Category: Hickory NC

6 Sweet Desserts with No Added or Artificial Sugar, From Our Hickory Family Dentist

Added sugar plays a big role in most holiday treats, like cookies, candy, and pies. But all that extra sugar is terrible for your skin, heart, and teeth—and diabetic patients have even more to worry about. The following recipes get their sweetness from natural ingredients like sweet potatoes and berries—not the powdery white stuff that […]

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Our Hickory Dentist Explains Why Vaping is Bad for Your Teeth

By now, we all know that smoking tobacco is bad for our oral health. It has been well-proven that smoking drastically increases your risk for oral cancer, cavities, and gum disease. Then there’s the fact that almost all smokers will develop chronic bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their lives.  So, are e-cigarettes […]

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Scientists Successfully Regenerate Tooth Enamel | Hickory Dentists

Once tooth enamel is lost, it’s gone forever—or at least, that was the case until now. Scientists in China have developed a liquid solution that can effectively grow back the external surface of damaged tooth enamel, using a material that mimics the natural mineralization process of our teeth’s protective outer layer. Learn more about this amazing […]

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Happy National Dental Hygiene Month from Viewmont Family Dentistry in Hickory!

You probably already know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and everyone knows that this is the month of Halloween. However, you probably didn’t know that October is also National Dental Hygiene Month. First established in 2009 by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), this month is dedicated to thanking dental hygienists for […]

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What is Phantom Tooth Pain? Ask a Dentist in Hickory NC

If you’ve recently undergone dental surgery, and now feel a persistent pain in the place where the tooth was extracted, you might be suffering from phantom tooth pain. Here, our Hickory NC dentist will explain the symptoms associated with phantom tooth pain; how it is diagnosed; and what your treatment options will include. What is […]

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My Jaw Pops and Clicks – Should I Be Worried? Ask a Hickory Dentist

Because they are such complex structures, our jaw joints tend to “pop” or click from time to time, especially if we move them in an awkward manner. When clicking and popping is constant, however, it could indicate a chronic issue that needs to be corrected. Here’s what you need to know if you are experience […]

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4th of July PSA: Don’t Open Bottles with Your Teeth!

Now that it’s the 4th of July, dentists everywhere are bracing for the inevitable: tooth injuries caused by people opening beer and wine bottles with their teeth. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, Viewmont Family Dentistry would like to remind you why this is never a good idea—and, while we’re on the subject, some […]

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What are Dental Extractions Are & When Are They Needed? Ask a Hickory Dentist

Dental extractions are among the easiest and best ways to get relief from a toothache. As the name implies, an extraction involves removing the tooth. If your pulp has died or the tooth has become severely infected, extraction may be your only route. Depending on the tooth, the dentist can do either a simple extraction […]

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Unpacking The Many Benefits of Dental Implants

Why have dental implants become one of the first choices when looking to restore missing or broken teeth? First, it is the next best thing to natural or healthy teeth. It can restore a lost tooth to look natural, and it will fit and function similar to what you might experience with a regular tooth. […]

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Our Hickory Dentist Knows When to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth that appear, usually between the late teens and early twenties. Some of us will notice its occurrence and some won’t. For those that do notice them coming through, you may or may not need your wisdom teeth pulled. 3 Reasons Why You May Need Wisdom Teeth Pulled: […]

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