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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…


All About Cavities

You can’t argue with how important teeth are. They help us nourish our bodies and grow strong and stay healthy. Teeth also make up our smile which is an important part of making a good first impression when we meet…


How Well Do You Know Your Teeth?

How well do you know your teeth? We use them to chew our food and they play a large part in shaping your mouth and consequently your entire face. They make up your smile which is what you use to…