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).
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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.
When it comes to things that can help your teeth you may be surprised to learn that a sweetener has oral health benefits. In the video below, Dr. Levi Hunt talks about Xylitol, a naturally-occurring carbohydrate from plants that can be used to help your teeth stay healthy.
If you have a tooth that has excessive decay or is fractured, the nerve may become infected. When this happens, a root canal is often needed to correct the issue and eliminate the pain. In the video below, Dr. Levi Hunt briefly explains the root canal process and how it can help you.
One of the most asked questions we get at Wood Creek Dental is how to prevent gum disease. In the video below, Dr. Philip Hunt explains a few of the things you can do to help keep your gums healthy and safe.
There are plenty of foods that we are aware of which can hurt our teeth. There are also several that may seem to be healthy, but in reality can be very harmful to the health of your teeth. Any foods that are too acidic may have negative effects on the enamel of your teeth, so it's best to avoid foods that are high in citric acid, like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit. Drinks that are dark and swirl around your teeth, like coffee, tea, red wine or soda, can slowly dye your tooth enamel.