All of the systems in the human body are intricately connected. A stubbed toe can ruin your entire day, a neck massage may be able to relieve a headache, and what you put on your skin can affect your internal systems. Your teeth are also a big part of the amazing network that is the human body. Just by performing a basic examination, your dentist in Mount Pleasant can spot signs of health problems that go beyond your oral hygiene habits.
Dr. Virginia Gregory's Blog
September 7, 2017
August 29, 2017
It’s normal for you to feel excited about improving your smile! It’s like turning the page to a new chapter in your life—one with more confidence, straighter teeth, and a smile you can’t help but show off. Plus, we have good news: not only can you improve the alignment of your smile, but your cosmetic dentist in Mount Pleasant has a non-invasive, practically invisible way for you to do it.
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that changes the way patients can straighten their teeth. Because this system may not be as familiar as traditional braces, you may have a few questions. Let’s explore Invisalign and address popular FAQ’s about this new treatment.
July 17, 2017
Has having straight teeth always been something you’ve wanted, but you’ve never had the time or knowledge on how to really go about it? Most patients assume they would need to get traditional metal brackets and wires to move their teeth to their correct positions. This is simply untrue, especially with the advances dentistry has made over the years. Luckily, your dentist in Mount Pleasant is here to explain alternative ways that can help you achieve that straight smile of your dreams with either porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or Invisalign clear braces.
June 28, 2017
Growing up, you’ve probably heard countless dentists say the same thing: “Make sure you take good care of your teeth! Brush, floss, and come back to visit me!” Sounds familiar, right? Maybe you haven’t taken the best care of your teeth because you don’t truly understand how each tooth plays a big part in how your smile functions. That’s why your Mount Pleasant dentist, Dr. Virginia L. Gregory, wants to explain the positioning of each tooth in your mouth and how to properly care for them. After learning about your types of teeth, hopefully you’ll put your best effort in trying to avoid losing any of them due to oral health concerns.
May 31, 2017
The CDC estimates that nearly half of adults in the US have gum disease — a shocking number when you consider the serious health effects of the condition, including heart attack and stroke. Are you dealing with red, swollen, bleeding gums? Dr. Virginia Gregory and her associates provide periodontal cleanings to treat and prevent gum disease.
April 25, 2017
As dentists, we provide services to patients that transform smiles and lives. Dr. Virginia L. Gregory and her supporting office realizes that we can solve problems and challenges for our patients that give them the basic ability to smile again. Although this one thing may seem trivial, restoring your confidence and oral functionality holds unlimited worth to patients that have undergone our cosmetic treatments. If you’re considering revamping a smile that has several flaws, visit your cosmetic dentist in Mount Pleasant, SC first to discuss if porcelain veneers may be right for you.
March 15, 2017
Did you know that most Americans think your smile is your most important physical feature? That’s just one reason that you should make sure your teeth represent you well. From success at work to better chances of finding Mr. or Miss Right, having a radiant grin can impact you more than you’d expect. So, if you’re ready to get the perfect smile you’ve been dreaming of, find out about the different treatments offered by the premier cosmetic dentist in Mount Pleasant, SC. In this post, Dr. Virginia L. Gregory explains how she can make you look younger, fill in chips, and correct alignment issues to give you the results you’re looking for.
February 14, 2017
For longer than you’d like to admit, you’ve had a blank spot in your smile. You’re missing a tooth – but this is no big deal, since it’s only one pearly white – right? Wrong. No matter how many missing teeth you have, they negatively affect your existing dentitions. From making them more susceptible to breaks, to causing alignment problems, you need to fill in the gaps to keep the rest of your smile healthy. With a dental implant in Mount Pleasant, SC from Dr. Virginia L. Gregory, you can get your oral health – and your beautiful grin – back.
January 27, 2017
Missing or damaged teeth are an unpleasant reality, but fortunately there are options available to help restore your smile. Your cosmetic dentist in Mt. Pleasant, SC can work with you to create a bridge or denture that will enhance your natural features and revive your oral health. While a bridge or denture does the job of filling in the gap, it can also prevent your teeth from shifting and improve your ability to speak and chew. Whether you choose a bridge or a denture, each option functions differently and will depend on your unique needs and lifestyle.
November 14, 2016
You give yourself one last check in the mirror before you’re out the door and you’re instantly frustrated. Your teeth, which were sparkling white less than a month ago, are now starting to look dull and yellow. This always happens when you use those store bought whitening kits. You need something that will last! What are your options besides eating everything with a straw (which actually doesn’t work)? Dr. Virginia L. Gregory wants you to know how you can get the lasting, sparkling smile you’ve always wanted with teeth whitening in Mount Pleasant, SC. (more…)