Caring for Your Teeth as a Senior Citizen

Caring for your teeth as a senior citizen is as important as any other time in your life. Because our teeth age with us, they are more prone to damage from years of wear and tear. Aging teeth can still last a lifetime as long as they are still cared for. If you are struggling… Read more »

A Knocked-Out Tooth Can Often Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

Having a tooth knocked out is always a traumatic experience. It often results in cracks or fractures or it severely shatters the root of the tooth. This often leads to total tooth loss. In cases like this, your dentist, Dr. , often recommends extracting the remnants of the tooth from the socket. Later, can start… Read more »

If Your Tooth is Fractured and the Crack Is Small, the Tooth Can Be Repaired by a Crown

The enamel layer of your teeth is very hard and extremely durable, yet there are times when a fall or blow to the face can crack one of your teeth. This is even more likely if you play contact sports without the protection of a mouthguard. Even if the crack is shallow and doesn’t cause… Read more »

Dental Veneers Require Daily Care and Cleaning to Maintain Your White Smile

The porcelain dental veneers installed on your teeth by Dr. will give you a winning smile for many years to come. At the same time, there are a few things to keep in mind to help you maintain and extend the life of your veneers. It’s important to remember that the veneers are only cemented… Read more »

Fractured Teeth can be Restored by a Crown

Many things can fracture your teeth, from an impact in sports to simply grinding your teeth too much or too hard.If the fracture is too deep, it could compromise the tooth’s health. To restore a tooth in a situation like this, our dentist will often recommend replacing all of the tooth enamel with a dental… Read more »

Chronic Bad Breath Can Have Multiple Causes

Halitosis or chronic bad breath can leave you feeling socially awkward. In some instances, chronic bad breath might come from an overt source, such as eating strong, aromatic foods like onions and garlic on a regular basis. Chronic bad breath can also have more serious sources. In fact, it could also be an early symptom of… Read more »

What is Dental Bonding?

When you chip or break a tooth, or if you have one that’s discolored or shaped differently than the rest of your teeth, there are many cosmetic options you can choose from to fix these issues. One option that’s worth looking into is dental bonding. It’s one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dental… Read more »

What Puts You At Risk for Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is an incredibly disruptive disease affecting more than 18 million Americans on a yearly basis. While you may think that this is an issue only a physician can spot or diagnose, Dr. here at can also help you deal with your sleep apnea. This is because Dr. is aware of the risk factors… Read more »

Should You Bring an Emergency Dental Kit on Your Vacation?

At McAllister Dentistry located in Hickory, North Carolina, we see many of our patients traveling during the summer months, whether to visit extended family, explore our great state by road trip, or boarding a plane to check out new destinations. To make the most of your travel experience, it is a good idea to pack a dental… Read more »

When You Need a Root Canal

Tooth pain has a lot of causes, and even more solutions. So how do you know if your tooth pain will be resolved by a root canal? Let’s take a look at the answer to the question. Tooth decay If you have a tooth that’s giving you serious trouble, and the source of that pain… Read more »