Do genetics affect dental health? They can. They can play a role in gum disease, tooth loss, cavities, and other oral health issues. It’s estimated that about 60% of tooth decay issues are tied to genetics. But, there are things you can do to protect your oral health and prevent cavities and gum disease. The… Continue reading The Role of Genetics in Dental Health: What You Can Control
Dentin hypersensitivity, tooth sensitivity for short, affects about 12.5% of Americans. The pain ranges from mild to severe, but even when the pain is severe, patients don’t always talk about it. Don’t be shy. When you talk to a dentist about tooth sensitivity, you’ll learn some solutions that help reduce the pain and make hot… Continue reading Preventing and Treating Tooth Sensitivity
Geriatric dentistry is a specialized form of regular dental care that takes a closer look at different oral health challenges that older adults face. The older you get, the more likely it is that you’ll have at least one chronic health condition. In fact, 60% of older adults have at least one chronic disease and… Continue reading Senior Dental Care: Special Considerations and Services Offered by Nashville Dentists
As a Nashville resident or tourist to the area, you never know when something might happen to your tooth. You’re chewing something and your tooth falls out. You might be at a ball game or playing golf with a friend when you get hit and break a tooth. If this happens, you may not be… Continue reading Emergency Dental Care: Knowing What to Do and Finding Help in Nashville
Many dentists provide several areas of care. General dentistry is very common and includes things like dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, etc. Dental insurance covers some or all of a person’s general dentistry services because it’s typically care you get to stay healthy, avoid tooth pain, and improve oral hygiene. Cosmetic dentistry is designed more… Continue reading Cosmetic vs. General Dentistry – Which Do I Need?
For too many years, you’ve been ashamed to smile. It’s your dream to have the perfect Hollywood smile, but you don’t see how that can happen. You’re not alone. An estimated one out of every three Americans is dissatisfied with their smile. What do you know about dental veneers? A dental veneer is a false… Continue reading How Much Do Veneers Cost and Will My Insurance Cover Them?
Gum disease, tooth loss, and cavities are the prevalent oral conditions that impact Americans. The CDC reports that 52% of children aged eight or younger have at least one cavity. A quarter of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have cavities. Oral care requires people to brush their teeth twice a day and… Continue reading Understanding the Different Types of Toothbrushes: Which One is Right for You?
From the ages of two to five, an average of 23.3% of American children have at least one cavity in their baby teeth. Just over 10% of those cavities go untreated. Now, look at children ages six to eight. The number of children with at least one cavity increases to 52.1% and 16.4% of them… Continue reading Pediatric Dentistry: How to Ensure Healthy Teeth for Your Children
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