Dental Blog - Clyde, NC - John Highsmith, DDS
Are Sports Drinks Bad For Teeth?  
added on: June 15, 2021

Sports drinks are the beverage of choice for many after exercise or spending a long day in the hot weather. While these electrolyte-packed drinks can help replenish the body with minerals lost through sweat, they can also be bad for teeth. Join your dentist in Clyde as we take a… Read More…


Why Are My Teeth Discolored? 
added on: May 25, 2021

Discolored teeth are incredibly common, and your dentist in Clyde talks to patients every day who are looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. While a less than dazzling smile can certainly hurt your self-confidence, is there a chance that tooth discoloration could also mean something more serious is… Read More…


Can Allergies Make Your Teeth Hurt? 
added on: May 18, 2021

The season of spring is officially upon us. But that’s not the only season affecting us nowadays. It’s also allergy season. For many people, allergy season can be brutally annoying. The stuffy nose, the itchy eyes and throat, and the sneezing can make it hard to breathe. But did you… Read More…


Can Acid Reflux Make Your Teeth Hurt?
added on: April 29, 2021

Almost all of us are familiar with the discomfort and pain associated with acid reflux, also known as GERD, or commonly described as indigestion or heartburn. But can something that originates in the stomach and affects digestion also make your teeth hurt? Your dentist in Clyde is here to tell… Read More…


4 Things You Can Do If You’re Feeling Self-Conscious About Your Smile
added on: April 19, 2021

Whether you have an important event coming up or you’re just tired of seeing your tired smile every day on work video calls, there’s a cosmetic dentistry solution for you. Thanks to advancements in technology, cosmetic dentistry is more affordable than ever before and is no longer only for celebrities…. Read More…


How to Tell If You Have Gingivitis
added on: March 30, 2021

Nearly 50% of Americans over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. You may also hear your dentist in Clyde refer to gum disease as gingivitis. So what’s the difference between gum disease and gingivitis, and how can you tell if you… Read More…


Nutrition & Oral Health
added on: March 18, 2021

Even though your dentist in Clyde is all about keeping your mouth healthy, the truth is, proper nutrition and good oral health go hand-in-hand. This is why, during this National Nutrition Month, we want to do our part to raise awareness of the importance of eating right.  On A Nutrition… Read More…


How Do I Know If Tooth Pain Is Serious? 
added on: February 25, 2021

Any type of ongoing tooth pain usually means something isn’t quite right. But does that mean every toothache requires a visit to your dentist in Clyde? The short answer — probably. However, if your pain lasts for 2 or more days, isn’t reduced with painkillers, and is paired with swelling… Read More…


Pandemic Stress & Oral Health Problems
added on: February 15, 2021
stressed man with mask

As we head into the one-year mark of this pandemic, there are still several unknowns. But one thing has remained constant the whole time — stress levels are high, and rightfully so. Stress isn’t the best thing for health, especially at times like these. Prolonged periods of high stress can… Read More…


Is My Mask Causing Bad Breath?  
added on: January 28, 2021

If wearing your mask has caused you to change the way you breathe, you’re not alone. Most of us are still getting used to wearing masks day after day, hour after hour, and many of us may have felt the need to adjust from breathing out of noses to breathing… Read More…


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