Diabetes and Your Smile

How often do you think about diabetes and its effect on your smile? As nearly 10 percent of the US population suffers from diabetes, you may be in the position of thinking about how your condition will affect your teeth and gums. The truth is that diabetes can have a negative impact on your smile because your body’s ability to... read more »

Is Your Electric Toothbrush Effective?

Are you considering switching to an electric toothbrush? If so, we are excited for this new change in your life because electric toothbrushes can offer increased efficacy and results in cleaning your teeth. Before selecting your new toothbrush, we offer a few things to consider so that you can choose the best possible product. We invite you to choose a... read more »

Foods That Are Good for Your Teeth

You’ve heard of foods that can aid the health of your body, but are you aware that there are also foods that are good for your teeth? That’s right! Continue reading to learn about foods that are great for your teeth. Cheese Studies show that eating cheese raises the pH level in the mouth and lowers the risk of cavities.... read more »

Extracting Teeth

No one enjoys having a tooth pulled. That's a pretty easy universal claim to make. However, if you don't take proper care of your teeth you'll end up in a position where an extraction may be your only option. Often, those situations are indicative of more serious underlying problems. So to help you avoid those unpleasant situations, let's look at... read more »

A Safe Smile Is a Healthy Smile, Especially for Teenagers

A safe smile is a healthy smile. As long as we continue to protect our teeth and gums from internal and external dangers, the greater the likelihood our mouth will be healthy. The life of a teenager, coupled with additional pressures from peers and social settings, make early adulthood an extremely trying time to keep your teeth safe. Our dentists... read more »

Dark Chocolate and Your Pearly Whites

You probably know that sugary foods aren’t great for your teeth or for your overall health. However, did you know that other ingredients can positively affect the health of your mouth? Some foods, such as dark chocolate, could actually have a number of benefits. Sugary foods can create an environment where bad bacteria can grow and produce acids that can... read more »

Diet Tips and Tricks for Positive Oral Health

Halloween is vastly approaching, which means many diets will be coming to an end. This year, our team here at Blue Ridge Dentistry in Boone, North Carolina, offers some tips and tricks to keep in your diet this year, which will help you and your family's teeth stay in healthy tip-top shape. These tips and tricks include: 1. Water is... read more »

The Ways to Prevent Dental Issues if You Have Grills

Did you know that your smile is prone to dental issues if you have grills? Well, it’s true, which is why it’s important to take extremely good care of your smile so you can keep your oral health in top-notch condition. Our Blue Ridge Dentistry team recommends doing so by doing the following things: Keep up on oral hygiene When... read more »

Dry Mouth and Your Health

Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a condition affecting your saliva production. When the salivary glands in your mouth lower their production, you may notice dryness in the mouth and throat, thick or stringy saliva along or unpleasant breath. You may experience difficulty chewing, talking, or swallowing, along with a change in taste. People with dry mouth also tend to have... read more »