Fourth of July in Hendersonville, TN.
Fourth of July is quickly approaching, have you already made your plans of what you & your family will be doing? We are gearing up for our holiday weekend celebrating with our friends and family. With the holiday being on a Tuesday our office will have different holiday hours. Please pay close attention. Our office will be closed beginning this Saturday-July 1st. With that being said please look elsewhere in the Hendersonville area for your dental emergency needs this weekend, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We will also be closed Monday-July 3rd & Tuesday-July 4th. We will resume normal office hours on Wednesday-July 5th beginning at 8:00 am- 6:00 pm.
Tell Us How You Are Spending Your Holiday Weekend.
We want to know what you & your family will be doing this Fourth of July. Are you going to the lake, cookouts, watching Nashville Fireworks, or swimming? Whatever you & your family decide to do this Fourth of July holiday please be safe and responsible. Happy Fourth of July everyone!
When Was The Last Time You Visited Us?
Come say hello twice a year, multiple visits a year lets us keep an eye out for any developing issues. It’s important to remember that this goes for the whole family, children over one year old should be seeing Dr. Harbin and Dr. Jones.
Stay fresh at Hendersonville Family Dentistry, we have a virtually unlimited stock of toothbrushes and floss which means you have no excuse to be using a sad ineffective toothbrush. As soon as bristles begin to fray, pick up a new one or stop by our office in Hendersonville, TN and we’ll replace yours. On average you should be opening a new one every two to three months.
Brush & Floss For Goodness Sake!
Flossing is an efficient way to keep your whole mouth healthy. It not only protects your teeth by removing aggregated plaque, it keeps your gums happy too. Practicing regular healthy habits is essential to keeping your mouth and us happy. When it comes to brushing that means two minutes, two times a day. If your kids need some encouragement, try making a calendar or playing a song.
One way you can help us is spreading the love. Tell your friends about what a good thing we’ve got going here.
Diet Plays A Major Role
The food you feed your child can have a lasting effect on his or her oral health. In fact diet plays a major role in whether a child develops cavities and decay, which can lead to many dental visits and potential tooth loss. So what should you feed your child to ensure he or she has a healthy smile for life.
Foods & Beverages To Avoid
Healthy foods can present the threat of decay too. Some of the most common culprits are sticky foods like peanut butter, raisins, and granola bars, which can stick to the teeth after eating. If you serve these foods to your child, be sure to have him or her brush immediately after eating to remove any lingering sugary residue.
Make an effort to serve only water to your child any time other than meal times. During meals, allow your child to have milk or juice, but in limited serving sizes. Most importantly, never allow your young child to sleep with a bottle or “sippie cup” full of juice or milk. Doing so can cause rapid tooth decay, a condition known as bottle caries.
As long as your child is brushing regularly and eating a healthy, balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains you should have little or no problem with tooth decay.
When Was Your Last Oral Cancer Screening?
The American Cancer Society recommends an oral cancer screening exam every three years for people over the age of 20 and annually for those over the age of 40. The five year survival rate is only 50 percent and oral cancer which is the sixth most common diagnosed form of the disease, is one of the few cancers whose survival rate has not improved. Our team would like to take this opportunity to remind you all of our patients the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene to prevent the disease.
Preventing Oral Cancer Your Role
- Feel for lumps or enlarged lymph nodes in both sides of your neck and under your lower jaw. Please give us a call immediately if you notice any changes in the appearance of your mouth or any of the signs and symptoms mentioned above.
- Don’t smoke or use any tobacco products and drink alcohol in moderation.
- Eat a well balanced diet, this includes a wide variety of foods from the five primary food groups on a daily basis to meet the recommended amounts of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fats you need in a given day.
- Limit your exposure to the sun. Repeated exposure increases the risk of cancer on the lips, especially the lower lip. When out in the sun, be sure to use UV-A/B blocking sun protective lotions on your skin as well as your lips.
Please let us know if you have any questions about your oral health, either during your next scheduled visit, by giving us a call or scheduling your appointment today.
Flossing is only important on the teeth you want to keep. What I tell my patients is go home and brush your teeth really really well. You will feel like you cleaned them really well. Then go back and floss and you will see just how much a tooth brush cannot get to. Most of the cavities I see in my office are from not flossing. If you dont floss you also run the chance of getting gum disease which can negatively affect your heart
Do You Have Questions About Dental Implants?
