Back To School Checklist.
Your child may have the latest wardrobe, school supplies and sports equipment for the new school year, but do they have a healthy mouth and the tools he or she need to maintain it?
Your child’s back to school checklist should include:
- Regular dental examinations to diagnose and treat or prevent dental problems. Parents and teachers may not realize there’s a dental problem, so regular checkups are important. We may suggest fluoride treatments or sealants to prevent decay and can diagnose and treat dental problems to save your child pain and lost school time.
- Regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing head for the dental care aisle when you’re out shopping for notebooks, binders, and pencils. If parents buy several toothbrushes they could have the child change to a new one every three months or so, or after an illness.
- Eating healthy lunches and snacks. Include portable healthy lunch items and snacks, in your child’s sack lunch, including grains, milk, cheese, raw vegetables, yogurt or fruit. Cut back on sugary foods and soft drinks.
Schedule Your Appointment Today.
Now is the perfect time to schedule you or your families appointments before school starts back. You will want to schedule an appointment before your schedule’s begin to get too hectic. Call us today 615-822-8262.
Do You Have Dental Insurance?
Do you have dental insurance? Do you understand exactly how it works and what it covers? Sure, dental insurance is a huge benefit since it save you a lot of money. You can protect your teeth and smile at a fraction of the price you’d pay without dental insurance. Still coverage is often confusing. You need to know what you can and can’t do on your current plan.
Basic Type of Dental Coverage
Fee for service is the basic type of dental coverage most employers offer. The worker doesn’t know when they’ll need dental work performed. So, the plan lets the worker decide when to schedule an appointment. Once there, the employees receives any dental work that is needed.
The payment at the dentists office is straightforward. The patient tells the dental employee which insurance company will cover the service. The office worker checks to see how much that company covers. The patient is responsible for the rest, which is usually only a small percentage of the cost. Fee for service plans ordinarily requires the patient to pay some amount at the dental office. Otherwise, the patients sets up a payment schedule.
Hendersonville Dentist Cutting Edge Technology.
A dental office on the cutting edge of technology offers numerous benefits to its patients. Whether you are in need of a simple cleaning or extensive restorative work, these technologies will help you stay more comfortable and give you better results than the outdated tools used in many offices. Here are some of the technologies that you can expect to see in our modern dental office.
Technologies To Expect At Hendersonville Dentistry.
Digital radiography: Digital x-rays and imaging expose patients to far less radiation than traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays provide a more detailed and easier to view snapshot of what is going on in and around your teeth. It also makes it much easier for patients to see what is going on since we can pull it up directly on our computer monitor.
Panoramic X-rays: The panoramic x-ray machine rotates around your head and takes 3D image of it, giving us a very complete picture that allows for more effective and timely treatment planning.
Paperless bills & records: We all know the inconvenience of paper bills and receipts they can create clutter and get lost. Our office has done away with this trouble of going paperless. This means you’ll receive all your pertinent paperwork in your email inbox and records will be kept digitally at the office. No more wall full of patient records.
This is just an overview of the many advances that we’ve made to our office located in Hendersonville TN.
Convincing Someone To Brush Their Teeth.
Getting someone to brush their teeth seems like one of those things that you shouldn’t have to do, but the unfortunate reality is that dental hygiene is not a high priority list for many people. Years of bad habits formed as a child carry over into adult life and can affect relationships with friends and family, and especially with significant others, including spouses and fiancees.
It’s not too late to help someone change those unhealthy habits. Here are some strategies that may help change the conversation around oral health in your house.
Be Honest With Your Friends & Family.
I know no one likes to tell someone else they have bad breath or unsightly teeth, especially when it’s someone you love. However, sometimes honest really is the best medicine. tiptoeing around the issues is not going to incite long term change.
If they won’t listen to you, no matter how eloquent your thoughts or how much information you provide, it might be time to consult a dentist. A dentist can offer an objective and professional opinion that may resonate better than what you or other friends and family members say.
Make an appointment go with them to the dentist. Our team at Hendersonville Family Dentistry has heard it all when it comes to people who do not take care of their teeth, so we’re ready for whatever your significant other might have up their sleeve.
Time to Celebrate Dad- Hendersonville Dentist
It’s time to celebrate dad! He may be one of the most important people in your life, and you want to get him the best gift for Father’s Day. However, when you’re working with a budget, coming up with the perfect gift can be difficult. Check out this list of the best affordable gifts to give dad.
Affordable Gifts to Give Dad.
- Beer of the Month Club: For the perfect gift that keeps on giving, consider giving dad a subscription to a Beer of the Month! Each month he’ll get four different microbrews to try.
- Travel Shave Kit: For dad’s on the go, get them the perfect travel essential; a travel shave kit. Each kit comes with a genuine badger hair having brush and either lavender or white tea shave cream.
- Mischief Maker’s Manual: Is your dad a giant kid at heart? Give him a gift that will keep him laughing! The Mischief Maker’s Manual may be meant for kids, but it’s the perfect gift for dads who still laugh at fart jokes and love pulling pranks.
- Aubile.com: Some dads love a good book, but don’t always have time to read. Give dad the gift of an audible.com subscription to let him listen to his favorite books during the workday commute.
Now What To Do With A Broken Front Tooth?
There are few dental traumas worse than breaking a front tooth. A broken front tooth impairs your ability to eat and talk, and there’s the embarrassment that comes from missing such a key part of your smile. The time just after breaking or losing a front tooth requires quick decisions made from solid information. Let us help you separate fact from fiction so you can get on track toward restoring your smile quickly.
Dental Emergency-Hendersonville TN.
In most situations the dentist will take x-rays of the affected area to determine the severity of the situation, then create a treatment plan for temporary and permanent solutions based on the severity of the injury.
Each situation is different, but if the original tooth can be saved, the dentist will usually try to save it. If the front tooth is broken then it may be splintered to the teeth on either side to help keep it stable while it heals. For an avulsed tooth, we may want to try to reinsert the tooth. If the tooth can be reinserted, this is the best case scenario, however, expect a few follow up appointments for the dentist to monitor the healing of the tooth.
It the broken tooth can not be saved, the doctor will discuss your options for short and long term tooth replacement options. These may include a crown, bridge, implant or partial denture.
It’s important to get to Hendersonville Family Dentistry as soon as possible after the trauma occurs. Not seeking medical care can lead to an infection or the possibility that a partially- damaged tooth would need to be completely extracted.
How Do I Care for my Dental Implant
Dental implants are designed to be strong and durable, able to withstand the everyday rigors of chewing and biting, but to keep them functioning they way they should and looking their best, you need to care for them properly. Luckily, dental implant care is fairly straightforward; in fact your implants can be cared for the same way you care for your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing performed correctly, as well as regular visits with Dr. Jones to ensure you implants, the neighboring teeth, and your fums are as healthy as possible.
Healing of your Implant
As the implant heals and “settles in”, a special kind of protective tissues called “keratinized” tissue will form from where the implant meets the gum. This natural development in healing helps ensure the implant post and the soft tissue beneath the gum line are protected from bacteria.
As you care for your implants, always look for signs of infection, like swollen, tender, or bleeding gums- just as you would with your normal teeth. If you’re nervous about caring for your implants or you feel you may be reluctant to floss around them, ask our team to provide you with care tips and walk you through the process of flossing.
You implants represent a considerable investment both in time and money, so it’s only natural you’d want to be sure you’re doing all you can to keep them in tip top shape.