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Do You Chew on Ice? Here’s Why It’s a Dangerous Habit

August 9, 2021

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woman eating ice cube

It’s summertime! After finishing a drink, some people mindlessly munch on leftover ice cubes as a cold treat during hot weather. Even though it’s satisfying, the seemingly harmless habit can damage your teeth, enamel, and gums. Are you guilty of chewing on ice? Read on to find out how it can harm your smile and a few alternatives so you can safely get your fix.

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Which Summer Foods Are Fine to Eat with Dental Implants?

June 22, 2021

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an older woman preparing to eat a salad while wearing dental implants

With so many backyard barbecues and pool parties happening over the next several months, you may be wondering which summer foods are best to eat while wearing dental implants. Yes, they give you a greater bite force and chewing power and are capable of withstanding more pressure than regular dentures or dental bridges, but are there foods that are better to consume than others? To help you prepare for your next family or social gathering, here are 4 foods you can eat without worry when living with dental implants.

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The Basics of Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

April 12, 2021

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dentist explaining the basics of dental implants to a patient

Have you recently had to get one or more teeth removed? Are you frustrated with the limitations of your dentures? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then dental implants might be just the solution you need. Maybe you’ve heard of this tooth loss solution, but you’re not exactly sure what dental implants are. If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Read on to learn the basics of dental implants and why they’re the best way to replace missing teeth.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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
Dentist man in his surgery looking into camera

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:

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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!

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