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  • What Is A Veneer?
    A veneer is a cosmetic dental procedure that we use in some situations to correct discolored teeth, small spaces or gaps between teeth, small chips or oddly shaped teeth, Read more
  • Loose Lower Dentures - An Old Problem with a New Solution
    When a device meant to make your life easier doesn't function properly, it can be extremely frustrating. This is sometimes the case for people who wear lower dentures, which Read more
  • Don't Let Tooth Pain Linger — The Cost May Just Be Too High
    Tooth pain occurs when a trauma or infection triggers a reaction from the nerves inside a tooth's pulp chamber. The severity of the pain and its duration can vary Read more
  • Understanding The Importance Of Dental X-Rays
    Because our main goal is to help you maintain optimal oral health, we use the latest proven technologies, techniques, and treatments to ensure we achieve them. One tool, radiographs Read more
  • Tooth Replacement: It's Come a Long Way
    Twenty-first Century techniques can create a replacement for a missing or damaged tooth that looks exactly like a natural tooth and actually fuses with the bone of your jaw. Read more
  • Your Smile Design: Perfection vs. the Natural Look
    We have noticed that there are two types of patients when it comes to enhancing a person's smile. One type, which we'll call the “Perfect Minded” patient, expects teeth Read more
  • Testing Your Knowledge on Caring for Your Dentures
    Whether you have worn dentures for years or they are new to you, knowing the proper way to care for them is critical. This is why we have put Read more
  • Designing A New Smile. What's involved?
    Quiz: What Is Smile Design? All cultures worldwide recognize a smile as positive nonverbal communication. Yet many people are insecure about the way their smile looks. Modern cosmetic dentistry can Read more
  • Testing your Knowledge: Dental Implants
    Dental implants are a fascinating treatment option that can be life changing when used properly. They have also experienced tremendous scientific advancements and press over the years making them Read more
  • Does Mouthwash Cure Bad Breath?
    In our office, many of our patients are always asking us if over-the-counter (OTC) mouthwashes or mouthrinses are truly effective tools for curing bad breath. Unfortunately, nearly all of Read more
  • Learn the Signs of Periodontal Disease
    Periodontal (gum) diseases are sometimes called “silent” because those who have them may not experience painful symptoms. But certain signs point to the existence of these common diseases. If Read more
  • Countdown To A Perfect Wedding Day Smile
    Invitations, dresses, the cake, the photographer: there's so much to think about when planning your wedding. And remember to plan for one more thing, your smile. Your wedding photographs Read more
  • Six Ways to Get Whiter Teeth
    Time to tune up the brightness on your teeth? Here are six modern methods of whitening and brightening your smile. In-office “power” bleaching under the supervision of my staff and Read more
  • Dental Erosion — Is Your Favorite Drink The Cause?
    Your teeth were designed to last you a lifetime, so you should do everything you can to protect them. This includes guarding them against dental erosion. However, many people Read more
  • Welcome to My Blog!
      Welcome to the Blog of Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA! Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Gaffney, SC area, we're excited you are here. Read more

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