With 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.
Palmetto Dental Associates Blog
February 2, 2018
December 10, 2017
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.
November 15, 2017
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.
October 2, 2017
Porcelain 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.
September 30, 2017
Your 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.
August 9, 2017
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.
July 31, 2017
Dental implants are a wonderful solution for tooth loss — but you probably already know that by now. They’ve been booming in popularity over the past several years, and chances are good you know someone who’s got one, two, or maybe several dental implants that allow them to eat, speak, and smile with total confidence. If you’re dealing with tooth loss or are on the brink of missing teeth, there’s an excellent implant dentist near North Myrtle Beach! Dr. Emily Hortman restores dental implants from the comfort of the Palmetto Dental Associates office.
June 12, 2017
There’s a certain standard of training that every dentist must go through to be considered a “dental professional.” But, the last thing any patient needs is someone working on their mouth that’s satisfied with meeting the bare minimum requirements of their profession. When trying to find a dentist in Little River, you need a practice that’s family orientated, focuses on personalized treatment, and provides services enhanced with advanced technology that can serve every member of your family.