. These types of malocclusions tend to be common, with most […]

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    Why Are My Gums Receding? And Other Periodontal FAQs

    November 7, 2018
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    Gum tissue is an essential part of our smiles. Our gums not only help to support our teeth, but also prevent bacteria from reaching our tooth roots. When gum tissue begins to pull back from the teeth, it can result in painful sensitivity, infection, and even tooth loss. Since gum disease affects nearly half of […]

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    Surprising Health Issues Your Dental Exam Can Uncover

    October 17, 2018
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    Most people know they should be getting a dental exam regularly. While every patient will differ on how often they need to come in, a general rule is every six months to one year. However, many patients don’t realize exactly how important a dental exam is for their health. Yes, a dental exam can prevent […]

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    How Does Oral Health Change During Pregnancy? Top Concerns to Be Aware Of

    October 2, 2018
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    Pregnancy can be an exciting yet challenging time. During this busy time of keeping up with appointments, taking care of yourself, and preparing for the new arrival, many women don’t give much thought to their oral health during their nine months being pregnant. However, oral health during pregnancy deserves more attention than you think. Hormone […]

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    Does My Child Really Need a Custom Mouthguard?

    September 18, 2018
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    Fall sports are well underway with the most popular sports—soccer, football, lacrosse, and wrestling—all requiring a mouthguard for your child’s participation. When it comes to purchasing the right mouthguard for your child, how can you be sure that you’re getting the right one? Of course, there are the mouthguards from sporting stores that cost little […]

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    How Exactly Do Dental Implants Work? What You Can Expect

    September 5, 2018
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    Dental implants have provided patients, with missing teeth, a way to effectively restore their smile without dentures. These sturdy tooth replacements consist of a titanium screw that’s implanted in your jaw and allowed to heal, then restored with a dental crown. Besides offering a tooth replacement that may last a lifetime, dental implants are durable […]

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    7 Ways Alcohol Can Hurt Your Smile

    August 21, 2018
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    One of America’s most popular and widely abused beverages is also harmful to your teeth. Alcohol not only has negative consequences for your body; it also damages your smile. From beer to wine to liquor, alcohol is corrosive to tooth enamel and can irritate the gums, especially if you’re not brushing, flossing, or visiting your […]

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    How to Find the Best Dentist for You

    August 9, 2018
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    Finding a good dentist is more than just picking a professional to clean your teeth. Having a partner in your oral health care that you can trust is invaluable. Your teeth and gums not only affect your appearance, but a growing body of research suggests your oral health is linked to chronic disease, premature birth, […]

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    5 Dental Trends That Could Be Damaging Your Teeth

    July 10, 2018
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    Many of us hear about the latest crazes that tend to take over now and then. When it comes to health trends that claim to be good for you, it can be harmful to engage in a practice that’s not been proven to help anything! When it comes to your teeth, you want to be […]

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    Your Restorative Dentistry Options

    June 25, 2018
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    If your smile has experienced any type of decay, trauma, or disease, rehabilitating your smile is important. Restorative dentistry provides you with several options to restore the function and appearance of your smile. Although your dentist in Asheville will do their best to protect your natural teeth, restorative dentistry also involves using tooth replacements when […]

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    Why Are Baby Teeth So Important? 6 Reasons to Care for Your Little One’s Smile

    May 22, 2018
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    Did you know that your child’s 20 primary teeth are already included in the jaw when they’re born? These teeth begin to erupt between the ages of six months to one year old. In the past, there have been many misconceptions about the role of baby teeth. People once speculated that it wasn’t important to […]

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    Should I Have My Amalgam Fillings Removed?

    May 8, 2018
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    Amalgam fillings—also called silver fillings—have been used in dentistry for more than a century. While the American Dental Association verifies that amalgam fillings are safe, many dentists are turning away from using this material for fillings and instead relying on non-mercury fillings for their patients. While the mercury used in amalgam fillings has not been […]

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    What Health Problems Have Been Linked to Gum Disease?

    April 17, 2018
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    It’s becoming more apparent that gum disease, also called periodontal disease, affects more than just the oral cavity. Gum disease has been linked to numerous systemic diseases in scientific research. Your gums are an essential part of your smile. They help protect your teeth and the ligaments that anchor them in place. Keeping your gums […]

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    Watch Out: Your Child Can Have the Following Dental Problems

    April 12, 2018
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    Children are not immune from many of the same dental health problems that adults can have.  Just because a child will eventually loose his or her baby teeth doesn’t mean keeping their smile healthy is any less important! The following dental problems are issues that almost any child of any age can have.  This is […]

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    What Are Those White Spots On My Teeth? Dental Fluorosis and Treatment

    March 20, 2018
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    Dental fluorosis is a condition in which your tooth enamel is hypomineralized during the developmental stage, leaving white areas on your pearly whites. People who have dental fluorosis have tooth enamel marked with white spots or lines. It’s estimated that slightly less than a quarter of people between the ages of 6-49 have some form […]

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    How Different Types of Smoking Affect Your Oral Health

    March 6, 2018
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    With approximately 1 billion smokers worldwide, 7 million people die each year from tobacco-related diseases. It’s time to talk about how smoking affects the oral cavity. With many different types of tobacco, herbal smoke, and electronic options available today, it’s important to realize that each of these different types of smoking still damage your teeth and […]

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    Don’t Delay in Catching These 5 Dental Problems Early

    February 26, 2018
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    You know that keeping on top of your oral health is important—but many people don’t realize just how important it is. With gum disease affecting an estimated 47% of the American population and over 50,000 people estimated to get oral cancer this year, it’s more important than ever to take care of your teeth and […]

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