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Don’t Waste Money, Remember to use your Dental Insurance Benefits

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Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN If you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance offered through your employer, it is likely that your insurance policy covers two dental cleanings and checkups each year. Why are these checkups important and why should you take advantage of them? Today on the blog, we will be answering these questions. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends everyone receive routine dental checkups and cleanings. The purpose of these visits to your Nashville dentist is to remove tartar buildup from around your teeth and gums, as well as monitor any …

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Gift Yourself a New Smile for the Holidays

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Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Halloween festivities are behind us as we eagerly wait for the end of year holiday season. Soon, get-togethers with family and friends will commence as well as holiday parties. Maybe you are not looking forward to said gatherings because you worry about what others will think of your smile. Do you tend to hide your smile, feel embarrassed or avoid social gatherings because of how your smile makes you feel? Why not gift yourself a new smile for the holidays? So this year it will be your smile that …

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Do I Need an Antibiotic Before my Dental Procedure

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Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Prescribing an antibiotic for patients prior to a dental cleaning has been the norm for those with a history of heart problems or joint replacement. This is known as antibiotic prophylaxis and is done so to prevent oral bacteria from entering the patient’s bloodstream and causing an infection in the heart or joints. However, with antibiotic resistance on the rise, it is important to note when antibiotics are actually necessary, and when they are not. According to the American Dental Association, it is recommended that patients with these specific …

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The Solution to Dental Anxiety

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Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN So, you are afraid of going to the dentist? In that case, you fit in with the majority of the population that experience fear when visiting the dentist. A little fear is quite normal, but for some people, their fear turns into a high level of anxiety to the point that they skip going to the dentist altogether. This level of anxiety can cause a person to neglect their oral health for years, which only brings about oral health problems down the road. What if we told you there …

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The Paleo Diet Bad Breath Problem

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Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN What does the start of a new year mean for you? Many people take on a new initiative to get healthier once the calendar turns from December to January. And, while the health, diet, and fitness industries all have endured their share of crazes or fads, one approach that appears to have stuck for good is the paleo diet. If you are familiar with fitness, you probably have heard about this diet. Paleo, in this instance, stands for Paleolithic—meaning that someone that adheres to the paleo diet only eats …