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How LANAP® Can Help You Prepare for Thanksgiving →November 7, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time for getting together with family and friends; these moments are often full of friendly laughter and plenty of smiles. Problems with your teeth, including gum disease, might make you feel self-conscious. Dr. Kevin Hogan is a cosmetic dentist who can address such oral health issues with the LANAP® treatment. What Is […]


What Are the Factors That Affect Dental Implant Cost? →September 5, 2017

The value of a healthy, attractive smile is hard to calculate. You share this with others every day and a great grin can help you get ahead at work and in social situations. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile or if you are self-conscious about missing one or more teeth, then […]


Making Sense of Crowns Versus Veneers and Why They Are Used →July 18, 2017

If a tooth has become unhealthy and needs to be removed or you have chipped the surface of your enamel, a dentist in Mt. Pleasant, SC will probably recommend getting veneers or crowns to restore a natural and appealing look to your mouth. Although they are both types of prosthetics that are used for cosmetic […]


Why You Should See a Dental Professional for Teeth Whitening →May 7, 2017

Your smile is a critical aspect of your self-confidence and individuality, so it is important to keep your teeth and gums healthy to ensure a beautiful smile. Unfortunately, it is easy for your teeth to become dull or stained over time from certain foods and beverages, tobacco use, or age. If you feel embarrassed about […]


Why Should I Seek Laser Gum Disease Treatment? →March 19, 2017

Have you been diagnosed with gum disease? There are multiple treatment options available, but many patients find the benefits of LANAP® laser gum disease treatment to be especially enticing. This emerging technology is offered by Mt. Pleasant, SC dentist, Dr. Kevin Hogan, and it could change your life. Keep reading to find out why. You Can Save […]


Missing Teeth: Should You Get Dental Implants or Dentures? →January 22, 2017

There are a variety of reasons that you might lose one or more teeth. Perhaps you have advanced gum disease, or maybe you simply were in an accident. Regardless of the cause, you do not want to continue to live without replacing your lost teeth. This not only affects the aesthetics of your smile, but […]


4 Things That Can Happen After Sleep Apnea is Treated →January 19, 2017

You are constantly exhausted, falling asleep throughout the day and never feeling like you get enough rest. You are having issues at home and at work, where you are left unable to fulfill your responsibilities because of the mental and physical effects of the fatigue you deal with every day. If this sounds at all […]


Four Exciting Benefits of Top Quality Dental Veneers →October 21, 2016

Many of the patients coming to see Dr. Hogan are especially interested in improving the appearance of their smile. There are many different options for crafting a beautiful, natural-looking smile that enhances your appearance. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular choices and today veneers are better than ever. High quality dental porcelain merges […]


What to Expect with All-on-4® Dental Implants →August 26, 2016

Dental implants give individuals the full function of their mouths. All-on-4® dental implants are a newer dental implant option that act like permanent dentures. As one of the providers of this procedure in the Mt. Pleasant area, Dr. Kevin Hogan is amongst those dental professionals offering the most up-to-date oral health options for patients. If […]


5 Dangerous Health Problems Associated With Sleep Apnea →June 21, 2016

If you often feel tired during the day or suffer from other symptoms, such as high blood pressure or heart disease, there may be a link between your health issues and the common condition of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea happens when your body suddenly stops breathing. Then, your body gasps for air, and you begin […]


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Upgrade Your Smile →April 21, 2016

If you are one of the millions of people who are afraid to smile, listen up. There is a way to fix your smile easily so that you can regain your confidence. Dr. Kevin Hogan may be able to help if you are not satisfied with the condition of your mouth. Whether it is tooth […]


How to Maintain Dental Implants the Right Way →March 21, 2016

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth due to decay or injury. Once your teeth are replaced, the implants need to be properly cleaned and maintained by your dental hygienist upon your visits to your general dentist. Learn more about receiving and maintaining dental implants in Mount Pleasant, SC. Why Would I Need Dental […]


Reasons Why Oral Health Is Vital to Your Overall Health →October 20, 2015

The importance of maintaining a healthy mouth cannot be overstated, especially as it applies to the health of the rest of the body. Many people think that the condition of the teeth and mouth can be overlooked because they seem like small parts of the body. However, here are three compelling reasons why oral hygiene […]


Gum Disease Risk Factors and Connected Illnesses →September 29, 2015

September is National Gum Care Month, so let’s discuss some of the broader risks of gum disease. Prevention periodontal disease is easy with the proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, but many individuals have this condition. It may surprise you to learn that oral diseases are connected to other non-oral illnesses and can be […]


