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Dr. James Dickert Reviews

Dr. James Dickert is a Charleston, SC dentist and an active member of the American Dental Association and the South Carolina Dental Association. Dr. Dickert has also pursued extensive post-graduate education in TMJ therapy, bite management, and cosmetic dentistry through…


Dental Implant Q&A

Are you looking for a fuller smile? Do you want to fill the gaps left by missing teeth? Dental implants are a great option for patients who want to restore one or more missing teeth. Implants provide stability and prevent…


Gum Disease Risk Factors

If your gums bleed regularly, it may be a sign you have gum disease or periodontitis. Some patients may go a lifetime without knowing they have this condition. However, periodontitis is linked to the development of serious health problems, including…


What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Do your gums bleed after brushing and flossing your teeth? Bleeding gums are one of the most common and earliest signs of gum disease, which is a bacterial infection of the gums. However, early diagnosis and preventative care can help…


Can You Benefit From Dental Veneers?

As we age, our teeth begin to show signs of wear and tear from a lifetime of use even if we take care of them as best we can. These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments can be embarrassing and…


Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can cause a variety of problems in your life, from difficulty speaking normally to problems eating properly resulting in poor nutrition. Fortunately, modern dentistry now has several excellent options for tooth replacement available to dental patients. One of…


West Ashley Family Dentistry Reviews

Patient safety comes first at West Ashley Family Dentistry, and we are now open to patients. We are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. If you need dental care in Charleston, SC, call our…


Maintaining Oral Health at Home

During this difficult time, we want to remind our patients to continue to take care of their teeth, as several dental problems may arise from feeling stress. Patients who feel overly stressed may be more prone to issues such as…


8 Types of Foods to Avoid

Everyone knows that having too much sugar can be bad for your teeth. However, there are many other foods that can be hard on your teeth. The dental team at West Ashley Family Dentistry wants patients to keep their teeth…


COVID-19: Is Stress Affecting Your Oral Health?

The changes to our normal routines as a result of the coronavirus outbreak can be stressful and lead to dental concerns such as tooth pain, tooth damage, and jaw tension. If you have been told that you grind your teeth…