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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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    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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