Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and spend quality hours with the people you care about the most. Whether you’re in a relationship or single, take some time today to appreciate those you love in your life.
Idea’s To Celebrate Valentines Day This Year
- Enjoy a tasty treat. There are plenty of options when it comes to cooking and/or baking on Valentine’s Day. Make your significant other his or her favorite meal or sweet treat, or make your own favorite dish to enjoy on this day. Oh, and be sure to make enough for leftovers!
- Make a personalized card. Instead of buying a card from the grocery store, take the time to make your own for a loved one. People love handwritten notes, especially when it’s from someone special. If you’re single this Valentine’s Day, make a card for fellow single friend to brighten the day and remind the person that he or she is also loved.
- Watch a movie. We all know there are plenty of romance movies out there. Put on your favorite romantic comedy, or pick up your significant other’s favorite movie to watch together. Even better, if you’re single, pick up your own favorite movies to watch to pass the time this Valentine’s Day.
- Do nothing! We all know Valentine’s Day can sometimes get a lot of hype. If you’re worried about not making a reservation in time, don’t feel like planning an extravagant night out, or simply not in the holiday mood this year, spend your day sitting back and relaxing.
From Hendersonville Family Dentistry, we wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!
Gum Disease Is An Infection.
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It’s a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth.
Warning Signs That Can Signal A Problem
- gums that bleed
- red, swollen, tender gums
- gums that have pulled away from the teeth
- persistent bad breath or bad taste
- persistent teeth that are loose or separating
- any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- any change in the fit of partial dentures
Please see our team at Hendersonville Family Dentistry if you suspect you have gum disease because the sooner you treat it the better. The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. If you have gingivitis, your gums may become red, swollen and bleed easily.
Call our office to schedule your appointment 615-822-8262
What Was Your Favorite Part Of Summer 2016?
It’s the end of summer, and fall is just around the corner. Soon the temperatures will cool down, the leaves will start to change, and Dr. Harbin, Dr. Jones and our team at Hendersonville Family Dentistry are sure that you’ll soon be thinking about Halloween costumes, and Thanksgiving plan in no time. But wait! First, we want to know about your favorite parts of the summer! Did you go on a wonderful family trip? Did you pick up a new hobby or sport? Did you try to spend as much time outside and in the sun as possible?
Share your favorite memories, stories, or photo’s with us by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook page.
Hendersonville Family Dentistry’s Favorite Summer Memories.
Below are some of our team’s favorite memories this summer.
“I enjoyed going to CMA Fest”-Alyssa
“I bought a new home & love it”- Shawna
“We moved to White House & into our custom built home”-Tamera
“I enjoyed going to the lake with my family on my in-laws pontoon boat” -Alex
“We enjoyed swimming in our pool, blowing bubbles, and spending as much time outside with our family”-Molly
“Going to the beach with my family”-Liz
“I played a lot of golf”-Dr. Harbin.
“I enjoyed going to visit my family in West Virginia”-Dr. Jones
Don’t forget to share yours on our Facebook or Instagram pages.
Oral Cancer in Hendersonville, TN.
Nearly 4,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer annually in the United States, with more than 8,000 dying every year from the disease. Oral cancer has a higher death rate than many other common cancers, including cervical cancer, testicular cancer, lymphoma and thyroid or skin cancers. The high death rate results from the fact that most oral cancers go undiagnosed until the disease is well advanced and has spread to another part of the body, most often, the lymph nodes in the neck.
Risk Factors Affecting Developing Disease.
Dr. Harbin and Dr. Jones and our team at Hendersonville Family Dentistry want you to know that cancers of the mouth and throat which account for about three percent of all cancers in the United States, are largely preventable.
Risk factors that affect the likelihood of developing the disease.
- Use of tobacco products including smoking cigarettes, cigars or a pipe, or chewing tobacco all elevate risk for developing oral cancer.
- Consumption of alcohol in excess can also increase your risk. If you drink alcohol regularly, you have an elevated risk of getting oral cancer.
- Excessive sun exposure. People who spend lots of time outdoors and don’t use proper amounts of sunscreen or lip balm have a greater risk for developing lip cancer.
If you notice any unusual lumps, bumps, red or white patches in your mouth that don’t go away, sores that won’t seem to heal, persistent soreness or pain or difficulty swallowing please call our office to schedule your consult appointment immediately.
Hello Tennessee, Itchy Watery Eyes.
Itchy watery eyes, sinus pressure and congestion–if you’re an allergy sufferer these symptoms are more often than not another sign of spring’s arrival. Little do many know spring allergies may also be affecting their teeth and mouth.
Top Three Ways Allergies Affect Your Teeth.
- Tooth Pain- The maxillary sinuses are located at the root tips of our upper molars, which just so happens to be a very sensitive area. Therefore, its no wonder many people with allergies experience sinus pain in their teeth, especially their upper teeth. The body naturally produces excess mucus to rid the body of allergies but in turn this can cause uncomfortable pressure in your face and head. However, if you are an allergy sufferer it’s best to see a dentist to rule out a tooth infection.
- Sore Throat- An allergy-induced sore throat is more often than not caused by postnasal drip. Though it sounds unpleasant this drip occurs when congestion is draining itself down the throat.
- Oral Dryness- As if pain and discomfort isn’t enough, many allergy sufferers tend to suffer from dry mouth as well. This can cause complications on its own so beware of this initial symptom. Saliva is what protects the mouth and teeth from bacteria therefore the lack of it can lead to future cavities, bad breath, and gingivitis.
Many allergy symptoms that cause sinus pain in teeth and the mouth can overlap with more serious issues such as virus, tooth infections, gingivitis, or cavities. It’s better to be safe than sorry and visit your dentist who can quickly determine whether or not you have a serious underlying problem or it’s just allergies.
Call Hendersonville Family Dentistry to schedule your appointment today! 615-822-8262