Category Archives: Oral Health



Dental Implants Asheville, NC

Dental Implants Cost: Let’s Get a Clear Picture

As an accredited cosmetic dentist, Dr. Highsmith regularly meets people who perceive dental care as a valuable investment in their oral health and also their general wellness. Interestingly, it seems to be easier for most people to invest by choice rather than by force. For example, it feels much more exciting and positive to consult… Read More »


Dental Services Asheville NC

Oral Care for the Older Adult

To be referred to as an “older adult” or “senior” may have, at one point, incited a bit of stress. At the very least, to recognize inclusion in the aging population may feel somewhat unpleasant. Of course, aging has increasingly become something we can enjoy. We’ve got ways to diminish the cosmetic signs of aging,… Read More »


The Road to Dental Pain Runs Through Sensitivity

We rarely think of life situations occurring and instantaneously turning serious. However, when it comes to pain anywhere in the body, from immobilizing back pain to that distracting toothache, there is often the expression that pain has come on “out of the blue.” This is almost never the case. When the issue at hand is… Read More »


Dental fillings | Clyde, NC

Why Teeth in a Day may not be your Ideal

If dental problems are getting in the way of quality of life, you may reach a point where the fastest possible care sounds ideal. Unhealthy teeth do not support biting and chewing as they should. We have seen this create physical and psychological trauma for numerous patients who have visited our Clyde, NC office. Through… Read More »



Is Oil Pulling Fad Good For Your Smile?

When I first started seeing articles about “oil pulling” a few weeks ago I didn’t have any idea what it was. Supposedly certain celebrities were doing it and swore up and down that it really helped them. But helped with what? Now I have found out that “oil pulling” is basically swishing oil around in… Read More »


What Is A Root Canal?

We talk about root canal treatment all the time, usually joking about the discomfort. But why do we need root canal treatment, what exactly is it and is it as horrible as everyone says? Root canal treatment is used to save a tooth that is badly decayed and infected. The tooth root cannot be healed… Read More »


Diabetes and Dental Disease

Diabetes is a complex disease and one area where we see the affects is in the teeth and gums. Dental disease and diabetes often go hand in hand. Diabetes and gum disease are a two-way street. Diabetes makes it more likely that you will develop gum disease and, having gum disease means it is harder… Read More »