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West Ashley Family Dentistry Blog


Teeth Whitening and Sensitivity

Who doesn't love a radiant, white smile? It boosts confidence, improves self-esteem, and leaves a lasting impression. This desire for whiter teeth has fueled the popularity of teeth whitening treatments, both in dental offices and over-the-counter options. But, one issue…


The Role of Your Jaw in Oral Health

Your jaw might seem like a simple part of your body. In fact, you may not think about it at all–unless it gives you problems. However, your jaw actually plays a crucial role in your oral health. Your jaw does…


Children’s Oral Health 

As parents, we have many responsibilities when it comes to our children's well-being. Oral hygiene often takes a backseat among the many aspects of their health. However, it's crucial to recognize the significance of dental care in your child's overall…


What to Do about Receding Gums

.Receding gums can be a cause for concern. They can affect your smile's appearance and health. It can begin as a small issue that develops over many years. On the other hand, gum recession can happen much quicker if there…


The Benefit of Same-Day Crowns

When it comes to dental restorations, traditional crowns have long been a standard solution for repairing damaged teeth. However, the process of getting a crown typically involves multiple dental appointments, temporary restorations, and waiting time. Thankfully, advancements in dental technology…


Invisalign Can Help Your Oral Health

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth. While many people think of Invisalign as a cosmetic treatment, it can significantly impact your oral health. Aligning your teeth can improve your self-esteem and your…


Information About Your Teeth

Your teeth are hard workers! Every day, your teeth help you perform valuable functions to keep your body healthy and moving. Without your teeth (or teeth replacements), it would be difficult for you to eat and get nutrients. Additionally, your…


What Is Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a condition in which your mouth doesn’t produce enough saliva. While we may not consider its importance, saliva is essential for good oral health. Saliva helps neutralize bad bacteria and keep your mouth moist. This…


Why Do I Have TMJ?

TMJ (or temporomandibular joint disorder) is a condition that affects the jaw joint. This disorder can affect the muscles, ligaments, or cartilage within the joint or surrounding it. Because your jaw is responsible for opening and closing your mouth, TMJ…


Are Bleeding Gums a Concern?

When we see blood in nearly any context, it can be alarming. We typically don't expect to see blood if you are brushing or flossing your teeth. However, it is not uncommon to have bleeding gums. There are a few…