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Phillips & Schmitt DDS, PA Participates in the “Give Back a Smile” Program

Posted on Apr 3, 2015, by Grace Rizza

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

Asheville Dentist | Unexpected Ways to Use Toothpaste

Posted on Mar 20, 2015, by Grace Rizza

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

Dentist Asheville | GACD Meeting

Posted on Mar 18, 2015, by Grace Rizza

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

Asheville NC Dentist | Why Your Smile Matters So Much…

Posted on Feb 25, 2015, by Grace Rizza

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.

Dentist Asheville | Common Dental Problems and How to Fix Them

Posted on Feb 18, 2015, by Grace Rizza

Dental problems are never fun. Not being able to eat or speak properly can drastically decrease your overall confidence. If you are experiencing a dental problem, it is never too late to get it fixed. Brushing and flossing twice a day along with regular dental cleanings are essential in preventing dental issues. Here are some common dental problems and how to fix them. Tooth Decay Tooth decay occurs

Asheville Dentist | New Year’s Resolutions for Your Oral and Overall Health

Posted on Jan 15, 2015, by Grace Rizza

Welcome the new year with a renewed commitment to living healthy. Commit to a resolution that will keep your overall health in good shape as well as your oral health. Here are some dental health tips to consider that will keep you smiling and feeling great. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables Poor nutrition can affect the entire immune system, increasing susceptibility to many common oral disorders, including

Dentist Asheville NC | What Are Veneers?

Posted on Dec 23, 2014, by Grace Rizza

Veneers are aesthetic solutions that may be recommended for those who are interested in restoring the color and appearance of their teeth. Veneers can be used to: ▪ Re-shape teeth ▪ Improve the look of your teeth due to stains ▪ Fix teeth that are chipped, fractured, crooked or broken ▪ Close gaps between teeth Veneers are custom-made to fit over your natural teeth. The foundation of your

Asheville NC Dentist | Symptoms and Preventions of Periodontal Disease

Posted on Dec 15, 2014, by Grace Rizza

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and is one of the most common health conditions in our population. It is caused by plaque and bacteria buildup that forms around the gum line, and creates pockets between teeth and gums. This disease can progress and contribute to deteriorating oral health and overall health, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and pregnancy complications. Although periodontal

Dentist Asheville | Nutrition & Oral Health

Posted on Nov 24, 2014, by Grace Rizza

Registered dietitians at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognize a link between mouth health and nutrition. Oral infectious diseases, as well as acute, chronic and terminal illnesses with oral symptoms can impact not only our ability to consume food properly, but also our health and nutrition status. Learn more about the link between nutrition and oral health from your dentist in Asheville.

Dentist Asheville | Thanksgiving and Oral Healthcare

Posted on Nov 18, 2014, by Grace Rizza

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching! This day marks an event where everyone can feast and eat all the food that their tummies can handle. It is one of the few days of the year when people break their diets and really indulge at dinner. During this time, recipes can be found on how to stay on a healthy diet this holiday while still being able to enjoy delicious meals.