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Nov
21

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…

Oct
29

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.…

Sep
29

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…

Aug
25

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…

Jul
29

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…

Jun
24

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…

May
31

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…

Apr
29

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…

Mar
29

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…

Feb
19

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…