• Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
    the doctor and our team at Ravenel Family Dentistry get this question a lot. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in, once young people get their adult teeth. Read more
  • May Marks National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!
    The merry month of May also happens to be National Fitness and Sports Month, so take advantage of the warmer days to get outside and exercise! Bringing a friend, family Read more
  • Dental Filling Options
    You’ve made an appointment at our RAVENEL, South Carolina office to treat your cavity, the decayed area has been removed, and the site has been cleaned and prepared for a Read more
  • When snoring becomes more than just annoying: The dangers of sleep apnea
    Sawing wood. That’s what your wife calls it when you wake her up with your snoring. This type of scenario plays out in homes around the world, and couples have Read more
  • Earth Day
    The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. The first Read more
  • Symptoms That Could Mean You Need a Root Canal
    Every tooth packs a lot of layers in a very small area. The outer, visible part of our tooth, the crown, is covered in protective enamel, and the lower root Read more
  • April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
    What is oral cancer? April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been putting off a visit to our RAVENEL, South Carolina office, now is an excellent time to Read more
  • Do you suffer from sleep apnea?
    At Ravenel Family Dentistry, we know our patients love a good amount of rest each night in order to be energized for the day and week ahead. After all, without Read more
  • The Stages of Gum Disease
    Taking care of your gums is one of the best ways to protect your smile. But sometimes, we treat our gums like an afterthought when it comes to dental care. Read more
  • St. Patrick's Day
    On March 17, everyone has a little Irish in them. St. Patrick’s Day is a joyous celebration of Irish heritage. The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who Read more
  • Are your teeth ready for the big day?
    Capturing the Moment At Ravenel Family Dentistry we know that just about anyone who has taken on the challenge of planning her own wedding could tell you how important the little Read more
  • When to Begin Dental Care for Your Child
    Children’s oral health differs from that of adults in a variety of ways. the doctor and our team want you to understand how you can provide the best care for Read more
  • The Origins of Valentine's Day
    When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of cards, flowers, and chocolates. We think of girlfriends celebrating being single together and couples celebrating their relationship. We think of all Read more
  • What happens if I don’t have my wisdom teeth removed?
    One of the things the doctor and our team at Ravenel Family Dentistry monitor during your dental appointments is the growth of your wisdom teeth, or third molars. Third molars Read more
  • How to Choose the Best Mouthwash
    As we all know, or should by now, the key to maintaining great oral health is keeping up with a daily plan of flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash. These three Read more
  • The History and Mythology of the Tooth Fairy
    While the last baby teeth generally aren’t lost until age ten or 11, most children stop believing in the tooth fairy by the time they're seven or eight. Of course, Read more