prevent gum disease

Simple Ways to Prevent Gum Disease and Tooth Loss

Dr Devine Gum Disease

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 …

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Is Flossing Actually Necessary?

Dr Devine Oral Health

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 …

dealing with tooth pain

Tips on Dealing with a Toothache

Dr Devine General Dentistry

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Toothaches can happen to anyone, and it’s usually at the most inconvenient time, like after your dentist’s office is closed. While some toothaches require your dentist’s immediate care, other times, there may be some at-home remedies you can try to curb your discomfort until you’re able to get an …

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How to Afford Dental Care when you don’t have Insurance

Dr Devine General Dentistry

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN If you don’t have dental insurance, it may be the main reason why you never go to the dentist. Patients who pay out of pocket for dental services may choose to wait until they experience pain before visiting the dentist. Unfortunately, waiting only exacerbates the problems and creates even …

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Anxiety and Jaw Pain – What the Two have in Common

Dr Devine TMJ

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Approximately 40 million adults over the age of 18 experience anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Additionally, one report states that about 10 million Americans are dealing with temporomandibular joint disorder. Did you know that anxiety and TMJ disorder are sometimes related? Anxiety and stress …