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Cane Bay Family Dentistry Blog

Oct
23
2017

Fluoride Treatments

Summerville SC Fluoride TreatmentsGood oral health requires an active role. If you want a healthy and beautiful smile that will last a lifetime, it will take a bit of effort and commitment. Flossing once a day, brushing at least twice a day, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and keeping bi-annual dental appointments are truly all it takes for most people. Yet, there are other ways that your dentist can make it even easier on you to protect your smile. (more…)

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Sep
25
2017

Make Dental Visits a Priority

Summerville SC DentistThere are always things that you know you should do, and then there are things that you want to do – and many times those things do not overlap. However, most of the things that we should do have a good reason behind them. You should eat healthy in order to avoid heart disease and obesity; you should get enough rest so that your body has adequate time to recharge at night; and you should make dental visits a priority in order to save your life. Yes, you read that correctly – dental visits do more than just give you a pretty smile, they protect your entire health. (more…)

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Aug
28
2017

Gum Disease and Pregnancy

Summerville SC General DentistPregnancy is a time of elation, excitement, and sometimes nervousness as the time for delivery draws near. Throughout pregnancy, most women make prenatal appointments a priority so that they and their doctors can monitor the growth and development of their baby. However, while these OB/GYN appointments are important, they are not the only appointments that need to be kept. Dental visits should remain a priority during pregnancy because of the direct relationship between oral health and pregnancy. Pregnancy causes drastic changes in hormonal levels that increase a woman’s risk for oral health concerns. 40% of women will develop gingivitis sometime during their pregnancy – a condition called “pregnancy gingivitis.” (more…)

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Jun
29
2017

Developing a Good Dental Routine

Summerville SC General DentistA routine is a plan of action that help you reach a certain goal. Routines do not need to be long or complicated. In fact, the simpler the routine, the more likely it is that you will actually follow through with it on a regular basis. Developing a good dental routine is important if you want to keep your teeth for life. Cavities, decay, gum disease, and tooth loss do not happen in a day. They are the result of not having a good dental routine in place and not putting it into practice. (more…)

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May
29
2017

Smoking: A Real Drag on Your Oral Health

Summerville SC Family DentistWhen it comes to habits, few are as devastating as smoking and tobacco use. Tobacco use poses threats to a person’s health and well-being, with many of the effects being permanent and life-threatening. Tobacco is a highly addictive drug, and because it is so difficult to break the habit, the destruction it causes is not limited to just one area of the body. It is important to fully understand the significant health concerns related to smoking and using tobacco before you light up. (more…)

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Apr
26
2017

Does Chewing Gum Really Prevent Cavities?

Summerville SC Dentist OfficeAs Americans, we all tend to want an “easy fix.” Fad diets promise quick results in weight loss, “the patch” promises a fast way to break the habit of smoking, and get-rich-quick schemes abound on the Internet. However, most of these easy fixes are anything but easy – and they are also anything but successful. But, what if there was an easy and proven way to prevent cavities? Chewing gum to prevent cavities may sound unrealistic, yet understanding the mouth reveals just how beneficial this simple habit can be. (more…)

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Mar
27
2017

Wisdom Teeth Removal

logoThe third molars, commonly referred to as the “wisdom teeth,” are the last posterior teeth to mature inside the mouth. They are called “wisdom” teeth because they tend to erupt during the later teenage or early adult years when people are said to be gaining wisdom from life experience. While the majority of people do grow 32 permanent teeth, the mouth is typically not large enough to accommodate the last four teeth. This lack of space is responsible for causing huge issues within the mouth, making wisdom teeth removal a necessary procedure that most people must have done.
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Feb
22
2017

Root Canals

Summerville SC General DentistThe care and protection of your teeth are essential. Everyone, everywhere only gets one set of permanent teeth that are meant to last a lifetime. While the outer shell of the teeth is made up of the hardest substance in the human body, enamel, they are not invulnerable to damage or decay. Cavities, decay, trauma, and infection can all cause serious oral health problems. The teeth are unlike most parts of the human body in that they do not heal themselves. They require the intervention of a dentist for appropriate treatment. One of the most common types of treatment for a damaged tooth is a root canal procedure. (more…)

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Jan
23
2017

Signs You May Have A Cracked Tooth

Summerville SC Emergency DentistA cracked tooth is a serious dental concern that leaves the entire mouth vulnerable to decay, infection, and even tooth loss. Yet, with as serious as this concern is to your oral health, many people overlook or ignore the signs that they may have a cracked tooth. It is not uncommon for dental patients to go in for a routine cleaning and exam to learn that they have a cracked tooth. Many times, this issue is easy to resolve; yet, as with just about anything, early intervention allows necessary treatment to be implemented before the situation worsens. Therefore, knowing the signs of a cracked tooth is important to ensure that you seek your dentist’s attention before the issue requires emergency dental care. (more…)

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