166 Furman Road, Suite A, Boone, NC 28607



Don’t Go Back to School Without Family Dental Care

You wouldn’t send your kids back to school without notebooks and backpacks; you shouldn’t send them to school without teeth cleanings and other family dental care either! While in theory you can schedule your family’s appointments any time of the year, it’s a good idea to book dental exams and other services before school starts and your calendar fills with activities. Call Appalachian Dental Care at 828-355-5673 to make appointments for your school-age children – and for yourself too, if you’d like. If you want to schedule visits for more than one family member, let us know; we’ll do our ...


You Won’t Wait Long for a Versatile Dental Crown (Video)

You can get a versatile dental crown in a single appointment at our Boone, NC dentist office, thanks to the CEREC technology Dr. Steven Airey uses. Unlike most dentists, who have crowns made at an off-site dental lab, Dr. Airey designs your crown using special 3D software and manufactures it with our own CEREC milling machine. You’ll be glad you can get your crown in a single day, because it can be used to solve so many dental problems, from a broken tooth to a misshapen one. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to find out more about the many uses for a versatile dental ...


With PRP, Heal Faster After Oral Surgery

After a tooth extraction or other oral surgery, most people want to heal quickly so they can get back to their lives as usual. We understand; pain meds and pudding are for people with real illnesses, not folks who just got a tooth removed. At our Boone, NC dentist office, we use something called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to get you feeling like yourself as soon as possible after an extraction, dental implant placement, or other oral surgery procedure. PRP therapy is a method to promote faster healing, using nothing more than a small amount of your own blood. PRP has been used for years ...


Fix Your TMJ Disorder With a Bite Splint (Video)

If you’ve got an aching jaw, it’s possible you have a TMJ disorder. This condition involving the joints that connect your jaw to your skull causes headaches and other unpleasant symptoms. Fortunately, Dr. Airey can address your TMJ disorder with a custom-made bite splint that takes the pressure off your joints and gets your teeth, jaw joints, and muscles all working in harmony. If you think you could have a TMJ disorder, watch this video with Dr. Airey for more information, then call Appalachian Dental Care at 828-355-5673.


Is Fluoridated Water Too Much of a Good Thing?

You know dentists and other dental experts recommend fluoride as a way to prevent cavities. But you may also have seen alarmist articles on the internet that link fluoridated water to lots of serious health conditions. Do you need to be concerned about the presence of fluoride in your family’s water? In most cases, no. The benefits of fluoridated water far outweigh the potential downsides.That said, we recommend being careful with fluoride consumption for children ages 3 and under. Whether or not they drink fluoridated water, some members of your family may be at greater risk of tooth ...


5 Things a Dental Crown Can Do for You (Infographic)

  A dental crown is one of our most versatile dental restorations. If you’ve ever broken a tooth, you known a crown can be used to mend it. But you may not know about some of the other uses for a crown. In addition to breaks, a crown can repair cracks, severe decay, and other damage. It can even help if you’ve got a missing tooth! Check out our infographic to find out five things a dental crown can do for you. Then call our Boone, NC dentist office at 828-355-5673 to see if a crown is right for your smile. Thanks to our CEREC technology, you can get a crown in a single day! At dental ...


Celebrate the Fourth With Freedom From Dentures

This month Americans celebrate their freedom by marking the date that the 13 original colonies claimed their independence from England. Setting off fireworks on July 4th is a popular way to mark the occasion. If you wear dentures, we can help you celebrate in an even more exciting way, by declaring your dental independence. Dental implants can give you freedom from dentures and the discomfort, inconvenience, and embarrassment that can sometimes come from wearing them. If you’d like to find out more about dental implant dentures, call Appalachian Dental Care at 828-355-5673. Dr. Steven ...


Dry Mouth Is More Common in Summer

Xerostomia is the scientific name for dry mouth. No matter what you call it, though, it’s an unpleasant condition. Its symptoms include a burning sensation in your mouth or tongue, mouth sores, dry or cracked lips, bad breath, and problems chewing or swallowing food. Even worse, dry mouth can cause lead to serious dental damage. Saliva helps move food debris away from your teeth and gums. It also contains minerals that strengthen teeth and help protect them from decay. So it’s one of your mouth’s best defenses against tooth decay. In addition to cavities, a shortage of saliva also makes ...


With Vacation Coming, Don’t Ignore Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Daytime sleepiness is one of the most common sleep apnea symptoms. While that can be dangerous any time, it’s especially so if you’re going to spend long stretches of time driving, as many folks do on family vacations. If you’re hitting the road for a vacation and you suspect you have sleep apnea, it’s a good idea to get tested before you go. If you have signs of sleep apnea, Dr. Steven Airey can fit you for a custom snore guard that will help you sleep better throughout the night – and, more important, make you more alert during the day. We want you and your family to be safe on ...


Give Your Grad the Gift of Confidence, With Cosmetic Dental Treatments

If you’ve got a family member graduating from high school or college, you want to give them a gift that will actually make a lasting difference in their lives. How about a new smile? At Appalachian Dental Care, your grad can get cosmetic dental treatments to improve every aspect of their smile. To schedule a consultation for your graduate with Dr. Steven Airey, call 828-355-5673. Whether their plans are for more schooling or entering the career world, a great-looking smile will increase their self-confidence in high-pressure situations like interviews. Not only that, but research has ...


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