Quick Tips for Busy Parents

Whitening ToothpastesWhitening toothpastes have polishing agents in addition to the mild abrasives that help remove surface stains from teeth. Teeth that have surface stains are cleaned and whitened by whitening toothpastes; however, deeper stains won’t be touched. If your teeth have deeper, darker stains due to injury or certain medications, a more thorough brightening treatment, such as bleaching or […]
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Babies and kids healthy habits

Your child’s baby teeth are at risk for decay as soon as they first appear—which is typically around age 6 months. Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. It most often occurs in the upper front teeth, but other teeth may also be affected. In some cases, infants and toddlers experience decay […]
By |April 14th, 2016|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Babies and kids healthy habits

Simple solutions for healthy teeth for kids

If your child has autism, a developmental delay or a disability, you know that brushing, flossing, and dentist visits can be really challenging. Yet, oral hygiene is crucial, especially because studies show special needs children are more likely than typical kids to have cavities and other dental problems. Cavities, gum disease and oral traumaSpecial needs kids often have difficulty brushing […]
By |April 7th, 2016|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Simple solutions for healthy teeth for kids

Common Cosmetic Dental Problems

Few people are born with a perfect smile. The pearly-white teeth that grace magazine covers and beam from television screens may look perfect, but nine times out of ten, they were not that way to begin with: they have been transformed through the art and science of cosmetic dentistry. Our Hilton Head Island dentistry team believes that everyone should […]
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​How to Naturally Whiten Your Teeth

Everyone wants beautiful healthy white teeth! However, many things in life can prevent that from happening. As life goes on we can get more and more insecure about our smiles. It can seem overwhelming to get it fixed. Especially, if you have invested money on whitening strips in the past with little to no results. Many people dont have […]
By |March 25th, 2016|Dental Hygiene|Comments Off on ​How to Naturally Whiten Your Teeth

Restorative Dentistry

What is restorative dentistry?Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that seeks to correct dental problems while helping to restore health and beauty to your smile. These problems may arise due to external injury, trauma, natural defects or lack of oral hygiene. Some of the most common issues for restorative dental patients include: DiscolourationMissing teethChips or cracksMisaligned teethGaps in teethTooth […]
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Tooth Restoration

Bonding: The bonding process is applicable in almost every dental procedure performed today. It is accomplished in one visit to the dentist. No mold-taking, no “temporary,” no lab-fabrication. And it may take care of chips, gaps between the teeth, staining, splotches from wearing braces, crookedness or even teeth whose shapes are displeasing. Plus, it’s relatively inexpensive. Dental Bridges: Dental bridges, dental implants, […]
By |February 15th, 2016|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Tooth Restoration

Best Dental Tips for Kids

Tip #1: KIDS SHOULD SEE THE DENTIST FOR THE FIRST TIME BY AGE 1.The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics ALL recommend that every child see a dentist by age 1. When does 1+1 = 0? One tooth + One visit to the dentist = No cavities. We chose this tip as the […]
By |February 12th, 2016|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Best Dental Tips for Kids

Common dental problems in kids

As parents, it’s up to you to set healthy standards for good oral care in your children. The good news is, most tooth problems and concerns are common, many are not serious, and all have a solution. Listen to what your children’s teeth are telling you, and they’ll reward you with a healthy smile. KIDS, CAVITIES, AND TOOTH DECAY Baby teeth […]
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10 Great Dental Hygiene Tips

Everyone wants to have a great smile which is why good oral hygiene is important! Having poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems in the future such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with […]
By |December 3rd, 2015|Dental Hygiene|Comments Off on 10 Great Dental Hygiene Tips

Dental Care Every Day: A Caregiver’s Guide

Taking care of someone with a developmental disability requires patience and skill. As a caregiver, you know this as well as anyone does. You also know how challenging it is to help that person with dental care. It takes planning, time, and the ability to manage physical, mental, and behavioral problems. Dental care isn’t always easy, but you can […]
By |November 30th, 2015|Dental Hygiene|Comments Off on Dental Care Every Day: A Caregiver’s Guide

