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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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Should I Drink More Water? (Quiz)

Many of us could stand to drink more water. It’s a habit that is good for your oral health and your overall health. Studies show that consuming enough water is good for your brain activity and energy levels. Those who consume adequate amounts of water tend to weigh less. It also helps keep your bresh fresh and prevent cavities.   Many doctors recommend drinking 64 ounces of water a day. To see if your water consumption is up to snuff, take our quiz. If you need to drink more water, check out our blog post with tips for increasing the amount of water you consume. If you have a dry mouth ...

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How to Handle a Broken Tooth and Other Dental Emergencies

A broken tooth can happen any time. Yet these kinds of injuries are especially common in summer, when folks are more active. (Of course they happen in winter here too, with our proximity to ski resorts like Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain.) Dealing with a broken tooth – or any dental emergency – goes more smoothly if you’re prepared. Here we’ve shared our tips for what to do about a broken tooth until you can get to our office in Boone, NC. We’ve included tips for handling other common emergencies too. If you need quick assistance in a dental emergency, call us ASAP at 828-355-5673. In ...

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Let Us Help You With Cosmetic Dental Solutions for Tobacco Stains (Photo)

If you’re reluctant to smile because of teeth discolored by tobacco stains, we have cosmetic dental solutions that can help! Your choices for covering unsightly stains include a dental bonding treatment, dental veneers, or a dental crown. If you choose veneers or a crown, you can receive your restorations in a single day. That’s different from most dental practices, where veneers and crowns are ordered from an outside dental lab. Dr. Steven Airey uses a high-tech CEREC system to design and produce your restorations right in our Boone, NC office. Don’t let tobacco stains keep you from ...

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6 Travel Tips for Teeth

Summer is a time when many of us travel. Whether you’re camping in the mountains, hitting the beach, or visiting a faraway city, you’re ready to relax. But don’t take a vacation from your dental health. Check out our travel tips for teeth, so your smile will stay healthy while you’re away from home and when you return. If you have questions about any of our advice or need to schedule an appointment, call Appalachian Dental Care at 828-355-5673. Address Dental Issues Before You Go If you’re due for a dental exam soon, go ahead and schedule it before you go. We’ll resolve issues like small ...

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Up Your Oral Hygiene Game With High-Tech Toothbrushes

Today is National Toothbrush Day! The toothbrush has come a long way since 3000 BC, when Egyptians fashioned tools out of twigs and leaves to clean their teeth. An increasing number of high-tech toothbrushes are available, to keep your teeth clean with advancements like Bluetooth connectivity and apps that walk you through the brushing process to improve your technique. We’ve provided information on some of the most popular high-tech toothbrushes below and highlighted some emerging trends in toothbrushes. If you have any questions about toothbrushes or any element of your oral hygiene, ...

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Should I Get Teeth Implants? (Quiz)

Teeth implants are right for many people, though they aren’t necessarily the best choice for everyone. At Appalachian Dental Care, we offer many kinds of implant procedures, including mini dental implants. So chances are good you’ll find one that will work for you. If you’re a good candidate for dental implants, we offer a dental implant bundle that makes implants and related services especially affordable. For $3,000 you’ll get a tooth extraction, bone graft (if needed), the implant, and a replacement tooth. To see if you’re a suitable candidate for teeth implants, take our quiz. No ...

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