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3 Ways to Afford Dental Care Post-Pandemic

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN The COVID pandemic hit everyone’s wallet. Many households, especially those affected by job loss, had to put necessities and even dental care on hold during the pandemic. But as the economy is getting back up and running again, workers are returning to the workforce, and businesses are gladly accepting patrons. Although the pandemic seems to be settling down, and life is on its way to getting back to “normal,” it doesn’t mean that your bank account will bounce back as quickly, leaving you to …

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Can Metal Fillings cause an Allergic Reaction?

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Metal or silver fillings consist of amalgam, a common dental material used for many decades to repair cavities. Amalgam fillings have even been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and the American Dental Association, although there have been reports of adverse reactions in recent years. Today on the blog, our Nashville dentists discuss whether metal fillings cause an allergic reaction. Many dental materials like amalgam fillings and even metal dental crowns contain nickel, which also is a common metal that causes allergic reactions …

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Simple Ways to Prevent Gum Disease and Tooth Loss

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Gum disease is common in Americans and can cause bleeding along your gum line when brushing and flossing. You may also notice red and inflamed gums that are tender or painful or that you have consistently bad breath. The symptoms are signs that you should not ignore or dismiss because they are the early warning signs of gingivitis. If left untreated, the condition could worsen into periodontal (gum) disease, which harms both your oral health and overall health. Our Nashville family dentists at Devine …

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Is Flossing Actually Necessary?

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Maintaining good oral health and avoiding cavities and gum disease has to do with committing to an excellent oral hygiene routine – brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and seeing the dentist twice a year. Most people commit to the daily brushing part, and going to the dentist twice a year seems to be common, but many more people skip one of the most important parts – flossing. Is flossing your teeth actually necessary? Today on the blog, our general dentists in Nashville answer …