The Importance of Regular Dental Check-Ups

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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

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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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What is Enamel Erosion?

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If your dentist has brought up enamel erosion, it’s worth listening. “Enamel is the hard, calcified tissue that covers the crown of the teeth,” says Ana Ferraz-Dougherty, DMD, a dentist in San Antonio, Texas, and a spokesperson for the American Dental Association. “It’s basically the shield against anything we eat and drink to protect against cavities.”…

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4 Steps to a Better Smile

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Wish you had close-to-perfect pearly whites? (Who doesn’t!) Then make all seven of these dental-health musts a part of your daily routine. t’s probably no surprise that a bright, white smile can make you appear younger and more attractive. In fact, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a whopping 96 percent of respondents…

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Good Dental Care At Any Age

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Caring for your teeth is a lifelong commitment, but the more you can do to help your kids maintain proper dental habits the more you can instill good dental care at any age. Before Teeth Come In According to the American Dental Association (ADA), baby bottle tooth decay can affect speaking, eating and concentration. The…

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How Long Do Fillings Last?

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How Long Do Fillings Last? A top Asheville dentist answers this elusive question. Face it: cavities are no fun. You’ll do anything to stop the pain — even visit your dentist. Going to a top Asheville dentist means confronting the dreaded whirring sound of the drill. It probably makes your toes curl just thinking about…

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What’s Up with All that Poking at My Gums During Cleaning?

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Have you ever wondered why your dentist starts rattling off a series of numbers to the hygienist in the middle of your cleaning? 2, 2, 3, 2, 4, 5! What’s going on there? What your dentist is doing is checking the depth of gum tissue pockets that surround your tooth. It’s a proactive way to…

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The Tooth-Friendly Diet

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Try these foods to help build strong teeth and healthy gums What you eat affects your mouth not only by building healthier teeth and gums, but also by helping prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Learn how to eat the best diet for your teeth, including the foods to eat, beverages to drink, and what…

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3 Tips for Healthy Summer Smiles

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Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay: Stay on a routine Whether your kids are staying up to catch fireflies or a fireworks show, resist the temptation to skip…

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