Is Your Immune System Linked to Your Oral Health? Here’s What We Know

November 17, 2020

Your immune system works hard to keep your body healthy, including your smile. When bacteria or disease threaten your body, the immune system does its best to keep everything working as it should. Even though your immune system is best known…

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Here’s How to Keep Your Teeth Squeaky Clean When Wearing Braces

November 2, 2020

Millions of people use traditional metal braces to get a straighter smile. Braces are an efficient way to correct your bite, close gaps in your teeth, and straighten crooked or crowded teeth, but they have their drawbacks. They take some time…

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What Happens If You Don’t Fix Crooked Teeth?

October 19, 2020

The majority of people have at least some slight imperfections in their teeth, especially when it comes to crooked teeth. Crooked teeth have become increasingly common as our jaws have become smaller over thousands of years, meaning we don’t have enough…

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October Is National Dental Hygiene Month

October 6, 2020

It’s officially fall! And with the cooler weather comes Dental Hygiene Month. Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? Keeping your smile clean goes a long way towards keeping it healthy. Oral hygiene isn’t just important for your…

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How Teeth Grinding Can Ruin Your Smile

September 25, 2020

Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding is when you clench or grind your teeth. This usually happens during sleep, and your partner may hear you grinding your teeth at night. However, some people clench or grind their teeth while awake. Teeth…

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Addressing Dental Anxiety in the Age of COVID

September 1, 2020

People of any age can suffer from dental fear and anxiety. Almost half of American adults have moderate levels of fear related to the dentist, and about 5-10 percent of them skip dental care as a result. And yet, skipping the…

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These 4 Signs Could Mean Your Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted

July 22, 2020

Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to come in. Also known as third molars, these four teeth usually erupt through the gumline between the ages of 17 and 21, although some people will get their wisdom teeth earlier or…

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7 Ways to Get Kids Motivated to Brush Their Teeth

May 3, 2020

If you’re one of the millions of parents home with young children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, things can feel stressful right now. Schools in the majority of states are closed while the national emergency continues, and families have been forced…

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How Does Adolescence Affect Dental Health? Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Teen’s Teeth

January 21, 2020

Raising a teenager comes with its own challenges and worries. Oral health can get pushed to the bottom of the priority list when it comes to your child’s adolescent years, especially as your teen becomes more independent and you’re no longer…

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These Signs and Symptoms Could Mean You Have a TMJ Disorder

September 17, 2019

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located on either side of your head near your ears and connects your jaw bone to your skull. It’s a ball-and-socket joint with a disc in-between that allows the jaw to move freely without friction. The…

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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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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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Research Shows Skipping the Dentist Could Make You Unhappier

May 10, 2017

A new study published in the British Medical Journal shows that people who avoid the dentist, because of dental anxiety, tend to be unhappy and experience a poorer quality of life. This may be due to the fact that people who…

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Headaches? Might Be Time to See the Dentist

February 28, 2017

Having a headache is an awful experience. From a mild headache to a tension migraine, headaches can be intense and traumatic. If you frequently have headaches, you know that they impact your daily life. Trying to find out the cause of…

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Why January Is an Excellent Month to See Your Dentist

January 8, 2017

Happy 2017! It’s the New Year and this is the perfect time to start things off positively. The holidays are over and your year is settling in to a more normal routine. In addition to signing up for a new gym…

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2017 Is Right Around The Corner: What You Need to Know About Your Dental Insurance

November 16, 2016

The end of the year is fast approaching, you have paid your dental insurance premium, but are you reaping all of its benefits? Saunders DDS, your dentists in Asheville want to make sure you are getting all of the insurance benefits…

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Don’t Scare Your Dentist This Halloween Tips for a Healthy Smile!

October 25, 2016

Halloween is quickly approaching! This means kids are getting ready to dress up as their favorite character, have fun with family and friends, and receive oodles of treats! Halloween is a time when kids and adults alike are exposed to sticky,…

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Top Reasons Why Your Kids Need a Back-to-School Dental Checkup

September 8, 2016

It’s that time of year! The kids are heading back to school and you’re glad summer is finally over. The kids have their new classes, new school supplies, and have had their regular checkup at the doctor to ensure all is…

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What Age Should Your Child See the Dentist? (And Why It Matters.)

June 21, 2016

Having a baby is an exciting time, but you’re also worried about taking the best care of your child when he or she arrives! Of the many tasks that come with caring for a baby, one of them is caring for…

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Is Local Anesthesia Safe for Pregnant Women?

April 12, 2016

During your pregnancy, you do everything you can to protect your baby and encourage his or her healthy growth. However, what happens when you need dental work while carrying your child? Previously, anesthesia use was thought to be best avoided by…

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