The Top 5 Ways to Prevent Cavities

Ways to Prevent Cavities, TN

As of 2016, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that over 90% of American adults have had a cavity and one in every four adults currently has an untreated cavity, making dental cavities one of the most common chronic health problems. Despite the prevalence at which cavities occur, they are completely preventable.  General dentists are responsible for helping their patients maintain their oral health, however it is the patient’s responsibility to attend regular appointments and follow the instructions provided by their dentist. To prevent dental cavities, a dental exam and cleaning should be scheduled once every six months. … Continue reading

3 Signs You Need a Root Canal

Why you need a Root Canal, TN

Ah, the dreaded root canal. Ask almost anyone and they’ll tell you that they would rather do almost anything else than have a root canal. While root canals may have been uncomfortable in the past, modern root canals are no more uncomfortable than a dental filling when performed by a top dentist. Additionally, modern technology now makes it easier for dentists to effectively perform root canals faster and with better treatment outcomes.  Despite your disdain for root canals, they are actually a valuable restorative treatment that prevents the affected tooth from being lost altogether. You see, root canals are only … Continue reading

3 Waterlase® Treatments

Waterlase Treatments, TN

Are you one of the thousands of Americans who dread going to the dentist? Does the shrill scream of the dental drill or the thought of needles cause your stomach to churn? Do you hate feeling like a chipmunk after your appointment? If this sounds like you, there is good news. Thanks to modern dental technology, there is a new approach to dentistry that does not require dental drills or anesthetics. Developed by a company called Biolase, a new dental laser named Waterlase has been introduced. The Waterlase dental laser combines laser energy and water to offer effective, quiet, and … Continue reading

The Top 5 Things That Cause Cavities

Things That Cause Cavities, TN

Our entire lives,we’ve been told that cavities are bad and that we need to brush and floss in order to prevent them from occurring. We’ve also been told that sugar is bad for our teeth and should be limited if we want to keep our teeth healthy. However, do we actually know why we do these things? Often times, dental routines are instilled in us at a young age so we never question the why.  Simply stated, the “why” is to address the causes of cavities. A large part of preventative care is understanding what causes cavities so that the … Continue reading

7 Reasons Why Invisalign is the Best Orthodontic Treatment

Invisalign, the best orthodontic treatment, TN

Nowadays, many people aspire to have a beautiful, perfectly aligned smile. Luckily, with modern orthodontic methods, straightening your smile is easier than ever. In the past, the only orthodontic method available was metal braces. However, that all changed beginning in 1997 when Align Technology was founded.  A year after the company began, Invisalign was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Another year after that and Invisalign was officially available to be used by dentists for their patients. In 2014, Align Technology estimated that 80,000 dentists have used Invisalign to treat 2.4 million patients since Invisalign was first introduced.  … Continue reading

The Top 3 Gum Disease Symptoms

Gum Disease Symptoms, TN

Did you know that according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least half of American adults over the age of 30 have an advanced form of gum disease. With 64.7 million Americans affected, gum disease is one of the most common oral health issues. There are two different forms of periodontal disease that can affect the gums. Early gum disease, also known as gingivitis, can usually be reversed with treatment and good oral hygiene. Advanced gum disease, also known as periodontitis, cannot be reversed and can only be managed through treatment.  One unfortunate reason that so … Continue reading

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