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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.  


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.


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.


How to Overcome Your Fear of Tooth Extractions

August 25, 2021

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young woman with fear of tooth extractions

Are you getting a tooth pulled? It can sound like a scary and painful procedure, especially if you’ve never experienced it before. However, it might surprise you to learn that it’s a common procedure and is much more comfortable than you might think! It’s relatively painless, quick, and necessary to keep your smile healthy. If you’re nervous about your upcoming dental visit, don’t worry – here are a few tips to help you overcome your fear of tooth extractions.


Careful! These Summer Activities Can Damage Your Smile

August 10, 2021

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group of friends eating watermelon

The air is sweeter, the days are longer, and the sun is blazing – summer is officially upon us! Most people have a season jam-packed with fun activities to look forward to. Unfortunately, some traditional summer pastimes can harm your oral health if you’re not careful. Luckily, there are several ways you can protect your smile while still enjoying your days off to the fullest. Read along as your dentist in Indian Land shares a few tips to keep your mouth safe this season.


5 Reasons for Tooth Extractions

July 22, 2021

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Extracted tooth

No one wants to hear that they need to have a tooth pulled, but sometimes it is necessary in order to preserve the health of the rest of your smile. Tooth extractions are typically the last resort of your dentist because it is always best to keep a natural tooth if possible. That being said, there are numerous reasons why you may require and extraction. Here are some of the most common reasons for having a tooth pulled.


How Long Does Root Canal Therapy Take?

May 3, 2021

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Dentist talking with female patient about root canal therapy

Is your tooth causing you a lot of pain? Between work, errands, and shuttling the kids to soccer practice, it can be hard to find the time to visit the dentist, even if you have a toothache. However, you may need a root canal in order to save your damaged or infected tooth. How long can you expect to be in the treatment chair during root canal therapy? Let’s take a look at what factors impact root canal treatment and the recovery process.  


What Happens If You Avoid Getting a Root Canal When You Need One?

March 14, 2021

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man who needs a root canal holding his cheek in pain

No one wants to hear their dentist tell them that they need a root canal. For some people, the very mention of this procedure strikes fear into their hearts. Others neglect to book an appointment due to a busy schedule or concerns about cost. However, you should never put off a root canal if your dentist says you need one. It could lead to serious consequences that require even more time and money to treat. Read on to learn what can happen if you avoid getting a root canal when you need one.


The Truth About Root Canals, As Told By a Dentist

February 10, 2021

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a person wondering whether root canals are painful

Root canals are one of the most highly debated and notoriously misunderstood dental treatments around. While people who get them swear that they’re “painful,” dentists are on the flip side of the coin letting you know that they’re most definitely not. Who should you believe? Well, this procedure has come a long way, even since the early 2000s, and despite having countless rumors surrounding it, one thing’s for sure: don’t believe all of the rumors you hear. Read on to learn more about the procedure and what you can expect from it.


Why Does Your Dentist Take X-Rays of Your Mouth?

January 7, 2021

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Dental x-ray

If you have been going to the dental office for regular checkups, you probably already expect that you need an x-ray from time to time. However, have you ever thought about why it is necessary to get them done so often? If you aren’t in any pain, why should your dentist need to use a dental x-ray to take a look at your mouth? Continue reading to learn more about dental x-rays, how they work, and how often you should have them done.

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