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.
July 12, 2017
Since the 1600s, the third molars have been referred to as “teeth of wisdom.” They adopted their modern name, wisdom teeth, in the 1800s. They earned their title because they appear later in life than other teeth, when a person is supposedly “wiser” than they were in their youth. However, while these teeth might have a fun name, perhaps the wisest thing to do with them is consider wisdom teeth extractions in Asheville.
June 10, 2017
How many times have you received a dental crown or veneer that caused an eyesore because it did not match the color of your natural teeth? Now, you can get the perfect shade with VITA Easyshade V with Dr. John White. This advanced shade matching tool allows Dr. White to create restorations, veneers, and prosthetics with reliable accuracy. As the most precise shade-taking device on the market, your dentist in Asheville will find your appropriate color in a matter of seconds.
May 6, 2017
Here! Have a piece of gum! Bet you never expected to hear that from a dentist. Asheville dentist Dr. John White routinely encourages his patients—especially young children—to chew gum with Xylitol. In fact, we have a box full of different flavors for you to choose after your appointment. Read on to learn about the oral health benefits of Xylitol.
April 14, 2017
Your tooth feels sensitive, but it doesn’t hurt all the time. Ibuprofen usually stops the pain, so should you call your dentist? Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you have a dental emergency or not. Dr. John White, your emergency dentist in Ashville says that a good rule of thumb is to call us anyway! While you may have a condition that doesn’t require immediate attention, you should probably schedule an appointment to take care of it. Or it may be that you are indeed experiencing an emergency and we should see you right away. Here are some common emergency situations and tips for handling them.