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Exercise: Good for the Body, Bad for Teeth?

Posted on Jul 25, 2017, by Golden Proportions Marketing

Throughout the past few years, there have been several studies that provide conflicting information on whether exercise is good or bad for your oral health. Our dental office in Asheville hopes that we can help clear up any confusion so you can get back to working out without worry. The Benefits of Exercise It goes without saying that everyone should exercise regularly to help get and keep the

Helping Asheville Break The Cycle of Bad Sleep

Posted on Jul 25, 2017, by Golden Proportions Marketing

New American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate, Dr. Douglas Phillips Helping Patients Overcome Apnea, Snoring (ASHEVILLE, NC) July 2017 – Local dentist Dr. Douglas Phillips is sending out a wake-up call to tired, drowsy Asheville residents: A more restful night’s sleep shouldn’t be a dream. In reality, Dr. Phillips has been tirelessly pursuing Diplomate status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) — the leading

What is Gum Charting?

Posted on May 11, 2017, by Golden Proportions Marketing

Gum, or periodontal, charting is when your Asheville dentist measures the pockets around each tooth to help evaluate oral health. It’s an important step in diagnosing gum disease and determining how advanced it may be. Periodontal charting can also assist your dental team in recommending an appropriate treatment plan. How is Periodontal Charting Done? The process is pretty simple and usually pretty painless, too. The team at our

Your Frenectomy Questions Answered

Posted on Apr 18, 2017, by Golden Proportions Marketing

At our dental office in Asheville, we know our patients have questions about all things related to their oral health and the appearance of their smiles. Frenectomies are no different. What exactly is a frenectomy? Why would we ever recommend one? Can it really be beneficial? Not to worry, we’re here to answer all of your frenectomy questions. A Bit of Background We’d have a little trouble answering

The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics has nominated Dr. Douglas B. Phillips for Treasurer and Secretary for Guests.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017, by Golden Proportions Marketing

Dr. Douglas Phillips graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1979 with honors.  After completing a general practice residency in the USAF at Eglin Air Force Base in 1980, he completed his active tour of duty at England AFB in Alexandria, Louisiana, from 1980-1982. In addition to providing dental services, he had additional duties as the Prosthodontic Lab Officer and the Dental Supply and Equipment Officer.  He continued

Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2017 Buncombe County

Posted on Jan 18, 2017, by Golden Proportions Marketing

Bowling For Kid’s Sake has been an Annual Office Event for several years. We enjoy having the opportunity to help our local Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Western North Carolina and have fun in the process! Our team, Striking Smiles, will be at Sky Lanes on Patton Ave in Asheville on March 4th bowling our hearts out to raise money for the fantastic programs that Big Brothers / Big

ABCs of Getting Your Zzzzzzzz

Posted on Nov 21, 2016, by Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA

How to create healthy habits and a restful environment for a good night’s sleep.


Posted on Aug 29, 2016, by Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA

Xerostomia (pronounced “zero-stome-ah”) is the medical word for the sensation of dry mouth often due to decreased or absent saliva.

Why Smiles are Important

Posted on Mar 10, 2016, by Grace Rizza

Dentist Asheville A smile comprises 60% of the weight of the face, creating an immediate, subconscious, visual impact on people you meet. Contact our office for more information.

February is Heart Health Month

Posted on Feb 17, 2016, by Grace Rizza

Dentist in Asheville Did you know that taking care of your teeth can impact heart health by reducing your chances of having a heart attack or a stroke by 50%? Contact our office for more information.