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April 18, 2018

Reasons for Toothaches

Toothaches are a dreadful pain that no one wishes to experience. No matter how conscientious you are about your dental hygiene, at some point in your life, you will probably be faced with dental discomfort. Here are reasons why you could be experiencing a toothache:

Tooth Decay

The most common reason most people go through the agony of a toothache is simply that of tooth decay from improper brushing or flossing. In order for the tooth to feel pain, the decay has to reach the inner layer of the tooth, called the dentin. When decay comes into contact with the dentin, the tooth becomes extremely sensitive and a cavity can develop. Cavities need to be quickly addressed because it can lead to bigger dental issues.

Tooth Abscess

When tooth decay is not properly taken care of, it advances to the point of affecting the root under the tooth. When the root becomes infected, it results in a torturing pain that makes it hard to carry on with your daily life. This is very se

April 9, 2018

Spring is finally here! As the weather warms up and the city’s flowers blossom, family-friendly events are happening all over Charleston. We put together a list of a few of our favorite festivals so that the whole family can enjoy a day out and about on the town!

Party at the Point

The annual Party at the Point concert series is the perfect event to start your spring weekends. This family-friendly event will bring a new band to the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina every Friday through June. The 2018 Party at the Point season begins on April 27 with Departure: the Ultimate Journey Tribute Band.

Southern Flame BBQ and Music Festival

On April 28th, join other BBQ lovers for the Southern Flame BBQ an

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March 23, 2018

When going the traditional route, getting a crown replaced can be quite a pain. Multiple visits, the goopy molding gel, and the discomfort of a temporary crown all add up to a long, arduous process. But at Cannon Park Dental, we don’t go the traditional route. Using revolutionary CEREC technology, getting a crown is easier and more comfortable than ever before!

What is CEREC?

Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) is a state of the art technology that removes the lab, and the time, when creating tooth restorations for the patient. It is a more economic means of treating your dental problems and is much quicker than traditional restoring te

March 9, 2018

At Cannon Park, we are extremely proud of our family-friendly atmosphere. We understand that getting your children (and sometimes even yourself) to the dentist can be hard. We also understand that fears and anxieties about the dentist are real. We even wrote a blog with tips to help conquer those fears! And when it comes to securing age-appropriate dentistry or scheduling dental appointments for the whole family, Cannon Park can help make the process easy and stress-free.

Children’s Dentistry

The team at Cannon Park is equipped and well-trained to handle children’s dentistry as early as their first dental appointment. Not only do we treat children, but we also ensure our patients have the resources at home to continue properly caring for their teeth.

February 15, 2018

Charleston has been on America’s radar as the country’s top city for a few years running. Our beautiful city is packed full of both historic charm and contemporary attractions. This month, we want to share with you a little more about our city and its history. Common nicknames for Charleston include “Chucktown” and “The Holy City”. When the city was originally established in 1670 by the British, it was named Charles Town to honor King Charles II. “Chuck” is a common nickname for Charles, and thus “Chucktown” was born. Another nickname for our historic port town is “The Holy City,” referring to the many church steeples you can see lining the city’s skyline. At one time, Charleston held the title for the most churches per capita! Many other cities now compete for this title, but the nickname still sticks. Like the steeples, much of the city’s history is still visible today. Hints toward the past are around every corner and every block. There are histor

February 8, 2018

The dental community has been developing an awareness over the last several years about just how crucial your oral health is to the systemic health of your body. Research largely suggests that poor dental hygiene can lead to bacteria entering the bloodstream that could link to serious and even life-threatening consequences. Your Charleston dental team at Cannon Park wants you to be informed on the links between oral and bodily health. We believe that a patient’s understanding of this information can lead to better care both in and out of the office. Here’s what we know: The links between oral and overall health are centered around periodontal disease. Research shows that inflammation from periodontal disease increases your risk of vascular disease. A link exists between the pathogens associated with periodontal disease and your vascular system. The research tells us that these pathogens (the disease-causing bacteria) can bind to the cells that make up inner-lining arteries and break them down. This makes it easier for other bacteria to invade the walls of your arteries. As a result of t

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January 17, 2018

It’s no secret that people love Charleston and all the beauty the city has to offer. However it can be much harder to find new ways to explore the city when winter weather has turned the warm city we love into a chilly place. The team at Cannon Park knows Charleston still has plenty to offer, even when the temperature keeps us from breaking out our bathing suits and hitting the water. Take the opportunity to find new places to explore within our beautiful city that are enjoyable regardless of the weather. Check out a few of our favorites!

Visit Marine Life

The South Carolina Aquarium has magical exhibits to attract people of every age! With over 60 exhibits that bring you through the variety of ecosystems found in South Carolina, you can expect to see a variety of marine creatures from the islands and sea. The aquariu

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January 3, 2018

A new year is full of new possibilities and new opportunity, a time to put away the old and bring in the new. It can be hard to tackle new challenges when old ones are still holding you back. If bad breath has been a problem for you, check out our tips on how to conquer it!

Eat Your Veggies

A healthy diet that includes vegetables is not only important for the health of your teeth and body, it also helps combat bad breath. Healthy diets reduce the amount of ketones in your stomach which can travel up with your breath and cause odor. Greens help balance your stomach acid which leads to better breath.

Drink Lots of Water

Lower your intake of sugary drinks like sport drinks, soda and juices. Sugar and preservatives in these drinks aren’t good for your teeth and can increase plaque and bacteria that create bad breath. Water naturally washes away these bad breath bacteria. Drinking enough water also keeps your mouth from becoming too dry, which can also cause

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December 18, 2017

The holidays bring with them all sorts of fun activities and traditions. Oftentimes, the food and treats we eat are part of those traditions. At Cannon Park, we don’t want you to miss out on all the yummy fun, but we do recommend taking a closer look at what you eat this season. Check out our list and find out which foods from your holiday spread require an extra brushing and which are safe!

Candy Canes: Naughty

Candy canes are basically all sugar and corn syrup, both of which can damage the enamel of your teeth if they sit on it too long. Pieces of this treat can get easily stuck in your teeth. Be sure to give them a thorough brush after enjoying this classic Christmas treat.

Cheese: Nice

Snacking on cheese is good for your teeth because it promotes the production of saliva, which helps lower the risk of tooth decay and keep enamel healthy. Cheese also contains calcium, hel

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December 7, 2017

In one of our November blogs, we mentioned that 30-40 million Americans avoid the dentist every year because of dental fears, anxieties and phobias. This number is staggering, and at Cannon Park, we believe that everyone should make their oral health a priority. As the new year approaches, consider taking your oral health seriously as a New Year’s resolution. If you are one of these 40 million Americans who has been avoiding the dentist, we hope these tips will help you. Take a look!

Admit Your Fears

The first step to overcoming a fear is admitting you have one. Looking into yourself to understand your fear of the dentist is important. It will help you come to terms with the fear and possibly hel

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