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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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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

January 10, 2017
charleston dentist

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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January 2, 2017
charleston dentist

Charleston is a one-of-a-kind city, and one that Cannon Park Dental is exceedingly proud to call home. It’s impossible to describe the many reasons the Holy City is so special in one blog post, so here are just a few of the reasons that we at Cannon Park Dental are proud to be your Charleston dentist!  

The People

More than anything, we love the smiling faces that fill the streets of Charleston and help make an ever-growing city feel like a small town. While its excellent restaurants, brilliant architecture, and beautiful sights are among the many reasons that Charleston has been named Travel + Leisure’s Best City in the World, it is Charleston’s people that truly make it the special place it is. Charleston is a city full of wonderful people who, even in the face of tragedy, always come together as a loving, supportive community. We couldn’t be prouder to serve the members of that community!

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November 28, 2016
charleston dentist

How many times a day do you eat or drink something acidic? Acid can weaken enamel making it easier to wear and feel pain. Even if your teeth look healthy, you can still be at risk for future problems. When a dentist is checking for tooth pain, or tooth decay, they will also be looking for early signs of acidic erosion. Some signs to look for are:

  1. Sensitivity
  2. Cupping
  3. Cracks
  4. Discoloration
  5. Transparency
  6. Rounded Teeth

A wide range of foods, fruit, wine, juices and teas can affect all age groups. However, this does not mean they need to be avoided completely. Several steps can be taken to protect your teeth against acid damage:

  1. Brush your teeth gently, with a soft toothbrush.
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