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The Cause of Your Bad Breath May Be More Than What You Eat

June 4, 2018

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Chronic or occasional bad breath can make any social situation uncomfortable. At Palmetto Dental Associates we understand your bad breath concerns. Below are a few common causes of bad breath. Sometimes bad breath, or halitosis, can be a sign of a more serious dental concern or it can be solved with a few tweaks in your daily routine.

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What is a Cold Sore?

May 7, 2018

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Cold sores are created by contact with saliva or skin. It can start if you kiss a person with a cold sore. Most are caused by HSV-1. This virus starts with small blisters that form into ulcers in your gums or mouth. Also, cold sores can spread to the eyes, fingers, genitals, and other areas. (more…)

6 Tips for Better Oral Health

April 1, 2018

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Better oral health starts with a good oral hygiene routine. It can also lower the risk of oral diseases. Here are a few tips for better oral health. 

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5 Foods and Drinks that Ruin Your Oral Health

March 1, 2018

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You need to do more than brush to stop decay. Did you know? Sugary foods can hurt your teeth. Below are 5 foods and drinks to avoid for good oral health.

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Saving Money by Visiting Your Dentist? Learn How It’s Done

February 2, 2018

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young man smiling in plaid shirtWith the cost of living steadily rising, it’s a must that you take a frugal approach to how you spend your money. The tricky part sometimes is to determine what’s a necessity and what’s a want. So unfortunately, some of the more valuable components of your wellness may be sacrificed in an attempt to save the budget. This can spill over into the world of preventive dentistry, unfortunately viewed by some people as a discretionary service like getting a manicure or massage. That couldn’t be further from the truth because your semi-annual visits to your dentist serve as one of the major pillars in maintaining a healthy mouth, teeth and gums. As you continue reading you’ll learn more about why this is so and how it actually saves you money.

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Toothpaste vs. Professional: What’s Best for Teeth-Whitening?

December 10, 2017

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A smiling woman after her whitening treatment.During your weekly grocery shopping, you might be intrigued by the dozens of different kinds of toothpaste to choose from. Many of them offer additional benefits that their basic counterparts may not. One of these benefits includes teeth-whitening, proudly displayed on the front of the box, usually in the bottom-right corner.

If you’re wondering whether it’s worth it to get teeth-whitening done at your dentist office when there’s an option to do so in your own home, keep reading. You’d be surprised to hear the comparison.

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Your Local Dentist Explains the Importance of Consultations

November 15, 2017

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dental visit checkup You might be excited at the idea of improving your smile, but you shouldn’t skip any steps of the dental process—even your initial consultation.

This part may seem useless because it’s difficult to understand dental procedures, but your dentist is here to help you. Consultations are how your dentist puts their best foot forward in creating a friendly, open relationship as well as inform you about your dental options. Learn more about the importance of consultations here.

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Where Did Veneers Come From, and Why Are They Made of Porcelain?

October 2, 2017

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woman with beautiful smilePorcelain veneers can help you achieve flawless teeth! They are able to cover over all sorts of unsightly imperfections, including discoloration, cracks and chips, and minor misalignment and gaps. If you decide to get them, you might not even recognize your own smile after all is said and done. This amazing treatment is a cornerstone of modern cosmetic dentistry, but you might wonder where the idea for veneers came from. Furthermore, why are they made out of porcelain? A brief look at their history might enhance your appreciate for these beautiful little tooth covers.

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How Your Teeth Can Indicate Early Stress

September 30, 2017

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close-up of a beautiful smileYour dentist can tell more than whether or not you floss or drink coffee by looking at your teeth. A new study out from University of Washington Health Sciences shows that a misaligned bite may indicate stress early in life.

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Your Dentist in North Myrtle Beach Encourages Real Smiles

August 9, 2017

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happy young woman smiling Have you ever heard of a “Duchenne smile?” While conducting a study on facial expressions, it was discovered that there are literally two distinct types of smiles: the real smile (formally known as Duchenne) and the fake smile.

A “real smile” involves a multitude of facial muscles to participate in order to show your pearly whites including the zygomatic major muscle (corners of your mouth) and the orbicularis oculi muscles (the cheeks and muscles around your eyes). Whereas a fake smile only requires the muscles right around your mouth and sometimes not even all of those if you smile with your mouth closed.

When’s the last time you felt confident enough to show off your Duchenne smile? If you still hide your teeth and give a half-way smile when taking pictures, it may be time to boost your confidence with cosmetic dentistry from a dentist in North Myrtle Beach.

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