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?
A few years ago, Cigna surveyed a number of its members regarding their “Smile Satisfaction” and how that impacted their self-esteem. The responses were clear. People who are completely happy with their smile have high self-confidence. Nine out of ten of those reporting happiness with their smile also say they are self-confident. Consider the other… Continue reading Best Cosmetic Dentists Near Franklin, TN
Around 35% of U.S. adults claim to have used a home whitening kit in the past year. Before you purchase a kit, make sure you’re not putting your teeth and gums at risk. DIY teeth bleaching kits can damage your teeth and gums if you’re not careful. Here’s what you need to know. How Do… Continue reading Don’t Whiten Your Teeth at Home Without Reading This
What makes up a tooth? There are three main areas of a tooth. You have the root, which is the lowest level, and where the tooth connects to the jawbone. You have the neck, which is where the exposed enamel and tooth cementum over the root meet. The tooth extends above the gum line and… Continue reading Are Your Dental Products Damaging Your Enamel?
Just over 47% of adults over the age of 29 have periodontal disease. The older you are, the more common it is. Among adults aged 65 or older, 70.1% have periodontal disease. Several risk factors can impact your risk. People who smoke or have diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease. It’s more common… Continue reading Expert Tips on Tooth and Gum Care From a Top Nashville Dentist
When you have a meal or snack every day, how much thought are you putting into the damage these items are doing to your teeth? Most people know that crunching hard candies or ice can fracture or chip teeth. People also know that sodas are a great choice if you’re hoping to get cavities. But,… Continue reading Ten Popular Foods & Drinks That Nashville Dentists Wish You Knew Were Damaging Your Teeth
Your dental needs seem extensive to you. To get the perfect smile and boost your self-confidence, you’re pretty sure you’ll need some teeth pulled and others are in clear need of fillings and maybe even a crown. After all of that is completed, you need braces. All of this is difficult as past experiences have… Continue reading Do All Nashville Dentists Offer the Same Services?
Dental anxiety is far more common than you might realize. Around four out of ten people experience fear when it comes to dentists, and 12% of them have extreme anxiety. Dental fear keeps people from going to a dentist. You can’t let dental anxiety keep you from routine dental care. Here are ten reasons why… Continue reading Ten Reasons to See a Nashville Dentist, Even If It Makes You Nervous
You’ve been considering veneers, but you’re not sure they’re the right choice. You’re not alone. More than 30% of Americans do not like how their teeth look. When whitening isn’t enough, there are gaps, chips or cracks are unattractive, or the alignment isn’t perfect after braces, veneers are a popular solution. But veneers are an… Continue reading How Long Do Veneers Last?