Category: Charleston Dentist

Fun Alternatives to Candy this Halloween from our Charleston Family Dentist

There are plenty of reasons to want to go candy-free this Halloween, or at least provide some candy-free alternatives. You may want to participate in the Teal Pumpkin project, which aims to include children with food allergies in trick-or-treating fun. Or, you might want to do your part to reduce the sugar intake of your littlest neighbors! Whatever your reason,...
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10 Cool Facts About Dinosaur Teeth from a Charleston Pediatric Dentist

If you’re planning an upcoming dental visit for your child, you might be a little nervous about how they will react in the dentist’s chair. One way to mitigate the chance of a negative experience is building excitement for the upcoming appointment. And the best tried-and-true way to captivate a child’s interest in something? Associate it with dinosaurs. Here are...
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The Top 5 Best Female Celebrity Smiles

At Lowcountry Dental Arts, we spend so much time on cosmetic dentistry that we can’t help but admire a beautiful set of teeth! Here are some of the most beautiful female celebrity smiles we’ve ever seen. To get help with teeth whitening, Invisalign, or another cosmetic dentistry service, schedule an appointment with our Charleston dentist office today. Lupita Nyong’o This...
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Are Dental X-Rays Safe? Ask a Charleston Dentist Office

Every so often, one of our patients will express concern about the radiation levels emitted by our dental X-Ray machine. In today’s post, we’ll discuss how dental X-rays work, and why they are a safe, medically-approved tool that give dentists an unprecedented understanding of our patients’ teeth. How do Dental X-rays Work? Dental X-rays, and all X-rays, in fact, work...
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4 Foods That Are Surprisingly High in Sugar from our Charleston Dentist

When we think of foods that are high in sugar, we tend to think of sodas, candies, cookies, and other desserts. Surprisingly, though, many American foods are high in sugar, even though they don’t taste “sweet”, or are thought of as “healthy.” Here are just a few high-sugar foods to watch out for. Low-fat yogurt Many products marketed as "light"...
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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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How Dentists Can Help Your Gag Reflex – Ask A Charleston SC Dentistry

In our previous post, we discussed some things that you can do to help alleviate your gag reflex during your dentist appointment. While it’s true that following those tips can help you significantly, there are also some things your dentist can do to help you, too. Read more below. Apply A Topical Anesthetic For most people, gag reflexes are triggered...
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The Dangers of MLM Toothpaste – Charleston Cosmetic Dentists

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of MLMs, or Multi-Level Marketing companies. Even if you haven’t heard the term “MLM”, you’ve probably been approached by someone who claimed that a certain makeup, essential oil, or pair of leggings is life-changing. Now, the list of MLM products has to expanded to include another item: toothpaste. Here’s why...
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