April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
added on: April 12, 2021

When it comes to our health, nobody wants to hear the big ‘C’ word — Cancer. While this disease can affect anywhere in the body, one of the harder types of cancer to diagnose early is oral cancer. However, early diagnosis is key to treating oral cancer successfully and increasing… Read More…


Is a Chipped Tooth a Dental Emergency? 
added on: March 23, 2021

Whether you chip your molar on a hidden popcorn kernel or have an unexpected accident that breaks a front tooth, you’ll want to get seen by your dentist in Orangeburg sooner rather than later. Early treatment is the best way to fix a cracked tooth before it has a chance… Read More…


What Causes Cavities? 
added on: March 12, 2021

Nobody likes to hear that they have a cavity, but cavities are the most common dental problem that your dentist in Orangeburg treats every single day. In fact, over 90% of Americans between 20-64 years old have had at least one cavity. What causes such a widespread problem? Well, it… Read More…


What Are Dental X-Rays Used For? 
added on: February 19, 2021

We’re all used to showing our teeth off for photographs. But when it comes to your dentist in Orangeburg, we’re more interested in you smiling for a different kind of picture — dental x-rays. Chances are you’ve experienced these diagnostic images at your dental appointments, but what exactly are dental… Read More…


Love, Hearts, and… Gum Disease?
added on: February 12, 2021
heart health month

Each and every February, loved ones throughout the United States go above and beyond preparing for Valentine’s Day. Whether you choose to show your love with chocolates or flowers, one thing remains constant — bright red hearts are everywhere we look. But there’s another reason (besides Valentine’s Day) that we… Read More…


Teeth Are Not Tools 
added on: January 27, 2021

Fun fact: tooth enamel is the hardest substance in our bodies which helps make our teeth super-strong and resistant to damage. But just because our teeth are incredibly durable doesn’t mean that they’re immune to injury. Additionally, unlike other parts of the human body, teeth can’t heal or fix themselves,… Read More…


New Year, New Habits, Healthier Smile
added on: January 15, 2021

The end of 2020 was a time for us to put the year behind us and give us hope for a better, healthier new year. As we embark on this new calendar year, many of us have made resolutions to ourselves or our families to get healthy or quit long-time… Read More…


Is It Healthy For Teeth to Be REALLY White? 
added on: December 28, 2020

We’ve been programmed to believe that the whiter a smile is, the healthier it is. However, this isn’t always the case. In fact, your dentist in Orangeburg wants you to know that there is such a thing as a too-white smile, and a smile that’s over-bleached can actually lead to… Read More…


Kissing & Oral Health
added on: December 15, 2020

Kissing our loved ones is probably one of the best ways to show them that we care. But did you know that kissing can help us in other ways, too? Sharing a smooch can release endorphins in our brains and make us feel happier. It can also exercise our facial… Read More…


Are Plaque and Tartar The Same Thing? 
added on: November 20, 2020

There are many misconceptions about oral health. One of the more common misconceptions is that plaque and tartar are the same things and that the terms can be used interchangeably. While this isn’t completely false, it is a bit misleading and something that your dentist in Orangeburg wants to clear… Read More…


Does Gum Disease Cause Dementia?
added on: November 12, 2020

Your dentist in Orangeburg knows that poor gum health can lead to gum disease, and gum disease can lead to problems throughout the body, including heart disease. Now, recent research from the National Institute on Aging suggests that gum disease may also cause Alzheimer’s.  National Alzheimer’s Disease Month Alzheimer’s Disease… Read More…


What To Eat After Having Dental Work Done
added on: October 22, 2020

Having dental work isn’t like other procedures where you can eat whatever you want afterward. In fact, it can be difficult to find something you can easily eat after dental treatment. Whether you’re recovering from oral surgery, a dental implant placement, a root canal, or even a filling and are… Read More…


Do Facemasks Cause Cavities? 
added on: October 13, 2020

A lot has changed over the past couple of months, and one thing that we’ve all introduced into our daily lives is the use of facemasks. Used to help minimize the risk of COVID-19, facemasks are supported by scientists and are now required at many public places. However, this daily… Read More…


More Stress, More Oral Health Problems 
added on: September 24, 2020

An article recently published by the New York Times details one dentist’s experience seeing an increase of patients with cracked teeth over the past few months. What could be causing this? Well, all of our lives have been flipped upside down and shaken up this year, and this can cause… Read More…


Comparing Dental Implants & Dentures
added on: September 16, 2020

There are a number of things that can cause our teeth to fall out, including accidents, age, decay, and disease. In fact, tooth loss is incredibly common among American adults and affects more than 178 million of us, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. But if you’re one of… Read More…


Is Cow’s Milk Really The Best Milk For Teeth? 
added on: August 26, 2020

In the past few years, many people have been ditching cow’s milk for other often plant-based alternatives such as soy milk. While your dentist in Orangeburg certainly understands the appeal of this lower-calorie milk option, we do want to make sure that we examine the potential effects from an oral… Read More…


4 Things That May Cause Dry Mouth
added on: August 13, 2020

If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know just how uncomfortable and frustrating it can be. Even drinking glass after glass of water doesn’t seem to help relieve it. Dry mouth is an incredibly common ailment that all of us experience once in a while, but if you have a… Read More…


Is Sunshine Good For Your Teeth? 
added on: July 28, 2020

We all know that getting out into the sunshine can benefit our overall health by boosting mood and increasing vitamin D levels. But can sunshine also be good for oral health? While this may seem like an odd question to ask, your dentist in Orangeburg wants you to know that… Read More…


What You Need to Know About Lip and Tongue Piercings 
added on: July 15, 2020

Oral piercings, including lip and tongue piercings, are nothing new. In fact, they have actually been around since the Mayans. However, this form of self-expression doesn’t come without its risks. If you’re considering getting your lip or tongue pierced, read this information from your dentist in Orangeburg before you go… Read More…


4 Causes of Gum Pain
added on: June 18, 2020
man examines his gums

Many people think that it’s normal for gums to hurt or bleed during brushing or flossing. However, that’s a pretty big misconception. Whenever your gums bleed or are painful, whether this occurs while brushing or not, it’s usually a sign that you should see your dentist in Orangeburg. Even though… Read More…


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