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Gum Disease Cure & Tooth Decay Treatment

Are Gum Disease and Tooth Decay Contagious?

October 21, 2022

Periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay affect millions of people around the world. Although both oral health conditions are preventable, they continue to impact the dental health of adults and children and can even result in tooth loss. Nearly half of…

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Can You Eat After Teeth Whitening? And Other FAQs

October 3, 2022

Getting your teeth whitened can dramatically improve your smile in just one visit to your dentist. Unlike at-home teeth whitening kits, a professional teeth whitening can lighten your smile several shades for an immediate and noticeable effect. The best part is…

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How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

September 8, 2022

There are a few ways to get whiter teeth. You can try keeping your teeth white at home simply by brushing and flossing as well as limiting your consumption of teeth-staining drinks, such as coffee, tea, and red wine. You can…

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Emergency Dentist Asheville NC

Why Choose Professionals For Your Emergency Dental Services?

August 23, 2022

No one wants to deal with a dental emergency, but the fact is that they can and do happen. Adults and children can experience the sudden pain, bleeding, and swelling of a tooth injury or gum laceration and need emergency services.…

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dental crowns Asheville

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

August 23, 2022

Dental crowns are porcelain ceramic artificial teeth that fit over your existing teeth. Each crown is custom-made, meaning it will blend in with your teeth and not be noticeable even when you smile. You may have also heard of dental crowns…

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Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Eat Sweets?

August 23, 2022

Many of us have experienced the tooth pain that comes with eating very hot or cold foods. However, for some people, tooth pain also happens with sweet or spicy foods. If you’ve ever started to enjoy a dessert, even if it’s…

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How to Get Rid of Cavities

July 25, 2022

Cavities are holes in your teeth that happen from permanent tooth enamel damage. When your tooth enamel is damaged from acids, bacteria, and plaque, it can cause a light or dark spot on your tooth. If left to progress, this “stain”…

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How Oral Surgery Can Help Replace Missing Teeth

July 15, 2022

If you have a missing tooth or teeth, replacing them is essential to preserving your smile. Fortunately, you have several options for replacing a lost natural tooth. Depending on which options you qualify for, oral surgery may be able to help…

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Dental Implants Asheville

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

July 5, 2022

Dental implants are a type of artificial tooth restoration that can help you replace lost natural teeth. In recent years, dental implants have become popular alternatives to dentures and bridges, and for good reason. Dental implants are extremely durable and can…

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How General Dentistry Can Improve Your Oral Health

May 17, 2022

You can think about your general dentist as a primary care provider for your smile. Your dentist can diagnose and treat oral health conditions and, while each practice offers preventative care, they may differ in the extra services they offer, such…

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Child Needs Emergency Dental Care

5 Signs Your Child Needs Emergency Dental Care

May 3, 2022

No one wants to experience a medical emergency with their child. However, being prepared and knowing the signs that your child needs immediate professional attention can reduce their discomfort and potentially even save their life. A dental emergency is a specific…

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Pediatric Dentist in Asheville

6 Tips for Choosing the Best Pediatric Dentist in Asheville

May 3, 2022

Your baby will get their first tooth between six months and one year old. Around that time, the American Dental Association recommends scheduling your baby’s first dentist visit. Seeing the dentist can ensure your baby’s tooth development is on track and…

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Make Kids Brush for Two Minutes

How Do You Get Kids to Brush Their Teeth Longer? 5 Fun Ways to Make Them Brush for Two Full Minutes

April 4, 2022

Keeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy starts when they are just infants. As your child grows, they’ll be able to take on more of their oral care tasks themselves, including brushing and flossing. However, getting kids to brush their teeth…

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Dental Check-Up

How Often Should You Go to the Dentist for a Dental Check-Up?

March 21, 2022

Seeing your dentist for regular checkups is undoubtedly an important part of your oral care. And yet, 100 million Americans skip their dental visits every year. Dental checkups give your oral healthcare professional a chance to evaluate your teeth and gums…

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Mouthwash for Dental Care

Should You Use Mouthwash for Dental Care?

February 28, 2022

Mouthwash has been around for hundreds of years. When Listerine first came out, it was marketed for a variety of uses, including a surgical antiseptic and even a cleaning product. In the 1920s, it finally became popular as a mouthwash, when…

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Impact of Tobacco

Know the Impact of Tobacco Use on Your Oral Health

February 14, 2022

Any type of tobacco use has the potential to impact your oral health, whether you chew tobacco, smoke cigars or cigarettes, or even “vape”. Smoking is one of the biggest preventable causes of death and disease worldwide. Since your mouth is…

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Orthodontists in Asheville

7 Interesting Facts About Orthodontic Treatment

February 6, 2022

If you’re an adult considering orthodontic treatment, you’re not alone. In fact, one in four people who are currently receiving orthodontic treatment are adults. Orthodontics isn’t just about getting straight teeth. Getting braces or clear aligners is an investment into your…

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Symptoms of Plaque and Tartar

Dental Plaque and Tatar: Symptoms, Home Remedies, and When to See Your Dentist

January 18, 2022

If your teeth have ever felt “fuzzy” rather than smooth and polished, what you’re feeling is actually dental plaque. Plaque is a combination of saliva, food particles, and bacteria that naturally forms on the teeth. Plaque is essentially a byproduct of…

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See a dentist during the COVID-19

Precautions to Take Before and After Visiting a Dentist During COVID Times

January 3, 2022

Visiting the dentist is something most people need to do twice a year, but the last two years have been anything but conventional in the medical world. It’s completely understandable that you would have reservations about vising the dentist during COVID…

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Teeth Whitening Asheville NC

5 Natural Ways to Make Your Teeth White and Shiny

December 23, 2021

As we age, teeth naturally take on more of a yellowish hue. Consuming teeth-staining foods and drinks, combined with tooth enamel damage, can cause teeth to appear more yellow than white. Of course, not taking proper care of your teeth, or…

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