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6 Reasons to Quit Smoking
added on: November 14, 2017
Great American Smokeout

Every year on the third Thursday in November the American Cancer Society puts on the Great American Smokeout, which encourages smokers to try and quit once and for all. The team at our Hickory dental office can certainly get behind an event that promotes health! Which is why we’re covering… Read More…


Scared of the Dentist? Let Us Help!
added on: October 27, 2017
woman afraid of the dentist

You have a dental appointment early tomorrow morning…and you can’t sleep. You toss and turn in bed, you feel tense and can’t seem to relax, you start sweating, your heart starts pounding, and you may even start to feel nauseated. Does this sound like you? If so, you’re one of… Read More…


October is National Dental Hygiene Month
added on: October 16, 2017
hygiene appointment

When most people think of October, we doubt they immediately think of their teeth. In fact, they might not think about teeth at all except if a piece of Halloween candy does some unexpected damage. That’s where we’re a little different. At our dental office in Hickory, when we think… Read More…


Can a Custom Night Guard Help Stop Tooth Grinding?
added on: September 25, 2017
dental night guard

Tooth grinding is a surprisingly common problem that affects many people. The frustrating part is you may not even realizing that you’re a grinder. At our dental office in Hickory, we understand that tooth grinding, also known as bruxism, can most often be experienced during sleep, when you have no… Read More…


How to Choose a Dentist in Hickory
added on: September 14, 2017
smiling male dentist

Whether you’re new to the area or just looking for a new dentist, choosing the right practice for yourself and your family can be an intimidating process. It’s important to know that not all dentists will be a good fit for your unique needs. But don’t worry, there’s a practice… Read More…


Top 7 Things You Should Know About Oral Health
added on: August 29, 2017
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At our dental office in Hickory, we’re all about preventive dental care and doing everything we can to keep our patients’ smiles healthy. We also believe in educating our neighbors about oral health. After all, the more you know, the healthier you can be. Check out the top seven things… Read More…


Back to School? Remember to See Your Dentist!
added on: August 18, 2017
back to school baby

Notebooks? Check. Backpack? Check. Pencils? Check. Every parent has their own list of back to school supplies that their child needs to start the school year off on the right foot. No matter what’s on your back to school to do list, our dental office in Hickory wants to make… Read More…


4 Habits That Are Destroying Your Teeth
added on: July 25, 2017
woman biting her nails

Even if you brush twice a day, floss each night, and visit our dental office in Hickory at least twice a year, you may be doing other things that could be damaging your smile… and you may not even know it. Today we’d like to talk about some of the… Read More…


All About Gum Recession
added on: July 11, 2017
woman indicates gum irritation

At our dental office in Hickory, we tend to put a lot of focus on our patients’ teeth and any concerns they have in relation to the appearance of their smiles. But there’s so much more to consider when evaluating overall oral health. The gums, for example, are one area… Read More…


What Your Smile Says About You
added on: June 29, 2017
young woman smiling

At our dental office in Hickory, we want your smile to look its very best to help you get more satisfaction out of life both professionally and personally. We know your smile is a powerful tool that can tell the world quite a lot about who you truly are. Did… Read More…


I Haven’t Seen The Dentist in Years. Now What?
added on: June 15, 2017
anxious woman at the dentist

At our dental office in Hickory, we generally advise patients to see the dentist regularly, about every six months, to help maintain excellent oral and overall health. However, sometimes things happen in our lives and we just forget to keep up with appointments or schedule a checkup. We see and treat… Read More…


5 Favorite Treats That Can Crack Teeth
added on: May 19, 2017
biscotti

There are a lot of things that can cause tooth damage. We’ve seen cracked teeth from sports injuries, loose teeth caused by clenching and grinding, and there’s always the chance for us to treat someone for a simple cavity. But at our Hickory dental office, it’s also pretty common for… Read More…


All About Dental X-Rays
added on: May 11, 2017
male dentist examines dental x-ray

Dental x-rays are a vital diagnostic tool used to properly identify any underlying conditions that may not yet be visible on the surface. At our dental office in Hickory, we perform dental x-rays only as often as necessary, which can vary from patient to patient depending on their oral needs… Read More…


April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
added on: April 26, 2017
oral cancer awareness

Nobody likes talking about any type of cancer. It’s a scary epidemic that continues to take the lives of thousands each and every year. Oral cancer, specifically, is a fairly common type of cancer in the United States with over 45,000 cases diagnosed every year. Of those diagnosed, about 9,700… Read More…


“Why Don’t I Get Numb at The Dentist?”
added on: April 18, 2017
numb

Sometimes we get asked why certain patients have more difficulty getting numb before a dental procedure than other people. At our dental office in Hickory, we wish we could provide one, solid answer as to why this happens. But the truth is, the reason can vary from person to person,… Read More…


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