Dental Blog - Clyde, NC - John Highsmith, DDS
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…


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…


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