The latest updates on dental technology, treatments and how Nashville Restorative Dentistry is working to deliver the best possible care for our patients.
New Study Uncovers Startling Facts About Going to the Dentist
Dec 04, 2013
For many people, the thought of going to the dentist causes quite a bit of anxiety. You may find yourself dreading it even more as the day draws near. By the day of your appointment, you can have yourself worked into quite a frenzy. New research has discovered some startling facts about what happens in the human brain when people hear the sounds of suction instruments and dental drills. According to a report from the Society for Neuroscience, Japanese researchers...
Six Month Smiles – Straight teeth by your next cleaning appointment!
Sep 10, 2013
We don’t have to tell you that a lot can happen in six months. Seasons change, children grow, and relationships develop. But did you know that in six months, you could have the most beautiful smile of your life? Until just a few years ago, this hardly seemed possible. Adults wishing to improve their smile had limited options, and few were cosmetic or time efficient. But today, adults in need of smile enhancement have many options. One of these...
May 17, 2013
Your smile is the first thing people notice about you! Nashville Cosmetic Dentists have become much more popular because people are realizing how important it is to make a great first impression, and your smile says it all! When we meet someone with a beautiful smile, we remember them and sometimes even remark about it. Your smile makes much more of an impact on those you meet each day than you realize! Studies have shown that when we have a...
All About Dentures
Mar 28, 2013
Dentures have come a long way in the last 20 years. You can expect better fitting dentures that look just like your real teeth. Though there are dentists who promise 24-hour Franklin dentures, this is the type of process that is better if done right. Don’t rush through the process and choose a pro with some good experience and references and you’ll get the results that you’re hoping for. What to Expect You will need to see your Franklin dentist...
Facts about Metal-Free Dentistry
Mar 01, 2013
An "amalgam" filling is a metal-based filling and uses gold, silver, mercury and other metals and combinations of these metals in dental work. Metal fillings date back as far as 1830 and have been the norm almost since that time. Metal fillings have been used in bridges, crowns and other types of fillings to repair damaged teeth. Recent research has confirmed that having these metals in our mouths for years may not be healthy. Mercury has been studied specifically and...
Add Flossing to Your New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 24, 2013
Your smile says a lot about you. Without realizing it, we all make assumptions about people based on their smile. If someone has pretty teeth and healthy gums, we assume they’re in good health. On the other hand, if someone has poor dental health, we assume many negative things about them. Though this isn’t always true, many studies uphold our beliefs. For instance, flossing helps prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease. It removes the plaque and bacteria from our teeth. If...
New Year, New Smile: Dental Veneers, Kor Whitening and Invisalign Clear Braces
Dec 17, 2012
We all love having a beautiful smile. No matter your age, being able to smile with confidence is very important. When you know that your teeth are crooked, out of alignment, have gaps, or are discolored, it can cause you not to smile as much because of embarrassment. There’s an easy solution though, that can solve most problems including crooked, discolored, damaged or misaligned teeth. That answer is dental veneers. By carefully formulating a plan especially for each individual, Dr....
Holiday Sweets and Dental Health
Nov 28, 2012
With so many holiday ads coming at us from every direction, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of Thanksgiving and Christmas and completely forget about calories. Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin pie and whipped cream and we all have a favorite Christmas candy. We usually eat our share of these and other wonderful treats and simply tell ourselves we’ll go on a big diet after New Year’s. Though your waistline can suffer during the holidays, so...
Is There a Connection Between Brain Tumors & Dental X-Rays?
Oct 11, 2012
A recent study that connects certain brain tumors to dental X-rays has caused a considerable stir both in the public and amongst dentists across America. This study was published in a journal called “Cancer” and has been reported on by the NY Times, Fox, CNN, and many other major news associations. The study attributes an increased risk of a brain tumor known as a “meningioma” to radiation exposure from dental x-rays. Dental patients, dentists, and their staff are understandably concerned by...
Invisalign®: A Good Alternative to Adult Braces
Oct 08, 2012
You’ve probably seen the ads on TV for Invisalign®. Often, when we see patients who are interested in braces for their teeth, one of their main concerns is about whether Invisalign works. The ads make it look so easy and pain-free that most people have a hard time believing that this braces alternative actually works. We’ve become accustomed to accepting that if you want straight teeth and a beautiful smile, you must endure some pain and suffering. This is simply...