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  • Dental X-Rays: Are They Safe?
    X-rays have been a function of dental healthcare for a long time. That in and of itself should be good news, because it means we've had plenty of time to Read more
  • Thanksgiving
    At John L. Hyatt, DDS, MS, PA, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! the doctor would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the Read more
  • My gums are shrinking!
    Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that your teeth looked longer? Does it seem like your gums are shrinking? This condition is called recession—many adults have it. Read more
  • Treating Gum Disease with Antibiotics
    Why does gum disease develop? Our mouths are home to bacteria, which form a film called plaque. Plaque sticks to the surfaces of our teeth, at the gumline, and can Read more
  • Diabetes and Dental Care
    Diabetes is a disease that affects the health of the entire body, including, of course, your mouth, gums, and teeth. We are trained to look for issues that might arise 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
  • Dentin Tooth Sensitivity Treatments
    Dentine hypersensitivity can be described as a sharp and sudden pain caused by cold food and beverages. It’s present in more than half the population and result from receding gums Read more
  • Top Five Ways to Improve Heart Health
    While there is no definite evidence that if your prevent gum diseases, like periodontitis, that you may be able to prevent a heart condition or heart disease. The only thing Read more
  • October is National Dental Hygiene Month: A simple oral health routine for your busy lifestyle
    Adults are no strangers to feeling like there is never enough time in the day to get everything done. Your alarm clock rings and within minutes you ping pong around Read more
  • The Most Common Causes of Gum Disease
    Unless you're aware of the signs and symptoms of gum disease and how it's caused, it's possible that you may have unknowingly developed it. Often painless, gum disease -- or Read more
  • The Link Between Dental Hygiene and Your Overall Health
    When patients of John L. Hyatt, DDS, MS, PA hear any mention of oral or dental hygiene, they probably think of brushing and flossing their teeth. Although these are extremely Read more
  • Breaking Bad Oral Habits
    The effects of bad oral habits are something our team sees all too often. You might have bad oral habits that stem from childhood, possibly because your parents did not Read more
  • What was your favorite part of summer?
    It's the end of summer, and fall is just around the corner. Soon the temperatures will cool down, the leaves will start to change, and the doctor and our team Read more
  • Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away
    Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends. Read more
  • What are dental implants?
    Do you have a space where a tooth used to be? Were you born with a missing tooth? Are you getting ready for dentures? You may be a good candidate Read more
  • Eat Well, Heal Better after Periodontal Surgery
    You’ve got periodontal surgery at our Hickory, North Carolina office coming up on your calendar and you’re prepared. The freezer is stocked with frozen yogurt, the fridge is filled with Read more