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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.

Asheville Dentist | History of the Toothbrush

Posted on Oct 16, 2014, by Grace Rizza

In 3500 BC, the Babylonians and Egyptians used chewing sticks to clean their teeth. Look how far the toothbrush has come! Learn more about the history of the toothbrush from your dentist in Asheville. —– Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA 1111 Hendersonville Rd Asheville, NC 28803 Phone: (828) 254-1944 URL of Map

Dr. Phillips attends a Masters Course in Dental Sleep Medicine

Posted on Oct 14, 2014, by Grace Rizza

On November 7-8, 2014, Dr. Phillips and hygienist, Ann Miller, will be attending the Masters Course in Dental Sleep Medicine in Minnesota. The seminar will feature methods and skills to successfully evaluate and treat patients with snoring and sleep apnea. If you experience any shortage of breath or snoring during sleep, request an appointment with us for a sleep apnea consultation. —– Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA 1111

Asheville Dentist | What to Do in Case of Dental Emergency

Posted on Oct 10, 2014, by Grace Rizza

Accidents always happen. Be sure to know what to do when one arises – it can be the difference of saving a tooth or losing one. A dental emergency is an injury to your teeth or gums that can be potentially serious. Ignoring one can increase the risk of permanent damage. For all dental emergencies, it is important to contact our office as soon as the injury occurs.

Asheville Dentist | Modern Dentistry Doesn’t Have to Hurt

Posted on Sep 18, 2014, by Grace Rizza

Communication is an important component to any relationship. Open communication is a major factor in how you measure the quality of care you receive. We strive to effectively communicate with you before, during and after your dental treatments. By maintaining open communication and gently presenting information about a procedure or condition, we will address your concerns and answer any questions you may have. Our open communication policy allows