guide to flossing

A Simple Guide to Flossing

Dr Devine Oral Health

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Each time you visit the dentist, they always ask the same question, “Have you been flossing?” And unfortunately, there are a lot of patients who sheepishly say, “No,” although we can tell if you don’t anyway! The typical thought about flossing is that there is no need to as long as the teeth are brushed after every meal. This could be further from the truth. Why is flossing necessary and so important? Although brushing your teeth after every meal greatly reduces the food debris left behind after eating, the …

facts about oral health

3 Facts about your Oral Health that you Probably didn’t know

Dr Devine Oral Health

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Many people are committed to taking care of their health by exercising daily, and eating healthy, for the most part. (Don’t worry, cheat day can be between you and that extra slice of pizza!). But, there’s one aspect of our health that too often people ignore – oral hygiene. Ironically, you can’t really be healthy if your teeth and gums aren’t in good shape also. Today on the blog, Nashville dentists Drs. Brian Devine and Russell Mack of Devine Dentistry want to share three facts about your oral health …

take control of oral health with sedation dentistry

Take control of your Oral Health with Sedation Dentistry

Dr Devine Oral Health

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN You probably have heard of arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces), but have you hard of dentophobia? A person with dentophobia suffers from a fear of going to the dentist, to the point that sometimes just mere thoughts of a dental visit can provoke feelings of anxiety, fear… even outright terror. Often, these fears may keep a person who suffers from dentophobia from seeking dental care—ironically magnifying the need for them to see the dentist because they develop oral health issues because of this neglect. …

dental care is important during pregnancy

Importance of Dental Care during Pregnancy

Dr Devine Oral Health

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Have you ever heard the saying “gain a baby, lose a tooth”? This old wives’ tale proposes that new mothers can expect to lose at least one permanent tooth as a consequence of their pregnancy. Often, people who state this phrase believe that carrying a baby in the womb draws out calcium from the teeth of the mother. If this all sounds familiar, your Nashville prenatal dentists at Devine Dentistry have good news…  neither of these statements is true. Although dental care is especially important for women who are …

smile friendly football snacks

Smile Friendly Snack Ideas for Football Games

Dr Devine Oral Health

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Football season is here again! For many of us, that means gathering together on a weekly basis with friends and family to watch the game. Having snacks and drinks for these football parties is just part of the appeal, but making a few wise choices will prevent your oral health from getting sacked. Your Nashville oral health experts at Devine Dentistry have a great list of suggested snacks that will keep your friends, and their smiles, happy throughout the football season. Meat and cheese trays are a great choice …