President’s Day In Hendersonville, TN

Why Do We Celebrate President’s Day?

George Washington’s Birthday is United States federal holiday that is celebrated the third Monday in February in honor of George Washington. He was the first president of the United States born on February 22, 1732.

Hendersonville Family Dentistry is Open

Today might be a holiday for some and students are out of school, but our office is open today. If you have been needing to get into our office for a dental cleaning, or dental work, or needing to get your child into our office today is the perfect day to do just that. We are accepting same day appointments so call today and schedule your appointment. Our office looks forward to seeing you soon!

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Hendersonville Dentist Uses Latest Technology!

Catching Cavities Early

Dental technology is continually evolving as better methods are sought for a variety of tasks. One of these recent developments is the Diagnodent, which finds cavities early in their development, helping dentist to save more of the decaying tooth using minimally invasive dental procedures. The Diagnodent finds cavities early enough to help prevent the need for invasive dental procedures such as root canals, and extractions. The benefits to the patients are enormous in scope, ranging from financial savings to relaxed visits.

 Early Benefits of the Patients

Since many patients are afraid of the dentist or the dental chair in general, the fact that the Diagnodent finds cavities early is a true benefit. Not only do patients spend less time having the decay removed, but they also worry less since there’s no need for them to undergo root canals, dental crowns, or extractions. Of course, if a patient avoids going to the dentist for several years, the possibility of finding a large cavity does exist.

Are you wanting to find a Diagnodent provider? Look no further, Hendersonville Family Dentistry uses the Diagnodent at each visit for each of our patients, and no it doesn’t cost you extra! So call us today to schedule your appointment 615-822-8262

Non-Cheesy Valentine’s Day.

February 14th 2017

Every year on the 14th February, card companies, florists, and restaurants make a fortune. Since a nice card, a nice bunch of flowers, and a nice dinner seem to be what most couples have in mind. It’s great to feel loved, but this traditional Valentine’s scenario is a little too plain, a little dull, and more than a little cheesy. Get creative, and read on to find out how you can make Valentine’s Day more unique and memorable.

Make Valentines Unique & Memorable.

Instead of giving him or her one of the cheesy store bought cards, why not be a little more creative and unique. You can go out and find one of those town artists who will draw a portrait of the two of you. This way you have something you can treasure forever and it won’t be thrown away like the store bought card you are thinking about getting.

Unless your partner genuinely adores flowers, skip the trip to the florist. Flowers are pretty but they are ridiculously expensive and die within a few days. The best gift on Valentine’s day is an experience gift, the great thing about experience gift is this is something the two of you can do together  and make memories while doing it. A trip to the spa, wine tastings, cooking classes or if you want something more extreme what about sky diving, bungee-jumping, or trekking. Search the web and I am sure you can find something that interest the both of you!

For the date instead of doing what everyone else is doing why not make a list of things you have never done or always wanted to do in your local area. Then see how many things you can squeeze into one day. The key to a creative and fun Valentine’s Day is to do something that you have never done before and no-one else is doing. Don’t get stuck waiting 90 minutes for a table at the most popular restaurant. Do something exciting and something unique and something personal to the both of you.

Happy almost Valentine’s Day lovebirds!

Clean Your Teeth While You Eat

Detergent Foods:

Did you know that there are certain foods you can eat which help to clean your teeth? We call them “detergent foods”. In dentistry we look at the impact of food in three ways: the kind of food, how often it is eaten, and when it is eaten. Detergent foods should be the last piece of food you consume during a meal for best results. Think of them as the closest you get to brushing your teeth.

A healthy diet is important for oral health as well as overall health, but there are some particular foods that can help clean your teeth and mouth.

  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Celery Sticks
  • Popcorn
  • Cucumbers
  • Pears
  • Lettuce
  • Cheese

As you can see, detergent foods are usually foods that are firm and crisp. They act like scrubbers on and around your teeth and gums and bring your mouth pH back to 7.0 which is optimal.

Foods That Are Bad For Your Teeth.

Cookies, cakes, breads, chips, crackers, soft drinks, dried fruit and candies. This is what many people’s diets are full of which provide carbohydrates (sugar( to the bacteria in your mouth basing an acidic environment and increasing the chances of cavities and decay. These foods are sticky and don’t rinse easily from your mouth. Avoid letting these foods sit on your teeth after eating them.

When you’re about to finish your meal, have an apple, celery stick or carrot . It will act like a “natural toothbrush”. Always remember, these foods are not a replacement for brushing and flossing. Please visit Hendersonville Family Dentistry every six months for your dental checkups.

Happy New Year-Hendersonville Dentist

New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year ladies & gentlemen! We hope that you are enjoying the beginning of 2017, if you didn’t like 2016 this is your chance to make a fresh start! If you are looking for a New Year’s Resolution we have the perfect one for you!

Taking your oral health to a whole new level! Do you brush twice a day? Are you flossing once a day? Are you seeing a dentist AT LEAST twice a year? If you answered no to any of these questions this is the perfect new year’s resolution for you!

