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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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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 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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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 10, 2017
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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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