Wising Up On Your Wisdom Teeth

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The mysterious third set of molars that grows in with your adult teeth are called wisdom teeth. It might not be noticeable or visible, but they are there and can cause some serious dental problems if ignored. Murfreesboro Family Dentistry has the knowledge to help you avoid these issues before they arise from a crash […]

4 Common Causes of Bad Breath, and How to Avoid Them.

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Food If you want to make sure your breath doesn’t smell, avoid onions and garlic. They’re the usual suspects of bad breath because they stay on our tongues between teeth or under gums until saliva breaks them down (or brushing/flossing). If these particles aren’t broken down by saliva or swept away by brushing or flossing, […]

Wearing a Mouthguard

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Well, summer is officially here and you’re probably wanting to get the kiddos back into their sports programs. There are a lot of great benefits to playing sports and engaging in regular exercise: helping reduce the risk of obesity, increasing cardiovascular health, and of course strengthening those growing bones and muscles. But it’s not just […]

Fear of the Dentist

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There are many reasons why you may fear the dentist. You’re not alone; dentaphobia affects both children and adults alike. However, we want to keep your teeth healthy, so it’s better than having a toothache or cavity that can cause further damage if left untreated. If you have any anxiety about going in for dental […]

How to Clean your Toothbrush

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Cleaning your toothbrush is actually quite simple and you’re probably doing it right without even trying. There are, though, recommended methods and guidelines from the American Dental Association, or ADA. Here at Murfreesboro Family Dentistry, we take your dental hygiene seriously and follow ADA guidelines. Here’s how to properly clean your toothbrush. How to Clean […]

Dental Hygiene Done Right

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Believe it or not, there are right ways and wrong ways to take care of your teeth. It’s not about brushing hard and using harsh chemicals. It’s also not about just having nice smelling breath and a white smile. There are a lot of things at play that you can’t see when you smile, like […]

What To Look For In a Toothpaste

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When it comes to choosing a toothpaste, there is more to consider than just your favorite flavor. Considering the whitening properties, active ingredients, and claimed benefits is also important. Do you have sensitive teeth? Did your dentist prescribe you a specific toothpaste to use? Do you need a restorative or a preventative toothpaste? What is […]

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

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You’ve been coming to the dentist for years; do you remember the first time you came? Probably not. Here at Murfreesboro Family Dentistry, we treat patients of all ages and love seeing your kiddos for their first visit. We take special care during your child’s first dental visit and make sure it’s as pleasurable of […]

Holiday Dental Health

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Halloween might be over, but your teeth are not in the clear yet. The holidays are coming. You know what that means: candy canes, cookies, cake, and cocoa. Can you really protect your teeth healthy during the holidays? The excess sugar, acid, and starches are bound to do a number on your oral health. And […]

Small Changes to Make a Big Impact on Your Oral Health

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Make Sure Your Current Dental Routine Is Serving You Well Brushing Most people probably don’t know that the American Dental Association (ADA) has very specific guidelines concerning oral health. Most people probably don’t know that the ADA exists, period. So here it is: Brush twice a day Use fluoride toothpaste Brush on a sweeping motion […]