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5 Common Cosmetic Dental Flaws That Your Dentist Can Fix

September 16, 2022

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Close-up of a beautiful smile after cosmetic dentistry

You deserve a smile that you love to show off. Unfortunately, oftentimes even the smallest flaw can leave you feeling self-conscious about your teeth. The good news is that if there’s something you would like to change about your grin, your cosmetic dentist likely has a way to help! Listed below are 5 common cosmetic dental flaws as well as what treatments your dentist may recommend to fix them.


3 Types of Tooth Stains and How to Remove Them 

August 24, 2022

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person with stained teeth covering mouth

Are you a fan of drinking a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea in the morning? Or maybe you like having a glass of red wine with dinner or a cigarette during your lunch break at work? All of these things can lead to dental discoloration, leaving your smile with an unappealing look. There are also a range of other things that can cause your pearly whites to become anything but that. Read on to learn about three different types of tooth stains, what causes them, and what your dentist can do to help.


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You Progress in Your Career

August 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — bridgemill @ 8:26 pm
person with nice smile at job interview

As we get older and begin showing signs of our age, so do our smiles. Though this is completely natural, a discolored, gapped, misaligned, or damaged smile can make it difficult for you to feel confident in your pearly whites. Cosmetic dentistry is designed to fix these issues with a range of treatments that either mask or repair imperfections. It may even be able to help you achieve success in your career. Read on to learn how cosmetic dentistry can impact your occupational goals as well as what treatments are available.


4 Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies During Summer Vacation

July 12, 2022

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couple on summer vacation in Indian Land

Have you been planning on traveling or visiting the beach for summer vacation? If so, you’ll likely want to ensure you look and feel your best, especially when it comes to your smile. The last thing you’d want is a dental emergency during your getaway. While these can often be unpredictable, there are preventive measures that can lower your risks. Read on to learn several tips to prevent dental emergencies from ruining your long-awaited trip!


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.


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.


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. 


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.


3 Tips to Take Care of Your Mouthguard

February 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — bridgemill @ 11:30 pm
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.


4 Tips to Make Your Dental Checkup Go Smoothly

January 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — bridgemill @ 10:40 pm
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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