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.
John White DDS
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.
March 23, 2017
Prevention is the key to great dental care. That means taking care of your teeth and gums at home as well as visiting your dentist in Asheville regularly. Just simple brushing and flossing can contain the spread of infections, dangerous bacteria, and even worse—tooth decay—for so long. Now more than ever, the office of John White, DDS can help you prevent these pesky dental issues. Our dental team takes pride in staying up to date with modern dental technology. We now have an advanced laser cavity detection machine, the DIAGNOdent Classic, that will take your dental cleanings and checkups to the next level.
March 22, 2017
Prevention is the key to great dental care. That means taking care of your teeth and gums at home as well as visiting your dentist in Asheville regularly. Just simple brushing and flossing can contain the spread of infections, dangerous bacteria, and even worse—tooth decay—for so long. Now more than ever, the office of John White can help you prevent these pesky dental issues. Our dental team takes pride in staying up to date with modern dental technology. We now have advanced laser cavity detection machine, the DIAGNOdent Classic, that will take your dental cleanings and checkups to the next level.
February 23, 2017
Undergoing a dental procedure can be an uplifting experience for patients with cracked or broken teeth! Meet Emily, a young woman who wanted to celebrate six years of sobriety by fixing her genetically flawed smile. After placing just temporary dental crowns while her permanent restorations were made, she stated, “even just wearing the temporaries was life-changing. For the first time in years, I wasn’t afraid to smile with my mouth open.” Finally, her permanent crowns were installed. Her final statement concluded that, “Your teeth affect your life every day, they’re a key part of the initial impression you make on others. And for me, for years, they had been quietly making me feel ashamed every time I opened my mouth…Not only do I have so many more amazing things in my life, but I have some integrity today, and some respect for myself. One of the things I learned in recovery is that ‘esteemable’ actions build self-esteem.” Do you find yourself relating to Emily? Her story is truly amazing! Be revolutionary and take an “esteemable action.” Get dental crowns in Asheville! (more…)
November 15, 2016
Does going to the dentist strike fear into your heart? Does even just thinking about it make your stomach tighten in knots? Dr. John White, your sedation dentist in Asheville understands how you feel, and he has solutions for you. The first thing to know is you’re not alone! There are millions of Americans who feel just like you, and for this reason, Dr. White has received extensive training in sedation dentistry so we can offer you the anxiety-free dental care that you deserve.
November 9, 2016
Your phone keeps ringing and you know exactly who it is. You and your friends were supposed to go on a big hike today and they wanted to get an early start. You went to bed at a decent hour, but when you woke up it felt like you hadn’t slept at all. They are obviously wondering why you are late, but you can’t muster up the energy to even pick up the phone, let alone start getting ready. This happens all the time and it makes life so much more difficult. Why can’t you sleep like everyone else? The reason may be because you have sleep apnea. This is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans every night. If you are suffering from sleep apnea in Asheville, you can now get effective treatment from Dr. John White. (more…)