Does My Child Really Need a Custom Mouthguard?

September 18, 2018

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…

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How Exactly Do Dental Implants Work? What You Can Expect

September 5, 2018

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.…

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7 Ways Alcohol Can Hurt Your Smile

August 21, 2018

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…

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How to Find the Best Dentist for You

August 9, 2018

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…

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5 Dental Trends That Could Be Damaging Your Teeth

July 10, 2018

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…

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Your Restorative Dentistry Options

June 25, 2018

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…

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

May 22, 2018

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…

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Should I Have My Amalgam Fillings Removed?

May 8, 2018

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…

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What Health Problems Have Been Linked to Gum Disease?

April 17, 2018

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…

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Watch Out: Your Child Can Have the Following Dental Problems

April 12, 2018

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…

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

March 20, 2018

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…

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How Different Types of Smoking Affect Your Oral Health

March 6, 2018

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…

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Don’t Delay in Catching These 5 Dental Problems Early

February 26, 2018

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…

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Why Your Teeth May Be Hurting More in the Winter

February 20, 2018

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…

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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…

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Are You Making These 7 Mistakes When Brushing Your Teeth?

February 13, 2018

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…

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5 Ways to Have a Healthier Mouth in the New Year

December 24, 2017

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…

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Are My Oral Health Problems Hereditary?

November 25, 2017

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…

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Considering Dental Veneers: What You Need to Know

November 10, 2017

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,…

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Top 8 FAQs About Dental Sealants

October 23, 2017

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…

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