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

October 06, 2020

Dental Sedation

There are three primary types of dental sedation. The type of sedation used will determine how long the effects last.

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is administered through a nasal cannula. This type of dental sedation will begin to wear off as soon as the supply is stopped. For some patients, effects may wear off within three to five minutes, but it is recommended that you give...

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September 03, 2020

Do Veneers Stay White?

Porcelain is stain-resistant. This is one of the reasons it's used for kitchen sinks and other household fixtures. Another is its durability. Porcelain is incredibly difficult to damage.

But what about porcelain used for dental veneers? Do porcelain veneers stay white?

Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant. They are not, however, stain-proof. Veneers are hard to stain, but once they have been, they cannot be...

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August 05, 2020

Mother and daughter cutting vegetables

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. But what about the dentist? Are there foods that can help protect and maintain your oral health in between your biannual cleanings and examinations? Yes, there are. There are also foods you’ll likely want to avoid if you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy, attractive, and strong.

The Good Guys

The best foods for your teeth are:

  • Raw...
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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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June 03, 2020

kids, adults, and seniors of a family pose and smile togetherWhen searching for a family dentist, your first step should be to examine the credentials, background and experience of each dentist you are considering. Not all dentists are equally accomplished or respected, so it’s important to choose a practice you can trust with every aspect of your dental health.

Family Dentistry Features to Look For

Before you select a family dentist, visit various...

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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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