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What to Do for a Dental Emergency on a Summer Vacation

June 15, 2022

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Woman with severe toothache

If you or a family member suffer a dental emergency on vacation, you may be tempted to give into fear. After all, sometimes it feels easier to panic than to address a harsh situation. However, try to remember that it’s possible to manage these sorts of things — that you can keep the emergency from ruining your summer getaway. To learn how to do so, read and follow these tips provided by your local emergency dentist.

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Toothache? You Need an Emergency Dentist

May 27, 2022

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Digital image of a toothacheMany people believe an occasional toothache is normal; however, it’s never a good sign. It can indicate there’s a serious problem brewing in your mouth. In most situations, you’ll want to head to your dentist right away. Depending on the source of your discomfort, you may be at risk of losing your tooth.

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Am I Too Old for Fluoride Treatments?

April 23, 2022

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Woman holding fluoride cardsTooth decay is the most chronic condition for American children; however, you don’t become immune to cavities as you age. 92% of adults have had at least one cavity in a permanent tooth. Fluoride treatments are recommended for children to provide an added layer of protection against decay. Although they are great for young children, do adults need fluoride treatments, too? You’re never too old to benefit from the protection of fluoride. 

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The History and Benefits of Fluoride

March 4, 2022

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toothbrush with fluoride toothpaste

The Center for Disease Control has described water fluoridation as one of the 10 most important public health advances of the 20th century, but how did this come about? How long have people known about the benefits of fluoride? When was it discovered? Continue reading to learn more from your dentist in Indian Land about fluoride history and how it can benefit your smile.

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3 Tips to Take Care of Your Mouthguard

February 16, 2022

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person putting in dental mouthguard

Do you grind your teeth or clench your jaw? You may need to speak with your dentist about receiving treatment for bruxism. According to Sleep Foundation’s website, this common condition affects anywhere from around six to 50% of children, around 15% of teens, 8% of middle-aged adults, and 3% of older adults. Side effects include headaches, tooth or jaw pain, and overly worn teeth. Mouthguards create a barrier between your top and bottom teeth and are commonly used to lessen the effects of this condition. If your dentist gives you a mouthguard to help with bruxism, follow these three tips to ensure that it remains in good condition and you get the most out of it.

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4 Tips to Make Your Dental Checkup Go Smoothly

January 12, 2022

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patient smiling while talking to dentist

When it comes to taking good care of your smile, biannual dental appointments are key. During these visits, your teeth and gum line will be cleaned of plaque and tartar buildup. Your dentist will then do a thorough examination to determine if there are any oral health issues present. As important as these appointments are, some patients can’t help but feel nervous about them. If you’re one of those people, there are several things you can do to make sure your appointment goes as smoothly as possible. Read on to learn four tips that will help you ensure that your next dental visit is a success.

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Why You Should Visit a Dentist for a Mouthguard

December 7, 2021

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Dental model of an athletic mouthguardA mouthguard can be just as important as a toothbrush for some patients, like those who play contact sports. The oral appliance can provide your smile with an added layer of protection to safeguard your teeth. You know you can get one from a dentist, but why waste time and money when you can purchase one OTC? Although your intentions are good, store-bought mouthguards can do more harm than good. Here’s why custom-fit mouthguards are worth the time and investment.

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Watch Out! Don’t Let These Holiday Foods Ruin Your Teeth

November 24, 2021

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holiday foods on table

The holiday season is officially in full swing! Many people are looking forward to all the gift-giving, quality time spent with loved ones, and (of course) countless opportunities to eat. Although your taste buds might be happy during this time of the year, the foods you eat can wreak havoc on your oral health if you’re not careful. With that in mind, here are a few holiday foods you should eat in moderation to protect your smile.  

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How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?

November 10, 2021

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man smiling after getting dentures in Indian Land

Millions of Americans suffer from extensive tooth loss. If you’re a part of that group, you know from experience how much it can affect your quality of life. Not only does it make you look older, but it changes the way you bite, chew, and speak. Fortunately, dentures are an excellent way to complete your smile and restore your confidence! If you’re interested in moving forward with this method of tooth replacement, you might be wondering how long it will take to complete the process. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you can expect from start to finish.

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The Difference Between Partial Dentures and Dental Bridges

September 14, 2021

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dentist explaining to patient

Do you have missing teeth? If so, then you know firsthand how having gaps in your smile can affect your quality of life. Not only does it impact your bite, but your speech and appearance as well. To solve your problems, you’re probably researching options for replacing teeth. Partial dentures and dental bridges are two excellent ways to restore your smile – but how do you know which option is best for your needs? You can find out by learning about the difference between partial dentures and dental bridges.

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