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Chew On This: Gum Can Help Keep Smiles Healthy
added on: October 11, 2018
woman chewing gum

When it comes to candy it should come as no surprise that the team at our dental office in Hickory can be wary of the stuff. But there is a type of candy that we actually encourage our patients to eat. Well, at least chew on. Sugarless gum, or more… Read More…


How to Stop a Toothache
added on: September 27, 2018
woman with toothache

Nobody ever wants to experience the pain and discomfort of a toothache. But the truth is, toothaches can happen to anyone, and they can come without warning. While the best way to treat a toothache is to see your dentist in Hickory as quickly as you can, there are some… Read More…


Are Gum Disease and Gingivitis the Same Thing?
added on: September 19, 2018
worrying woman

At our dental office in Hickory we’re often asked if gum disease and gingivitis are the same thing. It’s a common misconception regarding a serious disease that can have serious consequences if left untreated, and we’d like to clarify the difference. Defining Gum Disease Gum disease at its core is… Read More…


Watch Out for These Labor Day Treats
added on: August 31, 2018
Labor Day Picnic

With Labor Day right around the corner, we’re sure our patients and neighbors are gearing up for a celebration. Typical Labor Day picnics usually include tons of delicious foods and snacks ranging from hot dogs and barbeque chicken to dips and salads galore. But some of these yummy treats aren’t… Read More…


Is a Lost Filling a Dental Emergency?
added on: August 21, 2018
embarrassed woman

Our dental office in Hickory understands that losing or breaking a filling can be scary. It may even be a little painful. But many times a lost filling isn’t a dental emergency. However, with that said, it’s still important to treat it appropriately and in a timely manner. We’re here… Read More…


Share Your Medical History for The Best Dental Care
added on: July 27, 2018
man filling out paperwork

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…


Migraine Awareness Month
added on: June 11, 2018
woman with headache

June is recognized as National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month and serves to not only educate the population on this debilitating illness, but also to increase funding to advance migraine research and treatment options. While numerous causes can be to blame, our dental office in Hickory wants to take a… 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
women cycling

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
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…


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