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Which Toothbrush is the Best Choice?

Walk down the toothbrush aisle of your local drug store and the choices available are astounding. Toothbrushes come in all shapes and sizes. How do you know which one to choose? First thing to look for in a toothbrush is the bristles. Don’t purchase a brush with bristles that are marked “Hard”. Hard bristle brushes… Read More »

Sugary Drinks Over Used by Teens, Younger Men

Sugar sweetened beverages have transformed from being an occasional treat to constant companion for some people. Researchers from the Centers for Disease control say that young people, especially teens and men aged 20-39 consume the most calories each day from sweetened beverages. This report was not just talking about soda consumption. The sweetened drinks were… Read More »

Aging Population Needs Alternatives to Dentures

The population of the United States is aging rapidly and many of these Baby Boomers are going to be faced with a reduced quality of life for many years because of tooth loss. It has been estimated that 37 million Americans will need dentures by the year 2020. The best alternative for these patients will… Read More »

The Anatomy of a Tooth

Unless you are a dentist you probably don’t think too much about all the parts of a tooth. I thought I would give a little lesson on the anatomy of a tooth and avoiding cavities. The part of the tooth that we see is called the crown, the part we don’t see which anchors the… Read More »

Sleep Different for Men and Women

Does gender make a difference in how you sleep? According to the scientists the answer is yes, men and women really do sleep differently. Getting enough sleep is important for your health whether you are a man or a women. Scientists have been focusing on gender differences because they are looking for answers to questions… Read More »

Dental CT Scanner in Asheville Area

3-D Dental CT scan technology is available in the Asheville area. Our office is one of the very few nationwide to possess this cutting edge diagnostic technology. Why is this so important? The i-CAT Cone-Beam 3-D CT gives us the advantages of digital x-rays: Immediate images, no need to wait for developing We can enhance… Read More »

Ways You Sabotage Your Smile

There are lots of ways that people sabotage their smile. Most of you probably have done at least one of these things, maybe you have done all of them, and never thought about the damage you could be inflicting on your teeth. Here are some behaviors that can cause real problems: Teeth are not pliers,… Read More »

Afraid to Smile?

Are you one of those people who is really fun loving and joyous on the inside but no one else knows this side of you because you are afraid to smile in public? For those of you blessed with a terrific smile it is hard to understand why someone would be afraid to laugh or… Read More »