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Share Your Medical History for The Best Dental Care
added on: July 27, 2018
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Whenever you first visit a healthcare provider, you’re going to have to fill out a health history form. The same is true when you visit your dentist in Hickory. But why does a dentist need to know so much about your overall health, and why is it so important that… Read More…


There’s HOW Much Sugar in That?!
added on: July 17, 2018
Yogurt with granola

Sugar has been a hot topic in the news lately, and with good reason. On average, Americans are consuming 82 grams of added sugar every day. That much sugar not only puts us at risk for serious diseases such as diabetes, but as our dental office in Hickory knows, it… Read More…


Oral Health Risks for Seniors
added on: June 27, 2018
older gentleman

Our Hickory dental office cares for patients throughout all stages of life and understands that patients of different ages have different needs. We also want our patients to know that oral health risks change with every birthday. Today, we focus on those risks that can affect the senior population. Discolored… Read More…


Is Asthma to Blame for Cavities?
added on: May 22, 2018
woman reaches for asthma inhaler

People with asthma know just how serious and scary of a disease it is. It causes airways to narrow, makes it hard to breathe, and can potentially be life-threatening. There is currently no cure, but there are advanced treatments and medications that can help keep airways open so more air… Read More…


What All Women Need to Know About Dental Health
added on: May 7, 2018
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We all know that men and women are built differently, and that affects what health problems each gender is more susceptible to. At our dental office in Hickory, we also know that even though women are more open to visiting us regularly, they’re actually at more risk for dental problems… Read More…


Why You Should Always Wear a Mouthguard When Playing Sports
added on: April 25, 2018
girls playing field hockey

April is recognized as National Facial Protection Month and serves to promote the importance of wearing proper mouth protection during sports. At our dental office in Hickory, this is a topic we want to talk about in hopes that we can help guard our patients’ smiles from the dangers of… Read More…


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
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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…


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…


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…


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