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West Ashley Family Dentistry Blog


Calming Anxiety with Dental Sedation

Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients that have a fear of the dentist. Dental fear and anxiety keep patients from receiving the care they need. If patients aren't visiting the dentist on a regular basis, oral health problems can escalate…


Why is Routine Dental Care Important?

We recommend that our patients visit our office every six months for an exam, x-rays, and dental cleaning. During routine dental visits, we screen patients for bite problems, tooth decay, cavities, and oral cancer. Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha…


Q&A: TMJ Disorders

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) which connects the jawbone to the skull can cause problems when injured. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) can cause changes in the bite, jaw pain, and more. At West Ashley Family Dentistry, Dr. James Dickert and Dr.…


Common Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath, known as halitosis, is a common problem that many patients face. It can often be an embarrassing condition to deal with, which is why our caring dentists are here to help. At West Ashley Family Dentistry, Dr. James…


Is Dental Sedation Safe?

Some patients, especially those with dental fear or anxiety, may be unsure about the safety of dental sedation. We're here to tell you that dental sedation is a safe and effective treatment option monitored by our experienced dental team. At…


Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Crowns

Porcelain dental veneers and dental crowns are both treatments that can enhance the aesthetics of your smile while protecting your teeth. Choosing which treatment is right for you depends on multiple factors. Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn offer…


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…