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What Should I Expect at My Child’s First Dental Visit?

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At James Island Dental Associates, our well-trained staff will ease your child into the new dental atmosphere and make them feel comfortable and relaxed while our dentist gently performs the initial exam.

During this extremely important oral health check, our dentist will pay close attention to your child’s bite and the way their teeth are coming in. Identifying potential issues early is a great way to utilize proactive care. 

Often, our dentist will order a dental cleaning, topical fluoride rinse, or other treatment to give your child a good boost in future cavity prevention and to help strengthen enamel. 

What Happens after the Exam?

From the very first visit, we like to set the ...

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How to Plan for Your Dental Implant

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You've lost a tooth, and you're thinking about replacing it with a dental implant. You've made an excellent choice for your long-term oral health and well being. Now, here's what you should know about dental implants in Charleston, SC.

The First Phase

When you choose to work with the dental team at James Island Dental Associates, you will receive comprehensive implant dentistry. This continuity of care means that you will be working with our dentists from start to finish without ever having to be referred elsewhere for treatment. This is a comfort for our patients.

The first phase of treatment is placing the implant into your jawbone during a simple surgical procedure. Our ...

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Do You Know the Connection between Alcohol and Oral Cancer?

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Because April is alcohol awareness month, we want to take some time to discuss some of the devastating effects alcohol can have not only your overall health but also your oral health. Did you know that alcohol abuse (more than 21 drinks during the week) is the second largest risk factor for developing oral cancer? And when you combine its effects with tobacco use the risk of developing oral cancer increases exponentially. Here's what you should know.

How Alcohol Affects Your Mouth

When you drink alcohol, it dehydrates your mouth. This can contribute to "dry ...

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What's Happening to Your Teeth during Whitening?

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Professional teeth whitening has continued to gain in popularity, and no wonder. It’s safe, easy, affordable, and quick. You can make an appointment for teeth whitening during your lunch hour—and leave the dentist with teeth many shades whiter than when you came in.

If you have been thinking about teeth whitening in Charleston, you might be wonder just what is happening to your teeth during whitening. Let’s take a look at just how the process works.

Your Tooth Enamel

The “enamel” portion of your tooth is the outer layer. The color of that outer layer is a reflection of the color of the dentin layer below the enamel. The thickness and smoothness ...

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