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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Spotlight on Gum Care: Keeping Gums Healthy for Life

October 9, 2017

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…

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Top Snacks That Promote Dental Health

September 7, 2017

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.…

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

August 26, 2017

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…

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How to Protect Your Smile During Summer Vacation

August 14, 2017

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…

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

July 18, 2017

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…

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The Top Ways to Prevent Sugar from Ruining Your Smile

July 10, 2017

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…

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6 Things You Didn’t Know about Tooth Decay

July 2, 2017

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…

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6 Benefits of Getting a Professional Teeth Whitening

June 13, 2017

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…

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