Nearly a year ago, our lives were turned upside down as the novel COVID-19 virus spread into a global pandemic. In response, stay-at-home orders were put in place, face masks became a must-have item, and going to the dentist even for preventive care was out of the question. Luckily, the last 10 months have given dentists across the U.S. the opportunity to re-open with new and improved sanitation measures that make everything from routine cleanings to extensive restorative work possible. Here are a few ways dental teams are practicing dental safety during COVID-19 in Mount Pleasant!(more…)
Smile Carolina Dental Group Blog
January 27, 2021
May 12, 2020
For the past couple of months, you’ve been diligently adhering to the CDC’s recommended social distancing guidelines and staying home as much as you can. One day, one of your teeth starts hurting seemingly out of nowhere. You think you might have a cavity, but you’re a bit apprehensive to visit your dentist. Is it safe? Absolutely! Rest assured that your dentist follows dental safety protocol by wearing much more PPE than they did before the pandemic struck. Keep reading to learn what PPE is and how your dental team wears it to prevent infection.
April 19, 2020
If you’re in the habit of seeing your dentist regularly, you may be worried about your oral health during COVID-19. While your dentist is closed, there is no need to be anxious about your smile! Your dentist has provided some easy steps you can take to prevent oral health issues from occurring during this uncertain time. Keep reading to see just how easy it is to keep your smile healthy and happy even while quarantined.
March 22, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, it’s more important than ever that we do everything we can to stay healthy. While the best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus is to practice social distancing and regular hand washing, a strong immune system will help fight off infection if you do get sick. Thankfully, improving your immune system can be as simple as taking care of your smile. Read on as your Mt. Pleasant dentist explains how taking care of your oral health can be good for your whole body.
January 2, 2020
Have you ever given up on a New Year’s resolution because it was too difficult to accomplish? Researchers estimate that’s why nearly 80% of New Year’s resolutions don’t make it past February. If you’re looking to get healthier this year, it’s important that you start your journey with attainable goals and reasonable habits, so why not start with your smile? Try these practical resolutions from your dentist and start improving your oral health this year!
December 20, 2019
Although your dentist isn’t Santa Claus, they can still tell if you’ve been naughty or nice over the holidays based on the results of your next routine checkup. The last thing you would want to ruin your valuable time with your family is a pesky cavity that causes dental sensitivity and even pain. Because you’ll be consuming more sweets than usual, you’ll want to adjust your dental hygiene routine accordingly and make sure that harmful oral bacteria aren’t accumulating in your mouth. Read on for five tips on how you can keep you and your family cavity-free over the holidays. (more…)
November 16, 2019
In a perfect world, everyone would keep their natural teeth for their entire life. The world is not perfect, though, so sometimes we have to replace natural teeth using methods like dentures. Fortunately, modern dentistry has come a long way in creating dentures that look and feel like natural teeth. However, you don’t take care of them in quite the same way. The best way to maintain your natural teeth is through brushing, flossing, and regular checkups with your dentist. Meanwhile, the easiest way to take care of your dentures is by soaking them. Read on to learn the importance of soaking dentures.
September 8, 2019
Many of us lead busy lives these days, causing stress to run rampant. You may already be aware of how poorly managed stress can affect the brain and heart, but did you know it also has an impact on your oral health in Mt. Pleasant? That’s why it’s important to deal with your stress or anxiety as soon as possible, so as not to cause problems. Let’s take a closer look at what those problems are and how you can put a stop to them.
July 14, 2019
You’ve decided to straighten your teeth, but should you choose an advanced method like Invisalign? It can help you finally have a confident smile even during treatment. But you have questions and concerns about how Invisalign will affect your lifestyle. Will you have to change a lot in your daily routine to make room for treatment? How can you make sure that you achieve the results you’re looking for? Keep reading to get helpful answers to Invisalign FAQs. (more…)
June 18, 2019
Invisalign is a favored orthodontic option among teens and adults, and for good reason: compared with braces, there are no brackets or wires, no eating restrictions, and it’s much harder for the casual observer to notice. However, just because there are no metal parts doesn’t mean that there’s no maintenance involved. In order to get the best results (and avoid needing a costly replacement!), you need to make sure that you’re taking good care of your Invisalign aligners. Here are 5 tips for doing so.
Amy can answer just about any question you may have about your dental concerns.