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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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    Why Your Teeth May Be Hurting More in the Winter

    February 20, 2018
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    You might be ready for spring, but we’ve still got a little while to go! You’re tired of the cold weather, the snow, and flu season being in full swing. One of the other reasons you might be ready for winter to be over is because your teeth are hurting—but why? Here are a few […]

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    Dr. Saunders Visits Asheville Elementary School

    February 13, 2018

    “Teeth—they come in handy when you chew or smile.” Kindergartners at a local Asheville elementary school found out all about teeth when Dr. Steve Saunders visited their school bringing the message of good dental health, as part of the National Children’s Dental Health Month. In celebration of the birthday of famed children’s author Dr. Seuss, […]

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    Are You Making These 7 Mistakes When Brushing Your Teeth?

    February 13, 2018
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    Brushing your teeth is an act that’s done for two minutes two times a day—but how thoroughly are you brushing your teeth during those two minutes? Paying attention to the areas that you brush is important. Hasty or incorrect brushing can lead to plaque buildup, tartar, and eventually, tooth decay and gum disease. There are […]

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    5 Ways to Have a Healthier Mouth in the New Year

    December 24, 2017
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    With 2018 quickly approaching, it’s time to think about starting fresh again in the New Year. Last year, we talked about some of the best oral health improvements you could make. This year, we’ll be discussing how you can have a healthier smile in 2018. A healthy smile is a beautiful smile. Teeth that are […]

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    Are My Oral Health Problems Hereditary?

    November 25, 2017
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    Practically everything about us is the result of genes we inherited from our parents. The same is true for not just the structure of our mouths and the position of our teeth, but research is showing genes may also play a role in your oral health. From tooth decay to gum disease to even your […]

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    Considering Dental Veneers: What You Need to Know

    November 10, 2017
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    If you’re unhappy with your smile, you’ve probably looked into cosmetic dentistry at one time or another. Dental veneers can improve the look of your smile and create an even, bright look to correct many unsightly issues. Dental veneers are custom-made, thin shells of durable ceramic that are bonded to your natural teeth. They’re considered […]

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    Top 8 FAQs About Dental Sealants

    October 23, 2017
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    Dental sealants help protect your teeth from decay by keeping bacteria out and supplementing your oral care routine to help prevent tooth decay. If your Asheville dentist has mentioned dental sealants to you, it could be because you have children who are at risk for tooth decay or because you’re at higher risk for tooth […]

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    Spotlight on Gum Care: Keeping Gums Healthy for Life

    October 9, 2017
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    Focusing on caring for your teeth is important, but your gums need some attention too. Your gums play an important role in your smile—their connective tissue actually helps anchor the teeth into place. Without your gums, teeth would be able to fall out much more easily. Gums help nourish and protect teeth from damage and […]

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    Top Snacks That Promote Dental Health

    September 7, 2017
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    Taking care of your smile means more than just brushing and flossing. Eating well is essential to having healthy teeth. Although you brush twice a day, you typically eat more often than this, making your diet crucial to your dental health. What snacks you eat during the day can help you improve your dental health. […]

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    Everything You Need to Know about the Back-to-School Dental Checkup

    August 26, 2017
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    Now is the perfect time to schedule that back-to-school dental checkup at your dentist in Asheville. If you and the kids have had a busy summer and are beginning to settle down for the school year ahead, take this opportunity to get their teeth checked! Although children should be getting dental checkups every six months, […]

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    How to Protect Your Smile During Summer Vacation

    August 14, 2017
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    It’s summer and chances are you’re packing the kids up for a vacation before school starts. You’ve got entertainment, clothes, sunblock, food… did you remember the toothbrushes? Forgetting to pack your toothbrush can happen all too easily with all the other things you have to remember to pack. Just because it’s vacation time doesn’t mean […]

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    Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Which Are Better Tooth Replacements?

    July 18, 2017
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    Missing teeth are nothing to smile about. If you’re missing a back tooth or two, you might not think it’s a big deal. Gaps that aren’t visible cannot impact your appearance, right? So why would you replace them? Replacing your missing teeth is actually important for the stability of your mouth. Over time, your jaw […]

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    The Top Ways to Prevent Sugar from Ruining Your Smile

    July 10, 2017
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    Sugar has an addictive effect that’s been proven to be similar to both cocaine and heroin. This substance can not only cause other problems to your body—including increasing your risk of heart disease and diabetes—but is hugely damaging to your mouth. It’s fine to desire a sugary beverage or dessert and to one every once in […]

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    6 Things You Didn’t Know about Tooth Decay

    July 2, 2017
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    Tooth decay is a problem that affects the majority of people. In fact, 92% of adult Americans have had at least one cavity in their permanent teeth! With tooth decay being such a prevalent problem, it’s important to know how tooth decay could impact your health and what you can do about it. Decay happens […]

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    6 Benefits of Getting a Professional Teeth Whitening

    June 13, 2017
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    If you’ve been down about how stained your smile looks lately, you’re not alone. Surveys show that as many as 80% of Americans want whiter teeth. Since teeth can lose their natural whiteness with age, teeth whitening is an attractive option for many people. Most dentist offices today provide in-office professional whitening with results in […]

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    Your Guide to Dental Emergencies

    May 23, 2017
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    Emergencies are part of life, even when it comes to your teeth. Not everyone has thought about what they would do in the event of a dental emergency or how the situation should be handled! This guide will help you not only be able to identify a dental emergency, but also to know what to […]

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    Research Shows Skipping the Dentist Could Make You Unhappier

    May 10, 2017
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    A new study published in the British Medical Journal shows that people who avoid the dentist, because of dental anxiety, tend to be unhappy and experience a poorer quality of life. This may be due to the fact that people who avoid the dentist tend to have more cavities. Cavities that are left untreated can […]

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    What You Don’t Know about Oral Cancer—and Why Screenings Are Important

    May 1, 2017
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    Oral cancer will kill almost 10,000 people in the United States this year. Oral cancer can be a sneaky disease. Often, people don’t notice the symptoms until cancer has already progressed in the body. This is why getting oral cancer screenings with your Asheville dentist is so important! Knowing your risk for oral cancer as […]

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