Choosing The Best Dentist in Hendersonville, TN.

How To Choose The Best Dentist?

In the Hendersonville area there are many qualified dentist to serve the city and it’s many neighborhood’s. With so many options to choose from, how do you choose the best dentist for your dental needs?

Tips For Choosing The Best Dentist For You.

  1. Set Priorities: What are your must-haves and what might you be willing to compromise on? Things to consider include:
    Proximity: How far do you want to travel to see the dentist? Will you have to sit in traffic to get to and form?
    Office Size: Large and small practices each have their benefits and drawbacks.
    Dental History: Do you have a specific dental issue?
    Scheduling: Find providers that meet your scheduled.
  2. Reviews Matter: Make sure to read online reviews for the dentists you are considering, but remember that they only tell part of the story.
  3. Insurance & Payment Options: Does the dentist you are thinking of choosing accept your dental insurance? This is also a good opportunity to ask about payment options.
  4. Try It Out: So you’ve done your research but are still torn between a few dentists? The best way to make a final decision is to contact each of them and set up an appointment. You have nothing to lose.

There are plenty of dentist to choose from. You only have one set of teeth so make sure that you do your diligence in finding the right one thats for you!

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Happy Halloween-Hendersonville Dentist

Happy Halloween To Our Patients

It’s finally here the day your kids have looked forward to ever since it turned October 1, 2016. That’s right, today is Halloween, where ghost, goblins, and Elsa will soon be crowding your street and saying “trick or treat”. Most parent’s and even teacher’s dread Halloween for one reason, all the candy! How is it on one night your kids will rack up enough candy to last an entire year and of course they want to sit and eat everything as soon as they get home.

Trick Or Treat Smell My Feet!

To avoid any melt downs this Halloween season we have a few tips for you and your little one’s.

Allow your child to look through all of his or her candy, no need to immediately take it away. Sort through it and see what your child even likes or doesn’t like, and make sure you know which candies you want your child to have and which ones you would rather seen thrown away.

Encourage your child to eat a few pieces of candy, but discourage having to eat all of his or her candy within a couple of days. What works at my house is we have a designated time we can enjoy one of our Halloween treats each day. This way I can serve something healthy and a sweet treat along with it so they are at least following up with a healthy snack after indulging in a unhealthy little candy bar, or sucker.

We freeze some of the chocolates at our house, and grab them back out throughout the year for them to enjoy. Stay away from the sticky candies that will stick to your child’s teeth.

While letting your child enjoy his or her candy, also explain that brushing and flossing properly is important after eating candy throughout the day. This a great time to teach your child the proper way to care for their teeth especially after eating more than usual candy consumption.

Come into our office today to see our staff dressed up for the holiday, say “trick or treat” and get a free toothbrush!

Dental Care For Seniors

Are You Growing Older?

Contrary to popular belief we do not become less cavity prone as we grow older.. In reality we become more cavity prone as time passes. This is due to several reasons. First, our gums begin to recede with time, exposing the more cavity prone root surfaces of our teeth. Secondly, our salivary flow decreases. Saliva has several components that keep decay under control. It buffers the acids contained in our diets. Saliva also has antibodies that attack the bacteria responsible for decay. Older patients take many medications that can lead to dry mouth. Thirdly, the pits and grooves on our back teeth have been exposed to the bacteria and acids for longer period of time. These pits and grooves are not accessible to tooth brush cleaning. Their microscopic size is ideal for harboring cavity causing bacteria.

Don’t Ignore Your Dental Health.

This doesn’t mean you are doomed to loosing our teeth or being slammed with a lot of cavities. It just means we need to become more vigilant and prevention minded.. Regular, and possibly more frequent professional hygiene visits may be indicated. Fluoride treatment is a must for the older patient ( even if your insurance doesn’t cover it) Home care is equally as important. The use of an electric toothbrush, flossing, and using baking soda as your dentifrice and prescription fluoride gels all can be beneficial in reducing cavity occurrences.