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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

By brushing and flossing daily, you can disrupt the plaque buildup that eventually leads to cavities. The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing once daily.

Use toothpaste with fluoride

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May 24, 2017

We know you have a choice when you are picking a dental practice, and we strongly encourage you to pick a family-owned dental practice! A visit to a family-owned dental practice is more than just a visit, it’s an experience. Here at Cannon Park Dental, we care about all of the small things; we want to get to know every single one of our patients! We love our home, Charleston, and we love to give back to the community! We know that we wouldn’t be where we are right now without our amazing patients and we are so thankful for that! At any time or place, we hope all of our patients know that they can always count on us for all of their dental needs! The Cannon park dental team is a family in and of itself, and we are always welcoming new patients into our family. Dr. Jay Myers does an incredible job at making guests feel at home and comfortable during their visit. You’re not just a number: you’re part of our family. We hope that all of our patients, or should we say, family members, feel right

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May 5, 2017

charleston summer events 2-16 Charleston has been voted the number one city in the U.S. and in the World by Travel+Leisure in the 2016 World’s Best Awards, and it’s easy to see why. There are so many amazing things to do in Charleston that once you visit you will never want to leave. Charleston in the summer is the best season because the city is alive with fun things to do, amazing things to eat, and friendly people to meet. Here is our list of the best Charleston events of summer 2017:  

Charleston Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday starting at 8AM Marion Square

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April 3, 2017
best oral hygiene tips

When it comes to keeping your mouth clean, no one knows better than your dentist. Regular checkups and cleanings are important to keeping your teeth healthy and beautiful. But what can you do in between cleanings to make sure your smile stays perfect? Here are the top 5 oral hygiene tips to help keep you on track.

  1. Proper Brushing Technique – You know you have to brush twice a day, but are you sure you’re doing it correctly? The most effective way to brush your teeth is to position your brush at a 45 degree angle while keeping the bristles in contact with both the teeth and gums and brushing in an up and down motion. This technique can be done on the inside and outside of your teeth.
  2. Flossing – Flossing daily helps to remove particles of food that may have gotten caught in those tight spaces between teeth. Lack of flossing regularly can cause cavities and lead to decay.
  3. Consume Calcium and Vitamins – A key to keeping your teeth healthy is keeping them strong. Calcium not only helps with strong bones but also strong teeth! Add more veggies or a calcium supplement can keep your p

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February 15, 2017
cerec dentistry charleston

cerec dentistry in charleston

When it comes to having the most cutting edge technology, we at Cannon Park Dental strive to always provide the best for our clients. From top of the line equipment to the best service, we are always putting excellence first. This includes our CEREC custom crown technology by Dentsply Sirona. A technology that was invented in 1980, this procedure allows you to get a crown implanted in one sitting, chairside, right in the office.

 

All implants are made by taking a photo of your tooth and constructing, producing, and inserting ceramic restorations of that tooth in a single appointment. No more waiting weeks and months for your crowns to be manufactured. The CEREC technology has a fast turnaround time and can is more natural than ever. These procedures are quick and easy and can be done in the comfort of our office.

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January 27, 2017

Downtown Charleston dentist

Going to college is awesome. You are learning new things, meeting new people, and you are exploring a fun new place – especially if you are a Charleston student! Everything is going great, but one day you are sitting in class thinking about when the last time you went to the dentist and you can’t remember. Over the summer? The last time you were home? When was that? But where do you go? Who do you call? Mom usually takes care of these things.

If you are a college student in the downtown Charleston area, no need to fret. Cannon Park Dental is a local family downtown Charleston dentist practice that is located conveniently downtown. Our friendly staff is just one of the benefits Cannon Park Dental has to offer. We also offer a 10% student discount for anyone with a valid student ID.

Did you know that Millennials are the most likely demographic to experience tooth decay? I

January 10, 2017
charleston dentist

During the new year, many of us make resolutions that we do not end up keeping- it’s a new year, but the same you. However, there are some resolutions that we at Cannon Park Dental can help you keep! We want to make it possible for our clients to achieve their biggest, brightest smiles this year. Check out some of the ways that Cannon Park Dental can help make 2017 a new year and a new you!  

Teeth Whitening

We all want to show off our pearly whites, but sometimes it takes a helping hand. Here at Cannon Park Dental, we have adopted the Kor Whitening System. The system is a combination of in-office and at-home treatments that can effectively whiten even the most stubborn teeth. We also offer traditional take home trays and touch-up kits to our clients as a less aggressive course of treatment.  

Cosmetic Dentistry

In addition to whitening services, we provide a variety of cosmetic dentistry options to take your smile to the next level. Whether you’re looking for porcelain veneers, metal-free crowns and bridges, anterior impl

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January 2, 2017
charleston dentist

Charleston is a one-of-a-kind city, and one that Cannon Park Dental is exceedingly proud to call home. It’s impossible to describe the many reasons the Holy City is so special in one blog post, so here are just a few of the reasons that we at Cannon Park Dental are proud to be your Charleston dentist!  

The People

More than anything, we love the smiling faces that fill the streets of Charleston and help make an ever-growing city feel like a small town. While its excellent restaurants, brilliant architecture, and beautiful sights are among the many reasons that Charleston has been named Travel + Leisure’s Best City in the World, it is Charleston’s people that truly make it the special place it is. Charleston is a city full of wonderful people who, even in the face of tragedy, always come together as a loving, supportive community. We couldn’t be prouder to serve the members of that community!

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November 28, 2016
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How many times a day do you eat or drink something acidic? Acid can weaken enamel making it easier to wear and feel pain. Even if your teeth look healthy, you can still be at risk for future problems. When a dentist is checking for tooth pain, or tooth decay, they will also be looking for early signs of acidic erosion. Some signs to look for are:

  1. Sensitivity
  2. Cupping
  3. Cracks
  4. Discoloration
  5. Transparency
  6. Rounded Teeth

A wide range of foods, fruit, wine, juices and teas can affect all age groups. However, this does not mean they need to be avoided completely. Several steps can be taken to protect your teeth against acid damage:

  1. Brush your teeth gently, with a soft toothbrush.
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November 10, 2016

Add a dental appointment to your holiday check list When it comes to the holidays, the last thing most people want to think about is making dental visit, but it’s the perfect time! Booking your routine appointments during the year are more inconvenient around a busy work or school schedule. But with no work or school for many folks in November and December, you can take advantage of getting dentist appointments out of the way in time to relax and enjoy your holidays with your family. Between the pumpkin pie and sugar cookies, make sure you take the relevant steps to maintain your oral health and be smile ready! Would you like a bright white smile for the holidays? Look and feel your best with a smile that wows! We offer teeth whitening, periodontal treatment, implant restoration, cosmetic dentistry and more. New patients are always welcome at Cannon Park Dental, and this holiday season 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 will take care of your entire family – from ki