If you’re considering getting an implant, you’ll most certainly have questions for Dr. Jones. You might be wondering how a dental implant compares to a real tooth. Let’s look at some of the differences between dental implants and natural teeth.
It should be noted that one of the primary goals of implants dentistry is to try to provide the same form and function as your natural teeth. However, with that in mind, know that an implant is not a tooth. An implant does not decay and does not have dental pulp or periodontal membrane like teeth.
Advantages Of Dental Implant
An implant won’t always work in every case, but they do have some great advantages when they are called for.
- Often last for decades without needing to be replaced
- Create a functional and aesthetically pleasing replacement for your missing tooth.
- Don’t require surrounding teeth for support
- Do no decay like natural teeth
- Can be fixed or removable
- Are able to replace single tooth or multiple teeth.
It’s best to speak with Dr. Harbin and Dr. Jones about your options regarding implants. Let us know what you want to achieve and we’ll work with you as best we can to accomplishment that. Don’t hesitate to contact our office located in Hendersonville, TN for further questions about the procedure.
Memorial Holiday In Hendersonville TN
Whew! I can’t believe that May is already on the tail end of being over. Did it fly by for anyone else, or was it just me? Kids will be out of school by this week, parents are you ready for that? That could only mean one thing, that SUMMER is officially here! With the Memorial Holiday soon arriving we wanted to inform our patients of our upcoming holiday hours. I know for most of you, you know our office is usually open each Saturday. Unfortunately, we will be closed this Saturday-May 27th and Monday Monday 29th in honor of the Memorial Day Holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday-May 30th and resume normal hours beginning at 8:00 am.
Summer Has Arrived!
This Memorial Day we want you to enjoy your weekend with your friends, family and neighbors but please remember what this holiday is all about. Remember those who have passed and who made the ultimate sacrifice for you and I. Make sure you tell one of your local veterans thank you for their service.
Are You Scared of the Dentist?
A trip to the dentist’s shouldn’t scare you. On the contrary, you’re taking charge of your health, which should ideally make you feel empowered. After your dental appointment, you’ll have a bright smile, and the improved self-confidence that goes along with it.
Why Dental Offices Do Certain Things.
Why do I have to wear protective eyewear? The glare of the bulb is intentionally bright so that the dentist or dental hygienist can see into the deepest recesses of your mouth. Your dentist also understands that fluids fly out of your mouth and into the air. Whether you’re getting a cleaning or something more serious, the contact of a dental tool with your teeth and gums regularly causes splash, and you don’t want any fluids getting into your eyes.
Why does the dental worker wear protective eyewear? Dr. Harbin and Dr. Jones require all employees to wear eyewear or face shield which protects them in the same way. These employees often bend over to work inside your mouth. They need the same protection you do. Our employees don’t want your germs any more than you want theirs, so the protective gear safeguards them against blood and other fluids as much as you.
Why do dentist use dental dams? First of all, what is a dental dam? It’s a thin layer of latex which is commonly spread over an area to prevent direct contact between things. Dr. Harbin will attach the dental dam to a specific area of your mouth that he wishes to work on. He then secures it in place by adding a connecting clamp to hold it into place.
With the information provided above, we hope that you now have a better understanding of what we do, and why we do it. If you don’t understand we are always happy to answer your questions.
Hendersonville Family Dentistry is always accepting new patients
Here at Hendersonville Family Dentistry we are always accepting new patients. Are you new to the area? Have you been wanting to go to another dentist, but haven’t had the time to search for a new dentist? We have several calls a week asking if we are accepting new patients. We enjoy meeting our new patients, and they never leave empty handed. They receive lot’s of goodies upon coming to our office.
Hendersonville Family Dentistry loves all their patients.
Although we are always accepting new patients; we also love each and every one of our patients. It makes us happy to see our returning patients, and catching up with each one of them. We always ensure each of our patients, receives the best care at our office. We enjoy seeing our returning patients; as well as new faces to our practice. So if you are looking for a new dentist office; Hendersonville Family Dentistry would love to have you. As for our regular patients, we want to say “Thank You for allowing us to be your dentist.”