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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,…


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…


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…


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…


3 Ways to Improve Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Even if you have excellent oral hygiene and no dental problems, it’s still important to your oral health that you visit your dentist every six months. These regular visits allow your dentist to examine your teeth, gums, tongue, and mouth…


How to Handle Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is something that’s commonly experienced by many people. But not everyone suffers from chronic dry mouth that won’t go away. Chronic dry mouth is also called xerostomia and can cause issues with your teeth. Dr. Shawna Hoffert of…


Why Is Sugar So Bad For Teeth?

In today’s world of information at our fingertips on the internet from varying sources, it’s hard to know what to believe. One day you read that something is bad for your health and all the while another expert elsewhere on…


The 4 Kinds and Causes of Tooth Pain

Tooth pain is a frequent concern for patients. But there are many different kinds of tooth pain -- and these can have different causes. Dr. Shawna Hoffert, an experienced dentist in Asheville, NC, can evaluate your tooth pain and determine…


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.…