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Gum Contouring and You

April 1, 2019

Gum Contouring

By now, you have probably heard of face contouring: a way to can use makeup to highlight your favorite facial features. Unlike a simple contour with bronzer and highlighter, gum contouring requires a surgical procedure and it will improve the look and the health of your gums.

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Common Medication Side Effects that Affect Your Oral Health

March 4, 2019

Medication Side Effects

Whether you are taking allergy medicine or antidepressants, the medications you take for your body can affect your oral health. Always check for medication side effects by asking your doctor or pharmacist. They may put your oral health at risk. This does not mean you cannot take the medication, it just means that you should find out how Dr. Hortman can help you prevent negative oral health effects while taking the medication.

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Dental Procedures for Missing Teeth

February 4, 2019

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Missing teeth can make it hard to smile, bite, chew, and speak. Missing teeth can even lower your self-confidence! The truth is, you don’t have to live this way. Whether you lost a tooth from trauma or from decay, Palmetto Dental Associates in Little River, South Carolina can help you improve the look and function of your smile. There are many different ways that we can replace missing teeth. Here are a few options Dr. Hortman may present to you.

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Can a Dentist Pull an Infected Tooth?

January 1, 2019

Pull Infected Tooth, Tooth Decay

 

Many patients ask us if Dr. Hortman or Dr. Woolston can pull an infected tooth. The answer is yes! Actually, a majority of teeth that are pulled, also called extracted, have an infection. A deep cavity or a cracked tooth can allow bacteria to build up in the cavities of the tooth. A large number of bacteria inside the tooth can cause an infection. So, yes, you should pull an infected tooth. 

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Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay

November 2, 2018

tooth decay

 

A healthy, beautiful smile begins with a good oral health routine that one does daily. Food and drink that you consume can hurt your tooth and mouth’s oral health. Below are a few ways to care for your teeth between dental visits to stop tooth decay and to ensure a happy, healthy smile.

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Common Treatments for TMD

October 12, 2018

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TMD, Signs and Symptoms, Pain, Sore Jaw

 

If you have a sore jaw, trouble opening and closing your mouth, or you hear a click when you open your mouth wide, you may have TMD. At home, you can treat the symptoms of TMD with over-the-counter medication and avoiding painful jaw movements. However, if your symptoms worsen, you may need to visit Dr. Hortman and her team at Palmetto Dental Associates. Here are a few items they may suggest for you to treat your TMD. 

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Reasons You Should Go To The Dentist

July 2, 2018

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Whether it is a biannual check-up or a sudden dental concern, there are multiple reasons that patients visit Dr. Hortman at Palmetto Dental Associates. Here are a few of the top reasons. If you are experiencing similar symptoms, please call Palmetto Dental Associates at (843)-399-2525 to speak with a team member today!

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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

 

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…)

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