Make Plans to Attend First Friday Events Downtown!

Make Plans to Attend First Friday Events Downtown!Are you looking for ways to have some fun close-to-home, this summer and fall? If so, have you considered attending the First Fridays events in downtown Columbia, Tennessee? This is a time for music, art, and supporting local businesses, all while enjoying extra time with friends and family. So grab your loved ones and make plans to attend the next event on August 4, 2017 in downtown Columbia! (more…)

Got a Cavity? Your Dentist Could Help!

Got a Cavity? Your Dentist Could Help!Did you know that nearly 90 percent of adults in America are likely to develop dental cavities? Nearly one third of school-aged children are estimated to struggle with dental decay as well. Fortunately, you and your kids don’t have to be among those impacted by dental problems like dental caries. By combining regular dental hygiene at-home, with a healthy diet and routine professional cleanings, you can help to greatly reduce your chances of developing cavities. More importantly, you can enjoy great oral health and that is something to smile about! That said, if you are diagnosed with dental cavities, your restorative dentist can likely provide a quick solution in the form of a modern dental filling.

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Ready to Do Something About Your Teeth’s Stains?

Ready to Do Something About Your Teeth’s Stains?What do you notice most when you first meet new people? Chances are, it’s their smiles. Research indicates that for many people it’s the smile that makes the first and most lasting impression. Unfortunately, this can be quite embarrassing, when your own smile is plagued by deep staining or noticeable discoloration. If you have spent months or even years feeling embarrassed by your teeth’s coloring, it might be hard to remember how great it can be to feel confident about one’s smile. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry is a great way to address discoloration, and to reveal brighter and more beautiful teeth. So, if you are ready to enjoy the kind of confidence that comes from a great smile, it could be time to talk to your cosmti dentist. (more…)

Could Your Crown Need to Be Updated?

Could Your Crown Need to Be Updated?
If you had a dental crown placed several years ago then you already know how important restorative dentistry can be to helping to improve comfort and to protect fragile or damaged teeth. When teeth have been impacted by acidic erosion or trauma, they become vulnerable to infection, which can lead to the need for root canal therapy or even extraction. It can also cause discomfort when eating or drinking. Fortunately, modern dental crowns are designed with both longevity and comfort in mind. That said, even strong crowns will eventually need to be replaced. Most crowns can last at least ten years, with proper dental care, but after some time they are likely to need replacement. So, if it has been more than ten years since you had a crown placed, it could be time to talk to your restorative dentist about whether a replacement plan is in order. (more…)

Have Your Kids Seen The Dentist This Summer?

Have Your Kids Seen The Dentist This Summer?Once school let out for summer, did it feel like your full-time job became keeping your kids busy. In other words, are you putting a great deal of effort into helping your kids avoid that most dreaded of states – boredom? If so, your family dentist could actually be of help. While a trip to the dentist might not feel like a vacation, preventive care is essential for kids’ smiles, and summer break is a great time to schedule dental cleanings. So why not take advantage of your more laidback summer schedule, and visit the dentist as a family, before the kids head back to school? (more…)

The Dread Of Dental Anxiety

dread of dental anxietyIf you get genuinely scared and nervous thinking about going to the dentist, you are not alone. Many Americans have a fear of visiting the dentist that keeps them from regular check-ups and prevents them from getting the dental care that they need. Patients with a dental phobia or with dental anxiety are at a much higher risk for gum disease and tooth decay because of their lack of regular care. The longer that a nervous patient procrastinates on a needed visit, the worse an existing condition may get. One of the most persistent fears involved with dental anxiety is that the patient fears they have waited too long to get help. It becomes a cycle of a self-fulfilling fear. Here are some tips to overcome that dread of dental anxiety: (more…)

Fluoride For Strong Enamel

strong teeth with fluorideYour mouth is home to millions of bacteria. Some of it is harmful. When you leave leftover food or drink in your mouth, the harmful bacteria feeds on it and turns into acid. Acid that can destroy your teeth. To prevent this destructive acid from forming in your mouth, it is important to brush and floss every day. Drinking water will help to rinse away any leftovers. Basically, a good oral hygiene routine is essential to prevention of dental problems. Another way to prevent issues and protect your teeth is to strengthen the enamel to become resistant to harmful acid, decay, and breakage. (more…)

Free 4th Of July Event

free 4th of july eventThere will be a free festival in downtown Franklin to celebrate this year’s Independence Day. The festival will be fun for the whole family. It will include a kid’s zone with a petting zoo, pony rides, and inflatables. There will also be a Children’s Parade at 5pm. Registration for the parade is free and the line starts at 4:45pm. There will be live music throughout the day along with food and craft booths. Franklin on the Fourth will end at 8pm to give everyone time to get over to the fireworks display at Harlinsdale Farm, which will begin at 9pm.  (more…)

How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?As a child, you were likely taught to brush your teeth twice a day, and maybe even to floss daily as well. But for many adults, there was a common misconception that visiting the dentist once a year, or maybe even every few years, was sufficient for keeping the smile healthy. Unfortunately, this is very rarely the case. For most patients, dentists recommend visiting at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings, and sometimes more frequently. That is because these preventive appointments can prove crucial to avoiding cavities and other dental problems. Perhaps best of all, regular cleanings are fast and affordable ways to care for one’s smile! (more…)

Do You Need to Replace a Missing Tooth?

 Do You Need to Replace a Missing Tooth?Did you recently suffer the loss of one of your teeth? If so, you might still be feeling embarrassed and frustrated. After all, most adults are not prepared to suddenly be dealing with incomplete smiles. Even those who require tooth extractions, can still feel overwhelmed by what to do with a smile that has become incomplete. Fortunately, modern dental prostheses give patients a number of options for how to complete a smile, both functionally and cosmetically. That means you don’t have to worry about an incomplete smile. Instead, you can talk to your restorative dentist about how to best go about completing it. (more…)