You take your health seriously. You try to eat right, drink plenty of water, stay active, and get lots of quality sleep. Maybe you even make it a point to see your doctor for checkups every year. Well, did you know that your dentist can play an important role in your health as well? At each dental checkup and cleaning, they perform an oral cancer screening to make sure you’re cancer free. But, you might be thinking, if you don’t smoke or drink heavily, do you really need this screening? This April, which is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, read this post to learn four reasons why you should get an oral cancer screening in Asheville.(more…)
John White DDS
February 12, 2019
Now, new innovations in dentistry give you a variety of options to replace your missing teeth. Besides traditional treatments, you can also enjoy dental implants in Asheville. They allow you to invest in your smile because they can last for several decades while also closely mimicking your natural teeth. Contrary to what you may have heard, they can replace more than a single tooth. In fact, they can treat all cases of tooth loss. No matter if you are missing one tooth, multiple, teeth, or an entire arch, dental implants can help.
December 1, 2018
The new year can bring on a lot of fun and change, but it can also be a time of planning. Do you have dental insurance? Did you know that each year, billions of dollars in insurance benefits are wasted because they aren’t used by December 31st? The best way of utilizing all of your benefits is to plan out your year of dental care in January. Keep reading to learn some easy tips to get the most out of your dental insurance in Asheville for the New Year.(more…)
November 21, 2018
One of the more unfortunate situations to find yourself in is to be suffering from a dental emergency. It can be brought on by several factors, including sudden trauma to the face, a bad fall or a broken filling. Either scenario can cause severe pain and can leave your tooth vulnerable to bacterial infection. One of the ways to restore your oral health is to have a root canal in Asheville performed. Find out why this form of therapy may be the best solution for certain dental emergencies.(more…)
September 4, 2018
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.
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.