Our Best Dental Tips and Advice for You Part I

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Our Best Dental Tips and Advice for You Part I

Edited March 2020

Since we started our blog in 2017, we’ve covered a significant range of dental topics, including veneers, sedation for children, the best foods for your dental health, and teeth whitening. Our goal is to inform patients and friends about a broad spectrum of oral care matters because there are a lot of questions people have that they either don’t know the answer to and don’t want to ask. With that in mind, we hope that if you missed anything, you’ll find it here, and if you still have questions, you’ll let us know.

Hot tips and info from Asheville Dental:

What Should You Know About Dental Veneers

Veneers are a great alternative to dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile. They are thin, semi-translucent “shells” customized from porcelain material and permanently bonded to your teeth. Subtle changes to your smile can be achieved with veneers, and in most cases, the application is completed in only two office visits. Learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me? Is it Safe for My Child?

Sedation dentistry provides patients with an experience that is both relaxing and free of fear. We use it for various patients in a wide array of circumstances, including routine cleanings, tooth extractions, and root canals. For children who are terrified of the dentist, nitrous oxide and oral sedation options are available. Talk to your dentist and find out more about sedation dentistry in our 2018 blog post.

What Should I Know About Whitening My Teeth?

The entertainment industry, in particular, makes it seem like everyone should have a sparkling white smile. The truth is that our teeth dull with age for many reasons. The market is flooded with various options for bleaching, such as whitening strips, gels, charcoal, and toothpaste. If you want professional bleaching, see a professional. The options, procedures, and pricing depend on who you see, but the result will be superior to a store-bought smile.

Painful Gums? Four Reasons You May Be Suffering

When you don’t have a regular dental routine, gingivitis is the likely culprit for your gum pain. It is the earliest and least severe form of gum disease. However, left untreated, gingivitis can lead to a critical condition called periodontitis. The good news is that gingivitis is manageable. With daily brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist, this condition will clear up. There are other reasons you may experience painful gums, find out why.

How to Prepare for Your Next Dental Appointment

Knowing your family history is just as important at the dentist’s office as it is when you see your general practitioner. They will want to know if anyone has cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and/or dementia, among other illnesses. Be sure you bring a list of your current medications and dosages, as well as pertinent information regarding changes in your health since your last dental appointment. We have more suggestions for how you can make this appointment anxiety-free.

There’s more information on our blog available to you. Our sincere hope is that we’ve provided you with something that’s helpful, useful, and above all else, inspired you to take good care of your teeth. Contact us with any questions you have regarding your dental health, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram.

From all of us at Asheville Dental, be safe, stay healthy, and let us know how we can help.

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