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Is a Root Canal Necessary If Your Tooth Stops Hurting?

April 27, 2021

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patient with a toothache needing a root canal

For the past several days, you’ve had an excruciating toothache. Although it flares up when you drink iced tea or a hot cup of coffee, the pain is difficult to ignore, and you resolve to call your dentist for an emergency appointment. But then, it suddenly goes away. At first, you’re thrilled because the pain is gone, and you can carry on with your day without having to get a root canal, right? The truth is that your tooth still likely requires professional treatment. Read on to learn more about why tooth pain subsiding could be a bad sign.

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4 Clear Reasons Wisdom Tooth Removal May Be Needed

April 12, 2021

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a mouth in need of wisdom tooth removal

You are sitting in the dental chair thinking all is well with your smile. You take excellent care of your teeth because you want them to last an entire lifetime. Then, suddenly your dentist says your wisdom teeth are growing in and need to come out. To you, extraction seems extreme. Is removing them really necessary? While some patients can get their wisdom teeth without extraction, most people need to have them removed. In this post, you’ll learn about problems that wisdom teeth can cause if they are not extracted as recommended.

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4 Essential Things You Need to Know Before Using Nitrous Oxide

March 9, 2021

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woman wearing a nasal mask

Your palms start to sweat. Your heart rate picks up. You’re on your way to the dentist’s office to have some work done. But this time, your dentist recommends having nitrous oxide or laughing gas. You quickly agree—anything to help make these appointments less stressful and painful. However, there are some things you should know before you breathe it in deeply. Read on to learn what you can expect from nitrous oxide and how it works.

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3 Key Ways to Maximize Dental Insurance Benefits

December 23, 2020

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money and dental instruments

For many families and individuals, this year has been financially difficult. At its worst, unemployment rose to as much as 15 percent, and over 2 million workers have been without steady jobs. Needless to say, every dollar matters right now. Are you one of the lucky ones who has kept your job and insurance benefits? How can you make sure that the money you’ve spent on insurance premiums is put to good use? Here are some ways you can maximize your dental insurance benefits for you and your loved ones.

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Smile Like the Stars with Dental Implants

December 10, 2020

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girl smiling with Hollywood sign behind her

You see them on the covers of magazines and on TV, admiring their perfect, glamorous smiles. Looking like a celebrity may seem so far out of reach, especially if you’ve suffered tooth loss, but the truth is that many of the smiles you envy have required dental work, just like normal people. Some have even needed tooth replacement! In this blog post, you’ll learn about a few celebrities who have benefitted from dental implants and how you can too!

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Skipping a Cleaning: How it Can Negatively Impact Your Smile

October 10, 2020

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an up-close image of a dental instrument cleaning a patient’s teeth during an appointment

Twice a year, you are expected to see your dentist for a regular checkup and cleaning. These preventive visits make it possible for you to continue enjoying a healthier smile throughout the year that is free of tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and other common dental problems. But if you’re like most people, you’ve contemplated skipping a dental cleaning altogether. After all, nothing too bad can happen, right? Wrong! Before you decide to make up an excuse to bypass your dentist’s office, a professional shares a few things that can lead to more timely and costly dental care in your future.

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What is the Expected Timeline for Invisalign Treatment?

September 24, 2020

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a digital image of an Invisalign aligner preparing to go on over the top arch of teeth

You are familiar with many of the great advantages that come with wearing Invisalign clear braces, and you’re eager to begin treatment. But do you know how long you can expect to wear your aligners? When compared to traditional braces, do these virtually transparent trays produce faster results? Although every patient is different, and the severity of each case may vary, a local dentist shares what the typical Invisalign timeline looks like so you can make a confident decision about your dental health.

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What Your Dental Team is Doing to Prepare for Your Visit During the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 13, 2020

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a male dentist wearing a mask and protective eyewear

Whether you need a regular dental checkup and cleaning or root canal therapy, you may be feeling a bit apprehensive about your upcoming appointment. After all, COVID-19 is still a threat, so exactly how is your dentist preparing for your upcoming visit? What steps are they taking to ensure dental safety during COVID-19? A local dentist explains what protocols are being implemented to better protect both patients and staff during this uncertain time.

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What Should I Do About a Cracked Tooth?

June 24, 2020

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a young woman wearing glasses pressing her hand to her cheek because of pain she’s experiencing

You’re at home preparing to enjoy a nice, big bowl of popcorn when you suddenly bite down on a kernel and feel an odd sensation. Quickly lowering the bowl, you begin to notice the pain developing in a particular area of your mouth. As you fumble around to feel for the problem, you realize you’ve cracked a tooth. What do you do in this situation? Do you immediately call your dentist in Myrtle Beach? Read on to learn what you should do if ever faced with this type of crisis.

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What Should I Expect if It Has Been Years Since My Last Dental Appointment?

May 8, 2020

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a young woman wearing a lavender sweater and speaking to her dentist in Myrtle Beach

If it has been a while since your last dental appointment, you may be feeling a bit nervous, overwhelmed, or unsure about what to expect. If you’re worried that you might face judgment because of the status of your oral health, rest assured that your dentist in Myrtle Beach will go out of his way to make you feel warm and welcome during your visit. Whether it has been one year or 10, making the decision to receive proper dental care is the first step to improving your oral health. So, what will this first visit look like? Let’s find out.  

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