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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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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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Tips and Tools to Improve How You Floss Your Teeth

Tips and Tools to Improve How You Floss Your Teeth

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Everyone has been told by their dentist at least once in their life that they need to floss more. While flossing can seem like an annoying added step in your dental hygiene routine, it can help prevent a whole list of dental issues from cavities to gum disease. But did you know there are easier, more fun ways to floss your teeth than the standard dental floss? Waterpik is the latest in flossing technology. Using a thin stream of water to clean between your teeth, you can get a fresh,…

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Halting Halitosis Before it Begins

Halting Halitosis Before it Begins

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Here at Crossland Dental Associates, we know how frustrating bad breath can be. Whether you’re on your way to a job interview or about to go on a date with your sweetheart, bad breath has a way of sneaking up on you. Here are some ways to head off halitosis before it ruins your day. What is Halitosis? Halitosis, or bad breath, is most often caused by a wide range of factors. From an oral health perspective, most cases of halitosis happen due to the decay of food products that…

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Avoid These Common Mistakes While Brushing Your Teeth!

Avoid These Common Mistakes While Brushing Your Teeth!

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Brushing your teeth is an important aspect of oral hygiene and preserving your dental health. But many people don’t realize that there are a right way and a wrong way to do it. In many cases, improper teeth brushing can leave you at risk for a wide range of oral health issues, such as gingivitis, cavities, and tartar build up. When brushing your teeth, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush. In almost every case, harder toothbrush bristles can cause damage to your gums and to the surface enamel of…

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Acid May be Dulling Your Smile.

Sugar Isn’t the Only Danger to Your Teeth. Acid May be Dulling Your Smile.

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While an apple a day keeps the doctor away, the amount of acid found on your teeth after eating an apple may cause your dentist to be concerned. While most people are very aware of the potential dangers posed to your teeth by sugary snacks, healthy foods can sometimes deal as much damage to your teeth as that chocolate bar in your kitchen cabinet can. Fruits can oftentimes contain a large amount of natural acid, which in turn can damage the surface of your dental enamel. Other common beverages, such…

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Are You A Snacker Or Grazer? It Could Impact Your Oral Health.

Are You A Snacker Or Grazer? It Could Impact Your Oral Health.

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To adjust to our ever-busy lifestyles, many of us have become snackers or grazers to help tide us over in the time between our standard three meals a day. However, this can have a lasting impact on our dental health. The dentist-recommended interval for brushing your teeth is twice a day after major mealtimes to help reduce acidic damage to your teeth and to help clear away plaque build up. However, if you find yourself snacking on any kind of food throughout the day, ranging in healthiness anywhere from an…

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