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The Importance of Pediatric Oral Health Habits

The Importance of Pediatric Oral Health Habits

The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month each February to raise awareness about pediatric oral health. It is important for children to develop proper oral hygiene habits to keep their teeth and gums healthy and strong. When to Begin Even before your infant begins to cut teeth, gum care and oral health should be a priority. Wipe the child’s gums daily to help reduce the risk of decay. This also establishes a routine so your child ...

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A Healthy Heart Depends on Good Oral Health

A Healthy Heart Depends on Good Oral Health

The heart is more than the organ we associate with love. The American Heart Association (AHA) strives to raise awareness about heart disease and how to preserve heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It’s important to learn about what impacts heart health, such as how oral health can affect your heart. How are Oral Health and Heart Disease Related? It is well-known that unchecked inflammation in the body is undesirable and leads ...

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Dentist vs. Oral Surgeon

Dentist vs. Oral Surgeon

When you need to have a complex procedure done on your teeth or in your mouth, such as wisdom teeth removal, your dentist may recommend you visit an oral surgeon. While an oral surgeon may initially sound interchangeable with a dentist, they fulfill different roles and have different educational and training experience when it comes to dental health. Below is a guide to help Middle Tennessee patients understand the difference between dentists and oral surgeons. What Is a Dentist? A ...

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New Year, New You! The Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants

New Year, New You! The Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants

Confidence and self-esteem begin with a great smile, and the start of a new year is a great time to think about ways you can improve your smile. If you are like millions of other adults and have suffered the loss of all of your upper or lower teeth (or both), All-on-4 dental implants can be part of the solution. What Are All-on-4 Implants? Tooth loss becomes a much more common problem than many people realize as we age. Studies ...

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