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What to Know About Different Types of Dental Crowns

What to Know About Different Types of Dental Crowns

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

If you might be a candidate for dental crowns, put your mind at ease by learning a bit more about them. There are varying pros and cons of the different types of dental crowns, and your dental provider will determine which fits your distinct dental needs best. Crown or Cap You should know that crowns are basically permanent prosthetics for your teeth, sometimes called caps, that is bonded to your teeth using a strong adhesive. The new capped tooth can only be removed by a dentist, and the cap serves…

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Braces or Veneers?

Which Works Better to Straighten Teeth: Braces or Veneers?

By | Dental Health, Dental Visit, Oral Health

If your smile is not as straight as it could be, or if you have dental issues that are impacting your appearance, it is time to look at braces or veneers. Braces and veneers are becoming a more accessible option for individuals today, as there are many affordable alternatives offered depending on your distinct dental situation. The best place to go for further information or advice is your dentist, who can discuss current options with you. Braces or Veneers? Ask yourself a few questions first: What do you know about…

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

Over half of adults in this country have some degree of periodontal disease, but do you know what it is?  Periodontal disease is an inflammation caused by plaque that forms on your teeth, and is the number-one cause of tooth loss among adults in the US. Six signs and symptoms of Periodontal Disease are: Bad Breath How is your breath? Chronic bad breath is one of the earliest signs and symptoms of periodontal disease. Perhaps someone you love struggles with bad-smelling breath; they might also have an early case of…

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What's the Difference Between Traditional and Same Day Dental Crowns?

What’s the Difference Between Traditional and Same Day Dental Crowns?

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

A dental crown is a very common procedure that can span several visits with your dentist. So, what is a Same Day dental crown? Quite simply, it’s a crown that only requires a single visit to your dentist in Mt. Pleasant, SC. So, what is the difference between traditional and same day dental crowns? They are similar in ways. Both traditional and Same Day Dental crowns are similar in function, serving to restore and replace damaged teeth. The real difference is in the technology: Same Day crowns are crafted using…

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5 Oral Health Tips for a Happy Holiday

5 Oral Health Tips for a Happy Holiday

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

The holiday season comes around once every year, but if you aren’t careful it can cause serious problems for your oral health. The holiday season is full of potential dental dangers, from excess sugar and disrupted routines to packages that are better opened by kitchen scissors than your incisors! That is why it is important to take care of your oral health this holiday season. Lucky for you, we here at Crossland Dental Associates have five tips to make sure your holidays aren’t ho-hum because of dental problems. Sweets Aren’t…

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Some Causes of Bad Breath Might Surprise You

Some Causes of Bad Breath Might Surprise You

By | Oral Health

Everyone has woken up with a case of less-than-pleasant morning breath, but sometimes halitosis can become more than a morning occurrence – and something of a problem.   Bad breath can be caused by a wide range of factors, including what we eat and when we eat it. While a diet of pure garlic and coffee is a shoo-in for the “Bad Breath of the Year Awards”, there are other factors that can contribute to chronic halitosis. Poor oral hygiene can leave your mouth open to a wide range of…

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5 Oral Health Tips to Manage Halloween Treats

5 Oral Health Tips to Manage Halloween Treats

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

The holiday brings Halloween treats, snacks, and candy into your home, generally via your kids’ spoils from trick-or-treating. Foster good oral care and healthy habits this year by helping curb your kids’ indulgence on sugary, sweet snacks. Work to keep a balance between prudent oral hygiene and seasonal splurges, like Halloween goodies. Five oral health tips to help your kids manage their Halloween treat haul are: Set some limits. Don’t deprive your kids of their Halloween treats, but set some limits. Always encourage them to stop snacking after their nighttime…

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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

By | Oral Health

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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Top 10 Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Top 10 Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

By | Oral Health

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

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

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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