Taking Steps Against Gum Disease

What can you do to avoid gum disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled... Read more »

National Children’s Dental Health Month is Here!

February brings National Children’s Dental Health Month! This is brought to you by the American Dental Association to create child awareness of the benefits of good oral health. This year’s month-long campaign is, “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.” First Dental Visit Around their first birthday,... Read more »

Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Start off the New Year With a Whiter Smile!

Have you been waiting for the right time to get teeth whitening treatment? There’s no better time than the New Year! In 2019, you are setting all kinds of new goals, and one goal you can shoot for is a whiter and brighter smile. Teeth whitening lightens teeth, helping remove... Read more »

Include the Tooth Fairy as One of Santa’s Helpers

Santa and his elves aren't the only ones giving gifts to children to reward good behavior throughout the year. The Tooth Fairy is another children's favorite as she bestows gifts in exchange for their lost teeth year-round. Considering they can lose up to 20 baby teeth, children can get to... Read more »

Gift Yourself and Your Loved Ones With a Healthier Smile

Your daily brushing and flossing routine is crucial to thwarting dreaded cavities and gum disease from invading your smile, but by itself, it’s still not enough to maintain top-notch oral health. There is a reason we recommend regular dental cleanings and exams! Seeing our dental team for routine dental checkups... Read more »

The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and... Read more »

Protect Your Tooth Enamel From the Effects of Bruxism

If you have tooth sensitivity, you might be afflicted with dental erosion from nighttime teeth grinding and clenching, also known as bruxism. When it comes to wearing down protective tooth enamel, one of the causes is chronic teeth grinding, where the biting friction not only wears down enamel but sometimes... Read more »

Keeping Your Child’s Smile Healthy Throughout the Holidays

When it comes to your child's smile, at Shirer Family Dentistry, we are pleased to offer services catering to their best oral health. We offer a fun kids’ corner for them to enjoy while they wait for their appointment with Drs. Michael or Susannah Shirer. We also offer in-room television... Read more »

Helping Dentures Keep Their Shape

Custom-made dentures are available here at Shirer Family Dentistry in Aiken, South Carolina. Our team wants to ensure that you have a full smile that is aesthetically-pleasing, functional so you can speak, eat and chew, as well as how comfortable it feels in your mouth. We offer both complete and... Read more »