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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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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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