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Relieving Your TMD Pain [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here at Appalachian Dental Care, we offer the care you need to relieve your TMD symptoms and discomfort. Check out our infographic below for just some of the conservative ways we can help you achieve comfort. Give our Boone, NC dental team a call at 828-355-5673 if you need to schedule an appointment today. We would be happy to help.

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Debunking Myths About Gum Disease [INFOGRAPHIC]

Welcome back to the ongoing blog of Appalachian Dental Care. Gum disease is a common affliction that nearly everyone has to deal with. But there are MANY myth surrounding it that we want to debunk! Check out the cool infographic below for to get the facts about gum disease. Call us at 828-355-5673 to book an appointment today.

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Are Dentures Or Implants Right For Me? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Welcome back to another blog by Appalachian Dental Care. Today we have an infographic for you! If you have been considering teeth replacement options, we have a solution for you! Take a look below to learn more about how removable dentures and dental implants compare. We offer them both in full and partial options. To book an appointment, please call us at 828-355-5673. We would be happy to help.

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Understanding Dental Insurance (And Dealing Without It)

Insurance has always been detailed and confusing. Deductibles, benefit periods, and similar terms can make your head spin. Now there are all kinds of new terms such as copays, in-network provider, and “major” care. Navigating all of this can be frustrating, but it needs to be done. Here are some key terms that can help you understand your insurance plan. But keep this in mind: As your dentist in Boone, NC, we work with many kinds of dental insurance plans, but we do not know the details of your specific plan. Dental insurance isn’t as complicated as medical insurance, but there are still ...

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7 Surprising Effects Of Tobacco On Your Teeth & Gums

Everyone knows that using tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, or chewing tobacco) is bad for your body. But did you know that tobacco can help cause some serious problems with your dental health? Here are seven surprising effects of tobacco on your teeth and gums. Your teeth will get stained yellow. Probably the biggest cosmetic change after smoking or chewing tobacco over a long time is the loss of whiteness on your teeth. In healthy teeth, the enamel is translucent but white. A smile full of bright, white teeth is something everyone loves to see. But smoking or chewing can slowly add a sickly ...

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7 Unusual Ways To Improve Your Dental Health At Home

Brush your teeth. Floss them too. Visit the dentist every six months. There are several good dental habits that have been reinforced over the years to the point where everyone pretty much knows what they should be doing at home to keep their teeth and mouths healthy. But your dental health is a complex thing, and so here are seven ways to improve your dental health that many people have not thought of before. Don’t chew any ice: Lots of people chew on ice left over in their drinks, especially in the summer when it’s hot. In fact, some people just like the cool sensation and texture of ...

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6 Steps To Prepare For Oral Surgery

At Appalachian Dental Care, Dr. Airey and our team believe in doing whatever is necessary to give you life lasting dentistry. Thankfully, that usually means just sticking with regular cleanings, exams, and the occasional composite filling. But we’ll do what we must to keep your teeth healthy, which means oral surgery might be needed. For example, if a tooth has been severely damaged, a tooth extraction could be the difference between a ton of pain or no pain. Dr. Airey is well trained and very experienced, so he can turn almost any dental surgery procedure into something safe and routine, ...

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How Professional Teeth Whitening Can Save Your Vacation

No matter the time of year, vacations and similar trips are probably on the horizon. Maybe it’s a family reunion or visiting the grandkids. Or maybe it’s just a trip with someone you love to have a fun, relaxing time. But believe it or not, the way your teeth look can affect your vacation. The key is this: When you know your teeth look bad, your self-esteem suffers. Worse, people tend to judge you based on your looks. At our Boone, NC dental office, we offer Opalescence take-home teeth whitening to get your yellow, dull teeth back to their original “pearly white” condition. But can ugly ...

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6 Rock-Solid Reasons You’ll Love A Dental Implant

If you’ve ever lost a tooth for some reason, you know how annoying it can be. Your smile looks broken, eating certain foods can be a pain, and if the wrong tooth was lost, your speech could even sound weird. That’s why getting a replacement tooth in that empty space is so important. There are several choices out there, but at Appalachian Dental Care, we often recommend dental implants. Here are six rock-solid reasons why. Reason #1: Natural-looking replacement: Some restorative dentistry treatments can look a bit out of place in your smile. For example, there are still dental offices that ...

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6 Reasons Your Teeth Need CEREC Dental Crowns

At Appalachian Dental Care, we have several treatments that can restore your teeth back to the way they should be. Our composite fillings repair tooth decay, and our dental implants replace missing teeth. We even have cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening and dental veneers to make sure your smile looks great. But we have one treatment that offers both restorative and cosmetic results: dental crowns. These are durable caps shaped and colored to look like natural, healthy teeth. At our Boone, NC dental office, we have CEREC technology that allows us to make these crowns specifically for ...

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