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6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth

February 25, 2023

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Man at dentist using a mirror to look in his mouthOther than brushing and flossing, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about your teeth during the day. However, if it weren’t for your pearly whites, your life would be much different. Believe it or not, each tooth serves an important purpose. Here are 6 surprising things you didn’t know about your teeth.


4 Lesser-Known Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

December 27, 2022

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A woman receiving sedation dentistry during treatment

If you get dental work often enough, chances are you’ve heard of sedation dentistry. In particular, you likely know it can reduce dental anxiety during treatment. That said, were you aware this service has other amazing benefits too? Indeed, it has several perks besides its ability to ease worries. To learn more about them, just listen to your local Asheville dentist! Here, then, is a summary of four terrific advantages of dental sedation.


Is It Safe to Undergo Dental Sedation During Pregnancy?

October 7, 2022

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pregnant woman needing dental sedation in Asheville

Do you typically get anxious when thinking about visiting your dentist? Does the thought of undergoing dental care make you uneasy? If so, then you might be considering sedation dentistry. With multiple options available, you’ll be able to receive the treatment you need while remaining as comfortable as possible. But are these procedures safe if you’re pregnant? Read on to learn whether or not it’s safe for expecting women to undergo dental sedation!


What to Eat After Wisdom Tooth Extractions

August 4, 2022

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Most people find that their mouth is fairly well-recovered within 7-10 days after wisdom tooth extractions. During that brief recovery period, it is important that you adjust your routine to facilitate a comfortable and complication-free recovery. One of the biggest aspects of your life that will be affected is your diet. What should you eat after your procedure, and what foods should you temporarily avoid? Here is a brief guide to help you out.


What’s it Like to be Under Dental Sedation?

July 13, 2022

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Patient undergoing sedation dentistry

So, let’s say you have an upcoming dental treatment. To make things easier on you, your dentist recommends that you be sedated during the procedure. However, you’ve never experienced dental sedation before now. Are you wondering about the feelings it produces? If so, then this article may be helpful. Read on to learn about sedation dentistry, the sensations it involves, and how to know if you’re a candidate for it.


What to Do If Your Dental Bridge Fell Out  

May 10, 2022

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person whose dental bridge fell out talking to dentist

A dental bridge is a restoration that’s used to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. they can be anchored in place but abutment teeth, which are located on either side of the gap, or by dental implants. Though they last 15 years on average, there are several reasons why your dental bridge might fall out. Read on to learn five potential reasons why your dental bridge fell out and what to do about it.


Skip Bone Grafting with Mini Dental Implants

March 7, 2022

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Man at dentist for mini dental implantsIf you have missing teeth, you have more options than ever to restore your beautiful smile; however, over 500,000 Americans choose dental implants annually. As the only treatment to replace both the root and crown, it creates a nearly perfect replica of your natural tooth, but not everyone can get traditional dental implants. If you’re not a candidate because of bone loss or other issues, don’t lose hope. Mini dental implants may be the answer to your problem. 


Why Is a Black Line Forming Around My Dental Crown?

November 4, 2021

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man looking curiously in mirror at teeth

If you’ve noticed a black line near your gums on an older dental crown, you’re not alone. Many people have found themselves in this predicament, which makes it obvious you’ve undergone dental work.

Fortunately, you can do something about it and ensure you never see that dental flaw again. Keep reading to learn what causes the black line around a dental crown and how your dentist in Asheville can help.


Get the Dental Crown You Need Before the Year Ends!

October 13, 2021

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several dental crowns covered by dental insurance

No one is exactly thrilled to hear that they need a dental crown. Maybe you’re anxious about having one placed, or perhaps you’re not convinced you need one since your tooth doesn’t hurt. Many people put off getting dental restorations like crowns because they worry about how much it will cost them. However, putting off getting the dental crown you need can ultimately cost you significantly more money and discomfort before you know it. Read on as we go over why dental crowns are an affordable and worthwhile investment in your smile, and if you have dental insurance, why you should get yours by the end of the year.


TikTok’s Toothless Princess is Breaking the Stigma Around Dentures

September 10, 2021

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woman on TikTok

Even if you don’t have an account, it’s very likely that you’ve come across a few TikTok videos while browsing the internet. The social media platform is home to several trends, mostly about new dances or songs. However, the latest one is about something you’ve never expect – dentures. One user is gaining lots of attention for sharing her life with snap-in dentures. Read on to learn how they’re inspiring other young people to share their stories with dentures and help break the stigma around them.

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