General Dentistry

Explore the world of General Dentistry through Cornerstone Dentistry’s informative blog posts.

Virtual Dentist Appointments: The Future of Remote Oral Care


The landscape of dental care is undergoing a seismic shift, thanks in large part to the integration of digital technology. The once-futuristic idea of virtual dentist appointments is quickly becoming a present-day reality.  As we lean into a future where digital dentistry plays a pivotal role, it's worth exploring what this could mean for patients [...]

Virtual Dentist Appointments: The Future of Remote Oral Care2023-11-30T05:31:32-05:00

What to Do in a Dental Emergency


Accidents are never planned and rarely anticipated, but good dental care is always ready and available 24/7. Like all medical emergencies, dental emergencies require quality care, and fast! Here’s what to do if you think you have a dental emergency on your hands. What is a Dental Emergency? If you are in a lot of [...]

What to Do in a Dental Emergency2023-10-23T21:51:00-04:00

Mouthguards – Do They Really Work?


Sore jaw? Restless nights? Play sports? If any of these apply to you, you might be surprised to hear that you could use a mouthguard! Functions of Mouthguards Mouthguards are solid pieces of plastic that keep your teeth and jaw in a specific resting position. The basic function of a mouthguard is protection. Mouthguards help [...]

Mouthguards – Do They Really Work?2023-10-23T21:59:27-04:00

Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging


Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true!  While it can be frustrating to watch your health change as you age, you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth loss as just an inevitable part of the aging process. Your oral health is just [...]

Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging2023-10-23T22:09:33-04:00

The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth


We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as much fun losing teeth as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of [...]

The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth2023-10-23T22:12:22-04:00

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – Wear a Mouthguard


According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Hardy and Dr. Wilson would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep [...]

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – Wear a Mouthguard2023-10-23T22:14:36-04:00

I Need Straight Teeth… Tomorrow!


If you’ve been considering straightening your smile but don’t want to go through the lengthy process of traditional braces, Six Month Smiles® may be a great solution. If a big life event such as a wedding, prom, or reunion is coming up and you need a quick fix to boost your confidence, consulting your local [...]

I Need Straight Teeth… Tomorrow!2023-10-23T22:56:22-04:00

The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay


Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Anderson dentists Dr. Dale Hardy and Dr. Andrew Wilson are here to tell you more! Someone dies from a heart attack every minute, according to [...]

The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay2023-10-23T22:57:21-04:00

Can Gum Disease Cause Birth Defects?


What is Gum Disease? The short answer: gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: all the tissues in your body have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria build up in your mouth, your gum tissue will inflame to try and kill [...]

Can Gum Disease Cause Birth Defects?2023-10-23T22:59:51-04:00

When a Toothache is Not a Toothache


Most of us in Anderson have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by [...]

When a Toothache is Not a Toothache2023-10-23T23:05:16-04:00
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