Kids and the Dentist

When you have young kids, there are a lot of questions you’ll likely want to ask about their oral health. When is it time to teach them to brush? What about flossing? And when should they see the dentist for the first time? The good news is, there are answers... Read more »

Do You Need a Dental Crown?

Your teeth and gums are a vital part of your healthy smile. Should something happen to one or more of your teeth, you might need the help of a dental crown restoration. At Shirer Family Dentistry, we offer custom crowns for our patients in Aiken, South Carolina. A dental crown... Read more »

Fun Facts About Your Tongue

Although you’ve probably seen it every day, how often do you really think about your tongue? It’s probably something that you take for granted. It might make an appearance when you are taking fun pictures, or when you are playing with a young child. It helps you eat food by... Read more »

Porcelain Dental Veneers Can Give You the Smile You Want

Unsightly teeth don't have to keep you holding back, too self-conscious to smile openly or engage socially. At Shirer Family Dentistry, we have helped many of our patients in the Aiken, South Carolina, area and neighboring communities to transform unsightly teeth into confident smiles with the help of porcelain dental... Read more »

Dental Emergencies You Don’t Want to Ignore

Should you ever need help with a dental emergency, our experienced dental team at Shirer Family Dentistry is here to help. We know how scary having a sudden dental trauma can be, and Drs. Michael and Susannah Shirer are here to help if you or your family member are faced... Read more »

The Benefits of Six Month Smiles®

Are you looking for a quick, affordable equipment that will straighten your teeth? Homemade braces with wire and glue may have crossed your mind, but we highly suggest you do NOT follow this avenue for a better smile. Here at Shirer Family Dentistry, we offer a fast and effective solution:... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Improve Your Oral Health With Sugar-Free Gum

Did you know, you can improve your oral health with sugarless gum? Yes, it’s true! Sugar-free gum has many advantages when it comes to your oral health. As a result, you can still be chewing gum as a treat while keeping your smile healthy and in tip-top shape. Our dentist,... Read more »

What is a Bone Graft?

Some things in the dental world are widely known and understood - things like filling cavities, braces, and dental crowns. But fewer people know about bone grafting as it relates to dentistry. It’s actually a critical part of some aspects of dentistry, including periodontistry - the prevention and treatment of... Read more »