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

Why Haven’t My Child’s Permanent Teeth Come In?

If your child’s permanent adult teeth haven’t emerged in a timely manner, you may wonder if there is a reason to worry. Carolina Complete Dental would like to share a few possible reasons permanent adult teeth can be delayed.  Is There Enough Space for the New Teeth to Grow? The most common reason for permanent […]

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

Toothbrush Timers Can Make Brushing Fun for Kids!

Many parents wonder how to get—and keep—their kids interested in brushing their teeth. A wall chart with stickers may be enough, but some kids get bored more easily than others (especially in today’s digital age). While you may wish at times that your kids didn’t spend so much time online, technology does offer some positives […]

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Posted September 13, 2021 / Blog
Dr. Jason Barganier

Baby Teeth: Folklore & Traditions Around the World

What parents do with their children’s baby teeth varies from family to family. Some save them, some throw them away, some make a craft project or a keepsake from them. Recent research is even exploring the possibility of having parents store their children’s baby teeth to preserve mesenchymal stem cell content in the event the […]

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

Xylitol: Is it Safe for Kids?

What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a naturally-occurring substance found in the birch tree and in many fruits and vegetables. Its chemical structure resembles a cross between sugar and alcohol—but it is neither. Xylitol is used as an FDA-approved artificial sweetener that can also assist in the prevention of tooth decay, so Drs. Bargainier, Hassin, and Zuffi […]

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Posted August 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Jason Barganier

Adult Braces: What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Orthodontics Aren’t Just Kid Stuff The use of orthodontic appliances to improve smiles isn’t just for kids and teens anymore. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, about one million Americans and Canadians over the age of 18 wear braces or aligners, and the use of adult orthodontics rose 24 percent between 1989 and 2008.  […]

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Posted July 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services, Patient Care
Dr. Jason Barganier

What to Expect: Your Child’s First Visit to the Orthodontist

If you had to undergo orthodontic treatment as a child or teen, hearing it recommended for your little one might make you wince—we understand! However, we’d like to assure you that just like general dentistry and treatments today, orthodontic care has improved in hopscotch-style leaps and bounds!  Thanks to advances in technology and early intervention, […]

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

Finding Your Oasis: Food & Drinks for Dry Mouth

Xerostomia is the technical term for dry mouth, the condition that results from absent or reduced saliva flow. It is not a disease on its own, but it may be a side effect of medication or radiation treatments.  Xerostomia affects about 20% of the elderly population—not because of their age, but due to the increased […]

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

Pregnant Moms & Oral Health: Brushing & Flossing for Two

There are so many things to be concerned about when you find out you’re expecting. Eating right, taking enough vitamins, getting enough rest, telling your husband there is absolutely no way you are naming your firstborn son Bud Light… but what about your teeth? There’s an old saying—“you lose a tooth for every baby”—but those […]

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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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