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  • What Could Be Causing a Dry Mouth?

    August 27, 2019
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    Dry mouth, the technical term for which is xerostomia, is when a person experiences an unusually dry mouth. While some people might think experiencing dry mouth isn’t a big deal, it has a bigger impact on your oral health than you think. Saliva helps protect our tooth enamel and provide it with the minerals it […]

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    What to Expect When Getting a Root Canal

    July 16, 2019
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    A root canal is a procedure that’s performed by your Asheville dentist or sometimes an endodontist (a specialist in saving teeth). During a root canal, your dentist will restore your tooth instead of extracting it, giving people a way to save their teeth without the need for a replacement. It’s suspected that some ancient cultures […]

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    Under What Circumstances Does a Tooth Need to Be Removed?

    July 1, 2019
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    No one wants to hear that they need to have a tooth removed. Dentists have the job of protecting and saving your teeth, but unfortunately, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary. How can you know if a tooth needs to be removed? There’s not one answer for everyone. Tooth extractions are evaluated on a case-by-case […]

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    Busting Six Common Myths About Oral Care

    July 1, 2019
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    You want to take the best care of your smile. When you were young, your parents probably taught you how to take care of your teeth and now, you’re responsible for your own oral care. But have you been doing things right or have the things you’ve been taught not been as helpful? Many of […]

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    Can a Professional Teeth Whitening Help My Smile?

    May 21, 2019
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    Have you ever considered getting your teeth whitened? A professional teeth whitening involves using a whitening agent to remove stains and brighten your smile. Typically, these appointments only take about an hour to complete at your local Asheville dental practice and can leave you with dazzling white teeth. Many patients want whiter teeth but aren’t […]

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    Here’s How You Can Take Care of Your Teeth in the Warmer Weather

    May 7, 2019
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    With spring in full swing and summer not far away, people are enjoying the weather by spending more time outdoors and planning trips to make the most out of the warmer seasons. Did you know that as the seasons change, your oral health can change, too? Whether there are freezing or scorching temperatures, your smile […]

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    6 Facts About Dental Fillings: Everything You Need to Know

    April 19, 2019
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    A dental filling, sometimes referred to as a dental restoration, is a treatment that repairs missing tooth structure as the result of a cavity. Tooth fillings have come a long way since their inception. Researchers have found evidence that our ancestors attempted to use substances such as beeswax to repair teeth thousands of years ago. […]

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    What’s the Best Way to Care for My New Dentures?

    April 4, 2019
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    Dentures are replacements for natural teeth that can either be full sets (for people who are missing all of their natural teeth) or a partial set (for people who are only missing a few natural teeth). People who may not qualify for dental implants or other restorative dentistry options may choose to get dentures. When […]

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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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