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How to Teach Your Children Great Oral Care Habits

February 8, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 7:03 pm

As an adult, you are in the habit of brushing your teeth at least twice a day because that’s what you were taught to do when you were a kid, and because that’s what you saw your parents doing every day. Now that it’s time to pass on the knowledge, here’s what you should include in the conversation to help them keep their teeth healthy for life:

Monkey See, Monkey Do.

Children love to imitate what their parents do! Make oral care a family activity, so kids feel included and understand that this is a daily routine – no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it!


When are Extractions Necessary?

August 22, 2018

Filed under: Care — tntadmin @ 4:42 pm

There are a few cases in which a tooth extraction is needed to keep the oral structure healthy. Infection, damage, and impaction are all reasons in which a dentist might extract a tooth.

Severe Infection

If a tooth is badly infected, it will cause immense discomfort. Bad breath, along with tenderness and swelling are all symptoms of a tooth infection. An untreated tooth infection poses a threat to other teeth as well- thus, it’s in patients’ best interest to resolve the issue promptly.

Root canal therapy can save teeth, but only when the infection is localized to the inner pulp of the tooth. Root canal therapy essentially cleans out the infection and replaces it with a body-safe material (like gutta percha). Extraction is preferred over RCT only when the tooth is beyond repair. In that case, going forward with the RCT would be wasteful. (more…)

What is Digital Dentistry?

August 8, 2018

Filed under: Technology — tntadmin @ 4:41 pm

When choosing a dentist, your oral health should be your top priority. This doesn’t mean your comfort should suffer. A dentist equipped with digital technology can provide more comfortable and accurate treatments.

But just what is “digital dentistry”?

With the addition of digital technologies, dentists can provide better, more accurate diagnoses and treatments for their patients. Many of these technologies also provide a platform where multiple dentists can collaborate to resolve challenging cases.

The most frequently used digital dental tools are CAD/CAM restorations, digital radiography, digital impressions, implant placement imaging, digitally-based surgical guides, and computerized case presentations. (more…)

The Benefits of Porcelain

July 29, 2018

Filed under: Technology — tntadmin @ 4:43 pm

Porcelain dental restorations are a far cry from the wooden teeth of old. Over the years, porcelain has become an essential material in cosmetic dentistry. It affords both dentist and patient with many benefits. Patients love their porcelain restorations, and dentists love the ease of construction and high rate of patient satisfaction.

Keep reading to learn why porcelain is the material of choice in cosmetic dentistry.

A Natural Aesthetic

When patients want to preserve a natural, healthy smile, they choose porcelain. Porcelain is unique in its semi-translucent nature, which gives it the ability to reflect light just as natural enamel does. (more…)

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