How to Regain Your Confidence With Cosmetic Dentistry →September 8, 2015

Regardless of your age or profession, your smile is the first and last thing people notice. To avoid making the wrong impression, you should make sure that every tooth in your mouth is in great shape. If you have missing, discolored or crooked teeth or are unhappy with your smile for any reason, Dr. Kevin […]


Oral Health is Linked to Overall Health →July 8, 2015

You may be surprised to know that your mouth is a window into your overall health and well-being. Recent research has shown a link between the health of our mouths and the health and strength of our bodies. Since most dental patients tend to visit the dentist more often than a regular healthcare provider, a […]


Common Causes of Tooth Loss →June 12, 2015

Young children are used to teeth falling out. In fact, most young children get excited at the prospect of losing a tooth. Adults, on the other hand, rarely feel joy or anticipation over wriggly teeth. They typically feel dread, terror and perhaps even pain. Missing teeth not as adorable in adults, and can also affect […]


Mt. Pleasant Family Dentistry Advice: Have a Healthier Holiday Season →November 17, 2014

You may be busy this time of year with holiday preparations and gatherings. But don’t let that keep you from taking care of your teeth and protecting your family’s dental health. The wonderful holiday desserts and treats we all love can also be the cause of tooth decay and gum disease in the New Year, […]


Straighten Your Teeth for Less with Dental Bioliners →October 17, 2014

If you have slight imperfections in the alignment of your teeth you should consider dental Bioliners. A Bioliner is a small aligner made of 0.030mm ultra clear plastic and a soft thermal plastic insert along with a suck down retainer. Bioliners are best suited for slightly misaligned teeth and are not sufficient to correct severe […]


Transform Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers →September 17, 2014

There are many things that people strive for in life, one of them being a beautiful, perfect smile. A radiant smile is a sign of vitality and youthfulness, and if that is compromised, the effects can be damaging. Not only can not being confident in your smile cause you to feel poorly about yourself, but […]


Restore Health In Your Gums with Gum Disease Therapy →August 15, 2014

Having a healthy, solid foundation is essential to having a healthy result with anything in life. Whether it is a business or having reliable sources for an essay, it is important to make sure you have a solid groundwork in order to build and create a positive end result. Your smile is no different, as […]


Brighten Your Summer with Teeth Whitening! →July 16, 2014

Now that summer is here, many people are making a concerted effort to looking as great as they can for the summer season. Many people are frequenting the gym more often, while others may opt to have their hair and nails done. Either way, there is no doubt you will be meeting many new people […]


It’s Not Easy Being Green- It’s Wonderful! →June 6, 2014

A tall, ice cold glass of tea is a wonderful way to cool off in the summer heat. A summer staple, tea of all types has been able to cool us down, quench our thirst, and please our taste buds. From black tea to herbal, from peach to spearmint, the options often are overwhelming, but […]


Restore Your Smile with Porcelain Crowns →May 15, 2014

It can be very difficult living with a smile that you are unhappy with. Broken teeth can be displeasing to the eye, as well as result in bad overall oral health. Walking through life with a damaged or incomplete smile is never easy to do, and the entire Mt. Pleasant, SC dental team at Park […]


How To Make Oral Care Fun for Kids! →April 30, 2014

Many parents may find it difficult to make oral care exciting and fun for their children. Getting your child to brush their teeth may be a hassle, every morning and night being a feat to overcome. Although some parents have come up with creative ways to make sure brushing teeth is fun, some parents still […]


The Connection Between Oral Health and Your Heart →April 30, 2014

It is no surprise that something that affects one area of your body has the potential to affect another area. Though it may seem odd to some, our bodies are connected and weaved together, so our systems do not work independently of each other. This cause-and-effect relationship our body has can be wonderful, but depending […]


We Cater To Even the Youngest of Smiles with Children’s Dentistry →March 26, 2014

Though many people may not know it, a child’s teeth are just as important, if not more so, than an adult’s. Because their smiles are young and new, there are a lot more incidents where decay can take place. Some children may not understand the importance of good oral health, which is why we want […]


Have a Flawless Smile with the Help of Tooth-Colored Fillings →March 12, 2014

You are definitely not alone if you say you like a more natural look when it comes to whatever work you have done on yourself. Whether it is your nails or your hair, many people prefer to have a subtle look about them, and your smile is no different. Having metal fillings can be too […]


