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  • Seven Foods that will Give You a Smashing Smile
    As the saying goes, you are what you eat. But did you know that what you eat also affects your smile? Chow down on these seven tasty treats, recommended by Read more
  • Safety of Dental X-Ray Radiation
    We all want to live our healthiest lives. We know that part of keeping ourselves healthy is regular visits to our Hickory, North Carolina office for checkups and necessary dental Read more
  • Should Adults Continue Fluoride Treatments?
    Many adults wonder if they should continue to receive fluoride treatments. Our team at John L. Hyatt, DDS, MS, PA wants to set the record straight about the usefulness of Read more
  • Questions on Dental Implants? We’ve Got You Covered.
    Whether you’ve lost a tooth from decay, are preparing for dentures, or were born with a gap where a tooth should have been, you could be a candidate for dental Read more
  • What Makes a Periodontist Different from a General Dentist?
    Your regular dentist is a lot like your regular doctor. You see them both frequently for checkups and advice on maintaining your health. Your dentist is the one to visit Read more
  • Periodontics and Pregnancy
    Periodontal health — which refers to the condition of the structures that support your teeth — is an important part of your oral and overall health. However, periodontal health becomes Read more
  • Periodontics and Pregnancy
    Periodontal health — which refers to the condition of the structures that support your teeth — is an important part of your oral and overall health. However, periodontal health becomes Read more
  • Periodontics and Pregnancy
    Periodontal health — which refers to the condition of the structures that support your teeth — is an important part of your oral and overall health. However, periodontal health becomes Read more
  • Periodontics and Pregnancy
    Periodontal health — which refers to the condition of the structures that support your teeth — is an important part of your oral and overall health. However, periodontal health becomes Read more
  • Fun Facts for the Fourth
    The Fourth of July is a great time to get together with friends and family members for BBQ, games, fireworks, and other celebrations in honor of our country’s independence. While Read more
  • Dangers of Alcohol and Oral Health
    We often have patients who ask, “Can drinking alcohol affect my oral health?” There are, in fact, a few reasons why that martini may not be good for your pearly Read more
  • What exactly is periodontal disease?
    Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Our team at John L. Hyatt, DDS, MS, PA wants you to know that this common Read more
  • June is National Smile Month: Show off your smile!
    The community health awareness group Oral Health America has reported that 82 percent of adults are unaware of the role that infectious bacteria can play in tooth decay or cavities, Read more
  • Periodontal Surgery: Is There a Dress Code?
    If you’re scheduled for periodontal surgery at our Hickory, North Carolina office in the near future, you probably have a lot of very important questions: Will it help? Your periodontist has Read more
  • Memorial Day and Getting Ready for Summer
    Memorial Day didn't become an official holiday until 1971, but Americans started gathering annually in the spring to remember those who lost their lives in war during the 1860s, right Read more
  • Suffer from Dental Anxiety? Not a Problem.
    If you suffer from dental anxiety, we understand that paying a visit to our office can seem like a nearly impossible mission. Regardless of what the root of that anxiety Read more