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March 1, 2016
charleston summer events 2-16

  Located in the center of Charleston’s buzzing downtown peninsula, Cannon Park Dental loves supporting local businesses by enjoying the various community events hosted by venues downtown. This summer, experience some of Charleston’s exciting events within walking distance of our office!   BevCon Charleston: BevCon Charleston is a cultural, culinary, multi-day experience centered around all things beverage with intimate learning sessions, tastings, and events. This August, check out one of the various events to experience Charleston’s beverage culture and history.

    • August 21-24
    • various locations

 

  • Find the schedule

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1 February 10, 2016
coffee stained teeth charleston

  Did you know that Cannon Park Dental provides cosmetic dental services as well as whitening services? We know how to care for the most damaged, discolored teeth. Some of the services we offer are: • Cosmetic Bonding and Composite Restorations (metal-free, white fillings) • Porcelain Veneers • Crowns and Bridges (also metal-free), • Anterior Implant Restoration • Invisalign “Invisible Braces” ….and more! If you are interested in a service that is not listed here, please contact our office and see what other options we offer! Cannon Park Dental also now offers the Kor Whitening System, which is a top-of-the-line, simpler whitening system that creates a beautiful, bright smile without lights or lasers! Check out their website for more information: www.korwhitening.com. We also still offer traditional take-home trays and touch-up kits for patients who need less aggressive treatment for whitening their teeth. If you are ready to make a change and restore your smile,

January 19, 2016
how coffee affects your teeth

    We all know coffee tastes good, but are you aware of how it affects your teeth? Most everyone knows that coffee stains your teeth. That’s the most common way it hurts your teeth. But did you know that coffee is acidic, so it also causes enamel erosion? Teeth are very porous and will soak up anything that you eat or drink. Coffee also causes bad breath because it sticks to your tongue. However, a good thing that coffee can do is destroy plaque bacteria! The caffeine in coffee is high in polyphen which breaks up bacteria. However, if it stays on your teeth for too long it can erode your teeth. The catch also is that the polyphen will only help if you drink black coffee! Adding sugar and creamer harms your teeth even more. So what can you do if you drink coffee? One, cut down on the coffee you consume. Most dentists and doctors will tell you that more than 2 cups of coffee a day

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January 13, 2016
children kids dentist charleston

  Starting the habit of regular dental visits when children are very young is a great way to help children understand that mouth care is very important. The major cause of tooth loss in children is cavities! Set a good example because children are likely to follow those who set positive and smart oral hygiene habits.   So how can YOU have smart oral hygiene habits? Visiting the dentist at least once or twice a year greatly benefits not only your teeth, but also the rest of your body!   Did you know that symptoms in as many as 120 medical conditions (related and non-related to your teeth) can be detected by an examination of your mouth? Oral cancer alone hits an average of 100 people in the United States each day, while the leading cause of tooth decay in adults is periodontal (gum) disease. Early detection means early treatment – which could potentially save your life!   Whate

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January 11, 2016
sensitive teeth hot cold

    Do your teeth have a painful reaction to temperature or pressure – whether it be from cold food or flossing your teeth? If so, some possible causes for this reaction include:

  • Cavities
  • Fractured or split teeth
  • Worn fillings or enamel erosion
  • Periodontal disease
  • Exposed tooth root

But don’t panic — Tooth sensitivity is a very common condition and is treatable! The first step to take is making an appointment with your dentist for an evaluation. Your dentist will find the cause of the problem and give you your next step to treating your pain and sensitivity. There are a variety of treatment

December 9, 2015
dentist filling charleston

    Why You Need a Filling So, your dentist told you that you need a filling. Many patients often ask us what the reason for needing a filling. The most common reason for getting a filling is having a cavity but there are a lot of other reasons, too.   Cavities The most common need for a filling is due to cavities. The longer the tooth decay is left, the harder and more expensive it is to fix so it is important to get a filling when your dentist recommends to.   Sensitive Teeth Everyone experiences tooth sensitivity at some point in their lives. If you experience extreme symptoms of sensitive teeth for a long time, a filling may need to be applied, to cover over the sensitive areas.   Tooth Fracture Tooth fractures can range from minor chipping to severe fractures of the tooth and/or root. To restore the shape of the tooth, dentists will often using fillings.   Denta

2 November 19, 2015
back to school charleston dentist

    It’s back to school time and Cannon Park Dental would like you to be part of our family, today! New patients are always welcome and this fall we are offering a New Patient Special of $99 for all first time visitors! This offer includes a dental exam, any x-rays and a cleaning. Our caring staff and doctors will take care of your whole family – from infants to adulthood. We are ready to improve your smile – Come visit us and get the smile you deserve. Are you a student and already part of our family? We have a 10% discount for students who are returning patients with us! Make an appointment, today. If you are not a student, we are still offering FREE whitening for life (upon completion of any needed treatment and regular maintenance visits). We have several options for making an appointment with us: Call us at (843) 732-5346 Request an appointment online: www.cannonparkdental.com Or visit us at 112 ½ Ashley Ave., Charleston (downtown) Ask about our preferential treatment options (early or late

November 1, 2015
dentist floss

flossing benefits Brushing your teeth twice a day is essential to maintain good dental health but people often forget to floss. According to the American Dental Association, only around half of Americans floss their teeth everyday. Flossing is just as important as brushing to keep your teeth healthy! There are many flossing benefits so it’s essential to keep up with it. Some of the health benefits include:

  • Prevents bad breath
  • Decreased risk of gum disease
  • Prevents tooth discoloration
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October 29, 2015

  Many people ask if dental x-rays are really necessary and the answer is always YES. X-rays can show dental problems that may not be noticed during a visual exam like cavities or wisdom teeth. Without dental x-rays, it is very easy for dentists miss possible decay between teeth and fillings. While x-rays may seem like a nuisance at the time, they could end up saving you money and prevent dental issues in the future. Depending on your age, you should typically have dental x-rays done every 1-3 years. Younger patients should get x-rays more frequently because they’re teeth are still growing. If you have had some teeth decay already, you should have x-rays done every year to prevent future issues. Bitewing x-rays are most commonly used for checkups. In one view, bitewing x-rays show how are lined up and touch each other. They also show signs of decay and gum disease if present. If you switch dentists, it’s extremely important for your new dentist to have a copy of your d

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September 17, 2015

    Summer is officially over. As much as we loved the beach days, we are excited for pumpkin picking, Halloween, and everything else that comes with the colder months. If you are spending Fall in the Charleston area, there are so many great events happening that you won’t want to miss. To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list with some of our favorite events happening this fall!   Boone Hall Fright Nights September 25-October 31 Ready to get scared? Get in the Halloween spirit at Boone Hall Plantation with a haunted hayride and other spooky attractions! Warning: there are no refunds so enter at your own risk!   Town of Mt. Pleasant Children’s Day Festival From carnival rides to face painting, this event is perfect for the whole family! Come on over to the Park

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