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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…


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…


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…


Top 7 Things You Should Know About Oral Health
added on: August 29, 2017
dentist is explaining to patient

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…


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