Are Your Wisdom Teeth a Hazard?

Wisdom teeth are the third molars in your smile that are now vestigial and no longer benefit a modern mouth. Most patients have four wisdom teeth that rest deep in their gums behind their other molars, and these teeth typically begin to emerge at some point during late adolescence to early adulthood. If your wisdom teeth can’t erupt properly, they... read more »

Dental Implant Placement in Three Steps

While there is an extended process of placing a dental implant, it’s not as complex as you may have thought. Our dental team at First Dental of Bluffton can help you become more knowledgeable of what to expect from receiving a dental implant. We have provided a breakdown of the dental implant process and organized it into three steps: Step... read more »

Dentistry Year-in-Review: Bruxism

Have you ever heard of bruxism? Sleep bruxism is a sleeping condition in which you struggle with grinding your teeth at night. However, bruxism cans also occur unconsciously while you are awake as well. If you are grinding your teeth at night, or if you frequently make loud noises, you may be suffering from bruxism. To find out if you... read more »

Discover Your Smile with Dental Damage Prevention

  Did you know that dental damage is a leading cause of oral accidents and injuries? Even though your teeth are protected by a strong layer of tooth enamel, they are no match for blunt trauma from a single blow to the face. A single blow is enough to knock out multiple teeth and forever disrupt your smile. Thus, it... read more »

A Toothache Might Be Related to an Untreated Cavity

When a cavity develops on one of your teeth it can cause mild discomfort and increasing sensitivity. Without timely professional treatment from a dentist the bacterial presence of tooth decay can start to infiltrate the deep core of the tooth. As the problems worsen, you might notice building pressure and pain developing in the nearby gums. This could be a... read more »

What Can Dental Veneers Do For Your Smile?

Have you ever longed for a white, stunning smile like you see on the faces of your favorite celebrities? If so, you may be able to achieve your dream smile with dental veneers, one of your many options for cosmetic dentistry. Dental veneers are very popular due to their efficient uses and many benefits: – Each dental veneer is made... read more »

Holiday Tooth Health

The holidays are busy times, and they are just around the corner. Make sure you are following these principles to ensure a happy and tooth-healthy holiday season. Brush: Brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes each time. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, and replace it every 3-4 months. If your family hasn’t replaced toothbrushes in a while, try buying... read more »

What’s Inside Teeth?

Did you know that pearly whites contain two basic parts: the visible crown and the underlying root? The crowns of chompers help you to grind food for digestion, and the roots anchor the teeth securely in position in your oral cavity. Each tooth in your mouth is comprised of several layers of oral tissue, including enamel, dentin and cementum tissues.... read more »

What Do You Know About Dentures?

Question: What makes dentures like vampires? Answer: they both come out at night! What else do you know about dentures? We’ve gathered a few bits of information to supplement your knowledge of what false teeth are utilized for and whether they may be right for you. False teeth are frames of false, removable teeth intended to replace lost pearly whites.... read more »

Are Dental Implants Right for Your Smile Needs?

If your smile confidence has suffered because of missing permanent teeth, you are not alone. At First Dental of Bluffton, we have helped our patients with lost teeth to regain their confidence as well as their oral health through the help of dental implants. This tooth restoration works by surgically implanting a titanium post (to replicate the lost tooth root)... read more »