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The Importance of Routine Oral Care Screenings

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

Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Understanding Your Options

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

The Importance of Regular Dental Check-Ups

Between 2019 and 2020, the number of adults who saw a dentist dropped by 3.2%. That’s concerning as approximately 35% of U.S. adults did not see a dentist in 2019, but it was at 37% in 2020. Adults list the cost of dental care as a leading reason they don’t go.  Even with insurance coverage,… Continue reading The Importance of Regular Dental Check-Ups

Who Is a Candidate For Invisalign in Nashville?

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?

Best Dentist In Nashville, Tennessee

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

Is a Root Canal Painful?

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?

Tips to Protect Tooth Enamel

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

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

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?

Is It Safe to Use New “Holistic” Toothpaste?

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?

Best Cosmetic Dentists Near Franklin, TN

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