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West Ashley Family Dentistry Blog


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…


What Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments are Available?

Having the smile of your dreams is possible with cosmetic dentistry. A beautiful smile can have a positive impact on your daily life, as it’s usually the first thing people notice about you. Whether you’re looking to whiten teeth, straighten…


Restore Damaged Teeth with Same-Day Dental Crowns

One of the most common dental procedures is the dental crown, but they’re often misunderstood. When teeth become badly damaged due to infection, injury, or fracture, dentists use dental crowns to repair them. Crowns are effective for restorative and cosmetic…


Why is Fluoride Good For Teeth?

Many of the oral health products available in stores contain fluoride. It’s also commonly added to public water supplies because of its remarkable ability to fight tooth decay. You might be surprised to know that fluoride has several key benefits…