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Why Should You Schedule Your Dental Checkup Early in the Year?

January 4, 2021

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Calendar with reminder to visit Mt. Pleasant dentist

The start of a new year is a busy season for many of us. Whether you’re taking steps in improve your health or filling up your calendar, you probably have a lot on your mind. As you plan out the upcoming year, don’t forget to make time for your smile! Oral health may not be the most pressing matter on your mind at the moment, but now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment with your Mt. Pleasant dentist. Here are three very important reasons you should start the new year off with a dental checkup.


5 Reasons Smiling is Good for Your Health

December 14, 2020

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Woman with brown hair wearing a white sweater smiling

There is a lot of power in a bright, healthy smile. A beautiful grin can help you win that new client or improve someone else’s mood. But if you are self-conscious about your teeth, getting veneers in Mount Pleasant can help you feel more confident so you can smile as much as you’d like.  Studies show that a cheerful grin can do more than just affect your mood. Read on to learn 5 reasons smiling is good for your health.


Show Your Teeth Some Appreciation This Thanksgiving

November 25, 2020

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Savory food, family and friends, and great memories are the best parts of Thanksgiving. While you’re most likely thankful for all of these things, have you considered adding your teeth to the list? Having a healthy smile does more for you than provide a great photo to post on social media. Your teeth work hard for you every day and even harder at Thanksgiving. Holiday oral health is important, and your dentist in Mount Pleasant has some simple tips to share that can help you show your teeth some appreciation this holiday season.


What Are Dental Crowns Made Of?

August 10, 2020

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Several different types of dental crowns in Mt Pleasant

Every day, your teeth are exposed to an onslaught of factors that can permanently damage them. That’s why when you’re choosing to repair a broken or weakened tooth with a dental crown, it’s important that it’s made from the proper materials. Thankfully, dental crowns in Mt Pleasant come in a variety of options depending on its placement and your unique preferences. Here’s what you need to know about what these popular restorations are made of and which one is right for you.  


7 Tips for Cleaning and Caring for Your Dentures

July 11, 2020

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Dentures in Mt. Pleasant

Everyone wants to have a beautiful smile, but it is difficult to feel confident if you are missing teeth. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Fortunately, dentures in Mt. Pleasant are just one way that many people have been able to get their smile back. However, they require plenty of care if you want to wear them as long as possible. Read on to learn some tips from your dentist about the best way that you can clean your false teeth and other ways to care for them.


Dental Safety During COVID-19: How Your Dentist Is Preparing For Your Visit

June 11, 2020

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Dentist in Mt Pleasant wearing PPE
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A lot has changed since you scheduled your summer visit to the dentist. Before, there weren’t stay-at-home orders to consider, social distancing guidelines around every corner, and a face mask always within arms reach. With infection control at the top of everyone’s mind, even a routine trip to the dentist can seem anxiety-inducing. Fortunately, your dentist in Mt Pleasant is taking these four extensive precautions to ensure your safety at your dental appointment during COVID-19:


Social Distancing Made Possible by Your Dentist!

May 17, 2020

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Woman smiling while visiting dentist in Mount Pleasant

As you adjust to this “new normal” of living during the COVID-19 pandemic, you probably know your best defense is social distancing. With so much uncertainty, evidence does show that the main way this highly contagious virus spreads is through respiratory droplets from coughing and sneezing. However, if you maintain a social distance of 6 feet, your likelihood of being affected is slim. So, what if you need to go to the dentist? How can you maintain social distancing? Keep reading to learn how your dentist in Mount Pleasant is lowering the risk of COVID-19 for their patients by social distancing in their office!


3 Ways We Keep Our Office Clean and Safe

April 25, 2020

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Hygienist at dentist wearing a face mask.We live in unusual times as we practice social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. You’ve experienced several changes in your life over the last few weeks as many businesses have been closed, including your dentist. As the country reopens, you can schedule the dental appointment you’ve been putting off, but is it safe to go to your dentist? Dental offices are already some of the cleanest places, but we’re going the extra mile to ensure ours is safe, so you have nothing to worry about during your visit. Here are 3 changes we’ve made to reduce your risk of coronavirus.


7 Healthy Habits to Practice at Home During Quarantine

March 11, 2020

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Woman in quarantine practices healthy habits from mount pleasant dentist

To slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and keep our community safe, Titus County Judge Brian Lee has issued extensive social distancing and stay at home orders. With so many drastic changes to our every day lives and a new abundance of time spent at home, it’s natural to feel a bit anxious or bored. However, now is an excellent opportunity to reevaluate some of your daily routines that you hadn’t thought much about before. Here are seven productive habits your Mount Pleasant dentist recommends practicing to keep yourself and your smile healthy during quarantine.


All-On-4 Dental Implants for a Natural-Looking and Attractive Smile!

February 17, 2020

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older woman happy with her All-On-4 in Mt. Pleasant

Likely, you’re familiar with the option of having your missing teeth replaced with a set of dentures. While this method is an effective way to replace your ivories, it leaves much to be desired. Is there a way to have your missing teeth replaced in a manner that is highly reliable yet aesthetically appealing? A local dentist says there certainly is, and as you read further, you’ll discover the amazing benefits of receiving All-On-4 in Mt. Pleasant!

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