Nashville Dentist Weighs in on the Effects of Beverages on Your Teeth

We all have beverages of choice that we gravitate toward throughout different time periods of the day.  During your morning workout you drink a sports drink, and afterward you might get your cappuccino fix at your local coffee shop, or maybe you prefer black tea with Splenda. During lunch you have a glass of fruit […]

Symptoms of Teeth Grinding From Nashville Dentist

Many people suffer from teeth grinding or Bruxism.  Bruxism occurs when you tightly clench your top and bottom teeth together, or when you grind your teeth, sliding them back and forth over each other.   Some people experience teeth grinding in their sleep and are unaware that they suffer from teeth grinding.  Here are some […]

Nashville Dentist Shares Facts About Powered Toothbrushes

  For many choosing a toothbrush is often the first step toward maintaining dental health.  Important factors to consider when choosing a toothbrush include the softness of the bristles and the size of the toothbrush head.  However more powered toothbrushes are appearing on the market giving consumers and patients a greater variety of toothbrushes to […]

Miss America Did It and So Can You! The Health Benefits of Smiling

This past Sunday as I watched the annual Miss America Pageant, I couldn’t help but notice the smiles of the many young women as they competed for the coveted crown.  I have to admit that seeing their smiles throughout the talent portion and as they graced the stage, brought a smile to my face.  And of course […]

Nashville Dentist’s Advice on Maintaining Gum Health

Many of us work hard at maintaining our oral health.  However, quite a few of us do not factor in the role that healthy gums play in keeping our smiles in tip top shape.  Here is some simple advice on maintaining gum health: The worst food for your gums are the same foods that are […]

Taking Care of Your Teeth While Wearing Braces

Many Americans, both young and old, are wearing braces.  In fact, if you aren’t sporting some orthodontic hardware yourself, you can probably think of someone in your circle who is. Braces, whether they are metal or ceramic, are designed to align and straighten teeth.  However, in order for your orthodontic process to work properly, there is […]

Dental Mistakes That We Make

Many of us are aware that brushing your teeth is essential to maintaining your oral health.  However, there’s a right and wrong way to do everything.  Here are some common dental mistakes that patients make.  Check this list out to make sure that you are properly caring for your teeth. 1. Starting your brushing in […]

The 411 on Cavities and Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is one of the most common disorders known to man right behind the common cold.  Though cavities are more prevalent among young children, every age group is affected by cavities, and many of us will likely experience tooth decay at some point in our lives. One of the most common questions that I […]

Naturally Brightening Your Smile

Everyone wants to achieve a megawatt smile.  However, many people would prefer to achieve their desired smile without chemical treatments.  Here are some tips on how to take care of your pearly whites and put your best grin forward: 1.  Brush your teeth after drinking or eating.  Brushing your teeth after you eat or drink […]

Back to School Dental Tips

It’s that time of year again.   Many of us are putting away our swimsuits and bringing out notebooks and sharpening pencils for the start of the new school year. There is a lot of preparation that goes into getting ready for school each fall, and one thing that should not be left off of the […]