It’s Snowing In Hendersonville, TN

Hendersonville Dentist Talks Snow

It’s January 16, 2018 and we are getting pounded with another round of snow. Last Friday we had to close the practice due to icy and snow conditions. Today we are getting another round of just snow thankfully. Most of our patients yesterday called to cancel or reschedule their appointments due to the threat of the weather.

When it snows do you brave it and get out in the weather or do you stay inside where it’s warm. I know most of my staff is from other parts other than Hendersonville, so we all like to see who has the most snow in their area. Those that live in the Cottontown or Portland area usually always beat everyone else.

Our Office Is Open

Our office will be open today, so if you do have a dental appointment with us as of right now we are going to be open. Please call before you brave the weather to ensure that we are still open. Please keep an eye on our Facebook or Instagram to make sure we aren’t closing early or any other issues that may arise.

Enjoy your snow day if you are staying in, and be safe if you are driving into work today.

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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.

 

 

 

It’s the Holiday Season

Merry Christmas from Hendersonville Dentist.

We are just six days away from Christmas day! Have you done all of your shopping? Have you checked your list to make sure you aren’t missing anyone, have you checked it twice? Were you able to find the hot toy that your little has been begging and asking for since Thanksgiving?

Now that you are finished Christmas shopping, have you had a chance to get into our office to use your dental benefits before they expire on December 31st? We have appointments still available if you are needing to get into our office soon!

 

Holiday Hours- When We Will Be Closing & Opening.

Since this week and next week with the anticipation of Christmas we have days we will be closed. We will be closed on Friday-December 23 & Saturday-December 24. We will be OPEN the day after Christmas December 26th. We know most people have the day off after Christmas, so we are giving you the opportunity to take your day off and get into our office to use those unused dental benefits. Remember when the clock strikes midnight on December 31st they will be gone and the new year starts over again.

Dental Hygiene Month

October is Dental Hygiene Month.

October is a month for celebrating dental hygiene in the United States. The four components that make up complete oral hygiene are:

  • brushing
  • flossing
  • mouthwash
  • sugar-free products

Facts, have shown us that good oral hygiene contributes to overall good health. Research has proven that gum disease can lead to a whole host of issues like heart disease, organ damage & diabetes.

Teeth must be brushed twice daily. Patients are given live examples of the best brushing techniques. All the teeth must be brushed twice daily. Are you flossing at least once a day? Studies show a very small percentage of people floss and they are mostly women.

Schedule Your Dental Checkup.

This is a great time to schedule a dental checkup. The mouth is the perfect entrance for harmful bacteria and there are so many ways to prevent damage that people just aren’t aware of. Want to know the secret to live out a long healthy life? BRUSH YOUR TEETH BRUSH YOUR TEETH and see a dentist at least twice a year! It’s that simple!

Interested in Orthodontics

Adults And Braces–Hendersonville, TN

It’s never too late to perfect your smile, even when you’re a grown-up. If you want a new you in the New Year, straightening your teeth or fixing a bite issue is a great idea. Adults have a variety of options and things to consider.

Make an appointment with Dr. Harbin or Dr. Jones to find out if you are a good candidate for braces. They can tell you if braces are the best option for your issue, and can address any other concerns you may have.

What Are Your Options?

Traditional metal braces will likely be the less expensive option, but there are other choices that are more costly and less noticeable. You can look into clear ceramic braces, when are still worn on the front teeth, but blend in with the color of your teeth. Lingual braces have brackets on the back of teeth instead of the front, keeping them out of sight. Invisible braces, like invisalign, are a series of clear aligners that are also removable for eating and brushing.

Call our office to schedule an appointment today, 615-822-8262.