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Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC Oral cancer is a common form of cancer, with roughly 35,000 new cases reported annually in the United States. The most frequent oral cancer sites are the tongue, the floor of the mouth, the soft palate, and the...

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Nitrous Sedation (Laughing Gas)

Nitrious Sedation (Laughing Gas) by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is one of several Sedation Dentistry options available at Florence Family Dentistry to significantly reduce your fears and discomfort. Benefits of nitrous...

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Dental Amalgam

Dental Amalgam by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC What is Dental Amalgam? Dental amalgam is a mix of metal (also known as an alloy) that is made by combining mercury, silver, tin, copper, and sometimes other metallic elements. When your dentist determines...

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Nutrition and Dental Health

Nutritional and Dental Health by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC Why are minerals and nutrients important for oral health? You must include minerals and nutrients in your diet in order for the body’s tissues to resist infection. The presence of too much or...

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Allergic Reactions

Allergic Reactions by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC What might cause an allergic reaction in the dental office? Allergic reactions that occur in the dental office may be caused by materials or medications. These allergens may include: Latex. Latex can be...

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Mouth/Cold Sores

Mouth/Cold Sores by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC Mouth sores—they can be painful and irritating when you eat certain foods, when you bump them with your tongue or teeth, or even when you try to smile.  They can be caused by ill-fitting dentures, braces,...

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Mouthwash Facts

What are Mouth Rinses? by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC Mouth rinse or mouthwash is a product used for oral hygiene. Antiseptic and anti-plaque mouth rinse claims to kill the germs that cause plaque, gingivitis, and bad breath. Anti-cavity mouth rinse...

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What is Air Abrasion?

Air Abrasion by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC What is Air Abrasion? Air abrasion is a way to remove decay from a tooth without using a dental drill.  It works like a sandblaster removing graffiti from walls.  The air abrasion handpiece blows a powerful...

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Academy of General Dentistry

Academy of General Dentistry by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC What is the Academy of General Dentistry? The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists from the United States and Canada. Founded in...

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