No one likes to hear that phrase, “You have a cavity.” Even people who maintain a good oral healthcare routine can suffer from tooth decay. It’s easy to put off the follow up appointment you need to fill in your cavity, especially when there’s no pain or discomfort you feel. If you leave your cavity untreated, your tooth will decay even further and possibly get infected. Once the tooth is infected, you will need root canal therapy in Ashville or the tooth must be extracted altogether. Keep reading to learn the signs of tooth decay and how to treat and prevent it.
John White DDS
September 4, 2018
June 4, 2018
Thanks to improved oral healthcare and increased accessibility to a wide range of foods, people no longer need to rely on wisdom teeth for survival. In fact, they’re more likely to cause harm rather than help us in times of need. So when it’s time to remove wisdom teeth, what should patients expect in aftercare? How long does aftercare take? Do patients need to purchase additional supplies or set aside time off work or school?
Today, your sedation dentist is prepared to guide you through the process after getting wisdom teeth extractions in Asheville.
April 6, 2018
Although no one wants to hear that they need a root canal, there are times when it is in your best interest. It can be the only way to save a severely damaged or decayed tooth from needing to be removed. While you may think that the tooth will be dead, making root canal therapy in Asheville seam pointless, this is not the case. In fact, the procedure can essentially bring a dead tooth back to life.
March 4, 2018
Uh-oh! You’ve just heard those dreaded words: You need a root canal. But now what? If you don’t know much about the procedure or what you can expect, it can make an already stressful situation even more stressful. But not to worry! We’ll explain some of the basics and assure you that it’s probably a much easier experience than you realize.
And since we offer both general and endodontic (root canal) dentistry in our office, you won’t have to go to a different office or work with a separate endodontist. You can have your root canal in Asheville and your regular dental appointments all under one roof. We know it isn’t much fun to hear that you need a root canal, so we at least make it as convenient as possible to have it done!
January 8, 2018
Do you remember learning about the food pyramid in elementary school? It covered everything from the grains you should eat to how you should regulate your sugar intake. It mentioned fruits, vegetables, and dairy products, but do you remember it mentioning how these foods affect your oral health? The answer is probably “Not really.”
Fortunately, your dentist in Asheville is here to pick up where your elementary school teacher left off. Without a proper plan to regulate your diet, your oral health could be at risk. It’s worth keeping this tips in mind the next time you go out for a bite.
December 10, 2017
It’s Friday night and you’re preparing to head to Cougar Stadium to watch the Asheville High football team battle A.C. Reynolds. You’ve got your jacket, a canteen full of hot chocolate and binoculars. A die-hard fan, you’re ready for an exciting night on the gridiron. Before taking your seat, you purchase your favorite snack from the concession stand, nachos and cheese. Upon biting down into the first piece, you are painfully reminded of the tooth you’ve been neglecting to have extracted. Now it has your full attention. Thankfully, the expert on wisdom teeth extractions in Asheville has some information to help you get through this rough period.
November 30, 2017
Missing teeth can take a real bite out of your quality of life – but they don’t have to. If you have already lost or on the brink of losing one or more teeth, dental implants are a comprehensive replacement option that promote better oral and overall health for life.
October 12, 2017
Wisdom teeth — who needs ‘em? For most people, the answer is a resounding “Not me!” These third molars don’t always need to be extracted, but when they do, having the procedure completed promptly is important for your oral and overall health. We are pleased to offer free consultations to help you determine whether or not you should proceed with removal. Keep reading to learn more about third molars and what you can expect from an extraction procedure from Dr. John White.
September 7, 2017
Everyone knows that they’re supposed to brush their teeth every day and visit their dentist at least once a year (if you didn’t know, now you do!). It’s also a general rule to floss your teeth once a day and fit in at least one round of mouth-washing before bedtime.
Besides preventing minor dental problems like cavities or the beginning of tooth decay, brushing and flossing your teeth can keep you healthy in a bunch of other ways. Your dentist is here to scare you straight when it comes to maintaining excellent dental health.
August 13, 2017
Brushing your teeth regularly is one of the cornerstones of an effective oral hygiene routine. You want to keep those pearly whites in good shape so you can continue to dazzle others with your brilliant smile and winning personality. However, brushing by itself isn’t enough to ensure good oral health. Your dentist in Asheville is here to warn you about some common mistakes that could be harming your teeth.