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When Was The Last Time You Visited HFD?

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.

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Dental Implants: Hendersonville Dentist

Questions About Dental Implant.

If you’re scheduled to get a dental implant, it’s only natural to have questions about it. the pain involved is usually on the mind of most patients. Of course, some discomfort is possible, as with any major dental procedure. Having a well-defined plan ahead of time, which is carried out by Dr. Jones or Dr. Harbin reduces the risk of complications or side effects post-surgery.

During the procedure you won’t feel a thing, since it is performed under general or local anesthesia that totally numbs your mouth., It’s more likely that you will feel some pain or discomfort after the anesthesia has worn off.

Three Things To Remember.

There are three things that will affect the length and intensity of any discomfort.

  1. The complexity of your surgery.
  2. How well trained the dental team which works on your case is.
  3. How quickly your body is able to heal itself post-surgery.

Good oral hygiene after your surgery is important to avoid infection. Salt water rinses are generally recommended 24 hours after your surgery. Brush your teeth gently around the implant. It’s also a good idea not to eat any food that is too hot, cold, or hard. Soft or pureed foods will help you to avoid chewing for the first few days after surgery and will help your mouth to heal faster. You will typically be prescribed pain medication, but some patients find that ibuprofen or acetaminophen work well enough. Just remember, the most severe discomfort is usually experienced within the six hours after your anesthesia wears off.

Getting a dental implant is a big decision, and we want to make sure you get through it easily. Our office at Hendersonville Family Dentistry is here to help you if you have any questions about the procedure or post-surgery care.

New Smile Can Revive Your Life.

Cosmetic Dental Health.

Cosmetic Dentistry is the art of giving someone a perfect smile. Your dentist will take you through a proper diagnosis and relevant procedures in order to achieve smile correction for you. There are different procedures and techniques to treat teeth that are:

Discolored

Chipped

Broken

Non-aligned

Five-Major Types of Cosmetic Dental Treatment.

  1. Dental Implants: This is recommended for those who have lost some of their teeth.
  2. Dental Crowns:  This is placed over your teeth so that further damages can be avoided.
  3. Invisalign: Want straight teeth? Invisalign is the solution for you.
  4. Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are a custom tooth colored film that is placed over the natural teeth surface. It’s painless and rather quick procedure.
  5. Composite Fillings: This can be used for any tooth decay. It looks better than silver colored fillings and also strengthens your teeth.

These five different cosmetic dental treatments could help you with your smile, depending on what you need. When you get a new smile with the help of cosmetic dental treatment, you regain your confidence.

Diet Soda Vs. Regular Soda

Which is Better for My Teeth?

When most patient ask Dr. Harbin and Dr. Jones this question, they’re thinking strictly about sugar content-cut out the bacteria-feeding sugar that present in regular soda by opting for a diet soda and it will be better for your teeth. That seems logical right? Well, there’s a bit more to it than that. Let’s take a closer look at how any kind of soda can affect your dental health.

Diet Soda & Regular Soda

The main culprit in these diet drinks that leads to decay is the acid content. Diet sodas and other sugar-free drinks are usually highly acidic, which weakens the enamel on your teeth and makes them more susceptible to cavities and dental erosion. The level of phosphoric acid, citric acid, and or tartaric acid is usually high in sugar free drinks so it’s best to avoid them.

So now that we know the acidity of diet sodas and sugar-free-drinks contributes to tooth decay, so what about regular soda? Like we alluded to earlier, regular soda is high in sugar-a 12 ounce can contains roughly ten teaspoons of sugar- and sugar feeds the decay-causing bacteria in the mouth.

The problem caused by both diet and regular soda is exacerbated when you sip on them throughout the day. If you drink it all in one sitting, you won’t be washing sugar and or acids over your teeth all day long and your saliva will have a chance to neutralize the pH in your mouth.

Still have questions about soda, sugar and acid? Give our office a call (615)822-8262 we’d be happy to help!