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Dental care is about more than just teeth and gums; it’s about relationships. Crossland Dental Associates has proudly served the Charleston community for more than 20 years. Our patients are our neighbors and friends. We would love to serve you too.

We believe dental visits should be stress free.

Welcome to Crossland Dental Associates. Our practice is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for every patient. Our dental team, led by Dr. Crossland and Dr. Bodie, is here to help you and your family achieve and maintain excellent oral health.

Our dental staff is made up of specialized and highly trained individuals who look to provide energetic and fun-loving service to all of our patients.  In an effort to deliver the best dental care available, our staff depends on the latest technological advances in dental health by attending continuing education courses and seminars. We look forward to your next visit!

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What are the Different Types of Dental Appliances Used by a Dentist?

What are the Different Types of Dental Appliances Used by a Dentist?

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Dental appliances are devices used by your dentist to help treat your dental problems. Ranging from braces and retainers to dental crowns and fillings, a dental appliance is any device that helps maintain your dental health, either long-term or short-term. Dental appliances can range from permanent fixtures to prosthetic or removable fixtures meant to help support, move, or even replace your teeth. These allow your teeth to work at full capacity while still remaining healthy, no matter the situation. Permanent Dental Appliances Permanent dental appliances include things like braces and…

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Sleep Apnea and Your Dentist's Role in Easing Symptoms

Understanding Sleep Apnea and Your Dentist’s Role in Easing Symptoms

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Sleep apnea can oftentimes be difficult to diagnose without a sleep test. Common symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, awakening suddenly, gasping for breath in your sleep, difficulty staying asleep, and excessive drowsiness or fatigue. For many of these symptoms, it is very hard for an individual patient to notice that they are suffering from sleep apnea. If you suspect you are suffering from sleep apnea, contact your dentist. They can have a large role in helping treat your sleep apnea. What is sleep apnea, and how can your…

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How to Maintain Good Oral Health Care with Your Busy Lifestyle

How to Maintain Good Oral Health Care with Your Busy Lifestyle

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Everyone wants to have perfect, healthy teeth, but sometimes your life gets in the way. Running to work, sitting in traffic, or even going on family outings are all parts of life. But at the end of the day, sometimes your oral health falls by the wayside in your busy life. So how can you practice good oral health habits for your busy lifestyle?   Drink Your Water The first thing you can do for your oral health is to drink water. You have heard this advice millions of times…

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You May Be Surprised by New Options in Dental Fillings

You May Be Surprised by New Options in Dental Fillings

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The idea of dental fillings calls to mind the image of a black or metal spot on the side or top of a tooth. However, with modern advances in dental fillings, this isn’t always the case anymore. With advances in the technology and materials used for dental fillings, in many cases, a filling is nearly indistinguishable from your natural dental surface and can last for years without needing replacement or repairs. But what are dental fillings, and when are they necessary? Dentists use dental fillings in cases where the enamel…

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Top 10 Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Top 10 Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is the name of a condition where a person experiences irregular breathing while they are asleep. This can be caused by a wide range of factors, including nasal passage size and other oxygen-intake related issues. However, since the condition itself happens while they are asleep, most sleep apnea sufferers aren’t aware of their own symptoms. That is why it is important to pay attention to the warning signs of sleep apnea that you or a loved one can see. 1. Snoring While snoring isn’t a surefire sign of…

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Oral Health Benefits of Fluoride

Knowing Facts from Fiction: The Oral Health Benefits of Fluoride

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Fluoride is a mineral substance that helps strengthen teeth and can help prevent dental decay, and is mostly found in our water supply and in our toothpaste.  Fluoride is added to the water supply of most urban and rural areas to help prevent dental decay and to help reduce dental care costs across the board. Unfortunately, when it comes to discussing fluoride’s health benefits, many myths pop up. Fluoride is a natural mineral found in phosphate rock, the same substance that we get phosphoric acid, a common ingredient in colas,…

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