We often take things for granted and our oral health is no exception. When people start cutting expenses, regular dental checkups are one of the first things to go. But not anymore! Valentine’s Day is a day to make time for those that are special to us. It’s time we realize what our teeth really…

Doctors say to wash your hands every time after you blow your nose to make sure you don’t reinfect yourself with cold germs. I wonder what I should be doing after I’ve spit up some nasty phlegm. Right now, I just rinse my mouth with cold water. What do you suggest? They say doctors don’t…

Having jaw pain could mean it’s time to see the dentist – Franklin, TN Many adults suffer from chronic jaw and facial pain. Some common symptoms include pain in or around the ear, tenderness of the jaw, pain when biting, or headaches. Many things can cause facial pain, which can make it difficult to diagnose…

Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues that surround your teeth, and is caused by a buildup of plaque. In its early stages, symptoms may include: gums that bleed easily red, swollen, tender gums bad breath Some factors that can put you…

A healthy body has to include a healthy mouth! These tips will help you keep your smile cavity-free for a lifetime.  1. Brush your teeth regularly (and properly!) Though it may sound obvious, the best way to keep cavities at bay is to keep your teeth clean. Brush your teeth at least twice a day,…

Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, get their name by being the last teeth to come in during young adulthood. As part of a dental visit, your dentist will examine you to determine if your wisdom teeth are healthy and properly positioned. Every patient is unique, but in general, wisdom teeth may need…

As you age, it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and dental health. One common misconception is that losing your teeth is inevitable. This is not true. If cared for properly, your teeth can last a lifetime. Your mouth changes as you age. The nerves in your teeth can become…

Run your tongue over your teeth right now. Just ate or haven’t brushed in a while? That film that you feel on your teeth is called plaque. This is the stuff you’re trying to remove every time you brush and floss — you can’t see it, but you know it’s there. But why is it…

Are your teeth tender? From acidic foods to certain toothpastes, a number of culprits could be to blame. Does eating frozen yogurt make you say “ouch” — or do you find yourself wincing when you brush or floss? You could have what’s known as tooth sensitivity. But you don’t have to put up with the…

Proper dental hygiene is very important for maintaining the health of teeth and gums, but it may not be the only step needed to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Our diets often do not adequately provide the nutrients necessary for healthy teeth and gums. Incorporating plenty of fruits and vegetables, while avoiding refined carbohydrates,…

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