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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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November 20, 2017

Temperatures are dropping and the holiday season is officially here. Charleston has many fun-filled, family-friendly events to help your family get in the holiday spirit! Below are just a few of our favorites. Take a look!

28th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights is one of Charleston’s most well-known and loved holiday events. The festival has already begun and takes place every night starting at 5:30. The event last until January 1st at James Island County Park. There are many attractions to enjoy at the Festival of Lights, including but not limited to Interactive Lakeside Lights, Marshmallow Roasting, Festival Train Rides and more! This festival has something to offer the entire family and benefits the Lowcountry Food Bank. Learn more

November 10, 2017

As a parent, trying to get your children to understand dental health and develop good teeth cleaning habits can be really difficult. After all, it’s estimated that 30-40 million Americans avoid the dentist every year because of dental phobias and anxieties, and those are just the numbers for adults! The best way to ensure your child gets the best dental care starts with building up healthy habits at home. There are some tips and tricks that we at Cannon Park believe have stood the test of time. Here’s 5 easy ways to teach your kids healthy dental habits!

Start Them Young

Your child should have their first dentist appointment no later than 6 months after their first baby tooth has erupted. If you can’t make

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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

Date: Saturday, October 28 Hours: 6 – 9 pm This exciting event will have entertainment, hayrides, games, food vendors, a ghost walk and more! The ghost walk ha

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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 toothbrushes can only clean the front and back of your teeth. Toothbrush bristles never reach the space between your teeth, allowing trapped food and bacteria to fester.

Prevents plaque buildup

Flossing removes

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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 your records and paperwork are on file, your new dentist will want to perform a full evaluation. This may include taking new x-rays, screening for oral cancer, and recommending a different treatment plan. However, be wary of a practitioner who claims that you

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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 dental hygiene. Here are a few tips to help you treat and prevent stained teeth.

Watch what you eat

Instead of blackberries, blueberries, or pomegranate

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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 to normal twice as fast. Soft tissue anesthesia refers to anesthesia of the lip and tongue, and is common in many dental procedures such as cavity preparations, crown replacements, veneers, and more. Side effects of anesthesia include trouble speaking, smiling,

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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 College of Charleston and MUSC campuses. And the best part? You get a discount! If you show a valid student ID, you can receive a 10% discount on our services. With our convenient location, friendly staff, and professional services, Mom can rest assured your teeth

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 sitting

Dentists cannot apply veneers in a single visit. The process is time-consuming and has multiple steps. Your dentist must first decide if you are a candidate for veneers, as there may be alternative treatments better suited to your situation.

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