Daily Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

Bacteria can live in your mouth in the form of plaque, causing cavities and gingivitis, which can lead to periodontal (gum) disease. In order to keep your mouth clean, you must practice good oral hygiene every day. What is plaque?Plaque is a sticky layer of material containing bacteria that accumulates on teeth, including where toothbrushes can’t reach. Many of the […]
By |November 26th, 2015|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Daily Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

Common Dental Issues and Solutions

Thanks to the development of faster and more efficient dental treatments, new pain-free dental techniques, and durable, aesthetically appealing dental materials, modern dentistry now offers a solution for virtually every type of dental problem. Patients of all ages can choose from a multitude of traditional or more innovative general and cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve the health and beauty […]
By |November 23rd, 2015|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Common Dental Issues and Solutions

A Guide to Common Dental Problems

Problem: Tooth DecayAlso known as dental caries or cavities, tooth decay occurs when plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms when you eat sugars or starches, is allowed to linger on teeth for too long. Who’s at risk: Anyone can get a cavity, but children and older people are the most prone. The incidence among children has been declining, thanks […]
By |November 19th, 2015|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on A Guide to Common Dental Problems

Top 10 Common Dental Problems

Dental problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can be easily prevented. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating properly and regular dental check ups are essential in preventing dental problems. Educating yourself about common dental problems and their causes can also go a long way in prevention. 1. Bad Breath Ifyou suffer […]
By |November 16th, 2015|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Top 10 Common Dental Problems


Gum diseaseThe first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis, which is the only stage that is reversible. If not treated, gingivitis may lead to a more serious, destructive form of gum/periodontal disease called periodontitis. It is possible to have gum disease and have no warning signs. That is one reason why regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are […]
By |November 12th, 2015|Dental Hygiene|Comments Off on Concerns

Why are regular dental visits important?

Regular dental visits are important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months. What happens at your visit?There are 2 parts to a regular dental visit. One part is the check-up. The other is the cleaning.The check-upYour dental professional will check for cavities and to see if […]
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Top 10 Reasons to See a Dentist

Many individuals often go years without a visit to the dentist. Whether it’s due to fear, lack of money or because they think their teeth don’t have any problems. Whatever the reason, visiting the dentist twice a year will do you and your smile a world of good.If it’s been years since you’ve sat in the dentist chair, this […]
By |November 5th, 2015|Implant Dentistry|Comments Off on Top 10 Reasons to See a Dentist

5 Principles for Designing Your Dental Practice

Successfully building, upgrading or expanding your dental practice requires a good deal of advance planning and careful thought to generate a realistic and functional design. As you work to visualize and define your practice design, consider incorporating the five principles used by the Dental One panel of Experts when evaluating competition entrants. Dental Office Design at Dental One recognizes dental practices […]
By |October 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 10 causes of Tooth Discoloration

A recent article at WebMD.com pointed out the top 10 culprits of tooth discoloration. Here they are: 1. Food and drink. Coffee, tea, carbonated beverages and red wine can discolor teeth. Even certain fruits and vegetables can cause stains. 2. Tobacco products. Smoking or chewing tobacco can stain teeth. 3. Inadequate brushing and flossing. If a patient doesn’t brush […]
By |August 23rd, 2014|Dental Hygiene|0 Comments

What constitutes new technology? Water flossing revisited

Dental school graduates from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s have probably heard of the Waterpik Water Flosser, but ask them to tell you what it does or whether it is effective, and they generally either do not know or else believe that it is not very effective at removing plaque. Graduates after 2000 may not even know what this […]

Infection control in dentistry has never been more essential

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    Infection control in dentistry has never been more essential

Demand for dental treatment has been increasing in recent years as people have become more aware of their oral health and the benefits of good dental aesthetics. Maintaining and practising stringent cross-infection control procedures therefore have never been more essential to ensure the health and safety of dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, as well as other supporting staff who […]