Bleeding Gums?

Six Month Dental Cleaning- Bleeding Gums

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are critical for prime dental health. However, some dental patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a through dental cleaning. Is this a problem? Well, depends. If your gums bleed for a day or two after your cleaning, it isn’t really a problem. If the bleeding and tenderness lasts longer you really need to return to your dentist and discuss the possibility of gum disease.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease develops when plaque builds along the gum line. You might also experience  bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

When is the last time you have been to the dentist? The ball is in your court it’s time for you to schedule a dental appointment before it’s too late.

Alleviating Anxiety Before Your Implant Procedure.

Are You Getting Dental Implants?

Does the thought of getting a dental implant put your stomach in knots? There are many people who don’t enjoy getting dental work done and there are several reason’s why. Allow us to offer you some tips that can help put you at ease for implant procedure.

Sedation Dentistry in Hendersonville, TN

For lengthy procedures like an implant procedure, sedation dentistry may be an option for you. With sedation dentistry you are given sedation medication, usually orally with a pil or intravenously, which allows you to drift through the entire procedure without any memory of it afterward.

To avoid any complications, a complete medical background check is made along with a record of any allergies before any sedation is administered. your vital signs are also monitored throughout the entire process.

Please remember to communicate with us regarding any concerns or anxiety that you may have. Not only does this build a relationship of trust but it allows us to try and alleviate your anxiety as much as we can.


Mother’s Day Craft Idea’s.

Mother’s Day Is Almost Here

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and while flowers are a very sweet gift, something home made might make Mom feel extra special. This Mother’s Day, try making Mom a gift that not only can she enjoy for more than a few days, but one that shows just how much she means to you.

Making Mom A Gift This Year. Hendersonville Dentist.

Flower Photo Craft: All you need is some colored paper, a coffee filter or cupcake liner, paper straw, and small pot. Kids can paint the pot whichever color they choose, fill it up with candy, Styrofoam, anything you want. Cut out a small picture of the family or themselves and paste it in the middle of the flower. The finished product will leave mom smiling for days.

Printable Mother’s Day Book: This one is pretty self explanatory and easy to accomplish. Many different websites offer easy templates to keep everything creative and all about Mom.

Hand print Oven Mitt: If mom is always cooking up delicious dinners and baking tasty treats, try personalizing one of her most used kitchen tools! Have your child paint their hand in a contrasting color and put their hand on the oven mitt for a gift she’ll be able to appreciate for years to come.

Light Up My Life Card: This handmade Mason jar card is perfect! Kids can draw lightening bugs on their fingerprints to really bring the idea to life.

Pressed Flower Bookmarks: If mom is a big reader, having personalized bookmark will have her smiling every time she uses it. Go one a walk around the backyard or local park to pick small, colorful flowers and leaves. Dry them and press onto light brown card stock for a remarkable finish. Don’t forget to seal it to make sure the flowers and leaves last a lifetime.

This Mother’s Day tell your mom just how much she means to you!

Stress And Oral Health || Hendersonville Dentist

Are You Stressed?

Stress symptoms which include high blood pressure, severe aches, and insomnia- may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is the culprit when in fact stress may actually be the reason. While stress can be good for us sometimes, Dr. Harbin and Dr. Jones and our team at Hendersonville Family Dentistry know stress can be physically harmful. What is often overlooked is that stress can take a toll on your mouth.

Forms of Stress on Your Oral Health.

Teeth Grinding: It’s not uncommon for people dealing with stress to develop teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. People who grind their teeth at night may do so unconsciously. If you are a night grinder, talk to our team about a custom made night guard.

Mouth Sores: Research suggest stress and depression harm your immune system, making it easier for infections to develop and stick around. That can mean canker sores, or a cold sore outbreak. If mouth sores are a reoccurring problem for you, give us a call to schedule your appointment.

Bad  Habits: Stress can lead to bad oral health habits such as smoking, drinking, and neglecting your daily brushing and flossing routine. If you’ve been feeling under pressure lately, try to keep up with your oral health routine- it will serve you well when your stress levels return to normal.

We know there is not always an easy way to reduce your stress levels, but eating healthy, exercising regularly, and spending time with friend and family are all good places to start.



Summer Time Has Arrived

It’s officially May in Hendersonville, TN and you know what that means? Summer time is ALMOST here. Kids will soon be getting out of school and heading to summer camps, or headed to the pool with their friends. As much as we are getting excited about Summer and all the possibilities of things to see and do there is one thing you should put on your summer bucket list.

Dental Cleanings Just In Time For Summer Time.

Instead of waiting until August to get your child into our office, let’s start that with the beginning of Summer time. Most parents want to wait until right before school year begins to get their child in. Let’s change that up and get your child into our office before summer begins, this way you can get your child back into our office for any of their dental work without working around a school schedule. Also, the advantage of this is that your child will have their teeth freshly cleaned and no problem area’s the rest of the summer.

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Who’s Best In Sumner County 2017

This is the last week for Who’s The Best In Sumner County for you to cast your vote. Have you taken the opportunity to vote for your favorite places, people, restaurant’s, services and much more in and around Sumner County? If you haven’t you still have time to cast your vote for this fun contest.

How To Vote For Hendersonville Family Dentistry

There are just a couple of steps for you to be able to cast your vote for “Best Dentist” for Sumner County.

  1. Click here for the direct link to take you to the Who’s Best In Sumner County.
  2. Sign up your email and create a password
  3. Scroll down to services
  4. Click “Best Dentist”
  5. Scroll until you see Hendersonville Family Dentistry and click vote

While you are there go through and vote for your favorite’s in and around Sumner County.

Thank you to all of our patients who have taken the time to cast your vote!

Best Food Choices For A Healthy Mouth

Hendersonville Family Dentistry discusses healthy foods that will benefit your mouth

To prevent cavities and maintain good oral health it’s important to watch what you are eating. The best food choices for your mouth include: cheeses, chicken, or other meats, nuts, and milk. These foods protect the enamel by providing calcium and phosphorus needed to remineralize your teeth. Also foods like apples, pears, and vegetables help prevent against decay by washing away food particle’s.

Hendersonville Dentist informs you about poor food choices.

Poor food choices include: candies such as sucker’s, hard candies, mints, cookies, cakes, pies, chips, french fries,  and dried fruits. Majority of these foods contain large amounts of sugar and they can stick to your teeth. Sugary candy can decay the teeth