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Oral Cancer By The Numbers
added on: April 11, 2018
oral cancer awareness

It’s scary when anyone mentions the word cancer, and oral cancer is no different. A serious and sometimes life threatening disease, oral cancer affects thousands of Americans each year – yet awareness and education regarding its seriousness isn’t often talked about. This Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the team at our… Read More…


Is Your Family Getting Enough Calcium?
added on: March 22, 2018
food with calcium

Calcium is most commonly noted as being a crucial mineral for strong bone development. However, at our dental office in Hickory we also know that calcium is an essential part of building strong and healthy teeth. But just how much calcium does your family need? The Importance of Calcium Before… Read More…


Proper Nutrition Does More Than Just Support a Healthy Body
added on: March 16, 2018
nutrition month

We all know that we should eat right to protect our bodies from scary health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. But what you may not know is that following a healthy diet can directly affect your oral health, too. As we celebrate National Nutrition Month, our dental office… Read More…


National Pet Dental Health Month
added on: February 22, 2018
dog with toothpaste

Every February, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) sponsors National Pet Dental Health Month to raise awareness of the importance of proper dental care for our furry best friends. While our Hickory dental office doesn’t treat these cuddly critters, we know a lot of our patients have pets, and we’d… Read More…


American Heart Health Month & Its Link to Dentistry
added on: February 13, 2018
heart health month

You may be wondering why your dentist in Hickory is choosing to talk about heart health. As a dedicated member of your medical team, we’re not only concerned with keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but rather we’re committed to keeping your whole body healthy. And it just so happens… Read More…


5 Signs That It’s Time to See a Hickory Dentist
added on: January 23, 2018
man with tooth pain

While we always recommend visiting your dentist at least every six months, there are times when people fall out of the habit and miss a few appointments. Oftentimes a move to a new city or even a fear of the dentist can make it all too easy to pass on… Read More…


Are You Wasting Money on Whitening Toothpastes?
added on: January 15, 2018
woman holds toothpaste

We all want to have a bright white smile. And to get it, we often turn to the toothpaste aisle at the local grocery store where there are boxes and boxes of toothpastes that claim to whiten teeth. But the one thing you want to know before you buy is… Read More…


The Common Cold and Dental Health
added on: December 21, 2017
young man with a cold

When you’re dealing with a cough that just won’t go away, you’d give anything to make it stop. So you do what anyone battling the common cold would do and head to your nearest pharmacy to load up on the best over-the-counter cough syrup you can find. While this remedy… Read More…


Your Hickory Dentist Says, “Eat Chocolate!”
added on: December 11, 2017
woman eats chocolate

We’ve got some fantastic news for all of our patients and neighbors with an active sweet tooth! It may come as a surprise, but the team at our Hickory dental office is telling everyone to go ahead and eat chocolate — for your smile’s sake! But before you head out… Read More…


Can All This Holiday Stress Affect Your Oral Health?
added on: November 27, 2017
holiday stress

Every year around this time, we begin the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Coordinating schedules, braving the crowds at the grocery store and in the mall, cooking meals, and all the craziness that comes along with preparing for the holidays is bound to increase stress levels. But during a… Read More…


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…


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