Xerostomia (pronounced “zero-stome-ah”) is the medical word for the sensation of dry mouth often due to decreased or absent saliva.
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.
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.
At Phillips & Schmitt DDS, PA, we are proud to offer the Trios Digital Impression System to replace the traditional molded impressions of your teeth. We have equipped our practice with this advanced, modern technology to make all treatment as effective and comfortable as possible for our patients. This provides high-quality, non-invasive impressions and is proven to be consistently more accurate than any other dental scanner. These precise
Did you know that gum disease often has no symptoms? Take a look at these facts about gum disease. Contact our Asheville dentist for more information or to schedule an appointment.
NPR recently published a news story on the topic of sleep disorders,zooming in on one particular disorder that is very common: obstructive sleep apnea. Over 50 million adults in the United States have a sleep disorder such as insomnia, restless leg syndrome, or sleep apnea. It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80% of those cases being mild to moderate obstructive sleep
When brushing or flossing isn’t convenient, you can keep your mouth feeling fresh by eating certain foods. When you’re on the go or in a hurry, try grabbing one of these foods to munch on to help fight plaque and keep your teeth healthy. Water is the best way to stimulate saliva, which is your body’s greatest defense against bacteria that causes plaque and cavities. Saliva helps to
Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA is an active participant in the Open Wide Foundation. OpenWide Foundation works in partnership with local governments to set up dental clinics in underserved parts of the world where access to skilled dental care does not exist. Open Wide also facilitates the logistics of trip planning for dentists and their teams who want to volunteer in the clinics. Our team has donated a
Here are some interesting facts about your amazing teeth: Enamel is the hardest substance in the body, according to Dr. Leslie Seldin, a spokeswoman for the American Dental Association. A quarter of all of the adults in the United States have lost all of their teeth due to improper at home and professional care. Teeth are already forming before birth. The term “wisdom teeth” was given because these
Did you know that 40% of children have tooth decay by the time they are in kindergarten? Read about how to maintain and achieve a healthy smile. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact us at our Asheville dental office.