Dentists Serving Greenville, Simpsonville, Landrum & Nearby Areas of South Carolina and North Carolina
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.
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).
Dental 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.
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.
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.
If you suffer from a dry mouth, it can do more harm than just make your mouth uncomfortable. It can lead to other oral health issues if left untreated. In the video below, our dentist Dr. Dale Hunt explains briefly why it’s important to address dry mouth before it has a chance to cause long-term harm.