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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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The 411 on Dental Veneers

Are your teeth discolored from too much Amelie’s coffee? Or are they worn-down, chipped, broken, misaligned or gapped? Not to worry, we at Carolina Smile Design have a great option for you: dental veneers. According to WebMD, Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface…

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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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Gum Treatment

Gum Treatment So, you have gum disease. Are you wondering what your options for gum treatment are? Well, thankfully, there are a variety of treatments available depending on the stage of the disease, how you may have responded to earlier treatments, and your overall health. There are both surgical and non-surgical options for gum treatment available. Nonsurgical therapies control bacterial…

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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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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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