Category: Dental Services

Our Charleston Dentist Shares How to Stop Bad Breath for Good

Almost everyone suffers from bad breath every so often. But if you suspect that your bad breath has become a chronic issue, there may be an underlying issue that can’t be solved with mouthwash and mints. Here are some common causes of bad breath, medically termed “halitosis,” and how to fix them. Improper Tooth Brushing The most common cause of...
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How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy During Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is designed to kill cancer cells, but it can also harm normal cells, such as the cells in your mouth and throat. That means that, if you are undergoing chemotherapy in the near-future, you will need to give special attention to your oral care in order to reduce discomfort and avoid infection. Below are a few tips that can...
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Why Modern Dentures Are Much Better Than They Used to Be!

When you think of dentures, your mental image is probably greatly influenced by cartoons; images of dentures popping out, falling out, and being stolen by dogs have made for high entertainment value in movies and TV shows. But if you are considering getting dentures in James Island, it’s important to be aware that modern dentures are a far cry from...
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Are Veneers Permanent or Reversible? Ask Our Charleston Dentist

If you are considering getting veneers from our Charleston cosmetic dentist, you may be wondering how much of a commitment you will have to make. Get the answers below.  How Veneers Are Applied  Most porcelain or composite dental veneers are 02.-0.3 mm thick. If we applied them directly to the surface of your existing teeth, they would feel very thick...
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Charleston Dentist Patients: Get a New Crown in Just One Appointment!

If you have ever had a crown or similar restoration, you probably remember the hassle involved: taking dental impressions, mailing them off, then waiting two weeks for the final result. We’re pleased to say that now, that hassle is a thing of the past, thanks to our Charleston dentist office’s CEREC Primescan machine! Keep reading to learn how we are...
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The Top Benefits of Invisalign from a James Island Dentist

If you are an adult who is considering getting braces, you may have heard of Invisalign, a series of custom plastic aligners used to straighten the teeth. Below are some reasons why Invisalign is so popular with many of our clients! To get Invisalign in James Island or Charleston, make an appointment with us today. They’re Removable If you had...
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How Dental Care Can Improve Your Facial Appearance

When we talk about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, the conversation is usually focused on the teeth themselves: How to make them whiter, straighter, and cleaner. But one oft-overlooked benefit of cosmetic dentistry is that it can also improve your overall facial appearance. Orthodontics, restorations, and straightening methods such as Invisalign can transform the bone structure and subtract years from...
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3 Ideas for Preserving Your Baby’s First Tooth from our Charleston Pediatric Dentist

Your baby’s first tooth is certainly a milestone, so it’s not surprising that many parents want to preserve this very special keepsake for years to come. Rather than simply storing the tooth in a box, here are a few more ideas you can use once the Tooth Fairy has come and gone. Put it in a shadow box Instead of...
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4 Things you Didn’t Know About Novocain From a Charleston Dentist

Oftentimes, when people refer to sedation dentistry, they usually refer to having an injection of Novocain. However, most dentists stopped using Novocain in the 1940s! Here are some interesting facts about the history of Novocain, one of the first drugs ever used in modern sedation dentistry. Fact 1: Novocain was almost the first manmade anesthetic.   Novocain was first synthesized...
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Is Oil Pulling Effective? Ask a Dentist in Charleston, SC

You may have heard about “oil pulling”, a holistic treatment purported to rid your mouth of unwanted bacteria. Those who swear by the process claim that it whitens teeth, lessens the chances of tooth decay, and destroys the bacteria that cause bad breath. Today, our Charleston, SC dentist will discuss whether or not oil pulling really can benefit your oral...
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