8 Foods to Avoid for Healthy Teeth


Brushing, flossing and keeping your biannual cleaning appointments help you maintain your dental health, but what you eat and drink also contribute significantly to (or detract from) the vitality of your teeth. Asheville dental professionals encourage you to take every measure to prevent cavities, stains and broken teeth. To that end, we recommend that you…

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Your Child’s First Trip to the Dentist


Once your child cuts his first tooth, you should start dental hygiene at home — brushing and eventually, once the teeth touch, flossing. Even though all his baby teeth won’t appear until the age of two to two-and-a-half, the best dentist in Asheville will tell you to have your child’s teeth checked as early as…

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7 Questions to Ask Your Dentist on Your First Visit


It used to be that you would visit a dentist only when you had a toothache. Modern dental science has taught that regular checkups and cleanings to remove plaque can save you from ever getting toothaches in the first place. These days, Asheville dentists can save you all kinds of dental complications with regular bi-annual…

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Does Red Wine Stain Your Teeth?


Although Asheville is known for its beer, many adults throughout Western North Carolina have been known to enjoy a glass of red wine now and then. But some people have concerns about red wine stains on their teeth. Are wine-stained teeth a myth? Or can red wine really stain your pearly whites, even with regular…

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5 Socially Acceptable Ways to Clean Your Teeth During the Day


The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends dental cleanings twice a year. No problem; you’re on board with that. The ADA also recommends that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. That’s fine too, but what about the rest of the day? There are times during the day when your teeth…

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The Benefits and Dangers of Gas as a Painkiller


For those patients who either are afraid of needles or do not react well to Novocain, your Asheville dentist can offer you an alternative besides going without a painkiller. Nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, safely can be administered to most dental patients. Even children are routinely given nitrous oxide at the dentist. A…

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Cosmetics to Enhance Your Teeth’s Whiteness


If you feel your career needs a boost or if you want more confidence in your social life, you may turn to teeth whitening in Asheville. It’s an increasingly popular choice. While it’s generally considered a very safe dental procedure, you can find a variety of cosmetic products to use to whiten your teeth by…

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What a Dentist Says About Mouthwash


Your Asheville dentist wants you to stay healthy. People use mouthwash for a variety of reasons. For some, it’s part of their morning ritual. Others use mouthwash throughout the day: before a big meeting, after the morning coffee or because of a funny taste. Some singers like to gargle before a performance. It’s great to…

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Genetics and Your Teeth


Good Asheville dental care is an important adjunct to heredity. Some people floss and brush regularly and still wind up with cavities, while others who take little notice of their dental hygiene rarely experience any problems. It doesn’t seem fair. But then, often little of what you become has any basis in justice. Instead, you…

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Looking Out for Gingivitis


Just one of the many benefits you receive from regular visits to your Asheville dentist is that we always check for signs of gingivitis. A common periodontal disease, gingivitis is not that serious if it’s caught early enough. But left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis. And periodontitis is a serious gum disease that weakens…

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