Christmas Time’s A Coming

Holiday Hours in Hendersonville, TN.

Christmas is a week from today! Are you getting excited? Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Everyone at work is getting excited about having some much needed time off to spend time with their friends & family! With that being said we want to inform you of our holiday hours. 

We will be closed the following days:

Saturday-December 22, 2017

Monday -December 25, 2017

Tuesday-December 26, 2017.

Merry Christmas from Hendersonville Dentist

We hope that you enjoy your time with your friends and family this holiday season. We will resume normal office hours on Wednesday- December 27th at 8:00 am. If you are still needing to get into our office before the end of the year, please call and make your scheduled appointment. Appointments are going quickly! 

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Are You Thinking of Getting Braces?

What Is The Best Age For Braces?

One question that many people, especially parents face is; what is the best age for braces? Get them too early and further treatment might be required later on in life; get them too late and they may need to be worn longer period of time or cause additional problems for the already angst-ridden teenage years.

There’s no universal right answer to this question, but we can draw from our years of experience to provide some advice on factors to consider when deciding the best age for braces.

Hendersonville Dentist Recommends:

We recommend having a child evaluated for braces as early as seven. This does not mean that braces will be applied that early, but it can give you a road map of what future treatment might look like. By age seven, most baby teeth have started to come out and an orthodontist can get a good sense of what the alignment of permanent teeth will look like. In some cases, braces or partial teeth aligners may be applied at this stage if a child is having difficulty talking or eating due to poor teeth alignment.

If your child needs braces at an early age, be prepared to help him or her take care of them. Wearing braces can provide a valuable lesson in self-care, but may require additional intervention until good habits are formed.

Hendersonville Dentist Wants to Hear from You

What Are You Doing This Summer?

I feel as if I was just writing about how Summer has just began and school’s were dismissing for the summer. Now I can’t believe we just celebrated the Fourth of July holiday. Summer is flying by, at least it seems that way for most of us here at Hendersonville Family Dentistry. Since the dog days of summer are upon us we want to hear from you!

How Are You Spending Your Summer?

Whether you visited our nation’s capital, went on a camping trip or just stayed in Hendersonville, TN and relaxed, we want to know how you are all spending your summer! Please feel free to share your summer plans and or experiences with us below or on our Facebook page as summer rolls on!

Most of us at Hendersonville Family Dentistry have family trips planed. Some have went to the beach, experienced a cruise, went to the mountains, and some of have simply just hung out by the pool or lake all summer long.

Memorial Day Dental Hours

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.

Hendersonville Family Dentistry

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.

 

 

 

Dental Veneers in Hendersonville, TN

Learning More About Dental Veneers.

Are you looking to improve the appearance of your front teeth? Dental veneers are widely used to improve the appearance of front teeth and are a much more conservative option tan a full dental crown. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of staining, large gaps, large fillings, chipped teeth, or overall shape. Veneers are a thin covering over the front and biting end of the tooth to restore the beauty of a smile. Over the years we have helped many patients who opted for veneers and now have the confidence to smile again.

What Are Dental Veneers Made Of?

Dental veneers are made in a lab from a long-lasting porcelain materials. The shade can be chosen to a desirable color to whiten the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers are usually placed on the anterior, or front teeth, where the chewing forces are not as hard as the back teeth. The process of placing veneers is relatively easy requiring only two dental appointments. In some cases, only one appointment is needed. It depends on the fabrication process.

The first appointment is to “prep” the teeth and take an impression to be sent to a lab to fabricate the veneers. Veneers are fairly conservative in the preparation as it requires a small amount of space to be created on the face ( front), bottom and sides of each tooth to allow space for the veneer to be placed and look natural. You will leave the office with temporary veneers for the next week or two while permanent veneers are being made.

The second appointment is to place the veneers and make minor adjustments if needed. What a difference it makes in the appearance of the teeth. If you’re interested in learning more, give Hendersonville family Dentistry a call today! 

 

Hendersonville Dentist: Calming Root Canal Fears!

Allow Us to Make Your Dental Visit Painless

A dental office is sometimes can be painful and scary place. Hendersonville Family Dentistry wants to discourage that image with a family, friendly staff and qualified dentists. However, endodontic therapy, a dental procedure commonly known as root canal, still carries a strong association with pain that sometimes keeps people from regularly visiting the dentist and tending optimally to their oral health.

When a tooth becomes badly infected or decayed, a qualified dentist can clean the inside of the tooth by removing the bacteria, soft tissue ( called pulp), decayed nerve tissue, and any debris that may be causing the tooth infection from the inside of the tooth. Dr. Harbin or Dr. Jones will then seal the tooth to prevent further decay and finish by applying a crown or filling. This is the process and purpose of a root canal. This process can be completed, typically, in a few visits to Hendersonville Family Dentistry. In many cases, a root canal procedure is a better option than removing the infected tooth since it allows you to keep your natural tooth.

Looking For  A Dental Home?

Root canals are often not painful, and for many people the pain of the infection experienced beforehand is worse than any pain that might be experienced during the procedure.

If you are looking for a trusted and experienced dentist in Hendersonville, TN we invite you to give Hendersonville Family Dentistry a call at 615-822-8262 to schedule a consultation.

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

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.