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October 20, 2017

Halloween is a fun time for the whole family, from picking pumpkins to finding the perfect costume. But there’s one thing that gets parents (and the team at Cannon Park!) worried during the Halloween season- candy. While your children may be excited about all the trick-or-treating coming up, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the Halloween season that don’t involve chocolate and cavities. Here’s a list of 6 local Charleston events where the whole family can celebrate this spooky season with something other than candy!

Ghostwalk and Hayride in Hutchinson Square

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October 6, 2017

You’ve heard it a million times from your mom and your dentist: floss your teeth every night before bed. Yet 1 in 3 Americans adults never floss their teeth. Although you can’t always see the immediate results from flossing, failure to floss can result in serious dental health problems. The following are just a few of the many benefits associated with flossing:

Cleans your entire tooth

Although brushing your teeth is important, even the best of toothb

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September 26, 2017

Finding a new dentist can be a long process. Do they accept your insurance provider? Is their location convenient? Are they a reputable business with a license to practice? After searching Google and reading dozens of reviews, you’ve finally picked the perfect place. What should you expect on your first visit?

Plan to arrive early

Be prepared to send your dental records in advance and come 15 minutes early to your appointment to fill out necessary paperwork. If your new dentist isn’t interested in your dental records, that’s a red flag. Keeping track of your history and watching for sudden changes is a huge part of dental care.

New tests may be required

Once

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September 14, 2017

Let’s face it: Americans are obsessed with a sparkling smile. Countless toothpastes and infomercials promise pearly whites, while advertisements bombard us with blinding grins. Fortunately, picture-perfect teeth are attainable if you take preventative measures against discoloration and treat existing stains. Much of what we eat and drink can cause yellowing, including coffee, tea, acidic fruit, soda, sugar, red and white wine, and certain berries. Other common culprits include smoking and lack of

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August 24, 2017

Dental procedures are often necessary for maintaining or improving our oral health. But there’s one aspect of procedures that many patients dread: numbness. When numbness lasts long after a dental appointment or procedure, it can be a source of discomfort and even interfere with our daily activities. Well at Cannon Park Dental, we have a solution for lingering numbness. We are happy to announce that we are now offering OraVerse, a new anesthetic reversal system that relieves numbness in half the time. OraVerse is the only agent of its kind, designed to reverse soft tissue anesthesia and bring patients back

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August 3, 2017
back to school smiles

back to school smiles

Attention college students! The start of the 2017-18 school year is fast approaching, and at Cannon Park Dental, we want to help you go back to school smiling wider and brighter than ever. The start of the school year is an exciting time- taking new classes, reuniting with old friends and meeting new, and so many events. Your dental health may be the last thing on your mind, but how great would it be to go back to school with a smile that will wow your friends? Our team can help you do just that! From dental exams and x-rays to teeth whitening, our team can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. And you don’t have to go far! Our office is within walking distance from both the Coll

July 24, 2017
Are Veneers Right For You?

Are Veneers Right For You? Porcelain veneers are a common practice in cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are thin, custom made shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth in order to improve a patient’s smile. Veneers resist stains from food and drink better than the teeth because unlike enamel, veneers are not porous. Patients typically get veneers to remedy discolored, chipped or broken, or unevenly spaced teeth. Veneers may also be a good option for patients who haven’t had success with any alternative whitening methods. However, veneers are not right for everyone. Here’s what you need to know about porcelain veneers to determine if they are right for you:

You cannot get veneers in one

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July 11, 2017
Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are a set of third molars that typically develop between the ages of 17 and 25. Many people might associate wisdom teeth with funny videos of patients coming off of anesthesia; however, wisdom teeth can cause serious problems if they aren’t treated properly. In many cases, an individual’s mouth is too crowded to allow wisdom teeth to develop properly behind the molars, so the teeth become trapped, or impacted, when they begin to grow. Fully impacted wisdom teeth fully break through the surface of the gums, while a partially impacted tooth only breaks through to where some of the crown may be visible.

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June 28, 2017
How Smoking Affects Your Teeth

How Smoking Affects Your Teeth It’s no secret that smoking is bad for you, causing many health problems like lung cancer and heart damage. Cigarettes contain more than 7,000 chemicals, 69 of which are known to lead to cancer. Some of the chemicals used in cigarettes are also used in batteries, lighter fluid, nail polish remover, and more. But did you know that smoking is also bad for your teeth? Smoking can cause significant damage to the teeth, gums, and tongue, making it harder for your mouth to fight off infection and bacteria. The damage smoking does to your teeth varies from moderate to life threatening. Ways smoking affects your oral health include:

  • Yellow

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June 6, 2017
Dentistry 101: Preventing Cavities

Dentistry 101: Preventing Cavities Tooth decay occurs when acid attacks the tooth and causes the enamel to lose minerals. Bacteria creates these acids as it feeds on the sugar in your food. Sometimes the enamel is able to recover on its own, however it is possible that permanent damage in the form of a cavity can develop where the enamel is destroyed. Cavities cannot heal on their own, and must be repaired by a dentist with a filling. If not treated, the tooth will continue to decay, causing pain, infection, and even tooth loss. The best way to protect your teeth from decay is to prevent cavities altogether. Here are a few tips to help keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free:

Brush and floss daily

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