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Is Dental Anxiety a Personality-Type?

Putting people into categories often makes things easier, even when it comes to understanding ourselves. We love to describe our friends as either introverts or extroverts, type A’s or type B’s, or even as those who are confident or anxious. When using these categories, however, most of us probably wouldn’t include whether or not we’re [...]

Why You Should Absolutely Cut Down on Sugar

Diet in America has often been treated like a panacea. Eat the right foods, don’t eat other foods, and you can cure anything from daytime tiredness to dementia. We’ve even mentioned a few recent studies ourselves. Whether or not there is actually a gum disease diet is up for debate, but one [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Why You Should Absolutely Cut Down on Sugar

Is There a Gum Disease Diet?

In the early stages, you’ll probably notice plaque build-up, which causes your gums to become red and inflamed. This stage is known as gingivitis (gum inflammation), and can progress into full blown periodontitis that may result in bone and tissue damage, eventually leading to tooth loss. Both are forms of gum disease. If [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|Gum Disease|Comments Off on Is There a Gum Disease Diet?

How to Fix a Damaged Smile

Americans take their smiles seriously. Down the aisles of any grocery store, you’ll find a plethora of whitening products, promising beautiful, bright smiles. While checking out, you’re bound to see the latest celebrity giving a toothy grin next to whitening gum. If your teeth are stained, this might be helpful — although not as effective [...]

By |March 28th, 2019|Reconstructive Dentistry|Comments Off on How to Fix a Damaged Smile

Get That Smile Ready for Summer

Not counting the winter storms, South Carolina is warming up. Soon the beaches will be warm, the fishing will be bountiful, and the fireflies will be out. Until then, you’ll just have to get through a few more months of moderate weather. In the meantime, however, why not gear up for summertime by outfitting your [...]

By |March 13th, 2019|Braces, Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening|Comments Off on Get That Smile Ready for Summer