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Posted May 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Jason Barganier

Is It Time for Braces Already?

These days, people of all ages receive orthodontic treatment, but many of us still associate braces with the awkward and angsty pre-teen and teen years. While some kids are excited about braces because they know some “cool” teenagers who have them, others may worry about how braces might look or feel.   Mom and Dad are […]

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Posted May 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Jason Barganier

Are Baby Bottles Bad for Baby Teeth?

Tooth decay in infants and very young children is often called baby bottle tooth decay. This happens when liquids with natural or artificial sugars remain in an infant’s mouth for extended periods of time. Bacteria in the baby’s mouth thrive on these sugars, using them to produce acids that attack the teeth and gums. Today, […]

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Posted April 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Jason Barganier

“Buy-Up” Dental Insurance: A Little Extra Protection

When it comes to dental insurance, it seems like there can be as many (or more) questions as there are answers. Even when you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance, navigating its use can still be very confusing. Many people don’t give their dental insurance a second thought – until the day comes when […]

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Posted April 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Jason Barganier

Is Your Little One Getting Enough Calcium?

Calcium. We regularly hear how important calcium is for our kids’ diets. It’s vital for healthy growth. Calcium is a building block for strong bones. It helps with hormone balance and keeps the heart pumping and blood circulating normally. But, did you know that calcium is also vital for healthy teeth?  Calcium builds strong bones. […]

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Posted March 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Jason Barganier

Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay

A trip to the dentist should be a pleasant experience. That’s what we want for our kids: happy associations with that twice-annual visit to Drs. Barganier, Bale, & Zuffi. Nothing ruins the good feeling at a dental visit faster than the dreaded words, “I found a cavity.” A cavity in a baby tooth is bad […]

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Posted March 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Jason Barganier

Sugar Rush: When Sweet Turns Bitter

You’ve heard it before: too much sugar is not good for little bodies. Or, more precisely, added sugar is not good for people, big or small. The more we learn about how sugar affects the body, the more we realize that additional sugars have many downsides for health. This is particularly true of dental health. […]

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Posted February 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Jason Barganier

What Are Those Bumps? Oral Tori

Unusual shapes and growths can be alarming anywhere in the body. If you’ve noticed hard bumps growing in your mouth, you might have oral tori.  What are Oral Tori? Tori (or a single torus) are bumps in the mouth made of bone tissue covered by gum tissue. They grow slowly and some people have them […]

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Posted February 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Jason Barganier

What Happens in Your Mouth While You Sleep?

Ah, nighttime… the end of the day, the ceasing of work, and hopefully a good night’s sleep. But did you know things are still happening in your mouth all night long, even if you’re blissfully unaware of it? Drs. Barganier, Bale, & Zuffi, Goose Creek dentists shed some light on the world of your mouth […]

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Posted January 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Jason Barganier

Dental Insurance Trends

Above any other medical need, people are more likely to skip seeing the dentist because they can’t afford it. Many people choose not to buy dental insurance because it’s an added cost without a lot of perceived value. For some reason, people simply feel more comfortable taking this risk because they don’t fully understand the […]

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Posted January 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Jason Barganier

Oral Health & Alzheimer’s

Did you know that unhealthy gums might put your brain at risk?  Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which harms your memory, ability to think, and can cause changes in your personality. It’s very common and usually affects people aged 60 and over. And, Alzheimer’s might be significantly more likely to happen if your mouth […]

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