Calm Your Fears with Sedation Dentistry →February 25, 2014

If you have a fear of the dentist, you are most definitely not alone. A fear of the dentist is the most common fear in our population, and dentists are well aware. Having dental fears can prevent someone from having their much needed dental work done. Some would rather live in pain, knowing a simple […]


Protect Your Smile with Custom Mouthguards →February 18, 2014

Throughout the day, your smile is in danger of getting damaged. Whether it’s a stain, a chip, or a crack, your smile goes through the daily rigors of life just like you, and without proper protection, the consequences could be detrimental. Dr. Kevin Hogan wants to make sure your smile stays as protected as possible, […]


Let Our Team Help With Your TMJ Pain →January 22, 2014

TMJ pain affects millions of people, forcing them to live with piercing pain and constant uneasiness. Although you may think nothing can alleviate you of your pain, as part of our family dentistry practice, Dr. Kevin Hogan is able to help. The TMJ, temporomandibular joint, is a small joint located where the lower jaw meets […]


Make Your Gums a Top Priority at Park West →January 8, 2014

At Park West Dental Associates, we not only keep your teeth at the top of our list of health, but your gums as well. Many people think that if they focus on their teeth, their gums are not important; that could not be further from the truth. In order to have a solid foundation, you […]


How Root Canals Can Save Your Teeth →December 25, 2013

Contrary to popular belief, root canals alleviate pain, not cause pain. An infected tooth not only causes an immense amount of pain, but can be expensive if nothing is done to make it better. At Park West, we want to make sure we take care of all of your dental needs, and Dr. Hogan is […]


Let Dr. Hogan Change Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers →December 9, 2013

People often put a lot of pressure on making a good first impression, and being insecure about your smile may prevent you from doing just that. Misaligned, stained, or chipped, teeth, like everything in life, have a way of going through life’s hard knocks. At Park West Dental Associates, we are here to make sure […]


KöR Whitening from Dr. Hogan Can Brighten Smiles →November 29, 2013

Are you unhappy with the color of your teeth when you look in the mirror? Have you tried over the counter teeth whitening solutions and been left disappointed by the results? At Park West Dental Associates we offer KöR Whitening to help our patients achieve dazzling white smiles. We offer the KöR Whitening system to […]


Make Sure You Use Dental Insurance Benefits Before the End of the Year in Mt. Pleasant →November 22, 2013

The holidays are rapidly approaching, signifying yet another year coming to a close. In between preparing for parties and celebrations, the staff at Park West Dental Associates asks our patients to take a moment to make sure they’ve taken advantage of their dental insurance benefits for the year. Your dental benefits exist to help you […]


Cosmetic Bonding from Park West Dental Associates Can Refresh Your Smile →October 7, 2013

Small chips and cracks can detract from the beauty and the appearance of your smile. You may be looking for a dental solution that can address just the issues and not have to treat your entire smile. At Park West Dental Associates, we offer cosmetic bonding to quickly correct small smile issues. Cosmetic bonding is […]


Laser Dentistry in Mt. Pleasant, SC →September 30, 2013

Lasers aren’t just reserved for science fiction movies any more. This technology can be used in many applications to help improve the quality and care of the dentistry that we provide. Here at Park West Dental Associates, we use laser dentistry for a better dental experience. Laser dentistry can take on many forms for numerous […]


Full-Mouth Reconstructions from Dr. Hogan →September 11, 2013

Smiles can become damaged and decayed over time, especially if you’re neglecting your dental health. If you have a smile that is in less than perfect health, there’s no need to despair. At Park West Dental Associates, we can return function and appearance to your smile with a full-mouth reconstruction. A full-mouth reconstruction is a […]


Back to School Dental Checkup from Dr. Hogan →September 4, 2013

Fall is on the way, and your children are headed back to school. If you haven’t yet done so, then now is the perfect time to schedule your child’s regular dental checkup appointment. At Park West Dental Associates, visiting our office twice a year so we can clean your teeth and gums is the only […]


We Can Treat Dental Anxiety with Oral Conscious Sedation →August 2, 2013

Many patients suffer from dental anxiety and do not look forward to any dental appointments, much less having dental work performed. At Park West Dental Associates, we can help manage your anxiety with oral conscious sedation. Oral conscious sedation helps you to feel relaxed and soothed, while still remaining awake and aware of what’s going […]


