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Sedation Dentistry- Dental Anxiety No More

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Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Does your stomach feel like it is in knots just thinking about going to the dentist? If this sounds familiar, you are probably dealing with dental anxiety. Many patients experience feelings of fear or anxiety when visiting the dentist. Some are even so extreme that they avoid going entirely unless they are in severe pain, which by the way, is the worst idea ever! Sedation dentistry in Nashville at Devine Dentistry can help you feel calm and relaxed while receiving routine dental care or extensive procedures. Devine Dentistry is …

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Sealants Protect your Child’s Teeth from Cavities

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Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Parents want to protect their children from harm. Many dental practices, such as your local Nashville dentist at Devine Dentistry, can safeguard the oral health of your child by applying sealants as an additional barrier against the threat of tooth decay. What exactly is a sealant? It is a thin plastic coating, applied to the entire chewing surface of back teeth. Sealants are used most often on teeth at the back of the mouth, such as premolars and molars, which a child may have problems brushing regularly. Once placed …

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Protecting your Teeth Against Bruxism

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Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Bruxism, or teeth grinding, occurs mostly when sleeping. It does not affect everyone, but for those who have it, they may be completely unaware that they do. It can be a devastating disorder because it literally wears down your teeth, weakens the dental enamel, and can even cause extensive damage or tooth loss if not treated. While stress is a contributing factor to bruxism, there is a noninvasive method of protecting your teeth that you can obtain from your Nashville dentist, Dr. Brian Devine at Devine Dentistry. What causes …

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Dangers of Oral Piercings

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Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Oral piercings have become quite popular in Western culture, especially among teenagers and younger adults. As the number of people with piercings increases so does the number of cases of complications from a piercing that compromise oral health. Whether you already have a piercing or are thinking about getting one, you should educate yourself on the possible dangers of oral piercings. Local inflammation: This can be problematic in particular for tongue piercings. Immediately after the procedure, the tongue may become swollen, affecting your ability to eat and speak. This …

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Why Snoring during Pregnancy Could Harm your Baby

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Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN For a lot of people, snoring is a part of life, but that doesn’t mean it is not a sign of something serious. While snoring during allergy season or when you have a cold may seem rather harmless, here is how prolonged cases of snoring could be harmful during pregnancy. A recent study conducted by the University of Michigan Health System revealed evidence that snoring during pregnancy could affect an unborn child. Snoring can sometimes be related to a sleep breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs …