5 Things To Eat After a Dental Procedure

added on: October 23, 2020
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Most of us know the feeling of a numb mouth all too well. We also know just how difficult it can be to eat or drink while you’re waiting to get your feeling back. Finding comfortable foods can get even more difficult after certain dental procedures, such as wisdom teeth… Read More…


Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month

added on: October 16, 2020
Kari Ryan Dentistry in Mt. Pleasant

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, an entire 31 days dedicated to our trusted and caring hygienists. This year, like most things, the celebration is a little bit different and has an appropriate theme — Faces of Courage. Sponsored by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and Colgate, National Dental Hygiene… Read More…


3 Reasons to See Your Dentist During Cancer Treatment

added on: September 29, 2020
cancer patient

Getting a cancer diagnosis can be understandably scary, and some cancer treatments can cause some unwanted and unpleasant side effects throughout your body. Your mouth is no exception. While we understand that seeing your dentist in Mt Pleasant may not be at the top of your to-do list, especially if… Read More…


How To Brush Your Teeth When You Have Braces

added on: September 24, 2020
Kari Ryan Dentistry in Mt. Pleasant

Many adolescents and teens (and even some adults!) go through some type of orthodontic treatment, and oftentimes traditional braces are the best way to straighten teeth. In fact, braces are almost a type of rite of passage for many teenagers as they transition from a child to a young adult…. Read More…


What Causes a Gummy Smile and How Can You Fix it? 

added on: September 16, 2020
Kari Ryan Dentistry in Mt. Pleasant

When you smile, do you see more of your gums than your teeth? If so, you may have what’s often called a gummy smile. However, opinions about gummy smiles vary from person to person, and your dentist in Mt Pleasant believes that if you love your smile, there’s nothing you… Read More…


Why Do Our Teeth Fall Out? 

added on: August 28, 2020
Kari Ryan Dentistry in Mt. Pleasant

There’s a myth out there that says we’re almost guaranteed to lose some of our teeth as we get older. But a study by the American Dental Association says otherwise. In fact, more adults are keeping more of their natural teeth longer now than ever before. But that doesn’t ultimately… Read More…


Is Soy Milk Good For Teeth?

added on: August 26, 2020
Kari Ryan Dentistry in Mt. Pleasant

It probably comes as no surprise to hear your dentist in Mt Pleasant talk about all of the oral health benefits associated with drinking milk. But not all milk is created equal when it comes to building strong and healthy teeth. In fact, one of the most popular alternatives to… Read More…


How Painful is a Root Canal?  

added on: August 19, 2020
Kari Ryan Dentistry in Mt. Pleasant

There’s a dental treatment out there that can make even the toughest of the tough shudder in fear. We’re talking about the dreaded root canal. This dental procedure has gained such a terrible reputation over the years of being an incredibly painful, uncomfortable, and overall horrible thing. However, nothing could… Read More…


Top 4 Things That May Explain Your Discolored Teeth

added on: July 29, 2020
woman hides her smile with hat

Does your smile appear dull, dingy, and discolored? You’re not alone. In fact, Americans spend over a billion dollars on smile whitening products every year because they’re unhappy with the color of their teeth. But what if we could better understand what’s causing the discoloration in the first place and,… Read More…


A Dose of Summer Sun Can Help Protect Our Teeth

added on: July 24, 2020
sunshine

There’s something comforting about getting outside and soaking up the summer sun. After all, it’s warm, it helps improve our mood, and, as your dentist in Mt Pleasant knows, it can also help protect our teeth. It’s true. The overall and oral health benefits of getting out into the sun… Read More…


What Causes Receding Gums?

added on: July 20, 2020
woman with gum pain

If you have gum pain, swollen gums, or increased tooth sensitivity, particularly along the gum line, you may be experiencing gum recession. This oral health problem can lead to other issues down the road, including increased tooth decay, sensitive teeth, and even tooth loss. So what exactly causes receding gums,… Read More…


Does Drinking Water Benefit Oral Health?

added on: June 25, 2020
woman drinking glass of water

Everyone knows that it’s important to drink plenty of water every day to keep our bodies well hydrated. In fact, this small step of drinking enough water can greatly benefit overall health. Proper hydration is important to help organs function properly, help fight off infections, and may even assist with… Read More…


Does Flossing Cause Gum Pain?

added on: June 18, 2020
man examines his gums

It’s important to brush and floss your teeth every day to maintain good oral health. But what does it mean when your gums hurt afterward? Is it normal for gums to be sore or even bleed while flossing or shortly after flossing? Let’s check in with your dentist in Mt… Read More…


Why Men Are at Increased Risk for Oral Health Problems

added on: June 16, 2020
young man relaxing

Every June is recognized as Men’s Health Month and strives to bring awareness to just how important it is for men to keep up with doctor appointments, physicals, and routine procedures based on age. It’s also a time for your dentist in Mt Pleasant to encourage all men to seek… Read More…


How Long Should You Keep a Toothbrush?

added on: May 29, 2020
toothbrushes

Most people look for long-term relationships, both with a spouse and with a group of friends. But your dentist in Mt Pleasant wants you to know that there’s one relationship that should never last longer than three months — your relationship with your toothbrush. We’re not saying that you should… Read More…


Tongue Discoloration & Overall Health

added on: May 21, 2020
closeup of tongue

Your dentist in Mt Pleasant knows that your oral health can say a lot about your overall health. But the connection doesn’t just involve your teeth and gums. In fact, at every one of your dental appointments, your dental team takes a good, hard look at your tongue, as well… Read More…


Does Asthma Cause Cavities?

added on: May 14, 2020
asthma inhaler

Asthma is one of the most common diseases in America and affects approximately 25 million Americans. While asthma mainly affects the lungs and respiratory system, your dentist in Mt Pleasant knows that there is also a lesser-known connection between asthma and problems with oral health.    A Look at the… Read More…


Can Stress Cause Oral Health Problems?

added on: April 24, 2020
man with stress holds his head

As we all know, recently everyone’s life has quickly changed, and we’re all experiencing a temporary new normal. But with change and uncertainty also comes quite a bit of stress. Your dentist in Mt Pleasant understands, and we’re with you. While we’re sure that trying your best to avoid getting… Read More…


4 Ways to Avoid a Dental Emergency

added on: April 20, 2020
woman with toothache

Nobody wants to experience a dental emergency but the truth is, they happen. While many times a dental emergency is unavoidable or is a result of an unexpected accident, your dentist in Mt Pleasant wants you to know that there are some ways you can reduce your risk of a… Read More…


What is a Dental Emergency?

added on: April 9, 2020
emergency room sign

Nobody wants to experience a dental emergency, and that may be more true now than ever before thanks to all of the confusion and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and dental care. Don’t worry, your dentist in Mt Pleasant and the American Dental Association (ADA) are here to help clarify what constitutes… Read More…


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