Dental Blog - Clyde, NC - John Highsmith, DDS
Do Teeth Get Better After Quitting Smoking? 
added on: November 18, 2021

According to the American Dental Association, quitting smoking has been shown to improve oral health in several important ways. Perhaps most importantly, your teeth and gums may become healthier. If you’re trying to kick the habit, join your dentist in Clyde as we share some ways quitting can help improve your… Read More…


Do Cavities Spread Like The Common Cold?
added on: October 29, 2021
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As we head into the cooler months, it’s normal to think about reducing the likelihood of you or your family getting the common cold, the flu, or of course, COVID-19. But should you also be concerned with catching a cavity? Are cavities contagious like a cold? Thankfully, your dentist in… Read More…


What’s it Mean When Your Dental Benefits Expire?
added on: October 22, 2021

Dental insurance can be an amazing tool, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until the last minute to use it. If you don’t get in to see your dentist in Clyde before your benefits expire, you could miss out on potentially life-changing treatment. While each policy will be different, it’s… Read More…

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5 Tips to Help You Recover from Wisdom Teeth Removal
added on: September 30, 2021

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. But unfortunately, many times these teeth need to be removed. Your dentist in Clyde may recommend wisdom teeth extractions if there’s not enough room in your mouth for them to erupt without damaging other teeth or if they’re coming… Read More…


5 Ways to Tell If You Have Gum Disease
added on: September 17, 2021

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can cause the gums to become inflamed and infected. This condition can be both painful and embarrassing, but many people don’t realize they have it until the symptoms are severe. To make matters worse, gum disease that has progressed can’t be cured, only… Read More…


How to Get Whiter Teeth in 4 Easy Steps
added on: August 26, 2021

Over time, your teeth can develop stains and discoloration that diminish their shine and luster. Luckily, you don’t have to live with less than a dazzling smile. In fact, you can whiten your teeth and restore their natural beauty in just four easy steps! Let your dentist in Clyde teach… Read More…


How to Freshen Your Breath for National Fresh Breath Day
added on: August 5, 2021

National Fresh Breath Day is celebrated on August 6th this year, and if you’re feeling like your breath could use some freshening, you’re not alone. In fact, wondering how to freshen breath is one of the most common questions your dentist in Clyde is asked. So whether you’re preparing for… Read More…


4 Oral Health Dangers of Vaping 
added on: July 28, 2021

In recent years, vaping or e-cigarettes have become increasingly popular, particularly among young adults and even teens. They’re often seen as a ‘healthier’ version of smoking cigarettes. But as more studies come out, we’re finding out more and more ways vaping can be detrimental to overall health. The concerns don’t… Read More…


Why It’s Important To Brush Your Teeth At Night
added on: July 16, 2021

After a long day, you may consider skipping your nightly brushing routine and heading straight to bed instead. However, brushing your teeth every morning and every night is crucial to maintaining good oral health and protecting your teeth against decay, cavities, and other oral health problems. No matter how tired… Read More…


What Does It Feel Like When A Filling Falls Out? 
added on: June 28, 2021

More than 91% of the American adult population has had at least one cavity, and the most common treatment for a cavity is a super-strong dental restoration called a filling. However, no matter how tough a filling is, it can still come loose and fall out. But how do you… Read More…


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