What is the Oral Infection Called Thrush?

Thrush is the name given to an oral yeast infection from the candida albicans fungus. Usually painless, if you have this condition, you will notice a white rash in your mouth and/or throat. Candida, another name for thrush, is an infection more common in newborn babies, seniors who wear dentures, and anyone who may have… Read more »

The Dental Jokes That Can Ease Some Stress During Your Appointments

Do you wish there was a way to lighten the mood during your dental visits? If so, you have come to the right blog! Our dentist, Dr. Haefner, and dental team encourage you to share some dental jokes while you’re in our office! These jokes can give everyone something to smile about, help you relax… Read more »

Is Your Floss Routine Lacking? Try an Alternative Product

Flossing is a vital part of maintaining a healthy smile because, unlike other dental habits, it’s the only practice that can reach all of the tight spaces in your smile. However, proper flossing can be a struggle, resulting in a smile that is never fully clean. If you feel your flossing habit is lacking, ask… Read more »

Bad Breath Causes

Bad breath, which is also called halitosis, is a big downer in social situations. Sometimes having bad breath just indicates that you need to brush your teeth or use a mint, but that is not always enough. Read on for some of the most common causes of bad breath: Dental Problems Bad breath is often… Read more »

Smiling Can Affect Your Life

The holiday season has arrived! This time of year may bring you excitement and joy, stress, or a strange combination of these emotions. Everyone has that one relative–you know, the one that can make family gatherings awkward, uncomfortable, or even stressful at times. Have you ever heard the phrase “fake it til you make it”?… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Gum Disease

Gum disease is a contamination of the gums. It attacks the structures that support the teeth. Dr. Haefner and our team are happy to give you helpful information about gum disease so that you know what to watch for. Signs of Gum Disease Gum disease is easiest to treat if it is diagnosed in its… Read more »

Make Your Smile Shine This Holiday Season

Are you ready for the social festivities inherent in the fall and winter holidays? You can make your smile shine with the help of just a few easy tips. Today, our professional dental team in Mount Pleasant, SC, wants to share some quick ways to put forth a healthy, beautiful smile. Whiter Teeth: Whiter teeth… Read more »

Caring for Teeth in Your Old Age

You’re getting older, and your teeth are hanging on! You can have your teeth your whole life if you care well for them. I Smile Mathis Ferry Dentistry wants you to have the best dental care for your smile to last for years to come. Here are some tips for your daily dental care and… Read more »

Dentures: The Basics

Dentures are a popular choice for those who are missing some or all of their natural teeth. If you are looking for a great way to restore both functionality and aesthetics to your smile, consider dentures. Here are the basics: Dentures come in two forms: complete and partial. Complete dentures are a substitute for all… Read more »

Are You Informed about Dental Floss?

Protect your smile by flossing every day. Flossing is essential for your oral health care because it can clean areas between your teeth and gums that brushing alone cannot reach. Dental floss can help lower your risk for tooth decay and gum disease, as well as ensure that your mouth remains clean and clear of… Read more »