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2020 Annual Team Meeting

2020 Annual Team Meeting

For our annual team meeting this year, we chose to spend some time at Blowing Rock, NC. This was the perfect opportunity to build a more unified vision for our practice family while brainstorming over opportunities for improvement. Of course, we also were able to take advantage of the gorgeous views and unique finds in the local boutiques! View our pics and clips by playing the video below. Then, learn more about ways we are striving to be the best at providing a safe and comfortable experience by making your next appointment at (828) 322-2133 of filling out our contact form online. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Hickory Dentist Welcomes Dr. Jackson Hanigofsky

Hickory Dentist Welcomes Dr. Jackson Hanigofsky

Hickory dentist, Dr. E. Dean Powell, is proud to announce Dr. Jackson Hanigofsky is joining his Viewmont practice family! Dr. Hanigofsky is excited about this opportunity to return to the area of his childhood and practice alongside his long-time mentor and friend. Gain access to more information about Dr. Hanigofsky and the steps that led to this greatly anticipated announcement in this personal interview with both dentists.

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Can Stress or Anxiety Affect My Oral Health?

Can Stress or Anxiety Affect My Oral Health?

If you are experiencing heightened levels of stress and anxiety, such tension could be making more problems than you know for your teeth. You may already know these health concerns are commonly associated with a long list of diseases throughout the body, but what about your oral health? Discover what impact your emotional state may be having on your teeth and gums.

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The Benefits of High Tech Cone Beam Dental Scans

The Benefits of High Tech Cone Beam Dental Scans

Did you know not all dental scanning technology is the same? Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scans offer a more in-depth and accurate 3-D scan of both your soft tissue and teeth than traditional scanning equipment. A higher resolution and quicker scan means your dentist will have critical information about your oral health before beginning your procedure. Here are five advantages you will receive by your dentist using this innovative technology in your next dental visit.

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What to Expect With Your Initial Exam at Hickory Dentist

What to Expect With Your Initial Exam at Hickory Dentist

What is an initial exam for new dental patients and why is it necessary? If you live in the Hickory or the surrounding area, you may schedule a free meet and greet consultation with Dr. Powell to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. However, an extensive initial exam will be required before any cleanings or procedures can be performed. Here is why this is great news for you!

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The Best in Preventative, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry

The Best in Preventative, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry

When you need a dentist in the Hickory, North Carolina area and you want the best results for all your preventative, cosmetic, and restorative oral health needs in one convenient location, Dr. Powell at Hickory Dentist is the one to call. His holistic painless approach helps hundreds of patients experience dentistry in a new light. From same-day crowns to tooth whitening, Dr. Powell offers the comprehensive services you seek with the expertise you’ll love.

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Pros and Cons of Same Day Dental Crowns, Which is Best?

Pros and Cons of Same Day Dental Crowns, Which is Best?

One of the most common questions patients ask Dr. Hanigofsky and Dr. Powell of Hickory Dentist by Dental Health Concepts concerns the differences between the traditional multiple-day dental crown process and the same day dental crown process. Although both will result in a color-matching crown you can be proud to show off, there are reasons a patient may prefer one process over another. This article shares more information about the two dental crown methods to help you discover which process is the best for your smile and your wallet.

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Why Patients Love Dr. Powell AKA The Hickory Dentist

Why Patients Love Dr. Powell AKA The Hickory Dentist

You’ve heard the stories and read the testimonials about patients coming from all over to the small town of Hickory, NC in order to receive dental care by The Hickory Dentist, Dr. Powell, and his experienced team. Comments like “No pain!”, “No longer afraid of visiting the dentist!”, and “Unbelievable results!” are what you hear when you ask about Dr. Powell’s practice. Plus, he does it all with local anesthetics and hypnosis. Does it sound too good to be true? Read on to find out about the training, skills, and technology that set Dr. Powell apart and why his methods work so well patients are willing to drive and fly long distances to see him.

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5 Reasons To Love Your Customized Nightguard

5 Reasons To Love Your Customized Nightguard

Dr. Powell, the Hickory Dentist, is the one to see about your nightguard to help with toothaches, facial soreness, earaches and headaches as these can all be painful signs that you clench or grind your teeth. While making healthy lifestyle changes can help, you might think you have to live with the resulting discomfort. Luckily, there is a pain-free solution to this common problem with a dental night guard, and all it takes to get started is a quick visit to your dentist!

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The Link Between Oral Health & Your Overall Health

The Link Between Oral Health & Your Overall Health

Several of our Hickory area patients asked Dr. Powell, “How does bacteria in your mouth impact your health in other ways?” We all learned about the bacteria under our nails and on our skin in high school. That lesson scared us into learning to wash our hands after we use the restroom and again before we cook or eat. But, like your hands, your mouth also contains a massive amount of bacteria with up to over 700 strains! What is the big deal about bacteria in your mouth and what does it say about your overall health?

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How Important Is Flossing If I Brush Well?

How Important Is Flossing If I Brush Well?

Patients often ask Dr. Powell, the Hickory Dentist, if they can skip the floss by doing a better job brushing. The importance of brushing our teeth is instilled in us from the time our baby teeth begin to show. Some mothers even use a wash cloth to help their babies become used to the idea of brushing before a toothbrush is needed. It is clear brushing twice per day with a soft bristled brush is certainly one of the primary methods we have to clean our teeth. But, is it enough? Is flossing really necessary as long as a thorough brushing job is part of your daily routine?

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Gum Disease & Its Link to Other Diseases

Click on the image above to check out this great article that highlights the connection between periodontal disease and other health concerns in the body.

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ADA Supports Vaping Regulations

The American Dental Association has joined 75 organizations in an effort aimed at regulating the vaping industry.

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What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Learn who is most at risk and what you can do to prevent oral cancer by clicking on the image above.

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Cannabis Oral Health Effects

In this article on the American Dental Association’s website, the following oral health concerns were shown to be linked with the use of cannabis:

  • Periodontal complications
  • Xerostomia
  • Leukoplakia
  • Increased risk of both mouth and neck cancers

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