F. Patrick McGuire Blog
April 22, 2017
Oral cancer brings patients and their families to a bleak fork in the road: death or survival. Although it’s a scary reality, the fact remains that there are very few lives today that haven’t been touched by cancer in one way or another. It is important to consider the very realistic chance of you or a loved one having oral cancer. Dr. F. Patrick McGuire and the rest of our dental team want to give you the information you need to keep your mouth and body as healthy as possible.
There are many patients who develop oral cancer because of their history of tobacco use and/or excessive alcohol consumption, but a quarter of oral cancer cases occur in patients who have never engaged in these hazardous behaviors. It’s imperative to have your dentist in Sylva run an oral cancer screening during your regular dental appointments. We always hope for no signs at all, but if there is anything to be concerned about, we can work to reverse its negative effects during the early stages.
March 31, 2017
The overall population of dental patients is becoming increasingly ill. The baby-boom generation is gradually moving toward retirement and entering the stage of life when chronic medical problems manifest, especially when it comes to their oral health. The increase in age not only makes your teeth and gums more vulnerable to dental accidents or traumatic dental injuries (TDI’s), but our economic state has been fluctuating for years and has caused more and more patients to avoid the dentist. Your Sylva dentist is here to help you save your money in the long run and keep your smile healthy, not drain your pockets unnecessarily. Dr. F. Patrick McGuire wants you to be prepared the next time a dental emergency comes your way.
February 6, 2017
Whether you’ve recently started to enjoy living the beautiful life amidst the Great Smoky Mountains or you’ve called this area home for many years, Dr. McGuire and his team would like to say welcome. Here in Sylva, you’ll find a variety of housing options, recreational opportunities and, of course, grand scenery. We’d also like to help you find the right Sylva family dentist. With this in mind, here are some important questions for you to ask.
January 20, 2017
The appearance of your smile is important to how you feel about yourself. Unfortunately, most people are not born with a naturally attractive smile. Of the biggest factors causing adults to feel self-conscious about their teeth is misalignment. When your teeth are crooked, gapped, or rotated, it is easy to hide your imperfect smile. To correct your alignment, you have probably considered orthodontics in the past, but do not like the thought of traditional braces. Now, you can straighten your teeth with a nearly invisible treatment using Invisalign in Sylva.
December 20, 2016
Your smile is a powerful tool that can help you achieve great things! This is because it can give you confidence that can take you to the next level in your personal and professional relationships. If you’re not satisfied with appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers may be the solution for you, and Dr. F. Patrick McGuire can help. Learn how you can improve your smile with porcelain veneers in Sylva.
November 2, 2016
Did you know that your overall health can be affected by your oral health? The condition of your teeth and gums can have a dramatic impact on your overall well-being. This is called the oral systemic connection, and it refers to the fact that anything in your mouth can easily travel throughout your body. This is especially significant when it comes to gum disease. Dr. F. Patrick McGuire, your dentist in Sylvia, wants you to understand this connection and how it can lead to other serious conditions. (more…)
October 9, 2016
A simple life often comes down to taking little steps. You leave your clothes out for the next day the night before so you can save time in the morning. You check the traffic before you go anywhere so you can get there faster. You save a little money every day so it’s there when you really need it. This approach can also do a lot of good for your teeth. Most of your dental care occurs at home, so here are 3 tips from your dentist in Sylva, Dr. F. Patrick McGuire, on how to keep your teeth healthy day-in and day-out. (more…)
September 9, 2016
If you’re looking for a dental provider who can meet the needs of the entire family, look no further than Dr. Patrick McGuire located in Sylva, NC. For over 30 years Dr. McGuire has been providing state-of-the-art dentistry in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Your dentist in Sylva provides quality dental care for the entire family, and here are some of the advanced services you can expect to find when you choose to work with us.
August 13, 2016
Did you know that your smile has power? It’s one of the first features people notice when they meet you, and a beautiful smile can often give you the confidence to reach the next level in your career or personal life. Whitening your teeth is one of the easiest and quickest ways to make a huge impact on your smile, and Dr. Patrick McGuire and his team can help! Here’s more information on how you can enhance your smile with teeth whitening in Sylva.
July 20, 2016
When you lose a tooth, you suffer a blow to your personal appearance and to your oral function. Speech changes, eating becomes more difficult and teeth adjacent to the empty socket weaken as they drift to fill the space. Most disturbing, your gums and jaw bone recede; this is particularly noticeable with loss of multiple teeth. What’s the solution? Explore dental implants in Sylva from restorative dentist, Dr. F. Patrick McGuire. (more…)