Hendersonville Family Dentistry Needs Your Votes

Best of Sumner County Voting is Open

We are thrilled to find out that we are nominated for the “Best Dentist” in and around Sumner County. Voting has officially opened today and we need your votes in order to win the title for best dentist. Last year we were so close to winning, but unfortunately we came up short. There are a few steps that you must take in order to vote.

How Do I Vote?

You will need to go to The Tennessean website and register your email address and create a password. Once you have registered an email address they will send you a link to confirm the email address. After you have confirmed the email address all you have to do is to sign in and begin voting for your favorites in and around Sumner County. Voting ends on June 7, 2015, so you can vote everyday until voting is closed. We hope that we are able to win this title this year, it would be such an honor. Thank you to those who nominated Dr. Harbin as “Best Dentist” he can’t believe it.

Have You Zoomed Lately?

Do You Use Store Bought Teeth Whitening?

Like most people we all want our teeth to be perfect and of course white and stain free. So you go to Walmart, Walgreens or CVS and buy the inexpensive in home teeth whitening usually sold by Crest. While this can help whiten your teeth this method doesn’t even come close to teeth whitening that you can get through your local dentist.  Hendersonville Family Dentistry offer’s a couple of options for teeth whitening. Our most popular method of whitening is a process called ZOOM.

What is Zoom Teeth Whitening?

Zoom is the newest and fastest way to whiten your teeth. Zoom gets its name from its speed. It’s considered one of the fastest teeth whitening systems, and can fit easily into the most hectic schedules. Zoom is an in office procedure, your teeth can and will look up to eight shades lighter in just an hour. Below is an example of what your teeth can look like right after you ZOOM.

IMG_4880Our patients are loving the results they are receiving. Are you wanting to schedule your Zoom whitening today? Call our office to set up an appointment.

Summertime Has Arrived In Hendersonville Tennessee

Summer Is Officially Here

I don’t know about you guys, but I am loving this warm Tennessee weather. I do believe summer time has officially arrived in Hendersonville, Tennessee. I am seeing all of the “Congratulations Class of 2015″ all around town, school’s will be letting out for summer vacation next week. Another school year has come & gone, and I am sure most students are ready for a break from the book’s and test. Everyone is gearing up for their summer vacation’s they can’t wait to be near the ocean and hear those beach waves.

Summer is the Perfect Time To Get You & Your Child into the Dentist

Now that all of the extra circular activities of school is almost over you now have time to not only get your child into the dental office, but yourself as well. Summer is the perfect time to make an appointment for your child’s cleaning or dental work, you have no school schedule to have to work around. Our office hours are: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. & Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Does your child have a cavity that needs to be filled, or what about wisdom teeth removal? You have all the time in the world now that school is out to get to get those treatment plans accomplished. Call our office today to set up an appointment.

Those Dreaded Headaches Could Be Caused By Your Teeth!

Can My Headaches Be Caused By My Teeth?

Some people who have recurrent headaches have been diagnosed as having TMJ. TMJ is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects to the mandible to the skull. The disorder and resulant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment. Problems can result in jaw clicking, headaches, sinus problems and even loss of hearing.

A study headed by a researcher from the University at Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine showed that examiners could replicate tension-headache symptoms in 82 percent of subjects by performing the clinical examination of the temporalis muscle, which is involved in TMJ.

Leave it to the Professionals

Diagnosis for TMJ requires an examination by a dentist or physician who has advanced training and expertise in the area of head and neck pain.

Come visit our office if you have symptoms such as listed in this article. You may be just an appointment away from being headache free. Call our office at 615-822-8262 or visit our website at www.hendersonvillefamilydentistry.com 

You Too Can Overcome Dental Anxiety!

Addressing Dental Anxiety

Perhaps there is no other healthcare profession like dentistry that has the unfortunate (and false) reputation of wanting to cause pain rather than to prevent it. For all the good that dentists do to improve our well being, there are many patients with fears about sitting in the dentist’s chair.

Perhaps it has something to do with not liking sharp metal objects put into your mouth or a distaste for fluoride, no matter how strongly the hygienist insist it is “cherry flavored.” Whatever the reason, there are many people ( young and old), who have dental anxiety.

Ways to Overcome Dental Anxiety

For your teeth’s sake, there are ways to combat dental anxiety, a condition sure to cause cavities. If positive reinforcement, learning to control fear and other behavior management techniques don’t do the trick, dental sedation could ease your mind and allow you to get your teeth cleaned.

Sedation occurs through inhalation (nitrous oxide, aka laughing gas) , & intravenously. These options are safe and can address most forms of dental anxiety by allowing you to get dental work done and simultaneously relieving the anxiety you feel inside. You can have a healthy smile without all of the worrying.

Your Diet and Dental Health

Your Body Is A Complex Machine

The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health of your teeth and gums, too. If you consume too many sugar filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks or non nutritious snacks, you could be at risk for tooth decay. Tooth decay is the single most chronic childhood disease, but the good news is that it is entirely preventable. Tooth decay happens when sugar comes in contact with sugar in the mouth, causing acid to attack the mouth.

Wise Food Choices For Your Teeth

For healthy living and healthy teeth and gums, think before you eat and drink. It’s not only what you eat but when you eat that can affect your dental health. Eat a balanced meal and limit snacking in between meals. Drink plenty of water, and eat a variety of foods from each of the five major food groups.

The Sooner You Know About Root Canals The Better

What Is A Root Canal?

Recently, has your dentist informed you that you need root canal treatment? Is so you are not alone. Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal or endodontic treatment. Root canals can relieve your tooth pain and save your smile. A dentist can treat the inside of the tooth, and this is necessary when the pulp inside the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The inflamed or infection can have a variety of causes; deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth.

How Root Canal Treatment Save a Tooth?

During root canal treatment the infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, and then filled and sealed with a rubber like material. Afterwards the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration the tooth will continue to function like any other tooth.