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.
In March, Dr. Schmitt attended the 30th annual meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration in San Francisco. This internationally acclaimed conference provides excellence in education and development of dental implant technology and clinical/surgical practice. The theme this year was “Science Collaboration and Clinical Excellence for 30-years.” For more information on Dr. Schmitt, please contact us.
We are excited to announce that we have donated a total of $2,000 to the Give Back a Smile Charity for abused victims. Thank you to all of our patients who took part in this contribution! Phillips & Schmitt DDS, PA is an active participant in the “Give Back a Smile” program, which is sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation (AACDCF). This life-changing program
Toothpaste does a great job of cleaning teeth, but there are many other uses for toothpaste that you might not expect. The same ingredients that help polish our teeth can also soothe some common ailments, make items sparkle, and get rid of stains and pungent smells. Read these tricks on how toothpaste can do much more than leave your smile looking bright. Relieve irritation from bee stings and
On February 20-21, 2015, Dr. Douglas Phillips attended the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry meeting in Atlanta, GA. The meeting was about “Mastering Composite Artistry” and was a hands-on practical application course. It involved using ceramic composite resins to duplicate natural teeth with the goal of creating beautiful smiles. The workshop was given by Dr. Newton Fahl, a world class esthetic dentist from Brazil. He shared his techniques
Studies show that more than 99% of adults say an attractive smile is an important personal asset. Read more about the surprising benefits for achieving a healthy and beautiful smile below. We welcome new patients. It is our promise to provide dental care that will give you a healthy smile for your lifetime. To schedule an appointment, please contact our Asheville dentist.