3 Ways Drinking Out of a Straw Can Help Your Teeth
added on: July 21, 2021

Did you know that using a straw to drink some of your favorite beverages can actually help your teeth? Even though this little trick may seem silly, your dentist in Orangeburg knows just how much of an impact choosing a straw instead of sipping straight from a cup can have… Read More…


Do Fillings Need To Be Replaced? 
added on: July 12, 2021

Whenever a patient is diagnosed with a cavity that needs a filling, it’s common that they’ll have several questions for their dentist in Orangeburg. We’re often asked things like, “Does getting a filling hurt?”, “How long will it take?”, and “How long will it last?” Today, we want to tackle… Read More…


Snoring & Oral Health
added on: June 22, 2021

The sound of snoring at night can keep both the snorer and others in the house from getting a full night of sleep. But did you know that snoring can actually affect both your overall health and oral health? In fact, while snoring is one of those things that may… Read More…


Facts About Men & Oral Health 
added on: June 10, 2021

June plays host to Father’s Day every year. But June is also known as Men’s Health Month, which is a time to bring awareness to the importance of routine doctor appointments for all men. After all, men are less likely to get regular checkups with their medical doctor as well… Read More…


Is Flossing Necessary? 
added on: May 20, 2021

You may have seen recent articles saying that you no longer need to floss your teeth as there isn’t enough evidence to show that flossing helps reduce the risk of cavities. So does that mean you can toss the floss and forget about daily flossing forever? Your dentist in Orangeburg… Read More…


Women’s Health Week: Dental Care for Every Age & Stage of Life
added on: May 11, 2021

National Women’s Health Week is celebrated the entire week of Mother’s Day and is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. Its purpose is to remind women and girls of all ages to make their health a priority. Your dentist in Orangeburg wants… Read More…


3 Things 2020 Taught Us About Dental Health
added on: April 26, 2021

We all know that 2020 had its fair share of hardships and “new normals.” Between shutdowns and school closures, we all had to pivot away from life as we knew it. Your dentist in Orangeburg was no different. Patients stopped coming to the dentist, perhaps because we may have been… Read More…


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…


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