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May
26

The Basics of Maintaining Your Smile

During the coronavirus pandemic, many of our patients have had to postpone their preventative care and smile maintenance appointments for later dates. As your trusted dentist in Asheville, NC, we wanted to provide you with some additional information on how…

May
20

Infection Prevention at Red Maple Dental

Due to COVID-19, dental practices were closed to everything but emergency services. Now that things are slowly opening back up, dental practices are able to perform normal procedures again. We want to make sure our patients know that they’ll be…

Apr
22

Missing Your Routine Appointment?

With COVID-19, many dental offices have had to close for everything but emergency dental appointments. This means that regular checkups and cleanings were canceled or postponed. So what should you do if yours is one of the appointments that was…

Apr
21

What Snacks To Avoid During Quarantine

Many people have been stuck at home lately due to the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, a lot more of our patients have expressed curiosity about how their snack choices will affect their dental health. As your trusted dentist in…

Mar
30

5 Ways Dental Crowns Can Help Your Oral Health

With a lifetime of use, teeth can become damaged due to injury or tooth decay. When this happens, the patient and their dentist must decide if the tooth can still be saved and how much of it can be. A…

Mar
29

Handling a Dental Emergency

With the COVID-19 crisis, businesses have been closed or limited to the hours or services they can perform. At Red Maple Dental we’re still offering emergency services and also have the technology of teledentistry to take care of our patients.…

Mar
20

RED MAPLE DENTAL & COVID-19

Red Maple’s decision to open or close is a simple one; is it safe for our staff and patients? I will keep my oath. Primum non nocere…first do no harm. My decision is a complicated one. Closing can do harm,…

Mar
06

What to Do About Worn or Broken Teeth

Worn and broken teeth can happen for a number of reasons. Are you struggling with cracked, chipped, broken, or worn down teeth? Dr. Shawna Hoffert, a dentist in Asheville, NC at Red Maple Dental, discusses the reasons for these dental…

Feb
29

Are Dental Implants Safe?

The installation of dental implants is a surgery and, as with any surgery there are possible risks. Dentists have been performing dental implant surgeries for several decades now, and the technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. Modern dental implants…

Feb
13

5 Foods That Can Ruin Your Smile

Nutrition and diet are important to consider for the health of your body. They’re also important factors to consider for your teeth as well. Red Maple Dental’s Dr. Shawna Hoffert, a dentist in Asheville, NC, explains why these five foods…