Special Offers for July from Dr. Hogan →July 19, 2013

Here at Park West Dental Associates, we value our patients and offer discounts or specials sometimes to reward them. There’s still time to take advantage of our special offers for July. This month, we’re offering two different offers for patients that want to get a Hogan smile! Our first special offer is for a free […]


Tooth-Colored Fillings from Dr. Hogan →June 27, 2013

Do you have a cavity that needs to be repaired? At Park West Dental Associates we use tooth-colored fillings to restore your teeth while blending seamlessly into your smile. Unsightly metal fillings are a thing of the past with this great restorative dentistry treatment. Tooth-colored fillings are a great way to restore a tooth that […]


Tackle Gum Disease with Periodontal Therapy →June 20, 2013

Gum disease is a serious threat to the health of your smile. It’s very serious because it’s a common problem that affects many people and has a lack of clearly identifiable symptoms. If you do have gum disease, we can treat it with periodontal therapy from Park West Dental Associates. Periodontal therapy focuses on cleaning […]


Porcelain Veneers: An Ideal Smile Solution →June 13, 2013

Do you find yourself looking in the mirror and wishing you had a brighter, more attractive smile? Do you have a number of issues with your smile but are concerned about the amount of time and dental work necessary to correct them all? You should consider porcelain veneers from Park West Dental Associates. If you […]


Comfort and Care at Park West Dental Associates →May 30, 2013

If you’re nervous about going to the dentist, don’t feel badly, because you’re not alone! Many patients feel nervous or anxious before an appointment, but at Park West Dental Associates, we’re here to help with our warm, welcoming environment and caring staff members. From the moment you walk in until you leave, you’ll be treated […]


Cosmetic Bonding: A Conservative Smile Treatment →April 26, 2013

Do you want to change the appearance of your smile, but are unsure about committing to porcelain veneers? Cosmetic bonding is a more conservative cosmetic dentistry solution than can accomplish similar results to veneers without requiring reduction of tooth structure. At Park West Dental Associates, we can use cosmetic bonding to change the appearance of […]


Teeth Whitening: Brighten Your Smile →April 23, 2013

Is your smile not as bright or sparkling as you’d like but you’re not sure what to do? Have you perhaps tried over the counter teeth whitening solutions and haven’t been satisfied with the results? Teeth whitening from Park West Dental Associates could just be the smile solution you’ve been waiting for. Your teeth become […]


Improve Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry →April 19, 2013

Are you dissatisfied with your smile but unsure of where to start when it comes to improving your smile? Do you find yourself looking at pictures of celebrities in magazines or on TV and wishing your smile looked more like theirs? Cosmetic dentistry treatments from Park West Dental Associates could be the right solution for […]


Repair Damaged Teeth With Crowns →April 16, 2013

Do you have a tooth that is cracked or chipped? Do you have a cavity in need of repair? Porcelain crowns from Park West Dental Associates are a great solution to repair the damage and restore function to your tooth. A crown is like a cap for your tooth to help protect it from sustaining […]


Dr. Hogan Can Restore Your Smile With Dentures →April 12, 2013

Aging can take a toll on our smiles. If you’re missing teeth, you may have experienced firsthand how it can impact your ability to chew and eat food. The lack of a complete smile could also impact your self confidence and desire to interact socially with others. There is no need to despair, because at […]


Start Spring Right With a Dental Checkup →April 9, 2013

Spring is all about new beginnings and fresh starts. It’s starting to get warmer, the grass is greener and flowers are starting to bloom. As the earth is shaking off the winter chill and signs of growth and rebirth are everywhere, why not refresh your smile? A dental checkup from Park West Dental Associates is […]


Dental Care Technology For Better Patient Care →April 5, 2013

At Park West Dental Associates, we are always striving to make the dental experience as pleasant as possible for our patients. We use innovations in dental care technology to help make our office even more welcoming and convenient for you. With dental care technology such as intraoral cameras, digital x-rays and paperless charting, your appointment […]


General Family Dentistry from Dr. Hogan →April 2, 2013

It’s important to make sure that your family has good dental health, as this can impact your overall health. We offer quality general family dentistry services here at Park West Dental Associates. No matter your age, we’re here to help with quality dentistry services for every member of your family. You’re never too young or […]


Do You Have Dental Benefits To Use Before the End of the Year? →December 7, 2012

November is almost here, and then from there we just have two short months until the start of 2013. That means, of course, that a new holiday season is on its way, but it also means something else—your current dental benefits are about to expire, and what money you have available to you now will […]


