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Charleston SC Dentist Blog

Sep
28

Floss Like a Pro

Even if you’re already flossing twice daily as recommended by West Ashley Family Dentistry, you may not be doing enough to stave off tooth decay and gingivitis (gum disease). While brushing is an important part of your oral hygiene regimen,…

Aug
31

Is It Too Late for Braces?

Teeth that overlap or that appear crooked or misaligned, can often be the cause of embarrassment when it comes to smiling easily and often. Crooked teeth can also be detrimentally impacting your oral health, including the stability and function of…

Jul
30

How Does Technology Improve Your Dental Care?

The use of technology in a variety of forms has transformed the field of dentistry in the late 21st century and continues to evolve today. From digital x-rays and diagnostics to CAD/CAM treatments and dental lasers, today's patients enjoy a…

Jun
26

Are Your Gums Healthy?

West Ashley Family Dentistry places an emphasis on the maintenance of healthy gums as part of your dental care in our office. Gum health is a key component of your overall dental health and also plays an important role in…

May
31

Is Your Jaw Pain The Sign of a Bite Disorder?

Jaw tension, pain or "tired" jaws can be the symptoms of a bite disorder or TMJ related disorder. When the bite is not properly aligned due to structural problems with the jaw, malocclusion or other factors, tension increases in the…

Apr
26

Are dental veneers right for me?

How can I achieve a more beautiful smile? Providing stunning results that exceed your expectations, porcelain veneers can reverse years of damage and tooth discoloration for a more youthful, vibrant smile. Dental veneers look as good as they feel and…

Mar
05

Celebrating National Dentist Day

To celebrate National Dentist Day, we want to first thank our very own dentists, Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn. Our dentists provide a wide range of family, preventative, cosmetic and restorative services to address all of your dental health…

Feb
26

Is my snoring a dental health concern?

Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, but most patients with sleep apnea, snore. Snoring disrupts your sleeping patterns and in some cases, it is a symptom of a more serious medical concern called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea…

Jan
10

Real Patients, Real Results: Smile Makeovers

Transforming your smile is about much more than just improving the aesthetics of your teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry can help mend broken teeth or reshape a tooth for a more stable bite. Cosmetic dentistry helps patients feel and look…

Dec
07

Have You Made the Most of Your Dental Benefits?

Did you know that with the new year your dental insurance benefits and FSA dollars may expire? Do not lose out on your annual dental health benefits for 2017. If you have only visited once for a routine cleaning, you…