Out of the blue, your heart starts pounding. You struggle to breathe, and your chest starts to ache. Your hands and feet tingle, and you’re scared that you’re having a heart attack. Those are all signs of a classic anxiety attack, and for some people, it’s symptoms like that that keep them from going to… Continue reading How to Manage Dental Anxiety and Fear of the Dentist
Each April, Oral Cancer Awareness Month is meant to raise awareness of the importance of routine oral care screenings, but is one month enough? Unless a patient happens to have a dental appointment in April when campaigns are plentiful, the urgency may never cross their mind. Oral cancer screenings are vital. What Is Oral Cancer… Continue reading The Importance of Routine Oral Care Screenings
Around 17% of adults over the age of 64 have lost all of their teeth. A quarter of that same age group no longer has between one and eight teeth left. Tooth loss as you age is more common than you might realize. Poor oral care habits are just a small part of the problem.… Continue reading Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Understanding Your Options
Most people think of braces as the shiny silver metal bands and metal or ceramic brackets that turn you into the so-called “metal mouth” that can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Food gets trapped and is hard to remove. The metal brackets and bands are visible and can dig into the lips and gums causing pain.… Continue reading Who Is a Candidate For Invisalign in Nashville?
When you’re choosing a dentist, you do need to take your time and make sure you’re making a wise decision. There are several factors to consider. Find the best dentist in Nashville, Tennessee, using these tips. Choose the Best Location Before anything else, decide where you want to go for dental visits. Would you want… Continue reading Best Dentist In Nashville, Tennessee
What do you know about your teeth? For most people, there’s a basic knowledge that the tooth has a root and sits in the gums and jawbone. People know you have to keep your teeth clean and see your dentist twice a year. But, the basic knowledge typically ends there, and that can make thoughts… Continue reading Is a Root Canal Painful?
Dental erosion occurs when the hard enamel surface on your teeth starts to wear out. Estimates put the amount of erosion in adults as high as 45%. A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey puts the estimation at four out of five adults who have dental erosion. Tooth enamel is a prime component in preventing… Continue reading Tips to Protect Tooth Enamel
Over 36 million Americans are missing all of their teeth, while 120 million are missing at least one tooth. Many things can lead to missing teeth, including gum disease, cancer, injury, and tooth decay. Around 2.3 million implant-supported crowns are completed each year to replace missing teeth. Since 1999, dental implants have gained a… Continue reading Do Dental Implants Hurt?
The outer shell of your tooth is a mixture of protein, water, and minerals. Enamel protects the inner dentin to prevent cavities. As you get older, your enamel can weaken due to the foods and beverages you eat, your brushing habits, and the products you use. Holistic toothpaste products are all the rage. People want… Continue reading Is It Safe to Use New “Holistic” Toothpaste?