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Do I Have Periodontal Disease? (Quiz)

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a serious threat to your smile. In fact, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Left untreated, an infection in your gums affects the tissue and bone that keep your teeth in place. Not only that, but it can spread to other areas of your body – which is why medical research has linked gum disease to serious conditions like diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Take our quiz to see if you might have periodontal disease. If your results indicate you could have it, give Appalachian Dental Care a call ASAP at 828-355-5673. The sooner we can treat ...

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Check Out Some Dental Implant Success Stories (Video)

We know you may be getting tired of hearing us tell you how teeth implants can improve your life. So we’ve decided to let some of our patients share their dental implant success stories with you. Watch our video with Wilfred E. to hear how he was able to replace a damaged dental crown with an implant and a new crown. Thanks to our CEREC system, Dr. Airey can make a restoration like a crown for you in a single visit.  Janice E. in her video describes how implants made it possible for her to eat food like apples and steak again. She also enjoys being able to reveal beautiful teeth in her ...

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7 Ways to Avoid a Root Canal

We recently wrote about how root canals really don’t deserve their scary reputation. Still, even though they are far less stressful than you might imagine, we understand not wanting to get one! Fortunately, for most folks that shouldn’t be too difficult. In our blog we’ll discuss seven ways to avoid a root canal. If you have any questions about our advice or need to schedule your next appointment, call Appalachian Dental Care at 828-355-5673. You’ll Need a Root Canal to Remove Infection It’s helpful to understand why you might need a root canal procedure. We’ll recommend one if the soft ...

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5 Reasons You Might Need a Dental Mouthguard

You know about the damage that cavities can do to teeth. We bet you know how to prevent them too, with regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings. Unfortunately there are plenty of other ways you can damage your teeth. One simple tool can prevent several different kinds of damage: a dental mouthguard. In general, custom mouthguards do a better job of protecting teeth than store-bought mouthguards. That’s largely because of their superior fit. Dr. Airey will take impressions of your teeth and other measurements to ensure your mouthguard fits you perfectly. It will be so ...

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We Need To Talk About This Turmeric Teeth Whitening Trend! [BLOG]

Just when we think we’ve seen it all, another beauty trend catches on in the blogosphere! One of the latest is using the cooking spice, turmeric, to whiten teeth. On the surface, it’s a bit of a head-scratcher that people would even try this beauty hack to lift teeth stains, considering turmeric is a yellow-colored powder. But does it work? The Growing Turmeric Teeth Whitening Trend Here’s something your Boone dentist at Appalachian Dental Care wants you to know about this growing DIY teeth whitening craze and where you should go for treatment that actually works! *You Might See ...

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A Successful Case Of Implant-Supported Dentures [VIDEO]

Debbie had been living with partial dentures and was at risk of losing even more of her teeth because of periodontal infection. That’s when Dr. Airey suggested she take a proactive step and get implant-supported dentures. Hear Debbie talk about the benefits of this strategy and what it has meant to her confidence and quality of life! Celebrate Dental Implant Month by scheduling a consultation for this revolutionary tooth loss solution in Boone, NC! Call Appalachian Dental Care at 828-355-5673 or contact us online for an appointment with Dr. Airey.

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3 Reasons NOT To Panic About A Root Canal! [BLOG]

Don’t be misled by the persistent myths about root canals! No, we don’t expect you to be thrilled at the news you need this type of dental treatment. But we’ve also been practicing long enough to know that root canals aren’t what they used to be and are nothing to fear in Boone, NC. At Appalachian Dental Care, we do everything we can to perform the most comfortable treatments (even root canals!) that are in your best interest and give you the most return on your investment, which is a healthy, beautiful smile you can be proud of! A root canal might seem scary, but fear not – you’ll ...

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Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Checked? (Quiz)

There are many causes for dental pain. One of them is wisdom teeth. They are especially likely to cause discomfort when they come in, usually when you’re in your late teens or your early 20s. Depending on the amount of space in your mouth, the angle of the teeth, and whether they fully erupt through the gums, your wisdom teeth may cause no problems at all – or they may crowd nearby teeth, make you more prone to decay or infection, or even damage your jaw. Take our quiz to see whether you should get your teeth checked. Dr. Airey can use high-tech tools like our CBCT technology to get a ...

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Packing School Lunches? Heed Dental Dos and Don’ts

With school starting soon, many of us will be regularly packing lunches for our kids. The foods and beverages you choose can impact their dental health, as well as their overall health. To help your child maintain healthy teeth and gums, check out Dr. Airey’s dental dos and don’ts for school lunches. If you have any questions about his advice, give us a call at 828-355-5673. It’s also not too late to schedule a dental exam for your child. It’s a good idea to do so before they become busy with sports, clubs, homework, and other school activities.  Do Pack Foods That Help Clean Teeth ...

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Yes, Really, Fight Cavities With Xylitol Gum

We’ve recommended sugarless gum, most recently in our tips for dentist-approved Easter candy. Chewing it is a good idea after eating if you’re unable to brush. It spurs production of saliva, a natural cavity fighter. Saliva neutralizes and washes away damaging acids that are produced when bacteria in your mouth breaks down food. The best choice, though, is xylitol gum. Check out our advice on xylitol gum here. If you have any further questions, ask us at your next dental exam or call Appalachian Dental Care at 828-355-5673. Why You Should Consume Xylitol Xylitol is a naturally-occurring ...

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