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What Are the Dirtiest Items in My House?

April 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — goodlettsville @ 8:32 pm
Hand reaches for toothbrushes in holder

Since the world is full of germs, it’s important to take measures to keep your house a safe and sanitary place to live. While you probably put a great deal of effort into maintaining healthy teeth and gums with proper oral hygiene, you may be neglecting to clean certain items you use to do the job. Here’s a quick overview of some of the dirtiest things around your house along with a few tips for keeping them in good shape.

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How Can I Tell if My Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out?

March 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — goodlettsville @ 7:39 pm
Dentist smiles

You probably know more than a few people who have had their wisdom teeth removed. While some people never get these third molars and some others can keep them without any problems, they can cause serious oral health problems if they don’t come in properly or if the mouth does not have room for them. Here’s why wisdom teeth are so commonly removed along with a brief overview of the signs that you could benefit from having yours extracted.

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From Stevia to Sucralose: Artificial Sweeteners and the Teeth

February 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — goodlettsville @ 9:28 pm
picture of stevia in a bowl

Most people are well aware of the negative effects that sugar can have on health, and particularly on the teeth. This is part of why sugar substitutes and diet sodas are so incredibly popular, with companies trying to create tastier and healthier sweeteners.

People conscious of their oral health may also wonder whether artificial sweeteners could help them improve their oral health. If you’re interested in using sugar substitutes to prevent the effects of sugar on your teeth, here are a few things that you should probably know.

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I’ve Had Dental Implant Surgery. When Will I Feel Back to Normal?

January 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — goodlettsville @ 9:01 am
Dentist holding a dental implant

When patients set out to replace their teeth, they’re often impressed by everything that dental implants have to offer as a tooth replacement option. They’re durable, offer a powerful bite, and look remarkably realistic.

If you’ve decided on dental implants, however, you might wonder what you an expect from your dental implant procedure. Thankfully, recovery shouldn’t take you out of the process for very long. Here’s what you should know.

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They Mostly Come Out at Night: Why Toothaches Can Be Worse After Dark

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — goodlettsville @ 11:14 pm
Woman lies down with tooth pain

The daylight hours are full of activity, hustle, bustle, and tasks to be completed, but the night is a much quieter time. As the town winds down for the evening, you’ll probably hear less traffic, fewer lawnmowers, fewer conversations, and less noise in general. When you’re getting ready for bed, you’re probably expecting a quiet and relaxing experience, so it can be quite disturbing to lie down and realize that you have a toothache. Here’s why you might suddenly notice a toothache at night and a few tips for resolving or managing the issue.

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Look Before You Bite: Foods to Avoid with Dentures

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — goodlettsville @ 11:31 pm
Dentures

Modern dentures are an amazing way to restore a smile after extensive tooth loss because they are incredibly lifelike and so comfortable that patients often forget that they’re there. While they look the part and restore a good deal of chewing ability, they do not provide all of the chewing and biting force that comes with natural teeth. Here’s a list of foods to be careful about if you have dentures.

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Will Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

October 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — goodlettsville @ 11:27 am
3D illustration of a dental crown

If you plan to get a dental crown, you may feel nervous. After all, the procedure has its share of nasty rumors. These whispers can make a person wonder: Does dental crown treatment hurt? In fact, you may fear that the cap will make your mouth pain worse. Truthfully, though, getting a crown is a smooth and painless process. Your Goodlettsville dentist can even explain why. Read on to learn how dental crown treatment is pain-free.

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How To: Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

September 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — goodlettsville @ 5:41 pm
Closeup of patient rinsing their toothbrush with water

You wouldn’t use a dirty sponge to clean your dishes, right? For the same reason you shouldn’t use a dirty toothbrush to brush your teeth! Don’t worry – keeping your oral hygiene tools in tip-top shape doesn’t require anything too cumbersome. In fact, you probably already have everything you need at home. So, keep reading to learn how to keep your toothbrush clean.

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Can I Replace My Missing Front Teeth with Dental Implants?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — goodlettsville @ 10:02 pm
Woman has questioning expression

Dental implants are considered the best way to replace missing teeth because they look, feel, and function just like the real thing. They are non-removable so you don’t have to worry about losing them and can stand up to the same pressure as their natural neighbors. Maintaining them only requires normal oral hygiene practices, and they can last for decades. They can even replace front teeth in many cases. Read on to find out about what dental implants can do for missing front teeth.

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How Safe Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

July 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — goodlettsville @ 5:12 pm
Smiling dentist examines woman.

People are protective of their teeth, and for good reason. Chewing is necessary for enjoying many of our favorite meals and smiling is a key element of interpersonal communication. It only makes sense that you would be cautious about what is done to your teeth and who gets to do it.

Some people want to improve their smiles but question the safety of cosmetic dental treatments. Luckily, these procedures are routine and well-understood by any dentist qualified to perform them. Read on to find out how safe cosmetic dentistry really is and some of the treatments offered by your trusted dentist.

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