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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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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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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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Root Canal: What to Expect

Root Canal In the past, a root canal was known to be an incredibly painful and uncomfortable procedure. Thankfully, that is not the case anymore. Modern techniques and technology have helped root canals evolve into relatively comfortable treatments that often require no more than one or two trips to see us. The goal of a root canal is to save…

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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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