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Removing Wisdom Teeth Is No Big Deal (Video)

Wisdom teeth come in years later than your other permanent teeth, in your late teens or early 20s. Due to their late arrival, they don’t always come in easily. They may be positioned sideways, or not erupt fully through the gums. They may erupt in a way that causes pain and leaves you prone to infection. Dr. Steven Airey keeps a close eye on wisdom teeth in our young patients, like students at Appalachian State University. In some cases, he may recommend removal. You needn’t worry about wisdom teeth extraction; Dr. Airey has been performing the procedure for years. He also uses advanced ...


Seniors Are Susceptible to Root Cavities

When we become adults, there are many things we’re pretty eager to put behind us – stuff like homework, acne, and curfews. Don’t make the mistake of thinking cavities are one of those things, though. Adults, and especially senior citizens, are susceptible to root cavities. Unlike cavities that affect the crown (white part) of your teeth, root cavities affect your tooth roots. Your crowns are covered with enamel, which is quite resistant to decay and other damage. The hardest substance in the human body, it also contains minerals that are natural cavity fighters. In contrast, your roots ...


Get Ready for Spring Socializing With Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Spring is a time for new beginnings. With the weather improving and people getting out more, it’s also time for a busy season of social occasions that extends into summer. Think dances, graduations, weddings, and reunions. Though you always want your teeth to look their best, it’s especially important when you’ll be smiling a lot and when many photos are likely to be taken. Photos from proms, weddings, and graduations often become a key part of family memories. You don’t want future generations to see an unsmiling face and think you were bad-tempered! With cosmetic dental procedures from ...


Would I Benefit From Dental Sedation? (Quiz)

Most people feel nervous at least occasionally at the dentist, perhaps when undergoing a long procedure. Some may feel anxious even for routine appointments. No matter which description fits you, we want to ease your anxiety! We offer two kinds of safe dental sedation: laughing gas, which you inhale in a small mask worn over your nose, or oral sedation in the form of a prescription pill. Both of them will keep you relaxed while you’re at our office. Dr. Steven Airey can help you determine which sedation option will work best for you. Take our quiz to see if you’d benefit from safe dental ...


Reclaim Your Smile With A Same-Day Crown

Your broken tooth was really bothering you. Aren’t you glad you made that appointment at Appalachian Dental Care? You walked in with a bad tooth, and you left with a complete, natural-looking smile. You might not have believed it was possible if you weren’t looking at the results in the mirror. Getting a dental crown really can be that simple with same-day crowns at our Boone, NC office. Call 828-355-5673 to learn more or to make an appointment. Rebuild Your Smile Dental crowns have been around for centuries, but modern crowns look like real teeth and function practically as well, too. ...


Practice Periodontal Care To Protect Your Smile

You’re getting ready to head out for the evening. You’ve showered. Your outfit is ready to go, but before you put it on, you want to brush your teeth. (Don’t want to risk getting any toothpaste on your shirt.) As you start scrubbing, you notice something caught in your teeth. The toothbrush isn’t doing anything to move it. So, you grab some dental floss. It’s been a while since you used it, but you know it will get rid of whatever that is between your teeth. As you’re flossing, you can’t help noticing something else. Your gums are bleeding. It doesn’t hurt, but it’s not exactly a great ...


Laughing Gas Makes Your Kids – or You – More Comfortable (Video)

Most people welcome local anesthesia when getting a dental procedure, whether it’s a dental filling or a tooth extraction. It numbs your mouth, so you won’t feel any discomfort. They’re less happy with how it’s administered, via a needle. The sensation of a needle stick can be especially upsetting for a child. As Dr. Airey explains in this video, we can use laughing gas to relax your child – or you – so that the needle won’t even be noticed. We administer laughing gas through a small mask worn over the nose. Unlike some other forms of sedation, it’s so safe we can give it to even young ...


How to Care for Teeth Veneers to Keep Them Looking Great

When you get teeth veneers, you’ll be so pleased with how your smile looks that you’ll want to keep your veneers – and your smile – beautiful as long as you possibly can. Fortunately, it’s not hard. We use porcelain and zirconia for our veneers. Both materials resist staining and are highly durable. Most patients wear them for decades. Still, there are some things you can do to take good care of your teeth veneers. Check out our advice here on brushing your veneers and other care tips. If you have any questions, call Appalachian Dental Care in Boone, NC today at 828-355-5673. Gentle ...


A Perfect Smile for Valentine’s Day [Infographic]

One way we show our love on Valentine’s Day is by dressing up and doing something special together. If you’d like to give your significant other even another reason to appreciate you, or if you’re ready to boost your appearance and get out on the dating scene, consider a smile upgrade. With help from the team at Appalachian Dental Care, you can get a perfect smile. It may be all you need to boost your confidence and truly be yourself around that special someone. To ask how we can help you get a perfect smile in Boone, NC, call 828-355-5673 today to visit Dr. Steven Airey. In the meantime, ...


Taking Care For Teeth Even With A Cold In Boone, NC [Blog]

The winter months aren’t the only time when you can catch a cold, but it sure feels like it happens more often during this time. Whether it’s a simple case of sniffles or the aches and fever of the flu, it’s easy to forget about taking care of your teeth. However, you simply cannot ignore your dental health at any time of the year. Call our Boone, NC dental office today at [phone] and schedule your next twice-yearly appointment. In the meantime, here are some tips from Dr. Airey for taking care of teeth even when you have a cold. Protect Your Smile Drink Plenty of Water: Staying hydrated ...


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