Chewing Gum for Healthy Teeth?

From time to time, everyone craves something sweet. It is perfectly normal to succumb to your sweet tooth now and again. However, it is important to remember that sugary snacks and desserts contribute to tooth decay, and their intake should be limited. If your sweet tooth is talking to you, you might want to consider… Read more »

Preserve Your Smile from Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is caused by an infection of the gums due to poor oral hygiene, medicines, unhealthy habits, and other risk factors. It is important to stop gum disease in its early stages. Over time, gum disease can damage your gums and cause your teeth to fall out. If… Read more »

Tips About The Toothbrush

Even though today’s toothbrushes come in variety of colors, styles and even designs, it is a very old product. In fact, human beings have been using the toothbrush in one form or another for around 5,000 years. You might think that after all that time, everyone would know everything there is to know about using… Read more »

What Happens When You Fail to Treat Tooth Decay

Do you have a cavity? If so, it’s important to get it treated right away. If you don’t, the decay could spread and cause serious complications. Treating it early can mean a simple and easy treatment with a dental filling. There are even fillings that offer natural-looking results. However, if you wait to treat the… Read more »

Cosmetic Dental Bonding to Enhance Your Smile

Does your smile suffer from a few blemishes that cannot be removed by brushing or flossing? Have tooth whitening treatments also failed to fix the problem? If so, dental bonding treatments can be used to upgrade your smile. Here are a few tips about enhancing your smile with dental bonding: – Dental bonding improvements apply… Read more »

Increased Comfort With Sedation Dentistry

If you often become nervous before dental treatment, we encourage you to ask Dr. about sedation dentistry in , . Our dentist and team are committed to helping you feel calm in relaxed and the dental chair. Sedation dentistry is also used for complex treatments including our oral surgery services. Dr. will happily discuss your… Read more »

Understanding the Masticatory System

The masticatory system — the part of the mouth that controls opening, closing, and chewing — is a major factor in good oral health. Although we usually don’t have to think about these activities, understanding how they work is vital to maintaining strong dental hygiene and health. For example, did you know that disharmony in… Read more »

How Muscle Malocclusion Affects Your Smile Health

Jaw problems can arise for a variety of reasons and impact your smile. At McAllister Dentistry in Hickory, North Carolina, Dr. John McAllister and our team offer occlusion services to help patients experiencing headaches and jaw aches due to temporomandibular joint disorders, unequal jaw growth, and other bite irregularities. To understand why jaw problems can arise,… Read more »

Should You Treat Sleep Apnea From Home?

Would you be surprised to hear that there are several steps you should take on your own if you’re hoping to keep your teeth healthy and strong? You may have heard that you should brush and floss your pearly whites and look for changes in your mouth. However, would you be surprised to hear that… Read more »

Dentures Require Daily Care and Good Oral Hygiene

Your dentures were created from durable materials that will handle the daily rigors of chewing the foods you consume. Maintaining good oral hygiene habits and quality care practices for your dentures will extend their lifespan. This will also ensure that the unit fits comfortably on your gums. Denture adhesive is popular with many denture wearers… Read more »