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Dental implants are changing the way that people live their lives. They can eat, speak, and smile without worrying about a missing tooth. A dental implant is a metal post that is inserted into the jawbone of a patient to replace an extracted tooth or teeth. This metal post, or artificial tooth root, acts like the natural tooth root that your teeth once rested on....
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  Many people across the country struggle with different dental issues. Impacted teeth is a common oral/dental problem that can often cause pain and discomfort in the mouth and jaw area. A lot of people often dismiss impacted teeth as a simple toothache, and don’t get the dental care they need in order to address the issue, ultimately leading to worsening problems. What Is an...
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All On 4 Patient Info
  If you are missing multiple teeth or an entire arch worth of teeth, All-On-4 implant restorations might be right for you. All-On-4, also known as full arch dental reconstruction, is an option to replace all of the teeth in an arch (upper or lower) at one time. This procedure uses permanent and stable dental implants to support a full prosthesis that replicates real teeth....
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Mouth Healthy Food
Food that you eat can affect your teeth and gums from the first bite. The mouth is the first step in the process the body uses to break down and absorb nutrients in food. The food you put in your mouth can prompt the bacteria in your mouth to grow and multiply, leading to plaque formation, gum disease, and tooth decay. There are, however, foods...
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Oral Surgery Recovery
  If your loved one has experienced oral surgery, they will likely require assistance during recovery. Improper aftercare can result in trauma or infection of the surgical area, so it is vital to be attentive while monitoring their recovery and providing care. Increase your chances of helping your loved one achieve a successful recovery by following the seven tips below: Advocate Rest. After oral surgery,...
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Sore in Mouth Oral Cancer
  Also referred to as mouth cancer, oral cancer can develop in almost every part of the mouth, including on the lips, gums, tongue, roof of the mouth, under the tongue, or along the cheeks’ inner lining. Oral cancer forms when mutations arise in the DNA of the cells within your mouth, signaling them to grow and divide instead of dying like healthy cells. As...
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Facial Trauma Nashville TN
Facial trauma refers to any injury to the mouth, teeth, jaws, or face. Many people experience some form of facial trauma in their lifetime, whether from a motor vehicle or bicycle accident, a fall, a sporting mishap, or some form of violence. Maxillofacial or oral surgeons specialize in treating these injuries and caring for people who have suffered facial trauma. Some common signs of facial...
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Tooth-Tips Nashville
  Every year, many of us make commitments to improve our health and fitness, save more money, or eat better. This year, why not prioritize your oral health as well? Here are a few easy ways to maintain a happy mouth. Brush at Least Twice a Day Brushing your teeth regularly is necessary to protect against tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing reduces plaque buildup...
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Invest in oral health TN
Oral health, including that of your mouth, teeth and gum tissue, is more important than you might realize. It is an essential part of your overall health and can impact other areas of your body negatively if you don’t take care of yourself. Practicing good dental health is a life-long investment and is worth every effort. The good news is you don’t have to do...
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Dental implants kids nashville
Dental implants are a method for replacing teeth that have been lost or damaged. A dental implant is a titanium screw that acts as an artificial root for your tooth. The implants are placed in your jawbone and integrate with your natural bone to become a base for supporting artificial teeth, called crowns. This procedure has been around for 30+ years and is considered one...
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Sleep Apnea Middle TN
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing. This stopping and starting of breathing during sleep often manifests as loud snoring. Sufferers often feel tired and unrested even after a long night of sleep. Sleep apnea has three different iterations – obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea syndrome. Any of these, left untreated, can result in daytime...
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Tooth Loss Nashville TN
As an adult, proper tooth care is essential to keeping all your teeth, and keeping all your teeth is a contributing factor to your overall health, eating habits, and confidence. There’s no tooth fairy visit to look forward to anymore and no promise of another tooth growing in to fill the empty spot. The good news is that adults these days keep their teeth longer...
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If your family dentist has told you that your wisdom teeth have to come out, you have most likely been referred to an oral surgeon. You may be tempted to ask your dentist to perform the extraction because they make you comfortable or because you fear the word “surgery.” There are many benefits, however, to seeing a surgeon who specializes in this field. A general...
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Given our commitment to the health and happiness of our patients, we are always exploring new ways to make dental care more accessible and convenient for you. That is why we’re excited to introduce you to the newest system we’ve adopted at OMSNashville: Leading Reach. Using Leading Reach, we will now be able to get crucial information to you at every step of care, presented...
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While pandemic guidelines are continually being updated as we learn new information, it’s generally considered safest to stay home as much as possible. As a result, you might be wondering if keeping your dental care appointment or scheduling oral surgery is the right move for your health. Prioritize Your Dental Health Unfortunately, going too long without regular dental care can be hazardous to your health...
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In modern dentistry, dental implants are considered the “gold standard” for replacing one or multiple missing teeth. In the past, teeth were often replaced by dentures or dental bridges, but dental implants have surpassed these options, and offer a better alternative. So, why should you opt for dental implants instead of dentures? Let’s discuss just a few of the reasons below. 1. Dental Implants And...
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An impacted tooth refers to a tooth that has not properly erupted, and is “blocked” from breaking completely through gum tissue. The tooth may partially erupt, but can’t erupt properly and become functional by joining the rest of your teeth. Most commonly, this happens with wisdom teeth, but it’s also relatively common for the maxillary cuspid (upper eyetooth) to fail to erupt completely. So, how...
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As the primary cause of approximately 30% of all cancer deaths in the United States, tobacco use plays a significant role in the development of oral cancers, including cancers of the upper throat, mouth, lips, nasal cavity, larynx, esophagus, and throat. In fact, there is no safe method for using tobacco, as both smoking and using smokeless tobacco are especially prone to causing cancer of...
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Even though our permanent, adult teeth are meant to stay with us, there are some instances where they simply need to be removed. Some issues that force tooth extraction include: Crowded teeth Dental decay Gum disease/Periodontal disease Tooth infection Trauma Impacted teeth Even if you feel a little nervous about an extraction process, it’s good to know that it’s a fairly common procedure that people...
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It’s Halloween, and along with the ghosts, goblins, and pumpkins comes lots of candy and sweets – and not just from trick-or-treating (or “inspecting” your children’s windfall). Many beloved fall treats and sweets, such as caramel and candied apples, and sweet potato casserole with marshmallow topping, can overload your mouth with sugar and take a toll on your teeth and gums. While most people know...
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