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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

March 23, 2018

When going the traditional route, getting a crown replaced can be quite a pain. Multiple visits, the goopy molding gel, and the discomfort of a temporary crown all add up to a long, arduous process. But at Cannon Park Dental, we don’t go the traditional route. Using revolutionary CEREC technology, getting a crown is easier and more comfortable than ever before!

What is CEREC?

Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) is a state of the art technology that removes the lab, and the time, when creating tooth restorations for the patient. It is a more economic means of treating your dental problems and is much quicker than traditional restoring te

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 8, 2018

The dental community has been developing an awareness over the last several years about just how crucial your oral health is to the systemic health of your body. Research largely suggests that poor dental hygiene can lead to bacteria entering the bloodstream that could link to serious and even life-threatening consequences. Your Charleston dental team at Cannon Park wants you to be informed on the links between oral and bodily health. We believe that a patient’s understanding of this information can lead to better care both in and out of the office. Here’s what we know: The links between oral and overall health are centered around periodontal disease. Research shows that inflammation from periodontal disease increases your risk of vascular disease. A link exists between the pathogens associated with periodontal disease and your vascular system. The research tells us that these pathogens (the disease-causing bacteria) can bind to the cells that make up inner-lining arteries and break them down. This makes it easier for other bacteria to invade the walls of your arteries. As a result of t

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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 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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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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