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Charleston SC Dentist Blog


What Are the Warning Signs of Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease is an extremely common disease that affects the oral health of one out of every two American adults aged 30 and over. That’s nothing to laugh about. In fact, it’s the leading cause of teeth lost in adults…


How Your Dentist Treats Sleep Apnea

Many people — and their partners — suffer from the adverse effects of snoring. More than just a nuisance, snoring is often an indicator of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The most common treatment for OSA is a CPAP machine, but…


How Can Dental Implants Replace Missing Teeth?

Do you feel self-conscious because you’re missing teeth? Learn why a dental implant may be the best bet to restore your smile. The team at West Ashley Family Dentistry in Charleston SC wants to explain why more and more patients…


How to Stop Bad Breath

Over 50 percent of adults have suffered from persistent bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their lives. There are a number of reasons you may have it, and it’s not always because of poor oral hygiene. Even people…


Sedation Dentistry in Charleston, SC

Do You Dread the Dentist? It’s estimated that somewhere between 9% to 15% of Americans don’t go to the dentist out of fear. They would rather put up with painful, infected, discolored, and damaged teeth, than step foot in a…


Don’t Be Scared of Root Canals

Nobody wants a root canal! They’re known as one of the most-dreaded dental procedures. But are they really that bad? Dr. James Dickert and Agatha Lynn of West Ashley Family Dentistry in Charleston SC have many years of experience performing…


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,…


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…


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…


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…