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Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentist It is important that children that visiting the dentist when they get their very first tooth. This is typically at age one or two. Dr. Ann Kirol, here at Carolina Smile Design, is a pediatric dentist who sees patients of all ages and will make your child feel at ease. First Visit at the Pediatric Dentist What can…

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Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry Let’s be honest, oftentimes we wait until something is wrong to go to the doctor or dentist. But wouldn’t it be nice to have less things go wrong? Preventative dentistry is oral care that involves education, treatment and practice of maintaining your teeth and gums so that you don’t have to deal with pesky issues such as cavities!…

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Fluoride Treatments: Everything You Need to Know

Dental office fluoride treatments are commonly given to children as their teeth are developing. A child who has a history of cavities or is at high risk of decay should use additional fluoride. This promotes remineralization of the teeth, which strengthens the enamel. Fluoride also helps to stop bacteria from making acids. Many children get fluoride treatments every six months. The…

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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Oral cancer can be fatal if left untreated, but if the disease is confronted as soon as it appears, patients can have a positive recovery. This is one of the reasons regular dental checkups are so important, because the cancer can be detected in an earlier stage…

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Are Clear Braces for You?

Clear Braces Thankfully, gone are the days of ugly metal on your teeth. Now you can just stick a clear tray on your teeth and have a straight smile before you know it! People of all ages breathe a sigh of relief at this news. Now, when you go with clear braces, there is no need to be self-conscious. We…

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What is a Tooth Extraction?

Tooth Extraction. It sounds painful but it doesn’t have to be. What exactly is a tooth extraction you ask? It is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Extractions are typically a ‘last resort’ type of procedure. If a tooth cannot be fixed by a filling crown, or other treatment, a tooth extraction will have to…

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Rethink the Dentist

You no longer have to dread your next dental visit. Dr. Ann Kirol from Carolina Smile Design in Rock Hill is out to change the way people feel about going to the dentist. Read our interview below to find out how Ann is succeeding at making the dentist a positive experience. Q: Do you think people have negative perceptions of…

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Top 10 Reasons for a Toothache

A toothache is not only painful but concerning. Individuals experiencing this pain want to find out the root cause of it instantly. There are many things that can cause a toothache. Read about some potential causes below: 10. Orthodontic Alignment The first potential cause only applies to those with braces, retainers, and other dental alignment systems. Pain is usually fairly…

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Deep Teeth Cleaning vs Regular Teeth Cleaning

Chances are you’ve had a regular teeth cleaning before. The American Dental Association suggests you get a routine exam and cleaning twice a year. While these cleanings may have felt like a deep teeth cleaning, they actually were not! Here we will tell you the difference between deep teeth cleaning vs regular teeth cleaning. Deep Teeth Cleaning vs Regular Teeth Cleaning…

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