Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer includes cancers that occur in the lip, the mouth, the throat, the tonsils, or the salivary glands. Oral cancer requires intensive treatment like surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation when it is not detected early. In addition, oral cancer can be deadly. Detecting oral cancer early is important to successful... Read more »

Dental Health Directions for Diabetics

Diabetes increases your risk of dental issues, particularly dry mouth, oral thrush and gum disease. Thankfully, all these issues are avoidable if you follow these directions. - First, keep track of your blood glucose levels as your physician has taught you. Take your medication or insulin shots and watch your... Read more »

What Do I Do If a Dental Crown Hurts?

Are you experiencing discomfort around a new or established dental crown? There are some things you can do at home to alleviate this discomfort. However, you may ultimately need to visit Kingsport Dentistry so that Dr. J. Kenneth Carver can treat the tooth. What Causes Tooth Crown Pain? There are... Read more »

The Basics of Caring For Your Smile

Sometimes we get busy. Sometimes that business affects the little habits in our lives, such as oral health care. Here are some things to consider as you get your dental routine back on track.   Brush: Of course, the first thing to address is how well you are brushing your... Read more »

The Development of the Toothbrush

Today, the toothbrush is a very appreciated, important aspect of dental hygiene and the health of your smile. But how did the toothbrush come to be? Before the toothbrush, how did people clean their teeth? Continue reading to find the answers to these questions with Dr. J. Kenneth Carver and... Read more »

Mouthwash and Why it is Needed

When looking for the ideal mouthwash, it is always important to remember that the products you use for your teeth should contain treatments designed to enhance your smile. If you are using toothpaste and mouthwash treatments that focus on whitening teeth, but you suffer from dental erosion and cavities, you... Read more »

FAQ About Dentures

Getting dentures for the first time can be a big adjustment. Drs. Carver, Stakias, Mather, and Mather recommend dentures in Kingsport, Tennessee, to restore the beauty and functionality of his patients’ smiles. Keep in mind that dentures take some getting used to. In order to prepare you for this change,... Read more »

Sugar-Free Chewing Gum

Did you know, choosing the right kind of gum can help you prevent cavities and keep your smile fresh? Well, it’s true! Dr. J. Kenneth Carver at Kingsport Dentistry in Kingsport, Tennessee, and our entire team is devoted to helping you keep your smile as healthy as possible, which is... Read more »

Your Child Might Benefit from Dental Sealants

When your son or daughter’s primary teeth give way to the permanent set of teeth, cavity prevention becomes increasingly important. Many times, the molars and premolars in the back of the mouth have deep pits and fissures in the tooth enamel of the biting surface. While these occlusal textures help... Read more »

What Are Temporomandibular Joints Used For?

Do you know what temporomandibular joints are used for? Temporomandibular joints, or TMJs for short, are sockets designed with connective tissue, ligaments, muscles, and bone all working in tandem within your jaw to form the joints that open and close your mouth and facilitate the wide range of chewing motions... Read more »