5 Cavity Myths Busted!

When it comes to dental health problems, cavities are unfortunately quite common. And yet there’s still quite a bit of confusion about cavities, what causes them, and when they are most likely to occur.  That’s why we’re addressing 5 common cavity myths.  1. If I have a cavity, I’ll feel it.  Busted! Not necessarily. Cavities…

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Are You At Risk For Gum Disease

You might be tempted to overlook bad breath or bleeding gums as a minor inconvenience. But these persisting symptoms could be signs of a more serious dental condition. Gum (periodontal) disease often starts as gingivitis, a bacterial infection that causes gum inflammation. If left untreated, the seemingly harmless gum inflammation can turn into periodontitis and…

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4 Ways Patients Come First at Zöe Dental

We know you have a lot of options for dental services in Asheville. You may even be inclined to assume all dental practices are the same. Anyone can clean your teeth, right?  Here’s the thing: not all dentist offices are alike. They have their own philosophies on dental procedures, different technology and tools, and varying…

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How Can I Get My Kids to Brush Their Teeth

As adults, we reach for our toothbrush twice a day without giving it a second thought. Kids, though, not so much. Are your kids protesting over brushing their teeth? Do they claim to be brushing nightly only for you to find a dry toothbrush in the bathroom?  It’s tough getting kids to brush their teeth.…

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All Toothpastes are the Same, Right?


Most of the time we dash down the toothpaste aisle and snatch up our go-to brand. But do you ever stop and wonder, “Should I try a new toothpaste?” There’s a dizzying amount of options: whitening, stain removal, charcoal, natural, tartar control and more. How are there so many options? Toothpaste is toothpaste right? Normally…

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OK, What’s the Real Deal with Fluoride?

In the early 1900s, tooth decay —  and by extension, tooth loss —  was incredibly common. But by the mid-1900s, dentists and researchers had discovered the power of fluoride as a critical prevention tool. Adding fluoride to public drinking water is hailed as one of the great public health initiatives of the 20th century.  According…

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When Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?


Quick, when was the last time you replaced your toothbrush or the toothbrush head of your electric toothbrush? If you truly can’t remember, that’s a good sign you need a new one.  The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three to four months. If the bristles are frayed or matted,…

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Looking for a New Dentist? Ask These 4 Questions

Whether you’re new to the Asheville area, haven’t been to the dentist lately or simply need a new dental experience, it’s important to do your homework as you search for your forever dental home.  You want a dental practice with experienced staff and a full menu of dental services. Equally important is finding a place…

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The Importance of Regular Dental Check-Ups


Preventive care can save you money (and pain). No one likes to get cavities! Dental cleanings and check-ups every six months play a significant role in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Your hygienist spots potential problems well before they develop, saving you from procedures that cost much more than a cleaning — like root…

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Healthy Cooking Tips Good for Teeth


It’s been a long day, and you’ve got 30 minutes to prepare dinner for the family. What can you cook that’s fast, healthy, and maybe has the side-benefit of being good for your teeth at the same time? Healthy meals are just as much about how you prepare your food as what types of ingredients…

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