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Cosmetic Dentistry Trends to Watch Out for in 2024

Cigna sent out a survey to people on its dental insurance plan. The goal was to compare oral health and smile satisfaction to a person’s self-reported self-esteem and confidence levels. Of those polled, 93% said they were completely happy with their smile, but 70% of those who weren’t happy with their smile reported having low… Continue reading Cosmetic Dentistry Trends to Watch Out for in 2024

Adjusting to Life with Dentures: A Practical Transition Guide for Nashville Seniors

Life with dentures isn’t going to be the simple transition you might hope for. Nashville seniors don’t often realize that there is an adjustment period as you learn to talk with them or how it feels to chew with new teeth in place. You might even find your gums and jaws experience mild pain as… Continue reading Adjusting to Life with Dentures: A Practical Transition Guide for Nashville Seniors

Dental Crowns in Nashville: Restoring and Enhancing Your Teeth

A 2020 CDC study found that 40.3% of Tennessee’s residents hadn’t seen a dentist or dental clinic in at least a year. The number of adults aged 65 or older who were missing all teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease was an alarming 19.4% and 45.7% were missing six or more teeth.  When… Continue reading Dental Crowns in Nashville: Restoring and Enhancing Your Teeth

Pregnancy and Oral Care: What to Know About Cosmetic Dentistry Options

As many as three out of four pregnant women have or develop gingivitis during pregnancy. The belief is that pregnancy hormones increase the risk of this early stage of gum disease. If it goes untreated, bone loss and gum infections are possible.  It’s incredibly important for women to go for regular check-ups during pregnancy. It’s… Continue reading Pregnancy and Oral Care: What to Know About Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Does Invisalign Hurt? Most Commonly Asked Questions

Invisalign was created by two Stanford students in 1997. Rather than have to wear metal braces that stay in place until teeth are straightened, Invisalign provides clear plastic aligners that can be removed when eating and when brushing and flossing. Plus, they’re hard to see, so that makes them more appealing to those who worry… Continue reading Does Invisalign Hurt? Most Commonly Asked Questions

Addressing Bad Breath and Halitosis: Nashville Dentistry

Halitosis, aka bad breath, is a very common problem. Colgate estimates that 60% of Americans will end up with chronic bad breath at some point in their life. Around half of the population has bad breath. Why is bad breath called halitosis? Halitus is the Latin root for “breath,” while “osis” is a process. Together,… Continue reading Addressing Bad Breath and Halitosis: Nashville Dentistry

Nashville’s Dental Innovations: What the Future Holds for Oral Healthcare

Dental care has come a long way over the centuries. Have you ever wondered what the future holds? The first book about dentistry came out in 1530. “The Little Medicinal Book for All Kinds of Diseases and Infirmities of the Teeth” This German book is available online, but not easy to read without knowing German. … Continue reading Nashville’s Dental Innovations: What the Future Holds for Oral Healthcare

How Cosmetic Dentistry Boosts Confidence

A team of researchers at Princeton performed studies that found it takes just a tenth of a second to form an opinion of someone. This opinion is based solely on looks. It’s backed up by a survey of 2,000 Americans who reported that 76% admit a smile is the first thing they feel that impacts… Continue reading How Cosmetic Dentistry Boosts Confidence

The Role of Genetics in Dental Health: What You Can Control

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

Preventing and Treating Tooth Sensitivity

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