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Posted August 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Services, Dental Technology, Patient Care
Dr. Jason Barganier

Time & Orthodontics Can Silence Bullies

According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, teeth were the #1 feature that increased a child’s chances of being bullied. A person’s smile and teeth are often the first things people notice, and kids are no exception. The dentists at Carolina Complete Dental Care would like to […]

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Posted July 27, 2023 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Jason Barganier

Life Hacks: One Simple Way to Protect Your Child’s Smile

Did you know that sports-related injuries are the leading cause of emergency room visits for children and teenagers between the ages of 12-17? For children between the ages of 5-14, recreational activities (e.g., riding a bike) account for an estimated 3.2 million emergency room visits.  With statistics like these, it’s no wonder parents want to […]

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Posted July 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Jason Barganier

Will the Gap in My Child’s Teeth Ever Close?

Diastema is the medical name for a space or gap between two teeth. While the most commonly gapped teeth are the two at upper front and center, a gap can occur between any two teeth. There are many potential causes for gapped teeth, including: Teeth that are too small for the jawbone Teeth that are […]

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Posted June 27, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Jason Barganier

Strategies for Teasing: Helping Kids Feel Better About Their Smile

Every kid feels uncomfortable in social situations sometimes, especially when they feel they “look different”—and studies show the #1 reason kids are bullied for their appearance is the way their teeth look. Bullies sense this discomfort and annoy, anger, and confuse kids who already feel vulnerable—and if the child being teased is openly reactive, the […]

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Posted June 13, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Jason Barganier

Baby Bottles & Water: It’s Complicated

Carolina Complete Dental Care wants to tackle the issue of babies and water intake in today’s blog. Of course, water is the healthiest beverage available for kids and adults, particularly when it comes to oral hygiene, but in babies less than six months of age, water is a no-no.   Until babies are six months old, […]

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Posted May 27, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Jason Barganier

Teens & Prescription Opioid Use

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 40 Americans die from prescription opioid overdoses every day. As the opioid crisis grows, so does our expanded public knowledge—such as the realization that addiction to this family of drugs often begins with an innocent prescription. Many teens first experience opioids when a […]

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Posted May 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Jason Barganier

Can My Child Skip Visits to the Dentist?

You may think of our team at Carolina Complete Dental Care as part of your child’s defensive line keeping them safe from gum disease and tooth decay, but we’re also myth busters! You’ve probably heard one of the most common misconceptions we have to challenge: dentistry isn’t important until after children lose their baby teeth.  […]

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Posted April 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Jason Barganier

Down Syndrome & Dental Issues

Today, Carolina Complete Dental Care would like to discuss the unique dental characteristics of those with Down Syndrome. First teeth may arrive later. Children who have Down syndrome can get their first teeth anywhere from 12 to 24 months of age; they may not have a complete set of baby teeth until age 4 or […]

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Posted March 27, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Jason Barganier

Teens & Tobacco: Know the Risks

Today, Dr. Barganier, Dr. Zuffi, Dr. Williams, and Dr. McAdams of Carolina Complete Dental Care want to give teens the bottom line about tobacco use: there is no such thing as a “safe” or “safer” tobacco product. Every tobacco product contains nicotine in varying amounts—and not only is nicotine addictive, but it can also harm […]

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