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3 Hacks to get a Sparkling Smile this Christmas

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN The holiday season is here, and that means get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers. It also means you’re probably attending events where pictures will be taken or bumping into distant relatives or old friends that you want to make a good impression on. To help make sure your smile looks its best for the holidays, follow these three tips from your Nashville family dentists at Devine Dentistry. Tip 1: Keep brushing and flossing You’ve probably heard it since you were a child, but it …

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What’s the Best Age for an Ortho Consult?

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN The myth that kids need to wait for braces until their adult teeth appear is common. Although many people wait to get braces until they’re older, it doesn’t mean they chose the most effective approach. Nashville area dentists are discovering that early intervention could reduce teens’ or adults’ time wearing braces or potentially eliminate the need for braces. Today on the blog, Nashville family dentists at Devine Dentistry explain the best age for an ortho consult, so you can do what’s best for your …

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How the Digital Age is changing how you receive Dental Care

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Did you know that, for thousands of years, practitioners of dentistry believed that tooth worms caused dental decay? This errant philosophy was proven false in the 1700s, but it speaks to how the science of dentistry has evolved and changed since dentistry first was practiced way back in 7000 BC by the Indus Valley civilization. The field of dentistry continues to change and evolve, and advances in technology provide the fuel for that rapid evolution. In this article, Devine Dentistry, a Nashville dentist office …

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Why Orthodontic Extractions are a Bad Idea

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Patients with crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth may need orthodontic care to correct their smile. Some dentists recommend extracting one or more teeth to provide additional space in the dental arch so that the remaining teeth have enough room to straighten. Although the extractions provide space immediately, some complications may lead to a negative outcome. Orthodontic Extraction Risks Traditional orthodontists may recommend removing up to four premolars if the patient’s teeth are severely crowded and there isn’t enough room to straighten their remaining teeth. …