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How to Care For and Maintain Dental Implants

The daily care and maintenance of dental implants is very similar to the care of natural teeth. When caring for dental implants, it is important to maintain the health of your gums and the implant-supporting jaw bone tissue. Dr. Shawna…


Sedation Dentistry at Red Maple Dental

Studies estimate that roughly 3 out of 10 Americans avoid seeing their dentist out of fear. These people would live with discomfort and risk an infection or other complications from untreated dental work than set foot in a dental office.…


How Can I Tell If I Have Gum Disease?

Gum disease -- also known as periodontal disease or periodontitis -- is a prevalent condition that affects one out of every two American adults aged 30 and over. In fact, gum disease the leading cause of adults in the developed…


Is Seeing the Dentist Every 6 Months Actually Important?

Many of us only go to the dentist when we’re having a problem, like pain or a broken tooth, and otherwise don’t see the dentist as often as we should. Most dentists recommend to their patients attend dental exams and…


Dental Implants Can Boost Your Confidence

Are you tired of living with the embarrassment of living with missing teeth. Many people have lost teeth for many reasons, not just because of poor oral hygiene. No matter how or why you’ve lost your teeth, Dr. Shawna Hoffert…


How Your Teeth Are Linked to Your Health

There is an old adage that says “the eyes are the window to the soul.” However, to Dr. Shawna Hoffert of Red Maple Dental, a practice in Asheville, NC, the mouth can be the “window” to a view of your…


Why Regular Dental Check-Ups Are Important

You’ve probably been told since you were young that you’re supposed to see the dentist every 6 months, but still wonder why it’s necessary if you have good oral hygiene. Although brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing every day…


6 Signs Your Smile May Need Dental Implants

Are you enduring pain due to a broken or severely cracked tooth? Maybe you already have dentures, but are exasperated with having to use messy denture adhesives and having to worry about slippage while eating and talking? You might be…


How to Stop Halitosis

Halitosis happens. It’s a fact of life. It’s really nothing to be ashamed of. Research shows that 50 percent of adults have had bad breath, also known as halitosis, at some point in their lives (and those are just the…


What is a Root Canal?

While root canals are thought to be unpleasant, painful procedures, you might be surprised to find out they’re not as bad as you’ve been led to believe. As people often do, they tend to fear the unknown or what they…