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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 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

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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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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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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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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