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How You Can Help Support The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

We are passionate about giving back. We try to do it whenever we can. So, when we had the opportunity to purchase some really cool Marks Family Dentistry shirts, we decided to use it as a cool way to keep giving back.

Starting this month, stop in to the office and donate at least $15 to our featured charity and pick up your free MFD t-shirt. It’s just a small way for us to say thank you for helping us raise awareness and money for some great causes.
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Are Energy Drinks and Sports Drinks Bad for Our Teeth?

Summer is quickly approaching and sports are now in full swing. Although it is extremely important to stay hydrated we want to inform you of a study showing that energy and sports drinks can damage tooth enamel which can boost the risk of cavities.

“The big misconception is that energy drinks and sports drinks are healthier than soda for oral health,” says researcher Poonam Jain, BDS, MPH, associate professor and director of community dentistry at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.
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Safety with Sports

It’s the time of the year when contact sports begin, which makes it a good time to once again bring up the subject of mouth guards.

A penalty is often assessed against high school and college teams when players don’t wear their mouth guards. The biggest consequence of not wearing a guard, however, are not the penalties but the splintered jawbones, cuts to the cheek and lips, and fractured teeth.

Often young athletes find mouth guards awkward and elect not to wear them. We can make one that fits much better and is more comfortable than the generic kind you find in stores. Continue reading

Patient Profile: Jill Haynie

Jill is a stone artist who has lived in Asheville for almost 13 years. She has been playing in the creek since she was 5 years old. It is where she fell in love with stone, plants and water.
She attributes her gratitude for nature to both her grandmothers and her mom. “They were truly mothers of the earth!” Continue reading

Meet our new team member!

We are proud to introduce Marks Family Dentistry’s newest team member- our hygienist, Amanda Downs! Amanda moved to Asheville this summer, with her husband and two children.

Amanda graduated from Wake Technical Community College with an Associates in Dental Hygiene in 2010. Amanda was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. She enjoys hiking, exercising, spending time with her family, and exploring Asheville. As a hygienist, she loves meeting new patients and watching them improve their oral health. We can’t wait for all of you to meet her! Continue reading

Featured Patient: Artist – Moni Hill

Moni Hill has been a patient of ours since we opened in 2008. She lives in Asheville with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, and some hens. Moni’s paintings brighten our office walls, as well as countless other living and work spaces throughout the Southeast and beyond. You can check out her art work at www.monihill.com.

When Moni is not in her studio painting, you can find her running on the trails near her home, coaching her daughters’ swim team, or buzzing around town meeting with other artists. She especially loves this time of year when apples are ready to harvest and a chill is in the air. Continue reading