Oral Health Is The New Year Resolution

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We know most people hate visiting the dentist, but it’s better to visit us twice a year and maintain your oral health than it is only come into our office when you have a problem area. Most of the time we see patients who only come in when there is a problem, but that’s more expensive than if you just saw us regularly for your dental checkups. Filling’s are inexpensive compared to a root canal or extraction.

We know you think getting your teeth is a pain, but really it isn’t. It takes 45 minutes if that, and some x-rays to ensure you are taking care of your mouth. Did you know our hygienist’s and dentist’s  can catch oral cancer or other problem area’s before they get worse. So why not come in twice a year at a minimum?

Make sure you are flossing once a day at least. Do you sit in a lot of traffic each day? Throw some floss in your car this way when you are sitting in traffic bored you can maintain your smile.

Also, but most importantly brush at least twice a day! This takes three minutes in the morning and three minutes in the evening! Maintaining your oral health isn’t painful neglecting your oral health is!

 

Thanksgiving Tooth Troubles

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Most people probably don’t add “a healthy smile” to the list of things they’re thankful for, but they should! Make sure your smile stays healthy over the holiday season by following these toothy tips.

Be mindful while filling your plate on Thanksgiving. It not only affect your waistline, but your teeth, too! Foods high in carbohydrates and sugars, like casseroles and pies, are hard on your teeth. Avoid a carb overload by selecting protein, vegetables, and fruits first. This will leave less room on your plate for those unhealthy options.

It’s okay to indulge in a few sweets on Thanksgiving, but be careful munching down on your Aunt’s famous pecan pie. It’s full of sugar and also very sticky, which allows the sugars to cling to enamel. While we are talking about nuts, here’s another tip: Never shell them with your teeth. This taboo technique can lead to broken of chipped teeth.

If you have a long drive home after a holiday meal and forget to bring a toothbrush, be sure to chew a piece of sugar-free-gum. It will also reduce the acid level in your mouth.

Tooth Catastrophe on Thanksgiving

If you happen to experience a tooth catastrophe while you’re out of town, try these home remedies until you can get to your dentist or a dental office.

  • For a chipped tooth or broken filling, place a piece of dental wax over sharp edges to protect the inside of your mouth and lips.
  • Broken dental appliances, such as braces or dentures, can also be covered with dental wax to prevent irritation. Dental wax can be found at most drug stores.
  • A detached crown can be temporarily reattached with denture adhesive.
  • If you find yourself with a cut in your mouth, use clean, moist gauze to apply pressure for five minutes until the bleeding stops. You can also try the same method with a moistened teabag.

 

 

Hendersonville Dentist Participates in Contest

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Hendersonville Family Dentistry Hendersonville Family Dentistry was recently asked to participate in a pumpkin decorating contest and of course we couldn’t say no! So we all sat together and brainstormed some idea’s on what or how we should decorate our pumpkin. Since we were participating in a dental contest we thought we would keep it in the dental category. If you have ever seen Monsters Inc movie then you will know this well. Remember when Mike & Sully finally become friends and Mike is always encouraging Sully weather it’s working on scaring people, or brushing his teeth. fd4b9a2fa7874cfa0fab132e5093b5a1

Remember this seen, where he is yelling “yeah get that plaque”. Well this was our inspiration & where we got our idea for our pumpkin.

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One of our staff member’s volunteered his time & talent to make our pumpkin & I have to say I think he did an INCREDIBLE job!

We Need Your Votes for our Pumpkin!

Now here comes the important part and where you can help our office WIN a SPA day! Here are the rules on how to cast your vote for our Monster Inc Pumpkin.

  1. Go to Facebook & “like” Smile Construction Orthodontics. (click here.)
  2. Next make sure you “like” our Monster Inc pumpkin.
  3. Tell your friends & family how to vote
  4. Make sure you vote BEFORE October 28, 2016.

It’s so simple it won’t take you but maybe two minutes! Please take the time to cast your vote for our pumpkin vote for our pumpkin so we can enjoy a spa day as an office. If you have ever been into our office you know we are constantly busy and we are open six days a week for your convenience so please take the time to vote for us.

Preventing Periodontal Disease.

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent health issues in America, with the Centers for Disease Control reporting it affects approximately 65 million people, or roughly 47 percent of the population. People with periodontal disease have bacteria beneath the surface of the gums, which are responsible for tissue inflammation that can lead to pain, bleeding, gum recession, and even permanent tooth loss. Unfortunately, the chances of developing gingivitis and periodontists only increase with age, with 70 percent of adults over the age of 65 having at least some degree of gum disease. However, a lot can be done to prevent periodontal disease and keep teeth and gum healthy.

  Preventing Gum Infection

The process you take each day to clean your teeth and gums goes a long way towards preventing periodontal disease. Since gingivitis and periodontists are caused by plaque build-up, the most important steps you can take to prevent them involve cleaning your teeth each morning, night, and after meals. Start by brushing your teeth and tongue, and follow up with mouthwash to kill any lingering bacteria. At least once per day, take time to floss thoroughly along the gum line to prevent gum infection from occurring between the teeth.