Smith Family Dentistry WV Blog

Is At-Home Teeth Whitening Safe?
07/29/2019
At Smith Family Dentistry in Charleston, WV, we want to ensure all of our patients receive the quality dental care that they need and deserve. Our experienced doctors and professional staff offer a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry treatments. For many adults, teeth whitening is a top treatment choice to consistently have a brilliantly white smile. While we always recommend whitening your teeth in the comfort of our Charleston office, we understand that at-home teeth whitening kits do have an appeal. However, there are some things to look out for when whitening your teeth at home and ensuring the safety of your dental health.
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Are Electric Toothbrushes Good for Me?
06/27/2019
When it comes to having great oral hygiene, the very first building block to achieving that is brushing on a regular basis. While everyone knows about standard, manual toothbrushes, everyone may not be so familiar with electric toothbrushes, a revolutionary new way to clean one’s teeth.
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How To Find The RIght Cosmetic Dentist
06/01/2019
Here at Smith Family Dentist, we offer both cosmetic & general dental treatment services. When you are seeking the “right” cosmetic dentist it is important to know what it is you are looking to change about your smile. Once you know your desired outcome and you have found the right dentist, it is helpful to know what questions to ask.
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What Causes Tooth Decay & Cavities?
04/25/2019
At Smith Family Dentistry, we're proud to provide comprehensive dental care to families throughout the greater Charleston, WV area. At our practice, we strive to prioritize preventive dental care and stop tooth decay from happening in the first place – but if a cavity does form, it's important to start treatment right away. If you've ever asked yourself what causes tooth decay, we're here to provide an answer.
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What Happens If I Don't Floss?
03/07/2019
Patients often neglect to floss, and they don’t realize that the effects it has on their overall oral hygiene are profound when they do it. The fact is, though, flossing decreases the chances of developing gum disease drastically, and it also serves an important function in the prevention of tooth decay. On top of that, it has some tangible aesthetic benefits that most patients start to notice within a week or two of regular flossing. Dr. J. Christopher Smith wants every patient who chooses Smith Family Dentistry when they need a dentist in Charleston to be aware of what happens when they decide not to floss.
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The Difference Between Dentists & Orthodontists
01/30/2019
Smith Family Dentistry is your trusted family dentist in Charleston, WV. Learn more about the treatment & services we provide & schedule your appointment!
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Helping Your Child Overcome Their Fear Of The Dentist
01/04/2019
What if your child is terrified of the dentist? Read these tips for helping your child overcome fear & anxiety & contact Smith Family Dentistry today!
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Do I Have a Cavity
06/18/2018
If you've ever asked yourself how to tell if you have a cavity, we're here to provide an answer.
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Out-Of-Town Dental Emergencies
04/18/2018
Allow Us To Give You Some Tips On How To Prevent & Take Care Of Any Dental Emergencies That May Occur While You’re On Vacation. Enter Our Site & Learn More.
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Tooth Erosion
02/15/2018
Here at Smith Family Dentistry, we aim to keep your smile as healthy as possible. By coming to your cosmetic dentist in Charleston, WV, you won’t just be privy to our exceptional cosmetic dentistry, but you’ll receive all of the general treatment needed to keep your teeth in excellent shape. One common oral problem that can stop your teeth from being as healthy as they could be is tooth erosion – something we’d like to talk more about right now.
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How Smoking Affects Your Teeth
12/12/2017
As your trusted Charleston, WV dentist and dental team, we at Smith Family Dentistry would be remiss if we didn’t talk about all of the oral hazards of smoking. Not only can smoking harm your body, but it’s just as damaging to your mouth. While we offer Charleston, WV cosmetic dentistry treatments, it’s not quite enough to reverse all the ways that smoking can ruin your mouth, some of which are as follows.
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All-on-4
10/20/2017
You may be surprised to know this, but tooth loss is actually very common amongst adults. In fact, over 35 million Americans are missing all of their upper or lower teeth. In these situations, a person typically resorts to dentures, which is an effective way to replace an entire arch of teeth, but they can also provide many hassles and discomforts. As your choice for a South Charleston and Charleston general and cosmetic dentist, our entire team at Smith Family Dentistry would like to offer an alternative to dentures – the all-on-4 dental implant restoration. Our dentists work with a periodontist or oral surgeon to coordinate your care. The periodontist or oral surgeon will place the dental implants with the assistance of a laboratory technician to fit the transitional denture to the implants. Following a healing period to allow for the implants to integrate, the final prosthesis (or denture) will be fabricated by our office.
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How Dentists Fix Chipped Teeth
08/21/2017
While it may seem incredibly traumatic if you happen to chip or even crack a tooth, we at Smith Family Dentistry want you to know that it’s not the end of the world. Modern dental technology has now given us multiple advanced ways to fix these types of dental problems. As providers of Charleston, WV, cosmetic dentistry, we offer a wide variety of treatments that can help. Depending on the way that the tooth is chipped or cracked, your children and adult dentist in Charleston, WV can help in one or more of the following ways.
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About Bruxism
06/21/2017
As your cosmetic dentist in Charleston and your periodontal therapy experts, we at Smith Family Dentistry make it our goal to help give all of our patients the healthiest teeth and gums possible. Unfortunately, there are many different bad habits a person can perform which may prevent this goal from happening – some of them you might not even realize that you’re doing. One of these is bruxism, a condition which we’ll be glad to tell you more about.
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National Nutrition Month
04/20/2017
Because we’re committed to giving you a healthy smile for life, we’d like to mention that it’s National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition Month is all about nutrition education and raising awareness on the importance of healthy eating habits. While we all understand the effect that eating has on our bodily health and weight, the effect that eating has on our dental health isn’t quite as common knowledge. As your trusted children’s dentist, we’d like to take this opportunity to explain how our diet can affect our dental health.
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Welcome to Our Blog
11/22/2016
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and read our blog! We like to keep our patients up-to-date with what’s happening in the office, so check often for the latest posts. We may post an informational article, an announcement about an office contest or a spotlight on a special patient or staff member! At the end of each post, you will see an “Add Comment” box. We welcome your feedback, so feel free to leave a comment. We love engaging with our patients, and regularly updating this blog is a great way for us to connect in between your scheduled visits!
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