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  • What do I do if I fall and loosen my teeth?
    Although teeth are strong enough to tear through food, they are also fragile. An accident such as a fall may loosen teeth or knock a tooth out entirely. When a Read more
  • ‘Tis the Season—for Healthy Dental Choices!
    It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but if you’re dashing through the snow to an emergency dental appointment, you’re not feeling very jolly. And post-holiday, no Read more
  • Dental Infections
    the doctor and our team at Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA will tell you that dental infections can be very serious; sometimes, they develop into a life-threatening situation. Cavities are Read more
  • Thanksgiving
    At Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! the doctor would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the GAFFNEY, Read more
  • Why Are My Child’s Baby Teeth So White?
    One of the most charming aspects of your baby’s beautiful smile is his brilliantly white teeth. But now that his adult teeth are coming in, the difference in color is Read more
  • Canker Sores and Stress
    Canker sores are painful lesions that form in the soft tissues of the mouth, usually along the inner lips, under the tongue, and along the cheek walls. They are usually Read more
  • November Marks National Diabetes Awareness Month
    Diabetes is a chronic disease that increases the risk for many serious health problems, including severe gum disease. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and it’s a great time for us Read more
  • The Intriguing History of Halloween
    Halloween is fast approaching, and the doctor wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no matter how you might celebrate this holiday. The Halloween that is Read more
  • Aging and Dental Health
    What’s life like for the average 60-year-old today? It’s complicated! We travel. Or we work out. Or we relax with friends. We pursue favorite hobbies or we develop new ones. Read more
  • Early Detection is Key to Treating Oral Cancer
    Every hour of every day, someone in North America dies of oral cancer, the sixth most common diagnosed form of the disease. The five-year survival rate is only 50 percent, Read more
  • Year-End Insurance Reminder
    the doctor, as well as our team at Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA, would like to give those patients with flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits a friendly end Read more
  • I drink a lot of coffee. Could it be hurting my smile?
    At Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA, we know most of our patients enjoy a cup of coffee or two throughout the day. But what many of you don’t know is Read more
  • Ancient Grains for Modern Diets
    One of the latest foods in dietary news is also one of the oldest—ancient grains. What makes these old-timers so appealing to modern tastes? Let’s run down the menu! Why Are Read more
  • Is there really a link between my mouth and heart?
    Yes, indeed! While brushing, flossing, and regular visits to Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA are all key to maintaining a healthy smile and mouth, the doctor and our team want Read more
  • Back to School? Remember Your Dental Homework!
    It’s a busy time of year. Book lists! Supplies! New clothes! (How did they outgrow those shoes already?) And while you’re preparing your family’s list of back-to-school necessities, here are Read more
  • Happy Labor Day!
    Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. Before the kids head back to school and temperatures start to cool down, this is your last Read more

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