good oral health this halloween

How to Protect your Child’s Oral Health this Halloween

Dr Devine Pediatric Dentistry

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Did you know that tooth decay affects more children and adolescents in the United States than any other chronic disease? Consuming too many sugary foods and drinks can raise your risk of developing cavities, so given how the Halloween holiday revolves around candy so strongly, the spookiest night of the year also can be scary with regard to your future oral health. At Devine Dentistry, we believe it is important to educate our patients in Belle Meade, Green Hills, and Nashville to the potential perils of tooth decay. However, …

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Sleep breathing disorders are an Epidemic among American Children

Dr Devine Pediatric Dentistry

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN It’s late, and you’re getting ready for bed after another long day. If you’re a parent, before shutting down everything, you probably check in on your children before going to sleep. What do you see and hear when you do this? Is your child snoring loudly? Maybe he or she is tossing and turning? Does their breathing pause at times? Any of these behaviors can be symptoms of a sleep breathing disorder. Your sleep apnea dentists in Nashville at Devine Dentistry want to inform you about these disorders: the …

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Hydrate your kids without harming their Teeth

Dr Devine Pediatric Dentistry

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Summer is here, which means sports, being outdoors, and of course, lots of sweating. One thing kids love on hot summer afternoons is to cool off with a sweet but cold refreshment – who blames them? While water is the preferred beverage to rehydrate, we know that kids, and adults alike, often prefer something with more flavor, and by flavor, we mean sugary. Does this mean that fruit juice, sports drinks, and other sugar-laden refreshments are the best choice? Not according to your family dentists in Nashville. Sugars and …

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Sealants Protect your Child’s Teeth from Cavities

Dr Devine Pediatric Dentistry

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 …