Holiday Dental Tips to Consider This Season

We are well into the holiday season.  One thing that most of us do during this time is indulge in sweets and rich foods. While these delicacies are great for our taste buds,  they may not have the best effect on our overall oral health.  Here are some holiday dental tips to consider as you […]

Dental Health Apps for Your Smartphone or Tablet

Many of you probably have a smartphone, tablet, or laptop at the top of your wishlist for this holiday season.  Here are some cool dental health apps that you can download onto your new toys that will assist you in maintaining your oral health! Cleaning Your Teeth: This app available in the iTunes App store […]

Nashville Dentist on Great Dental Stocking Stuffers for Kids This Season

It’s the season of giving, and many of us have already started looking for gifts for the children in our lives.  It’s usually not hard to find larger items for children, because they are more than likely very vocal about what they want.  However, stocking stuffers for kids can be a bit more tricky.  Why […]

Nashville Dentist Hosts Inaugural Halloween Candy Buyback Program

Dr. Terry Spurlin and the staff of Music City Dental are proud to introduce the Halloween Candy Buyback program to Music City Dental patients and the Nashville community.  Starting on November 1st, Dr. Spurlin will begin taking donations of surplus candy leftover from the Halloween holiday, and in return she will give each participant $1 […]

Trick or Treat Part II: The Worst Halloween Candies for Your Teeth

In the Halloween spirit, we will continue with our focus on trick or treat candies.  This week, let’s take a look at the worst Halloween candies for kids’ teeth. Three Worst Halloween Candies for Your Teeth and Why:  Sticky and chewy candies are the worst candies for teeth. These include gummy bears and taffies.  When children eat these candies, the candy can easily get lodged […]

Trick or Treat Part I: Choosing Your Treats Wisely

Halloween is just a few weeks away, and you know what that means, candy galore! Many children’s faces light up at the thought of pumpkin shaped pails weighed down with chocolates, lollipops, gum, gummy bears, and  various other sweet treats.  On the other hand, many parents cringe when they consider how much sugar their children […]

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 […]