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Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection


Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral cancer, read [...]

Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection2023-10-23T21:47:17-04:00

Relief from Dry, Chapped & Cracked Lips


We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year; it’s not uncommon to see lips suffering from annoying, painful cracks. Here at Cornerstone Dentistry we keep abreast of the oral health needs of Anderson, so here are a [...]

Relief from Dry, Chapped & Cracked Lips2023-10-23T21:49:37-04:00

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart


We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less? As it turns out, when it comes to oral health [...]

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart2023-10-23T21:50:17-04:00

Gum Disease: More Than Just Gums


Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true—your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Dr. Hardy & Dr. Wilson at Cornerstone Dentistry should know. We’ve seen mouths [...]

Gum Disease: More Than Just Gums2023-10-23T22:05:12-04:00

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?


Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and almost 2 [...]

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?2023-12-01T01:25:24-05:00

What’s Lurking in Your Saliva?


Just the word can conjure an array of images in your imagination. From salivating at a delicious meal to studying Pavlov’s dogs to watching a baseball player spit, life is full of saliva! And that’s a good thing because saliva is very important for oral and overall health. Problems with saliva can lead to dry [...]

What’s Lurking in Your Saliva?2023-10-23T22:10:59-04:00

TMJ: The Root of Your Pain


Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name… so let’s call it TMJ.  That sounds more familiar—you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it. TMJ dysfunction is sometimes called TMD, TMJD, or TMJ Syndrome, especially if there seem to be [...]

TMJ: The Root of Your Pain2023-10-23T22:14:48-04:00

Do You Have TMJ? You Might Have Sleep Apnea


Your jawbone (the mandible) meets your skull bone (the temporal bone) at the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. On a good day, this joint allows your mouth to open and close, to speak and eat or rest. On a bad day, you can develop pain and dysfunction in the TMJ that affects many areas of your [...]

Do You Have TMJ? You Might Have Sleep Apnea2023-10-23T23:00:55-04:00

An Orthodontics Overview


The root word “ortho” means “straight or upright.” Orthodontics— you guessed it – help make your teeth straight. But oh, how it can do so much more! A lovely smile with straight teeth and an even bite is equal parts functional and beautiful – and thanks to scientific progress, all that can be yours. Orthodontics [...]

An Orthodontics Overview2023-10-23T23:09:48-04:00
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