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What to do about a chipped tooth

At the practice of Dr. John Highsmith, patients in and the area of Clyde, NC who have experienced trauma to the smile and have chipped a tooth have access to solutions to repair the tooth. A chipped tooth may be a minor inconvenience or a serious issue, depending on the severity of the trauma. Patients… Read More »

The importance of non-mercury fillings

In the past, many dental offices in the area of Clyde, NC and beyond used a material called “silver amalgam” to place fillings when cavities occurred. However, with continued studies showing the danger of these fillings, it is important for patients to work with a dentist who avoids these materials and instead uses non-mercury alternatives.… Read More »

Using porcelain veneers to enhance the smile

Are you tired of hiding your smile because of its imperfections? Do you want to find a way to improve the appearance of these teeth without breaking the bank? Cosmetic dental solutions such as porcelain veneers have become more attainable than ever with the assistance of Dr. John Highsmith of Clyde, NC. He can help… Read More »

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Ways to reduce the damage caused by bruxism

At the practice of Dr. John Highsmith, Clyde, NC area patients can obtain quality care for a wide variety of dental and oral health concerns. This includes patients who have a condition known as bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that causes a patient to experience tightening, clenching, and grinding of the teeth at night while… Read More »


Does flossing really matter?

Most people incorporate brushing into their daily routine, but it is common for individuals to avoid flossing as well. Flossing it often overlooked, but is an important part of oral health care. Dr. John Highsmith and his team in Clyde, NC provide patients with a few reasons why flossing really does matter! Flossing can impact… Read More »

How Is Periodontal Disease Treated?

Periodontal disease is a serious infection that can be devastating to the smile’s health and appearance. In fact, without proper diagnosis and treatment, patients can experience the loss of bone, gum tissue, and adult teeth. Dr. John Highsmith of Clyde, NC is pleased to offer information for patients interested in achieving beautiful, healthy smiles free… Read More »

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 »