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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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August 25, 2015
kids dentist charleston sc

 
Many people ask us, “When should I start taking my child to the dentist?” We recommend children visit the dentist when their first tooth appears, and no later than their first birthday. First visits are more about getting the child used to the dentist’s office and educating parents about how to care for their baby’s teeth. This also helps establish a positive relationship between the child and the dentist. Caring for baby teeth is important because the teeth not only help children chew, but also help form a path for permanent teeth to follow. Decay can occur as soon as teeth appear so it’s important to take good care of them from the start.
Your child may be nervous for his/her first dentist appointment so it’s important for you to be calm and reassuring. We also suggest that parents schedule a morning visit for their child and avoid using dental visits as a re

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August 20, 2015
official emblem of dentistry

  You may recognize this symbol- it’s the official emblem of dentistry. But do you know the meaning behind it?   The emblem was officially adopted by the American Dental Association (ADA) in 1965, and it has three main elements: the triangle & circle; the leaves & berries; and the snake.   The Triangle and Circle These shapes are actually Greek letters- the triangle is Delta, which stands for dentistry; and the circle is Omicron, which stands for odont, or tooth.   The Leaves and Berries This design is symbolic of your primary, set of baby teeth, and permanent, second set of adult teeth. If you look closely, you will see that there are 32 leaves, which represents the number of permanent teeth. And there are twenty berries for the twenty baby teeth children have before their adult set comes in. The Snake The serpent is

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August 10, 2015
downtown 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 appointments), emergency ap

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