How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Affordable way to improve the look of your smile - Teeth Whitening

If you are looking for an easy and affordable way to improve the look of your smile, then you have probably come across teeth whitening. Teeth whitening can be practiced in the comfort of your own home with the use of over the counter products, or it can be provided to you by your local dental office. The main difference between the two options is that professional teeth whitening services are safer, yield better results, and work faster than over the counter teeth whitening remedies.  Since in-office whitening treatments offer patients more dramatic results, it also makes these results last … Continue reading

How Veneers Compare to Other Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Veneers Compare to Other Cosmetic Dental Treatments, TN

Veneers are one of the most well-known cosmetic dental treatments. This is partially due to the fact that various Hollywood celebrities, such as Miley Cyrus and Ben Affleck, have used veneers to achieve their stunning smiles. Therefore, when considering cosmetic dentistry, many people automatically decide they want veneers.  In some cases, veneers are the ideal cosmetic dental treatment, while in other cases another cosmetic dental treatment may be a better option. This is why it is so important to discuss your concerns with a cosmetic dentist who can steer you in the right direction. Nevertheless, it can still be beneficial … Continue reading

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth, TN

Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth. In fact, many general dentists recommend placing dental implants as a restoration for one or more missing teeth. This is because dental implants are the closest restoration method to natural teeth and offer patients an array of benefits.  However, placing dental implants can be a lengthy process that has many people wondering if undergoing this process is actually worth it. Like other dental restorations, dental implants will wear down over time and will need to be replaced at some point. Therefore, one main thing people wonder is how … Continue reading

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign is one of the great advancements of modern dentistry, TN

Invisalign is one of the great advancements of modern dentistry. Developed in the late ’90s, Invisalign became an increasingly popular orthodontic method. It is estimated that over 2.4 million Americans have been treated with Invisalign’s clear aligner system and it is currently one of the most popular orthodontic devices.  Although much of its popularity is due to its discreet and non-invasive treatment mechanism, another key reason for its popularity is the simple fact that it works. Various studies have shown that Invisalign produces and retains results at a rate comparable to traditional metal braces. Simply stated, this means that when … Continue reading

Should I Visit the Dentist When Pregnant?

Dental visits when pregnant, TN

For most, pregnancy is an exciting experience. However, with all this excitement comes an array of questions based on what you should and should not do while pregnant. Some questions are easy to answer. For example, yes you should schedule prenatal appointments, and no you should not smoke while pregnant. Other questions may be harder to answer. One common question that many people wonder is whether they should visit the dentist while pregnant.  The fast answer to that question, is yes you should visit the dentist while pregnant. Pregnancy initiates a variety of changes to the body and these changes … Continue reading

5 Things to Look for in a Cosmetic Dentist

Look for a cosmetic dentist, TN

When many people decide to give cosmetic dentistry a try, they often begin by researching the various cosmetic dental treatments. While the type of cosmetic dental treatment you choose will certainly affect your treatment result, it is not the only thing you should research. In fact, there is one other thing you should research because it has the potential to affect your results as much as the treatment itself.  Before having cosmetic dental treatment, you should research cosmetic dentists in order to find the best cosmetic dentist for your smile. While researching, here are five things you should look for … Continue reading

3 Main Differences Between Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

Cosmetic and restorative dentistry do have a lot in common, TN

Cosmetic and restorative dentistry do have a lot in common. For starters, they are both used to restore damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. Additionally, they can both be performed by a general dentist, meaning that you will have no need to visit a specialist. This is because general dentists possess the ability to provide preventative, restorative, and cosmetic services within their offices.  But, if cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry are so similar, how are the two differentiated, and what do these differences mean to when completing cosmetic and restorative procedures? In order to answer that question, here are the main … Continue reading

4 Types of Malocclusion Fixed by Invisalign

Malocclusion Fixed by Invisalign, TN

Invisalign is an extremely popular orthodontic method for properly aligning the teeth and bite. In fact, as of 2014, it is estimated by Invisalign’s manufacturer that around 2.4 million people have been treated using Invisalign aligners since their introduction in the late 90s. Although there are many different reasons to choose Invisalign orthodontic treatment, many people elect this type of treatment for its discreteness.  With Invisalign treatment, clear aligner trays are worn 20-22 hours a day and are only removed during meal times or while brushing and flossing. As the patient moves through treatment, these aligners are gradually progressed so … Continue reading

Does My Root Canal Crown Need a Replacement? 3 Signs to Look For

Does My Root Canal Crown Need a Replacement, TN

If you have ever suffered from a pulp infection, you know that they are not something you’d voluntarily like to experience again. However, even after the pulp infection is removed from the inside of the tooth with a root canal and the external structure is restored with a dental crown, there is still a risk of developing another infection.  One common cause of a recurring pulp infection is problems with the dental crown. Although dental crowns protect your tooth, problems can arise when the crown is damaged, loosened, or falls off. If a dental crown becomes compromised in any way, … Continue reading

The Top 4 Causes of Gum Recession

Top 4 Causes of Gum Recession, TN

When you smile, do your teeth look alarmingly large? Do you feel a dull ache when drinking cold or hot beverages? Do you gums suddenly look “loose”? If you find yourself answering yes to any of these questions, then chances are you are affected by gum recession.  Gum recession is the process by which your gums begin to pull away from your teeth. This causes your teeth to appear larger than usual, exposes your tooth roots, and can contribute to tooth sensitivity. You may even notice a notch around the gum line which is the transition from the crown to … Continue reading

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