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

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June 23, 2020

The safety and well-being of our patients has always been, and will always remain, our top priority at Wood Creek Dental. Our practice follows strict infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to...

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May 08, 2020

Cheerful woman smiling in dentist's chairIf the thought of visiting the dentist causes you to feel anxious or nervous, you are not alone. Many people avoid necessary dental care because of dental anxiety. However, allowing fear or embarrassment to stand in the way of your oral health needs can increase your risk of serious dental issues and other health conditions.

Wood Creek Dental understands the impact of dental anxiety on our patients. We are committed to ensuring your dental...

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April 17, 2020

South Carolina ranks seventh-highest in the nation in the percentage of adults with diabetes. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to a number of medical problems such as blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, dental problems, and much more. Additionally, diabetes is the seventh-highest cause of death in South Carolina, behind Alzheimer’s, stroke, accidents, chronic lower respiratory disease, cancer, and heart disease, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

Wood Creek Dental understands the oral health...

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February 28, 2020

Woman wondering if porcelain veneers or dental crowns will be best for her needsDental crowns and porcelain veneers offer several of the same benefits. As restorative dentistry procedures, they address the function of your teeth, but they also have cosmetic benefits, such as fixing tooth imperfections like chips, cracks, and discoloration. Whether crowns or veneers are right for you depends on your oral health and other factors. The best way to determine how to...

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February 12, 2020

Your mouth speaks volumes about your overall health. The state of your teeth, gums, tongue, and jaw can sometimes be directly related to a medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and even arthritis and other diseases. You know it’s essential to have regular check-ups with your primary care physician, and bi-annual dental exams are just as crucial to your body’s wellbeing. Your mouth gives excellent indicators of your general health. Preventive dentistry such as x-rays, cleanings, and gum inspection can not only clue in our dentists on oral concerns but can also give warning signs of...

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January 21, 2020

Greenville woman smiles as dentist holds tools in front of her during exam. New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. Gym memberships are on the rise, and millions have pledged to lead healthier lives in 2020. Studies indicate that your oral health can have a direct connection to your overall wellbeing, and now is the time to renew your smile to ensure a healthy and happy year ahead. Dental insurance benefits reset each year, which...

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December 27, 2019

Elderly woman smiles at Greenville dentist after senior dental care exam. Your health needs change as you get older, and that includes your oral health. Aging adults living with medical conditions such as diabetes or heart disease often need to be vigilant about oral hygiene and regular dental exams and cleanings. Up to 22...

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August 21, 2019

Greenville woman lifts diet soda glass while signaling stop Limiting how much sugar you consume every day can reduce your waistline, but it doesn't necessarily mean a healthier mouth and body. Many people drink diet soda to help with weight loss, thinking it's a better option. However, the acids contained in diet drinks are just as bad for your teeth as their sugary counterparts. Diet sodas may not contain sugar, but they typically cause...

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July 26, 2019

Greenville family holds up photos of healthy teeth at family dentist A family dentist treats children as young as one to adults well into their 80s and older. You know it's essential to brush and floss daily, but regular dental exams are critical to maintaining the oral health of your entire family. Warnings signs of tooth issues are often caught early enough during these exams to say, reverse the beginning stage of gum disease (gingivitis) or...

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May 31, 2019

Men, women, and children smile after dentist appointment at Wood Creek Dental There are many industries that focus primarily on profit margins, but dentistry shouldn’t be one of them. Millions of men, women, and children worldwide struggle with tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss, but can’t afford or don’t have access to a dentist. At Wood Creek Dental in Greenville, we believe in giving back to the community, and that extends to other areas and countries.

A dentist who...

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