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Dental emergencies can happen to anyone, and they often tend to occur at inopportune times. However, with a little know-how and a few simple tips, you can handle any dental emergency that might come your way. Whether your child has knocked out a tooth or...

While coronavirus lockdown regulations are loosening up, many people are still spending lots of time at home. That means an increase in DIY at-home treatments for services you might normally seek elsewhere, such as tooth whitening. However, you may want to think twice before purchasing...

Gum disease—also called periodontal disease—is a common condition, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not a serious one. In fact, gum disease that is left untreated can lead to bleeding gums, difficulty eating, and tooth loss. The good news is that during your routine exams...

Do you ever feel as if your mouth is always parched, no matter how much water you drink? If so, this could be a symptom of dry mouth, rather than a sign that you are dehydrated. While dry mouth, or xerostomia, may sound like a...

Now more than ever good sleep is important for both you and your child. While this article focuses on children the same general principles apply to adults. Sleep apnea is a medical condition that causes a person to stop breathing for short periods during sleep. The...

We understand the world has been turned upside down! That said, now more than ever, it’s best to plan for our futures. If you’ve had some questions about clear orthodontics or are thinking it might be something to check into when things are back to...

Keeping Our Patients Safe and Healthy at John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C. Dear Patients, As all of you know, our vision here at John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C. is to partner with patients to achieve the best for their long-term oral and overall health.  We are honored...

It’s perfectly natural to want to express your personality by modifying your appearance. It’s why many people color their hair or choose certain styles of clothing. However, before you decide to get an oral piercing, you might want to talk to your dentist. Oral piercings,...

Dental crowns are essentially caps that fit over the natural teeth. They are shaped and shaded to look exactly like a natural tooth, so no one will be able to tell the difference. Dentists often use crowns to restore a tooth after a fracture or...

It’s perfectly natural for infants to suck on their thumbs and on pacifiers. This reflexive action helps babies feel safe and secure. It can even help them fall asleep faster! While thumbsucking is normal and part of development in infants, if thumbsucking behaviors continue as...