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May 1, 2018

  No matter how routine a dental procedure is, you may feel at least a twinge of anxiety when visiting the dentist. For some, the phobia is so extreme that they will endure gum disease, tooth pain, and other ailments just to avoid an examination. An estimated 30 to 40 million Americans have some form of dental phobia. Certain oral diseases can compromise the health of your whole body, so it is important to schedule regular dental visits. Discolored, missing, broken, or otherwise unsightly teeth and gums can negatively impact an individual’s self-esteem, leading to problems in his or her personal and professional life. Here’s how to diagnose and manage dental anxiety so you can visit the dentist worry-free.

Diagnosing Dental Anxiety

An individual with dental anxiety will experience nervousness or unfounded fear of an upcoming visit. Even

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

May 16, 2016
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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 dental x-rays. You can ask your old dentist to share your x-rays with your new dentist or you may decide it’s a good time to get new x-rays.   Ready to have your pearly whites checked out and have new x-rays done? Give us a call at (843) 723-5346. We can’t wait to see you!

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1 February 10, 2016
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  Did you know that Cannon Park Dental provides cosmetic dental services as well as whitening services? We know how to care for the most damaged, discolored teeth. Some of the services we offer are: • Cosmetic Bonding and Composite Restorations (metal-free, white fillings) • Porcelain Veneers • Crowns and Bridges (also metal-free), • Anterior Implant Restoration • Invisalign “Invisible Braces” ….and more! If you are interested in a service that is not listed here, please contact our office and see what other options we offer! Cannon Park Dental also now offers the Kor Whitening System, which is a top-of-the-line, simpler whitening system that creates a beautiful, bright smile without lights or lasers! Check out their website for more information: www.korwhitening.com. We also still offer traditional take-home trays and touch-up kits for patients who need less aggressive treatment for whitening their teeth. If you are ready to make a change and restore your smile, book an appointment with us today at www.CannonParkDental.com.