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Afraid of going to the Dentist? Here are 5 ways to Overcome your Fear

  Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN What are you afraid of? It might be snakes or spiders. Maybe it’s fire or heights. Perhaps you’re afraid of something more abstract, like being alone. Fear of the dentist is rather common. DentaVox recently conducted a survey of people all over the world, and 60% of respondents reported they suffered from dental fear. Ironically, those who avoid the dentist because of fear or anxiety can be in the greatest need of care. People with dental fear and dental anxiety run a higher …

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How Straight Teeth can Improve Oral Health

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Many people believe that crooked teeth are merely a cosmetic issue, but the benefits of perfectly aligned teeth go far beyond looks. Straight teeth not only mean a beautiful smile but are easier to clean and monitor for advanced conditions regarding your oral health. Fortunately, our Green Hills dentists who offer SureSmile orthodontics at Devine Dentistry share more information on the blog today about how straight teeth can improve your oral health. Why Crooked Teeth are Problematic Not only are crooked teeth unsightly and …

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What Nashville Dentists want you to know about Oral Cancer

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month. To many, oral cancer may seem like a rare type of cancer because you might not even know someone that’s had it. But the fact is that nearly 54,000 adults were diagnosed with oral cancer last year. Oral cancer affects men more than twice as much as women. The good news is that with routine dental exams, your dentist can detect oral cancer in its earliest stages, meaning a better outcome and survival rate. So today on …

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5 Best Oral Health Practices for Families

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Many different restorative dental procedures can renew your smile’s aesthetics and function. However, advanced treatments can be both time-consuming and costly, and may not be suitable for everyone. Thankfully, there are multiple ways you can keep your natural smile in great shape. Today on the blog, Belle Meade’s family dentists at Devine Dentistry share five best practices to keep your teeth healthy for life so that you can reduce your dental bill and sport a sparkling smile year-round. Regular Dental Visits One of the …

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5 Stages of Tooth Decay

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN It will affect approximately 50% of children by their eighth birthday, nearly three of every five adolescents, and more than 90% of all American adults. What is this scourge? Tooth decay and, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is one of the most widespread chronic diseases in the United States. When dealing with tooth decay, prevention is ideal but once an area of decay forms, treating it as promptly as possible is the best course of action. …