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It’s Children’s Dental Health Month—Are You Making These 7 Mistakes With Your Child’s Oral Care?

February 16, 2021

February is Children’s Dental Health Month! Although it may seem like your child’s primary teeth aren’t a big deal, the truth is that they play several important roles in the health of the adult teeth waiting to emerge. Your child’s baby…

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What Is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

February 2, 2021

Have you heard of baby bottle tooth decay? Baby bottle tooth decay is a condition in which children experience severe tooth decay because of prolonged or frequent feedings. Baby bottle tooth decay most often refers to infants and toddlers, and, despite…

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The Most Common Complaints About Your Smile and How You Can Fix Them

January 19, 2021

Your smile plays a big part in your appearance. And yet, millions of Americans are unhappy with their smile, according to a survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists. But having attractive teeth and gums goes further than your appearance.…

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Are You Experiencing These Symptoms of Gum Disease?

January 13, 2021

Gum disease is an infection of your periodontal tissue, which helps protect and secure your teeth in your jaw. In gum disease, also called periodontal disease, plaque can accumulate on your teeth near your gum tissue, which can cause irritation. When…

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Make These Changes to Support Your Dental Health in 2021

January 3, 2021

The New Year is a time to start fresh, and this year is particularly meaningful when it comes to focusing on your health. As we continue to navigate the pandemic that has affected everyone in 2020, 2021 is a time to…

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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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