Asheville NC Periodontist Blog

3 Bad Oral Health Habits That Lead to Gum Disease

Are you guilty of some bad dental health habits like chewing ice, biting your nails, or even brushing your teeth too hard? Patient health and safety is our priority here at the Asheville, NC periodontics office of Dr. Jody Harrison,…

Gummy Smile Treatment Options

If your teeth appear shorter than they actually are because of your gums, you may be experiencing excessive gingival display, or a “gummy smile.” Dr. Jody Harrison is an Asheville, NC periodontist helping patients restore balance to their smile with…

How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?

Do you know the leading cause of tooth loss in the developed world? If you were going to guess periodontal disease, also called gum disease, you would be correct. Nearly half of all American adults over age 30 are affected…

Sedation Dentistry with Dr. Harrison

Around 15% of Americans avoid dental care because of anxiety or fear of dental treatment. These people would rather endure life with infected, discolored, damaged, or otherwise painful teeth and potentially endanger their health instead of seeking dental care.  Dr.…

How Does Smoking Affect Gum Health?

By now, thanks to public service announcements and the mandatory Surgeon General’s warning, most people are aware that smoking and using tobacco products has a negative impact on your overall health. The risk of developing lung cancer, breathing problems, chronic…

Can I Get All-On-Four Even After Gum Disease?

Have you been struggling with dentures? Are you considering restorations but don’t know which option is best for you? If you’re looking into dental restorations, you may have heard of the revolutionary denture treatment that replaces a full arch of…

What is Gum Graft Surgery?

If you’re suffering from gum disease, there are multiple stages. Therefore there are also multiple methods of gum disease treatment in Asheville, NC. Gum graft surgery is one of those techniques, done to remedy gum recession or just improve the…

The Affects of Stress on Teeth

We understand that the uncertainty and confusion of the current mental health situation can be a great source of anxiety for some people. Stress is an unpleasant feeling on its own, but did you know it can even affect the…

What You Eat Can Affect Your Teeth

Keeping your teeth and gums clean is definitely a key part of good dental health. Dr. Jody Harrison is a dentist in Asheville, NC that offers dental cleanings and gum treatments that remove plaque and tartar. But in fact, many…

Why Should I Choose Dental Implants?

Today there are more options than ever for replacing missing teeth. One option that many dentists favor is dental implants. For many patients, however, the expense of dental implants may be intimidating. While dental implants can tend to be the…