Saunders Saunders Dds in Asheville, North Carolina with Reviews -
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By: William H.
John White, DDS
My wife and I have been seeing Dr. White for our dental care and that of our children for over 20 years. We are well into our 60s, so we've seen many different dentists in our time as we've moved through several states before settling here in the Asheville area. Dr. White grew up here in Asheville and was educated at UNC Chapel Hill, one of the finest schools in the world. We have never been more pleased than with the care we have received from Dr. White. I do not make a statement such as that capriciously. I have highly sensitive teeth resulting in my developing a phobia of the dentist early on in my life. Getting me to sit in a dentist's chair at all is remarkable in itself. When it comes to dental care I am not an easy person to please. To make matters worse I have average teeth at best. I've been around health care professionals all my life. My father practiced medicine for over 50 years. My wife is an RN. Practicing medicine is a science with a good dose of art heaped in. Make no mistake, I know a good medical professional when I see one. Dr. White bears all the hallmarks of a top shelf medical professional. He truly is just that, top shelf. Additionally, I have recommended Dr. White to others, some of which have needed extensive work. All of those people I sent to Dr. White thanked me profusely for that introduction.
By: Shelley S.
Elliott, James C Dr Pa
I saw Dr. Elliott as a referral from my regular dentist due to a bad root canal. He tapped on my tooth for 10 minutes and told me to get it pulled. I have Delta Dental Insurance and was assured that Delta would pay for the visit. Then I received a bill since Elliott's office had coded the visit as an examination rather than a consultation. I get two examinations a year (which go with tooth cleanings), and three consultations. It being September, my exams were used up, but I have had no consults this year (I get three annually). I verified this with Delta, called Elliott's office and was told "too bad, we only bill as exams." So be forewarned.
By: sharee.garding
Dr Bowman-Hensley, Barbara DMD PA
Excellent service. Being a 1st time visitor, I was given a comprehensive dental exam like X-Ray, mouth cancer evaluation, gum disease evaluation etc. and the likes.My visit was due to first molar which requires bonding but all the basic work up were covered including tartar removal, plaque removal and teeth polishing.The place has a homey ambiance so I think it helps to relax a bit and not get too tensed of the dental visit. Would definitely come back in the future for another dental work.
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By: Christian M.
Smile Starters Asheville
They are nice people, very friendly. But the wait is way too long. And they will not allow me back, tho my son is 17, Them not allowing me back makes me very uncomfortable expecially because they are saying he needs all this work that means extremely unnessisary. They are wanting to pull teeth that I don't feel need to be. If I was back there to see what they were doing it would feel a lot more comfortable.
By: lpalfrey
Bob, L Harris DDS
My friend referred me to Dr. Harris office when I expressed frustration with my dentist. This is a friendly and professional dentist office. Every employee makes you feel valued. They go out of thier way to involve you in your dental care. This attitude is in every area of the office from the front desk to Dr. Harris himself. I could not be happier with the move to this office!!!!
By: mommabeart
John White, DDS
Dr. White is a wonderful dentist, with a great personality. Talking with him is like having a conversation with one of your friends. Dr. White and his staff give nothing but exceptional quality of their work , they go above and beyond to make you comfortable and at ease I am truly grateful for having found this dentist as I have been to many and none can compare to Dr. White.
By: M C.
James J Teague, III, D.D.S.
Very old equipment and hyper aggressive hygenist who did not mind causing pain during cleaning, and worked diligently to find future dental work for me to have and to sell me tooth bleaching and prescription toothpaste. Felt to me like they thought my mouth was a goldmine. I haven't seen a dental office use this antiquated type of xray equipment in 30 years.
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By: Mary M.
Asheville Dental
I was terrified of dental visits, but with the care I receive with Drs. Kennerly and Ledford now I make my appointments with ease. They listen and provide outstanding service. The dental hygienists are great too. I won't go to any other dentist! To any other "chickens" out there..this is the place to go for all your dental needs.
By: Karen S.
Asheville Dental
I came in from Colorado with a tooth others said to pull! He made time the day I called and put a great crown onSaved me money! Best technique dentist I've been to in sixty years of going. Staff friendly and kind. I'm so pleased to have Dr. Kennerly as my dentist now. Thank you sir.
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By: joansnudden2
James J Teague, III, D.D.S.
I've been a patient of Dr. Teague for over 20 years. The staff is very friendly and efficient. Dr. Teague is an excellent dentist, always compassionate, explaining procedures and telling me to call if I have any dental problems.
Tips & Advices
  • Pick Your Plan: Most people purchase three main varieties, usually through their employers.
    • An indemnity or fee-for-service plan means you'll have to pay for annual deductibles and co-insurance payments out of pocket.
    • A preferred provider organization is less costly, and you choose from a network of dentists. However, PPOs have some limitations and accompanying deductibles.
    • A dental health maintenance organization plan limits you to just a few choices of dentists, and one doctor handles all of your oral care needs. However, these HMO are usually much less costly.
  • PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs, it also means you have less choice in the dentist who can treat you Before purchasing the plan, you'll receive a list of dentists in each network. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
  • When picking a plan, you need to look at just how much you'll pay for each and every service. For instance, some plans won't cover your fillings or X-rays, while others may charge more or less for a crown or tooth extraction. You don't want to be caught off-guard by unforeseen charges.
  • If you're truly comfortable with a dentist and you feel he or she can be an ally in your ongoing oral care regimen, then consider signing a plan to just keep that dentist available. That means potentially deal with costs and other insurance-related factors that you might have wanted to. If need be, you might be able to work with the dentist's office to address some of the plan-specific concerns.
  • Ask family, friends or colleagues for recommendations. They will be able to provide details about a dentist's demeanor, operating style and approach to patient care
  • Meet with any prospective dentists to ask about what treatments they perform most often, procedures they're not as familiar with, what accreditation they have or any organizations they belong to and how their offices handles insurance and payments.
  • Consider driving distance, location and office hours.
  • Check With Your State Board: The state board can outline what requirements your dentist must meet and offer information about any discrepancies in the their background and if he or she has faced any disciplinary actions.
  • Remember Your Angles - When brushing your teeth, always place the brush at a 45-degree angle..
  • Don't Forget the Tongue – Your tongue is the largest source of bacteria. Brush it front to back and don't forget the sides.
  • Floss Everyday - Each time you floss, have at least 18 inches of floss available. For optimal control, hold the floss between your thumbs and forefingers.
  • Watch What You Eat - Sugar, alcohol and coffee contain phosphorus. While some can prove beneficial, too much of this chemical can eat away at your teeth and gums.
  • Keep in Mind the Mouthwash - Mouthwash can be helpful if used to supplement proper brushing and flossing. Most mouthwash brands contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical that targets the majority of oral bacterial strains.
Yellow teeth are the result of a number of bad habits, mainly smoking, drinking too much coffee and improper nutrition. Many dentists will treat with a whitening procedure.
These painful bumps are the result of irritation to the soft tissue of your mouth. These sores can make brushing almost impossible. There are a number of different causes for sores, including anemia or a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Your doctor will have to examine the bump, find its cause and then develop a specific treatment plan, including the use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or antimicrobial mouthwash.

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