the solution to dental anxiety

The Solution to Dental Anxiety

Dr Devine Sedation Dentistry

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

Dr Devine Health

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 …

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Is Laughing Gas Right for Me

Dr Devine Sedation Dentistry

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN It has been used since 1863 and is deemed safe for both children and adults who are seeking a pleasant, anxiety-free dental visit. You may be wondering if it is right for you. We have provided some information regarding the use of nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” that may help you determine if it is the right choice for you or your child. As with any dental procedure, it is always best to discuss your questions and concerns with the dentist, prior to undergoing the use of nitrous oxide. …

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Why Should I get an Oral Cancer Screening

Dr Devine Oral Health

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Historically, oral cancer has been known to be linked to tobacco use, but that is not the only cause of cancers of the mouth. Therefore, oral cancer screenings are essential even if you do not smoke. Who gets oral cancer? Oral cancer, like other cancers, does not discriminate. Oral cancer can be caused by drinking alcohol excessively, lesions in the mouth, sexually transmitted diseases, and excessive exposure to the sun. Oral cancer includes cancer of the soft tissue inside the mouth, under the tongue, and even your lips. So, …

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Can I get Straight Teeth in Six Months?

Dr Devine clear braces

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN The short answer is, yes. For patients seeking to straighten their teeth without the bother of traditional metal braces, Six Month Smiles can give you a smile that you desire. The best part is that Six Month Smiles is convenient, discreet, and comfortable! What is Six Month Smiles? Six Month Smiles is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, which means they are virtually invisible. Aesthetics is a major advantage over traditional braces that use silver metal brackets and wires that are noticeable to others when …