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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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July 11, 2017
Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are a set of third molars that typically develop between the ages of 17 and 25. Many people might associate wisdom teeth with funny videos of patients coming off of anesthesia; however, wisdom teeth can cause serious problems if they aren’t treated properly. In many cases, an individual’s mouth is too crowded to allow wisdom teeth to develop properly behind the molars, so the teeth become trapped, or impacted, when they begin to grow. Fully impacted wisdom teeth fully break through the surface of the gums, while a partially impacted tooth only breaks through to where some of the crown may be visible. In both cases, the tooth may grow at the improper angle, which can result in complications including: damage to other teeth, cysts, infection, decay, and gum disease. While impacted wisdom teeth do not always show symptoms, there are certain signs that m

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June 28, 2017
How Smoking Affects Your Teeth

How Smoking Affects Your Teeth It’s no secret that smoking is bad for you, causing many health problems like lung cancer and heart damage. Cigarettes contain more than 7,000 chemicals, 69 of which are known to lead to cancer. Some of the chemicals used in cigarettes are also used in batteries, lighter fluid, nail polish remover, and more. But did you know that smoking is also bad for your teeth? Smoking can cause significant damage to the teeth, gums, and tongue, making it harder for your mouth to fight off infection and bacteria. The damage smoking does to your teeth varies from moderate to life threatening. Ways smoking affects your oral health include:

  • Yellowing or browning of the teeth
  • Foul breath
  • Dry mouth
  • Bleeding gums

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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