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The Best Electric Toothbrush

The Best Electric Toothbrush   There are so many toothbrush options out there. How do you know which one is best? Well, the best way to find out is to ask a dentist! Dr. Kirol has one that she recommends, but before we divulge her top pick, let’s discuss the age-old debate of manual toothbrush vs electric toothbrush.   Manual…

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What is a Dental Abscess?

Are you experiencing a sharp pain in your mouth? There’s a chance it’s related to a dental abscess. An abscess consists of small pockets that fill with bacterial pus. There are two types of dental abscess. The first is a periapical, or tooth abscess, which affects the root of the tooth. The other type, a periodontal (gum) abscess, affects the…

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Tips on How to Whiten Stained Teeth

Tips on How to Whiten Stained Teeth   Sometimes a perfect brushing and flossing routine doesn’t help improve stained or yellowed teeth. Teeth become yellow due to stains, both deep and surface level, as well as many other causes that aren’t under our control. No matter what is the cause of staining, there are many over-the-counter products or dental services…

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What is Halitosis?

What is Halitosis? We’ve all come across someone with bad breath. In most cases, bad breath isn’t serious, but if it lasts longer than a few weeks, it may be evidence of a deeper underlying problem. Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath, and if you’ve ever had it, you shouldn’t feel bad. About 1 in 5 people in…

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Anesthesia at the Dentist

Anesthesia at the Dentist If you’ve felt a weird, numb feeling in your mouth at a dental appointment, then you’ve probably had anesthesia. Anesthesia is given during a dental procedure to prevent pain or to calm an anxious patient. In dentistry, the most typical form is local anesthesia, which dulls pain in all or part of the mouth during dental…

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you have checked out the homepage of our website before, you may have noticed that Carolina Smile Design is a cosmetic dentistry office. So what does that really mean and what is the difference between Carolina Smile Design and other general dentist offices in Rock Hill? Cosmetic dentistry defined According to Wikipedia, cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental…

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What if I don’t have dental insurance?

Forgoing dental care is not uncommon. A recent statistic showed that just over 25% of people between the age of 20-44 have one or more untreated cavities. The reasons for avoiding the dentist are long, and some reasons are “better” than others, but the most common is usually related to cost. Dental health insurance can be expensive, and sometimes doesn’t…

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Let’s talk Cavity Prevention

Cavity. A word synonymous with negative feelings, anxiety, and all things not appealing. When folks walk into our Rock Hill office, one of the common goals they have is to receive a cavity free report at the end of their visit. Parents and kids alike know this to be true! So, this month in the blog let’s talk about cavity prevention…

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