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Find a More Comfortable Approach to Treating Sleep Apnea

Treating sleep apnea is crucial for many reasons. It is a disorder that not only affects your quality of sleep, but blocks your body’s ability to get enough oxygen while you sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to weight gain and trouble focusing or thinking clearly. Sleep apnea has also been linked to damage to the circulatory and immune systems as well as the following chronic health problems: High blood pressure Type 2 diabetes Heart disease If you think you may have sleep apnea, talk to your doctor. You should also talk to your dentist. Many people don’t realize that ...

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Debbie Can Chew Gum Again, Thanks to Implants (Video)

Simple pleasures are often among the best. When you lose teeth, you lose the ability to enjoy some of life’s simple pleasures. For one, your diet may be limited. Or if you’re like our patient Debbie, you may not be able to chew gum. Once she got dental implants, she was able to chew gum again. Dr. Airey secured Debbie’s replacement teeth with implants, which gave her the ability to chew gum and even blow bubbles. Watch her video to hear how much this meant to her. “I should have done it years and years ago,” she says. In addition, our Boone, NC dental practice worked with Debbie on a ...

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4 Ways Smoking Harms Your Dental Health (Infographic)

Smoking does some pretty awful things to your body, including to your smile. If your willpower is a little weak and you’d like some added incentive to kick the habit, check out our infographic showing four ways that smoking harms your dental health. At Appalachian Dental Care, we’re happy to help you with some ideas to quit smoking!. Ask Dr. Airey about it at your next dental exam. Schedule one today by calling 828-355-5673. In the meantime, try some of these tips: Surrounded by ashtrays, cigarettes, and other items that make you think of smoking? Get rid of them! Join a smoking cessation ...

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6 Ways to Maintain Healthy Gums

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month – which means it’s time to remind you of the importance of healthy gums. Without them, you can’t have a healthy smile! Yet according to the CDC, nearly half of people ages 30 and older have some form of gum disease. In those 65 and older, that number increases to 70 percent! Just because gum disease is common doesn’t mean it’s not harmful. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, plus research has linked it to such serious conditions as heart disease and diabetes. Fortunately, there are many simple things you can do to ensure you have healthy ...

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3 Ways to Whiter, Brighter Teeth

It happens. Your coffee habit catches up with you. You drink too much wine over the holidays. Or maybe it’s the berry smoothies, or spaghetti sauce, or just a lifetime of all of these things. One day you look in the mirror and rather than the stunning white smile you expect, see teeth that are dark, dingy, and discolored. You want brighter teeth again! No matter the reason for your no-longer-pearly whites, at Appalachian Dental care we have cosmetic solutions to restore the beauty and luster of your smile. To schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation, call our Boone, NC office at ...

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Don’t Wait to Begin Dental Care for Your Baby

When a new baby arrives, you are likely keeping meticulous track of feeding schedules, diaper changes, naps, and doctor’s appointments. It may not even occur to you that you need to start thinking about your little one’s oral health. But ideally, dental care for your baby begins even before that first tooth emerges. And the first dental visit should occur by your baby’s first birthday. To learn more about dental care for your baby or to schedule that first dental appointment, call Appalachian Dental Care at 828-355-5673, or get in touch with us online. Start an Oral Hygiene Routine at ...

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Digital Dentistry Offers Same-Day Fixes for Emergencies (Video)

A dental crown is a common fix for broken teeth and other dental emergencies. With our digital dentistry, it’s also a fast fix at Appalachian Dental Care. We use digital technology called CEREC to design and manufacture a beautiful and durable dental crown for you in about an hour. At most dental practices you’ll have to wait at least a few days for your crown because it’s made at an outside dental lab. You’ll be fitted with a temporary restoration to wear while you wait. In some cases you just don’t have that kind of time. Watch our video to hear how CEREC saved the day for a woman who ...

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7 Ways to Improve Your Smile in the New Year

  For many folks, the New Year is time for turning over a new leaf – whether it’s finding an exercise routine you can stick with or starting your search for a more fulfilling job. We think it’s also a great time to create a new look for your teeth! At Appalachian Dental Care, you’ll find many ways to improve your smile, from a simple whitening treatment to a full-mouth reconstruction with dental implants. With a more attractive smile, you’ll look – and probably feel – happier and more confident around others. In addition, some cosmetic improvements also make it easier to have a ...

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Could I Have Bruxism? (Quiz)

If you suffer from bruxism, you grind your teeth or clench your jaw. Since this behavior often takes place in your sleep, you may not even realize you’re doing it! That’s a problem, since grinding can damage your teeth. It can also cause a TMJ disorder, a condition characterized by chronic jaw pain. Fortunately, Dr. Airey can end this destructive habit by fitting you for a custom-made mouthguard. If your tooth enamel has already sustained damage from a grinding habit, he can repair it with restorative treatments like a dental crown. As noted, you may grind your teeth without even knowing ...

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You’re Not Too Late To Get a Healthy Mouth [Video]

We have seen many patients over the years who were ready to throw their hands in the air and give up on their smile. In fact, many had already done that years before coming to our office, and they continued to neglect their teeth until they were in so much pain that they had to be seen. Even then, even after years of neglect, we were still able to help. This cute video from the ADA about Rip Van Winkle might make you smile, but the message is true – it’s NEVER too late! Call us today at 828-355-5673 to schedule an appointment. We’d love to see you soon!

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