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  • Make Tooth Brushing Fun
    The best brushing routine for parent and child is two minutes of gentle brushing in the morning and two in the evening. But if the longest four minutes of your Read more
  • Spring Cleaning
    Just like that, it’s almost summertime. As the spring season ends, perhaps these lighter, brighter days are inspiring you to do a bit of last-minute spring cleaning. Or perhaps they’re Read more
  • Tips for a Whiter Smile
    Everyday life can take a toll on the whiteness of our teeth: Foods we love as well as soft drinks and coffee can stain them over time. Poor brushing and Read more
  • Can’t Take Another Bite?
    We’re not talking post-holiday “I can’t eat another bite” discomfort. No, we’re here to talk about the discomfort caused by bite pain. Usually, our teeth and jaws work so harmoniously that Read more
  • Earth Day
    The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. The first Read more
  • I have sensitive teeth. What are my options?
    At Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA, we have patients coming in asking us why a taste of ice cream or a sip of coffee becomes a painful experience, or why Read more
  • Snowball Effect
    Winter and its snowball fights are behind us, true, but there might be another kind of snowball heading your way—the snowball effect you risk when small dental concerns are ignored Read more
  • Morning Sickness and Your Oral Health
    Whether it’s your first child or you’re an experienced mom, pregnancy is an exciting time—which you’ll be able to enjoy much more once the days of morning sickness are over. Morning Read more
  • Telltale Signs that Your Tooth has a Cavity
    the doctor and our team at Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA frequently get questions about cavity causes and prevention. You brush twice a day and floss regularly. You rinse with Read more
  • Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
    Millions of people, around GAFFNEY, South Carolina and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While it Read more
  • Are your teeth ready for the big day?
    Capturing the Moment At Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA we know that just about anyone who has taken on the challenge of planning her own wedding could tell you how important Read more
  • Relax with Sedation Dentistry
    the doctor and our team at Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA understand that many of our patients have a fear of dentistry. You may be concerned about experiencing pain from Read more
  • The Secret to Lifelong Teeth Whitening
    Have you ever noticed your attention being instantly drawn to peoples’ teeth when they smile at you? Some people have dull and yellowing teeth, while others have teeth that appear Read more
  • Choose Chocolate on Valentine's Day
    From a student handing out sweets for her classmates to an older married couple exchanging boxes of candy, Valentine’s Day is the time of year when people like to show Read more
  • What's the connection between gum disease and diabetes?
    People who have diabetes are usually familiar with many of the other health risks they face, including damage to the nerves, eyes, heart, and kidneys. But did you know that Read more
  • The Consequences of Sports and Energy Drinks
    They’re refreshing and tasty. They’re easy to find and pretty cheap. They help us get through a long day or a long workout. They’re everywhere. We know it’s hard to say Read more

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