10 Bad Dental Habits to Leave Behind

tara.anders Dentistry, Oral Health, Patient Safety and Wellness

There are many opportunities for change and self-improvement throughout the course of our lifetimes. People set goals to better themselves in health and fitness, but dental health is usually left by the wayside. However, taking care of your teeth is vital for your overall health. Many of us are pretty consistent about maintaining good dental health habits—we brush our teeth, …

Important Information Regarding Appointments Effective 3/19/2020

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To our patients and their families, Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, we will be suspending all dental hygiene appointments. If you have an appointment scheduled for essential dental work that does not require a drill or water spray, such as crown placements or denture work, our team will still be able to see you; however, other appointments will be rescheduled …

Infection Control: Why It’s Important in the Dental Office

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No matter the reason for your visit to your dental care provider, infection control is important to the safety and effectiveness of your oral health. Procedures and recommendations established by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) help prevent transmission of infections such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV in the dental office. Here’s a list of just …

Why Do My Teeth Hurt? — 15 Possible Causes of Your Tooth Pain

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Have you ever woken up one day and your teeth just started hurting, seemingly for no reason? There are a number of different conditions that can cause tooth pain. Some can be easily resolved on your own while others will require a trip to your general dentist. Here are some of the most common possible causes of your tooth pain.

From a Knoxville Dentist: Dental Care Tips for the Holidays

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The holiday season is filled with joy as we get to spend time with family and friends. Holiday parties abound with food, drink, and laughter. There is so much going on during this time of year that we often forget to consider how our holiday habits are affecting our dental health. If you want to maintain good oral health during …

Make Your Holidays Minty Fresh with Oral Care Holiday Gifts

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We are well into the holiday season! Have you purchased all your needed gifts yet? Maybe you are a planner who gets started months in advance, or possibly you rush out at the last minute to do your holiday shopping, but no matter your gift-buying type, you can’t go wrong by giving the gift of better oral health. So, next …

Your Teeth Cleaning is Not Just a Teeth Cleaning

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We all know that regular teeth cleaning visits to your local dentist, along with brushing and flossing regularly, are an integral component of dental health. The reasons for this may surprise you, however. You see, your dental cleaning appointment is not just a simple dental cleaning. There is a lot more going on behind the scene that you don’t see …

Best and Worst Candies for Your Teeth

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Now that Halloween is over, we are quickly approaching Thanksgiving, soon followed by Christmas. It seems like everywhere we go, we are bombarded with candy and other sweets enticing us to eat them. As we approach the holidays, family gatherings and school and work parties are becoming more prevalent, and always present at these occasions are bowls of assorted candies …

Oral Cancer: Detection Through Dental Care

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When we think about regular dental visits, most patients anticipate a thorough cleaning, awkward conversation while the dentist has his tools in your mouth, and a little care package to take home, with a strict reminder to brush and floss. Do you ever wonder what the dentist is looking for—other than cavities—when they are in your mouth poking around? As …