We get it. Going to the dentist can be nerve-racking for some people. And “some people” does not just refer to kids. Many adults are nervous about visiting the dentist too. And that’s ok. There are ways to work through that. Here are four ideas we recommend that you try. Continue Reading
What is TMJ?
TMJ, the common name for temporomandibular joint disorders, affects the temporomandibular joint that connects your jaw to your skull. You can feel this joint when you place your fingers in front of your ears and open and close your mouth. TMJ is most prevalent in women ages 20 to 40. No one has pinpointed one exact cause for the disorder, but there are several possibilities including teeth grinding, arthritis, and stress. If you suffer from TMJ, you can treat it with natural home treatments, medications, therapy, or in some cases, surgical procedures. For more information, watch this video about the basics of TMJ.Continue Reading
Great things are happening at our Greenville office, Cherrydale Dental Associates, and we want you to be a part of it! We could easily write a five page post explaining all we can do for you and what our office is like. (Don’t worry; we didn’t!) Instead, we want you to hear from other patients just like you. So here’s what a few of our patients had to say about their CDA experience.Continue Reading
Everyone knows what foods are harmful to their teeth, but does everyone know what the alternatives are? If we have to avoid sticky, hard, and sugary foods, what can we eat? Here are some safe, healthy foods for your pearly whites.Continue Reading
Carolina Dental Alliance welcomes Dr. Lyle Parks to their team of dental professionals. Dr. Parks will work alongside Dr. Nasim in both of CDA’s Spartanburg locationsㅡHall Street Family Dental and Westgate Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Parks graduated from The Citadel with a degree in Biology. In 2011, he received his DMD degree from MUSC.Continue Reading
The Piedmont office of Carolina Dental Alliance welcomes Dr. Peter Dinh to their team of dental professionals. He will be replacing Dr. Willard, who is retiring.
Originally from Marietta, Georgia, Dr. Peter Dinh obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia. Dr. Dinh continued to further his education by earning a master’s degree in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and a specialized degree in Advanced Education General Dentistry (AEGD) in San Antonio. Continue Reading
Have you noticed lately that your jaw is tender or sore?
Has your spouse complained about you grinding your teeth in your sleep?
Do you catch yourself clenching your teeth throughout the day?Continue Reading
As you may have read on our Facebook pages, April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. Oral cancer, as defined by NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research), is cancer of the mouth and pharynx. Nothing sounds good about cancer, but how do you get oral cancer? What are the signs of oral cancer? What can you do to prevent it? Keep reading to find out!Continue Reading
How do you choose your toothpaste? Taste? Price? What your mom always got?
Choosing a toothpaste is not necessarily a hard decision, but how do you know if it’s the best decision?Continue Reading