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Dentists Serving Greenville, Simpsonville, Landrum & Nearby Areas of South Carolina and North Carolina

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April 04, 2022

Oral Cancer Awareness Month Ribbon

Oral cancer is not among the most common forms of cancer in the United States, but it still impacts an estimated 54,000 adults in the U.S. every year. When caught early, oral cancer is often treatable. Left undetected, it can prove fatal.

Around 13,500 people die each year from this disease.

Oral cancer is more than twice as likely to occur in men. This may have to do with personal decisions such as tobacco and alcohol use. Labeled a “lifestyle...

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March 16, 2022

ClearCorrect Aligners Made Into the Shape of a Heart

ClearCorrect is an orthodontic treatment that can be used to treat moderate to severe malocclusion. A removable option, ClearCorrect offers numerous advantages, including greater ease of maintaining a healthy smile, fewer office visits, and no need for dietary restrictions. 

Unlike traditional orthodontic services, ClearCorrect aligners are meant to be removed while eating and...

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February 01, 2022

February is American Heart Month, an effort from the American Heart Association intended to raise awareness of heart disease along with support for research into its cures. It also marks a good time to consider your oral health and the impact your daily hygiene routine can have on the health of your heart.

According to research conducted by the Forsyth Institute, a Harvard-related not-for-profit research organization focused on oral health, people with periodontal disease, including gingivitis, are at two to three-times higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and...

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January 14, 2022

Woman in dental chair looking into mirror and smiling

Historians have traced the tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions to 45 BCE, the first year in which the Julian calendar was used. In those early days, participants would resolve to be better people in general. Over time, however, the practice evolved to focus on improvements that could be made to enhance overall health and happiness.

In many cases, resolutions are ambitious, lofty even, and very difficult to attain. It makes sense, then, that...

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December 02, 2021

Woman holding a credit card and wondering...perhaps about cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry offers a range of esthetic and functional benefits, but most of the procedures that fall under the “cosmetic” umbrella are not covered by insurance. At Wood Creek Dental, we do not believe that this should be an obstacle for perfecting your smile, and we are pleased to offer a selection of financing options that can...

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November 15, 2021

The first and only national analysis of the flossing habits of Americans found that slightly more than 30% of U.S. adults floss daily. Around 37% report flossing infrequently. Just over 32% admit to not flossing at all. While having a day dedicated to flossing awareness may seem a bit unusual, the numbers suggest it’s important all the same.

Flossing helps to remove bacteria, plaque, and food particles from in between the teeth. When done...

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October 07, 2021

Protect Your Childrens' Teeth at Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and many parents who are concerned about their children’s oral and systemic health are looking for a good alternative to all the candy that comes with it. Enter the "Switch Witch", a concept thought up by a mother of two who didn’t want to keep her kids from trick-or-treating but wasn’t looking forward to the health issues that follow excessive sugar consumption either.

The idea is both simple and brilliant: on...

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September 15, 2021

Five Reasons to Consider Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain dental veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today – and for good reason. Veneers can be sized, shaped, and shaded to fit perfectly into your smile, and they can do all of this while addressing a wide range of cosmetic concerns.

Issues Corrected by Porcelain Veneers

Common cosmetic problems addressed by porcelain...

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August 02, 2021

Back to School Tooth Cleaning

While there will be a staggered start for some children, August 16th will mark the start of the school year in Landrum and August 17th in Greenville. If it’s been longer than six months since your child’s last dental visit, now is a great time to give us a call and schedule their next appointment.

Choosing to have dental care performed during breaks and holidays can...

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July 07, 2021

Will a Dental Implant Last Forever?

Dental implants are unique among tooth replacement options. Other restorative treatments, such as dentures and dental bridges, rest on top of the gums, relying on adjacent teeth or adhesives for support. Dental implants are different. They replace the roots of missing teeth, serving as an anchor to hold your restoration fast in place.

Tooth roots help to anchor teeth to the jaw. When...

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