How To Choose The Right Toothpaste

You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, and floss once daily. We all know that is the foundation for great oral hygiene. But what about the proper way to brush? And which kind of toothpaste should you use? Too many of us assume that a tough-bristled toothbrush and lots of harsh… Read more »

Cavity Treatment Might Call for a Dental Filling

Brushing your teeth every morning and night as well as remembering to floss once each day is essential for the prevention of cavities and gum disease. If you are lax in your daily routine, plaque, bacteria and food debris can create significant oral health problems. Fortunately, your regular dental checkups at Oconee Dental, PC include… Read more »

Beautify Your Smile With a Dental Crown

Having an unattractive tooth can detract from the natural beauty of your smile, hindering your self-esteem and self-confidence and even causing you to feel embarrassed about your appearance. In situations such as this, we invite you to consider visiting Oconee Dental, PC. Our skilled dentist can provide a beautiful dental crown to simply and easily… Read more »

Consider a Night Guard to Prevent the Effects of Bruxism

Nighttime teeth grinding is a common dental problem for many patients. Formally referred to as bruxism, teeth clenching and grinding can significantly damage your teeth and wear them down, as well as cause daily headaches and earaches that cause you to feel uncomfortable and ill first thing in the morning. Bruxism is a harmful condition… Read more »

Latent Complications from Tooth Loss Can Be Prevented by Installing a Dental Bridge

Untreated tooth decay and severe oral trauma can sometimes be so extreme that the affected tooth simply cannot be viably treated with endodontic therapy. In these severe cases the only mode of treatment available to Dr. DeAnn Harmon-Smith and his team is to perform a total extraction. Even if you learn to adapt to the… Read more »

Alternative Floss Products Can Enhance Your Oral Care

Because the act of flossing is the only dental habit that cleans the tight spaces in your mouth, it’s vital to the maintenance of your smile. However, many people find that flossing with traditional dental floss is challenging and doesn’t yield the results they need. Our team is happy to provide some alternative flossing options… Read more »

I’m Pregnant: Can I Get an X-ray?

Most people know that radiation can cause cancer. That’s why we get numerous inquiries and voiced concerns from expectant mothers who need X-rays for dental treatments. We entirely recognize the concern, and we’d like to resolve it. First, please know that radiation from X-rays is very low and bears very little to no risk. Secondly,… Read more »

Yearly Oral Health Reminders: Dental Veneers

If you are looking for a highly effective tooth restoration treatment to improve your smile, consider dental veneers. Dental veneers are cosmetic dentistry enhancements that can cover, cap, or conceal the fronts of teeth for a customizable look designed with aesthetics at the forefront. Dental veneers typically rely on porcelain and resin materials to manufacture… Read more »

A Fractured Tooth Often Needs to Be Treated by a Dental Crown Restoration

A tooth can sometimes be fractured by something as simple as nibbling on a pencil or using your teeth to open a package. People who grind their teeth at night without the use of a protective dental guard are increasingly prone to suffering dental fractures. Even if the damage to the tooth enamel is minor,… Read more »

Mouthwash Basics

Brushing and flossing are important, critical ways to strengthen your oral health. If you’re brushing and flossing, we congratulate you! Have you thought about using mouthwash? If you want to strengthen your oral health, then it’s imperative to make sure that you’re using mouthwash. Mouthwash, also known as mouth rinse or dental rinse, is a… Read more »