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Tips For Healthy Teeth During The Holidays! [BLOG]

The holidays many of us love most are just about here, but with help from your friends at Appalachian Dental Care, that doesn’t mean your smile has to suffer from all the celebrating! Helpful Tips For Healthy Teeth At The Holidays! We hope you find these tips from your Boone, NC dentist helpful in maintaining your bright, healthy smile all throughout the festive holiday season: *Limit Your Sugar Intake* There is definitely one thing that makes this season so much fun, one of the reasons they call it the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the food! Since we all probably have our own ...

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Removing Impacted Wisdom Teeth Is No Problem (Video)

Not all dentists remove impacted wisdom teeth. Dr. Steven Airey does it nearly every week! With our location near Appalachian State University, we see many students suffering pain from wisdom teeth. You won’t want to trust your wisdom teeth removal, especially with complications such as impaction, to just any dentist. At Applachian Dental Care you can trust us, thanks to Dr. Airey’s 40 years of experience. He’s performed countless extractions. Plus, we offer a choice of three kinds of dental sedation to ensure your procedure is pain-free. We also use cone-beam CT technology to help us ...

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Restore Your Teeth for Holiday Meals

It never feels good to avoid eating certain foods because of damaged or missing teeth. But it feels even worse during the holidays, because it’s a time of year when so many delicious foods are served. Fortunately, we can restore your teeth so you can more easily enjoy holiday meals. Depending on your issue, we may be able to have you chewing comfortably in time for Thanksgiving. If you need a crown, you can get one in a single day with our CEREC technology! At most dental practices you’ll have to wait several days for a crown because it is manufactured at an off-site dental lab. If not, ...

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Dental Implant or Dental Bridge: What You Need to Know (Infographic)

Thanksgiving is coming up later this month, followed by weeks of holiday parties and meals to close out the year. This may have you pretty excited – unless you have missing teeth, which make it tough to consume some holiday foods. If you’re missing a tooth or several missing teeth, filling your smile gap with a restoration will make your meals more enjoyable. You can choose a dental implant or dental bridge. But which is right for you? Check out our infographic for more information on both options, then call Appalachian Dental Care at 828-355-5673 to schedule a consultation with Dr. ...

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Better Understand Your Dental Insurance Benefits (Video)

As the holiday season approaches you’ve probably got lots of things on your mind, like what to serve for Thanksgiving dinner and shopping for your Christmas list. Chances are, you aren’t thinking of dental insurance benefits.  But you may want to, given that you may still have some benefits that can be used before the year ends. Watch this video from the American Dental Association for a brief tutorial on common insurance terms. The one to pay particular attention to is “annual maximum.” That is the amount your insurance provider will contribute toward your dental care in a given coverage ...

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Let Us Help You Unmask a Beautiful Smile

  If you’re not happy with your smile, you may be glad to cover it up with a mask for Halloween. At Appalachian Dental Care, we don’t want you to feel that way – and you don’t have to, with our cosmetic dentistry that can give you a beautiful smile you’ll be eager to show off. No matter what you’d like to change about your smile, you can find a treatment that will help at our office in Boone, NC. Whether you’re dissatisfied with one small feature or want to remake your entire smile, we suggest starting with a consultation with Dr. Steven Airey. With almost four decades in dentistry, ...

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5 Good Uses for Extra Halloween Candy

We get it, you don’t want to be a spoilsport. But if you’re like most folks, you also don’t want your kids consuming all the Halloween candy they’ll get this month. In addition to trick-or-treating, many children get candy at school parties, trunk-or-treats, and other special events. That can leave a LOT of extra Halloween candy! With almost four decades as a dentist, Dr. Steven Airey has had lots of experience in finding alternate uses for surplus candy. Read our blog for some of his favorite ideas. If your children are due for an exam or dental cleaning, call us today at 828-355-5673. ...

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4 Foods Bad for Your Smile – and 4 Better Choices

When enjoying snacks, it’s easy to choose foods bad for your smile. There are plenty of them out there! Fortunately, it’s not too tough to make choices that are much better for your dental health. Check out our infographic to see four foods bad for your smile you should try to avoid – and four alternatives that can satisfy some of the same cravings. We’re happy to discuss your dietary choices and other aspects of your health when you visit us for dental exams. We can also suggest preventive care such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants that can help keep your teeth free of ...

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We’ll Adjust Your Bite to Ease TMJ Pain (Video)

It’s hard to believe but issues with your bite can lead to headaches, facial pain, and other unpleasant symptoms of a TMJ disorder. Fortunately we can ease your TMJ pain by adjusting how your teeth come together. Watch our video to hear Dr. Steven Airey describe how a custom-made splint can help adjust your bite. It will also prevent you from clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth, two habits often found in those who suffer from TMJ problems. The idea is to get your jaw joint, your muscles, and your teeth all working together in harmony. If you think you may have a TMJ disorder, call ...

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7 Ways to Overcome Your Dental Fear

It’s October, a month when some of us go out of our way to feel frightened. We watch scary movies and go to haunted houses. Yet even people who get a thrill out of these kinds of experiences may avoid coming to our office because of dental fear. Unfortunately this can turn into a kind of vicious circle, where small issues become bigger problems. Skipping dental cleanings makes you more susceptible to cavities. While we can fix small cavities with a filling, larger ones will require a dental crown – which requires us to remove more of your tooth structure. Left untreated, decay can cause a ...

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