4 Oral Health Dangers of Vaping 

added on: July 28, 2021

In recent years, vaping or e-cigarettes have become increasingly popular, particularly among young adults and even teens. They’re often seen as a ‘healthier’ version of smoking cigarettes. But as more studies come out, we’re finding out more and more ways vaping can be detrimental to overall health. The concerns don’t… Read More…


Do White or Silver Fillings Last Longer?

added on: July 21, 2021

Most Americans have had or will have at least one cavity in their lifetime. In fact, the CDC estimates that about 90% of U.S. adults have already had a cavity. When patients develop a cavity, often the best way to fix it is with a dental filling. Most dental offices… Read More…


Why It’s Important To Brush Your Teeth At Night

added on: July 16, 2021

After a long day, you may consider skipping your nightly brushing routine and heading straight to bed instead. However, brushing your teeth every morning and every night is crucial to maintaining good oral health and protecting your teeth against decay, cavities, and other oral health problems. No matter how tired… Read More…


What Does It Feel Like When A Filling Falls Out? 

added on: June 28, 2021

More than 91% of the American adult population has had at least one cavity, and the most common treatment for a cavity is a super-strong dental restoration called a filling. However, no matter how tough a filling is, it can still come loose and fall out. But how do you… Read More…


How Snoring Affects Your Smile

added on: June 22, 2021

Even though your Mt. Pleasant dentist’s main concern is helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile, there are several things that can contribute to oral health that we don’t often think about. One of these things is snoring. Believe it or not, snoring can affect more than just your bed… Read More…


How Sports Drinks Can Damage Teeth 

added on: June 14, 2021

As the weather warms up and we’re spending more time outside in the heat, we tend to get thirstier than normal. Many of us may turn to our favorite sports drinks to rehydrate after a day in the sun or after a tough workout. While these beverages can help replace… Read More…


Why Are My Teeth Discolored? 

added on: May 25, 2021

Discolored teeth are incredibly common, and your dentist in Mt. Pleasant talks to patients every day who are looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. While a less than dazzling smile can certainly hurt your self-confidence, is there a chance that tooth discoloration could also mean something more serious… Read More…


Can Allergies Make Your Teeth Hurt? 

added on: May 18, 2021

The season of spring is officially upon us. But that’s not the only season affecting us nowadays. It’s also allergy season. For many people, allergy season can be brutally annoying. The stuffy nose, the itchy eyes and throat, and the sneezing can make it hard to breathe. But did you… Read More…


Do Women Have Different Dental Health Needs Than Men?  

added on: May 12, 2021

There are a lot of differences between men and women, especially when it comes to healthcare needs. Dental health is no exception. During this year’s National Women’s Health Week, your dentist in Mt. Pleasant is here to share some key information about the importance of dental care throughout various stages… Read More…


Can Acid Reflux Make Your Teeth Hurt? 

added on: April 29, 2021

Almost all of us are familiar with the discomfort and pain associated with acid reflux, also known as GERD, or commonly described as indigestion or heartburn. But can something that originates in the stomach and affects digestion also make your teeth hurt? Your dentist in Mt. Pleasant is here to… Read More…


4 Things You Can Do If You’re Feeling Self-Conscious About Your Smile

added on: April 19, 2021

Whether you have an important event coming up or you’re just tired of seeing your tired smile every day on work video calls, there’s a cosmetic dentistry solution for you. Thanks to advancements in technology, cosmetic dentistry is more affordable than ever before and is no longer only for celebrities…. Read More…


Warning Signs of Oral Cancer

added on: April 16, 2021

Every April is recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer is one type of cancer that can be difficult to diagnose, especially in the first stages. However, oral cancer can often be treated successfully if it’s caught early. This is why your dentist in Mt. Pleasant puts so much… Read More…


What Is Gingivitis?

added on: March 29, 2021

Gingivitis is a type of gum disease and is the mildest stage of gum disease. At its core, gingivitis means that there is an active infection in the gum tissue, but it can be treated and cured if it’s caught and treated by your dentist in Mt. Pleasant before it… Read More…


How To Fix A Broken Tooth

added on: March 23, 2021

Our teeth are designed to chew and crunch on some pretty tough things. But even though tooth enamel is one of the strongest materials in the human body, teeth aren’t invincible and can break. In fact, broken teeth are one of the most common dental emergencies. Breaking a tooth can… Read More…


Nutrition & Oral Health

added on: March 17, 2021

Even though your dentist in Mt. Pleasant is all about keeping your mouth healthy, the truth is, proper nutrition and good oral health go hand-in-hand. This is why, during this National Nutrition Month, we want to do our part to raise awareness of the importance of eating right.  On A… Read More…


How Do I Know If Tooth Pain Is Serious? 

added on: February 24, 2021
Kari Ryan Dentistry in Mt. Pleasant

Any type of ongoing tooth pain usually means something isn’t quite right. But does that mean every toothache requires a visit to your dentist in Mt Pleasant? The short answer — probably. However, if your pain lasts for 2 or more days, isn’t reduced with painkillers, and is paired with… Read More…


Why Does Your Dentist in Mt Pleasant Take X-Rays?

added on: February 22, 2021
getting dental xrays

X-Rays are detailed photographs that give an interesting look at our bones and help doctors find breaks. But did you know that x-rays are used for much more than identifying broken bones? In fact, your dentist in Mt Pleasant uses x-rays to see parts of your mouth and teeth that… Read More…


COVID-19 & Cracked Teeth

added on: February 15, 2021
stressed man in mask

Over the past year, some dental offices have been reporting higher rates of cracked teeth than in years’ past. Take this dentist’s experience documented in the New York Times for example. So, is there some weird connection between COVID-19 and cracked teeth? Well, kind of. While cracked teeth are not… Read More…


Masks & Oral Health

added on: January 28, 2021
Kari Ryan Dentistry in Mt. Pleasant

Over the past several months, seeing facemasks everywhere we go has become the norm. For the foreseeable future, these facemasks will continue to be a part of our lives to help stop the spread of COVID-19. But this change in our daily routines can have a side effect that directly… Read More…


Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Teeth as Tools

added on: January 27, 2021
Kari Ryan Dentistry in Mt. Pleasant

We’ve all used our teeth to tear open packaging that’s just too hard to open with our hands. However, your dentist in Mt Pleasant wants to remind you that there are tools designed to specifically help us open pesky packages, and those tools aren’t our teeth. Both children and adults… Read More…


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