Why Not Hand Out Xylitol Candy This Halloween? →October 31, 2012

Halloween is right around the corner, which means another night of trick-or-treating is almost here. What kind of candy will you be handy out? You could go with an old favorite like Snickers, Hershey bars, or just about any other chocolate or fruit-flavored choice. But you could do also choose something that maybe you’ve never […]


A Personalized Plan for Your Smile with Full-Mouth Reconstruction →September 7, 2012

Recently, on our blog, we highlighted some of the restorative dentistry services you’ll find at Dr. Kevin Hogan’s dental office in Mt. Pleasant. One service that we haven’t mentioned yet is full-mouth reconstruction. What Is a Full-Mouth Reconstruction? A full-mouth reconstruction combines restorative and cosmetic services to give you the personalized care you need to […]


Now’s the Perfect Time for a Back-to-School Visit →August 24, 2012

With summer vacation coming to an end, families in our community and all across the country are scrambling to get their kids ready for a new school year. That means shopping for school supplies, backpacks, clothes, and more. But there’s something else the arrival of a new school year signals—it’s time to bring your child […]


Enjoy a More Relaxing Visit with Sedation Dentistry →July 25, 2012

How often has anxiety prevented you from coming to see Dr. Kevin Hogan for a regular exam and cleaning? If your answer to that question is, “Quite often,” our Mt. Pleasant office has a solution that can help you overcome your anxiety and receive the care you need. It’s called sedation dentistry, and with it, […]


Non-Surgical Gum Disease Therapy for Mt. Pleasant Patients →July 11, 2012

Often, when we talk about oral health, all we focus on is the health of teeth, when really, gum health is just as important. That’s because gum disease is a prevalent condition. It’s been estimated that 80% of American adults have some form the disease. What’s more, gum disease is known to have an effect […]


Restore Your Smile with Tooth-Colored Fillings from Dr. Hogan →June 27, 2012

For a long time, dentists could only rely on amalgam fillings to help patients treat cases of tooth decay. Both long-lasting and effective, amalgam fillings aren’t perfect, though. Not only are they unattractive, they’re sensitive to temperature and pressure. Over time, they tend to change shape and can even let bacteria back into vulnerable areas. […]


Dr. Kevin Hogan Creates Dazzling Smiles with Porcelain Veneers →June 13, 2012

When you see your smile in the mirror or in a photo, do you cringe? Are you hyper-aware of cracks, chips, stains, or spacing issues that make you never want to smile or laugh again? At Dr. Hogan’s Mt. Pleasant dental office, we offer a popular cosmetic dentistry service known as porcelain veneers to help […]


Reclaim Your Beautiful Smile with Teeth Whitening from Dr. Hogan →May 10, 2012

Think about what you put your teeth through every day. Given the foods we eat, the beverages we drink, and the simple fact of aging, it’s no wonder that teeth become stained over time. But at Park West Dental Associates, Dr. Hogan has a solution for stained teeth. With professional teeth whitening, Dr. Hogan and […]


Dedicated Restorative Care from Park West Dental Associates →May 3, 2012

A functional smile is important, not just for your oral health but for your overall wellbeing, too. At Dr. Kevin Hogan’s Mt. Pleasant dental office, we’re committed to helping you excel in both areas. That’s why we offer a range of popular restorative dentistry services. With restorative dentistry, we can help you reverse issues that […]


Revitalizing Smiles with Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Services →April 9, 2012

If you feel like your smile needs a lift, Dr. Hogan’s Mount Pleasant dental office offers a range of popular cosmetic dentistry services to help you. Our services include: Cosmetic bonding Teeth whitening Porcelain veneers Each service is designed to meet a different need. Not sure which might be right for you? Call our Mount […]


Comprehensive Dentistry That Includes the Whole Family →April 2, 2012

When looking for a general dentist, one thing you want to be sure to look for is an office that can serve the needs of your entire family. That’s exactly what you’ll find at Dr. Kevin Hogan’s Mount Pleasant dental office. We’re not just dedicated to preventive care; we’re dedicated to preventive care for adults […]


Welcome to Dr. Kevin Hogan’s Blog! →February 20, 2012

Consider this blog your news resource for information about oral health, dental procedures and technology, and what’s happening at your dentist’s office. We believe communication is key to building great doctor-patient relationships, and this dental blog is intended to keep us in touch with you. The best part is, you can simply bookmark this page […]


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