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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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FAQs About Dental Exams: Everything You Need to Know

June 9, 2020

Despite high rates of tooth decay and gum disease, just over 50 percent of people report visiting the dentist every six months. Getting bi-annual dental exams with your dentist in Asheville can help spot common problems that could lead to extensive…

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Why Are Regular Dental Exams Important?

February 20, 2020

If you aren’t having any adverse symptoms when it comes to your oral health, you might wonder why keeping up with those regular dental exams are so important. After all, if you brush and floss every day, your teeth should be…

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Under What Circumstances Does a Tooth Need to Be Removed?

July 1, 2019

No one wants to hear that they need to have a tooth removed. Dentists have the job of protecting and saving your teeth, but unfortunately, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary. How can you know if a tooth needs to be…

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Can a Professional Teeth Whitening Help My Smile?

May 21, 2019

Have you ever considered getting your teeth whitened? A professional teeth whitening involves using a whitening agent to remove stains and brighten your smile. Typically, these appointments only take about an hour to complete at your local Asheville dental practice and…

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Why Are My Gums Receding? And Other Periodontal FAQs

November 7, 2018

Gum tissue is an essential part of our smiles. Our gums not only help to support our teeth, but also prevent bacteria from reaching our tooth roots. When gum tissue begins to pull back from the teeth, it can result in…

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How Does Oral Health Change During Pregnancy? Top Concerns to Be Aware Of

October 2, 2018

Pregnancy can be an exciting yet challenging time. During this busy time of keeping up with appointments, taking care of yourself, and preparing for the new arrival, many women don’t give much thought to their oral health during their nine months…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can Oral Piercings Damage Your Teeth?

July 21, 2016

Oral piercings have become very popular among teens and adults alike from tongue barbells to lip rings to even getting the connective tissue in your mouth pierced, piercers can do just about anything these days. Although these trendy practices may seem cool…

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Is Your Oral Health Connected to Your Heart Health?

July 12, 2016

When we take care of our teeth and gums, we’re not only benefitting our mouths, but we could be benefitting our hearts too! Although the research isn’t quite conclusive, evidence that links oral health and heart disease could encourage patients to…

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5 Reasons You May Have Chronic Bad Breath

June 10, 2016

Nearly everyone experiences that awful morning breath before brushing, but what about people who experience chronic bad breath (known as halitosis), even after their oral care routine? Some people find that they have bad breath even shortly after brushing or in…

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Can Gum Disease Be Reversed?

May 25, 2016

Gum disease, a term used to describe gingivitis and periodontal disease,  affects millions of Americans.  The cause is primarliy due to inadequately removing certain bacteria from your teeth and gingival tissue.  Bacteria and food debris can irritate the gums by forming plaque and tartar.  This material forms above…

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