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5 Foods That Are Bad for Your Smile

While most patients know that brushing, flossing, and routine visits to the dental practice can help them achieve healthy, beautiful smiles, many don’t take the time to consider the many foods and beverages that they may consume that can damage the teeth and impact the smile. Dr. John Highsmith offers Clyde, NC area patients education… Read More »


Who Is a Candidate for a Dental Implant?

Dr. John Highsmith is very aware of the importance of replacing teeth that have become missing, lost, or extracted. Without replacement options, patients may face a new set of problems, including reduced chewing and speaking efficiency and misaligned teeth. His practice in Clyde, NC is pleased to offer a range of solutions, including dental implants.… Read More »



Implant Dentistry Provides Long-Lasting Solutions for Tooth Loss in Clyde, NC Area Patients

At the practice of Dr. John Highsmith, patients experiencing tooth loss have options available to them when it comes to restoration of the smile. When patients think of false teeth, traditional full dentures come to mind. However, continued improvements in restorative dentistry now allow patients the chance to obtain other more permanent options that are… Read More »




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What is tooth decay?

Clyde, NC area patients who are interested in caring for their smile and keeping it free from periodontal disease and tooth decay are encouraged to work with a professional such as Dr. John Highsmith to discuss proper cleaning of the teeth and gums. However, many patients are unsure as to what tooth decay is and… Read More »


Understanding the Importance of Mercury-Free Restorations for Treatment of Tooth Decay

When cavities form, it is essential that patients in Clyde, NC seek immediate dental care for the treatment of these cavities with fillings. However, it is also important that patients obtain assistance from a dental professional who believes in using mercury-free restorations. Why is Mercury Used in Dentistry? In the past, and in some practices… Read More »


Treatment of tooth decay with tooth-colored fillings for an aesthetic and healthy approach to oral care

At the practice of Dr. John Highsmith, patients in and around the community of Clyde, NC can achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with routine dental services. In addition to cosmetic and restorative dentistry, our professionals also provide restorative care and general dentistry services such as dental fillings for patients who have developed areas of decay.… Read More »


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Clyde, NC

Your dentist can assist with conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea

When patients think of visiting the dentist, they often think of cleanings and fillings. However, some dentists provide services outside the traditional scope of dentistry. Dr. John Highsmith of Clyde, NC provides solutions for patients who have been diagnosed with a sleeping disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. What is obstructive sleep apnea? To patients… Read More »