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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
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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
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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…


Common Dental Emergencies & What to Do About Them
added on: March 21, 2017
dental emergency

Nobody ever wants to experience an emergency of any kind, and dental emergencies can be particularly concerning and confusing. What’s the right thing to do? What shouldn’t you do? Don’t worry, our dental office in Hickory is here to help. Different Emergencies Require Different Care Not all dental emergencies should… Read More…


How to Become a Dentist
added on: March 9, 2017
become a dentist

At our Hickory dental office, we love what we do and we find our jobs rewarding. We get to help our patients’ mouths stay healthy, which can directly affect their overall well being, and we even get to see some dramatic smile transformations and change lives. We’d go as far… Read More…


Top 7 Ways to Show Your Smile Some Love
added on: February 23, 2017
smile love

At our dental office in Hickory, we love helping our patients get a smile they’re proud of. But visits to our office twice a year are only part of what you can do to make sure you’re showing your smile the love it needs to stay healthy. If you want… Read More…


What You Need to Know About Heart Health Month
added on: February 14, 2017
heart health

Each February, we celebrate National Heart Health Month. Heart Health Month’s purpose is to increase awareness of just how big of a problem heart disease actually is, and educate the population on ways to decrease the risk of developing heart disease. At our dental office in Hickory, we’d like to… Read More…


Top 4 Causes of Bad Breath
added on: January 24, 2017
bad breath

Bad breath, also known clinically as halitosis, is embarrassing. But you don’t have to be self-conscious of your breath if you can identify what may be causing it, and work with your Hickory dentist to fix it. So what may be contributing to your bad breath? Let’s check out the… Read More…

Posted In: Oral Health

Biting Your Tongue While You Sleep? Here’s Why.
added on: January 16, 2017
biting tongue

We’ve all experienced the unpleasant sensation that goes along with biting our tongues, but the positive (if there is a positive to something so painful) is that we can usually identify how we did it. However, there are some people who experience the annoying aftermath of tongue biting and have… Read More…

Posted In: Oral Health

Top 4 Causes of Dry Mouth
added on: December 21, 2016
dry mouth

Dry mouth is an uncomfortable feeling that all of us experience occasionally. But living with a chronically dry mouth isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s unhealthy too. At my Hickory dental office, we wanted to examine the top causes of dry mouth, why it’s so concerning, and ways to combat it for… Read More…

Posted In: Oral Health

Does Oil Pulling Actually Work?
added on: December 15, 2016
oil

By now you’ve probably at least heard of oil pulling, but perhaps you’re unsure as to what exactly it is, how it’s supposed to help your oral health, and if it actually works. Don’t worry, my dental office in Hickory is here to help. We’ve looked into the now popular… Read More…

Posted In: Oral Health

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