Learn About Medications That Can Harm Your Teeth From Our Statesville Dentist

Every so often, we receive a patient who is surprised to learn that they have developed a cavity, because they typically take very good care of their teeth, and have little or no history of cavities. If this has happened to you, there is one other factor that can contribute to poor oral health: medications. […]

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Our Statesville Dentist Explains How Quitting Smoking Improves Your Oral Health! 

If you’re determined to quit smoking this spring and summer, you’re on a great path to not just improved overall health, but improved oral health, too! Quitting smoking helps you have a brighter smile, fresher breath, and most importantly, decreased risk of tooth decay and tooth loss. Because of these things, you’ll also likely experience […]

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My Jaw Pops and Clicks – Should I Be Worried? Ask Our Statesville Dentist

Because they are such complex structures, our jaw joints tend to “pop” or click from time to time, especially if we move them in an awkward manner. When clicking and popping is constant, however, it could indicate a chronic issue that needs to be corrected. Our Statesville dentist shares what you need to know if […]

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Scientists Regenerate Tooth Enamel: Too Good to Be True?

 Once tooth enamel is lost, it’s gone forever—or at least, that was the case until now. Scientists in China have developed a liquid solution that can effectively grow back the external surface of damaged tooth enamel, using a material that mimics the natural mineralization process of our teeth’s protective outer layer. In today’s post, our […]

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Can I Keep My Extracted Tooth? Ask Our Statesville Dentist 

Planning to have a tooth or wisdom teeth extraction in the near-future? You may be wondering if it’s possible to keep your tooth. Though most patients are happy to ditch their tooth for all the trouble it gave them, some patients, especially young ones, want to save it as an interesting memento. Below is more […]

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Improve Your Life & Restore Your Confidence with Dentures in Statesville!

We blame popular TV shows for giving dentures a bad rap. Years of scenes showing dentures popping out of characters’ mouths have no doubt given rise to the impression that dentures are a pitfall for embarrassment, liable to fall out at any time for comedic effect.  In reality, properly-fitted dentures are at very low risk […]

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Your Toddler’s First Dental Appointment: Tips from Our Statesville Dentist 

Many parents—in fact, we might even say most parents—struggle to take young children to visit the dentist. The dentist office can seem like a very scary place, and small children are unable to understand the long-term benefits of preventative oral care. Luckily, we see young patients every day, so we have learned some tips and tricks […]

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4 “Healthy” Foods That Are Surprisingly High in Sugar 

If your new year’s resolution is to reduce your sugar intake, watch out: many so-called healthy foods are actually laden with the sweet, high-calorie stuff. And since the bacteria that live on your teeth love sugar, it’s best to give them as little as possible to munch on! Below are a few sweets that you […]

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How Our Statesville Dentist Straightens Your Teeth with Invisalign

If you’re one of the lucky (or unlucky) people who had braces as a teenager, you may recall all the negative aspects of wearing them: metal brackets irritating your cheeks and gums; difficulty brushing away food particles; and the inability to eat your favorite candies. Luckily, if you’re considering straightening your teeth now, all of […]

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Have a Smile-Friendly Christmas with These Tips from our Statesville Dentist! 

If you’re like us, Christmas Day kicks off with candy canes and chocolate coins in our stockings, and continues with cookies, cakes, and hot chocolate late into the night. While all this sugar is great for making a festive holiday, it’s not so merry for your teeth! Below are some tips from our Statesville family […]

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