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Myths and Facts about Fluoride

Dentist Mount Pleasant SC
There is much information available about fluoride and much of it is confusing. A few of the questions about fluoride include: Is it safe? Should it be in our water? Does it really help to prevent tooth decay?Fluoride helps teeth resist decay and even promotes the repair of early decay. Your dentist in Mount Pleasant, SC, will confirm that fluoride is a beneficial part of your oral health wellness plan.Now we’ll take a look at some of the myths and facts about this often-confusing topic.Fluoride Myths Many People BelieveMyth: Fluoride does not offer any real benefits to either kids or adults.Fact: Fluoride keeps teeth strong.Fluoride makes teeth more resistant to ...

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3 Steps to Take in a Dental Emergency

Emergency Dentistry Mt Pleasant SC
Dental emergencies are scary and inconvenient! It can be overwhelming if there's blood or painand you're not sure what to do. The good news is that when you have the right dental team on your side, you can rest assured that things will turn out all right. Here are three common dental emergencies and tips on how you can handle them.A Broken ToothIf your tooth breaks, it will require treatment in order to prevent further damage. Try to gather as many pieces of your tooth as you can and contact your team at East Cooper Smiles right away. Dr. Annan will determine the best repair option for your tooth.If your ...

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What Does the Future Hold for Dental Implants?

Dental Implants Charleston SC
Dental implants have been the top tooth replacement option for decades since the '50s when they first hit the scene. Because they restore your root, they closely mimic your natural tooth, which best protects your oral health. Implants have improved over the years as we learned that titanium easily integrates with bone, but what does the future hold for this treatment that already boasts a 95% success rate?Improved OsseointegrationThe number one reason that 5% of dental implants fail is infection. When a dental infection occurs, the implant is not able to integrate properly and adhere with your bone. In some cases, the implant has to be removed. Researchers, however are ...

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Reduce Soft Drinks to Reduce Tooth Decay

Preventive Dental Care Mount Pleasant SC
All the commercials and promotions that discuss tooth decay and how to prevent it often focus on sugary snacks and the products that can counteract decay, but what you rarely hear about is how acidic and sugary drinks can cause as much, if not more, damage to the enamel protecting your teeth.Common foods and beverages that contribute to decay include:Sugary snacks – especially sticky onesHighly acidic foodsStarchy foodsAcidic energy drinks, juices, and sodasSugary Snacks and Dental DecayThe reason why sugary snacks are so detrimental to your teeth is because they provide the preferred fuel for bacteria to reproduce rapidly. One of the byproducts of bacteria growth is an acidic environment. ...

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3 Ways Our Dental Office Environment Was Designed around Your Needs

Comfortable Dental Office Mount Pleasant
We understand that a trip to the dentist is not everyone’s idea of a fun way to spend the day. That is completely understandable!With this in mind, we strive to make your visits to our Mt. Pleasant, SC dental office as comfortable as possible. Our friendly team puts patients at ease and makes your experience an enjoyable one.We also know that dental offices can create anxiety. When designing our office, we considered the type of place that we would want to visit and made patient comfort and safety a priority.Comfortable Welcome AreaOur welcome area is the place where we will first greet you, ask you to sign any necessary paperwork, ...

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Do You Need Help Choosing the Right Dentist in Mount Pleasant?

Mount Pleasant Dentist
If you are looking for a high-quality dentist in Mount Pleasant, SC and want exceptional patient care, you have come to the right place!We are dedicated to excellence in dentistry and stand behind our prosthetics, including dental crowns, with a five-year guarantee! As long as you maintain your regular dental visits and cleanings and take great care of your dentistry at home by following Dr. Annan's recommendations, we will replace any failed dentistry.Our dental care goes above and beyond in every way. We also believe in convenience, so Dr. Annan has received additional training and certifications in Six Month Braces, Invisalign, and dental implants to round out our services and ...

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Common Dental Procedures

Dental Procedures Mount Pleasant SC
There's never been a more important time to take charge of your oral health because emerging studies have shown us the connection between oral health and overall health and well-being. Your preventative care, or six-month cleanings and checkups, are your first line of defense against oral health issues such as periodontal (gum) disease, oral cancer, and tooth decay. Dr. Jason Annan, your premiere dentist in Mount Pleasant, SC is here to help with some information about common dental procedures.Professional Teeth CleaningsCleaning your teeth every six months may not seem like a big deal. Wouldn't once a year be enough? The answer is no, and here's why: we know that periodontal ...

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