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 […]

Oral Care with Braces

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It’s that time of year again. That’s right, you guessed it – Orthodontics Awareness Month. In October we’re all gearing up for the winter holiday season. A time filled with extra desserts, pumpkin spice lattes, and more sticky candy on Halloween than you can eat in a year. So, let’s kick it off right with […]

My Tooth Got Knocked Out. Now What?

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Getting a tooth knocked out is scary and painful, but it is vital to act quickly if you want to save the tooth. There is 30 minute window in which it is more likely to be saved. Follow these instructions and good luck. Here’s what you should do in an ideal situation: Find the tooth. […]

Wise Up to Your Wisdom Teeth: What to Know and Watch Out For

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The third set of molars that grows-in with our adult teeth is called our wisdom teeth. You might not notice them or see them, but they are back there. And these toothy latecomers can downright crash a perfect dental party. Murfreesboro Family Dentistry is here to drop some knowledge and clue you in on some […]

What You Can Do to Stop Bad Breath

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Causes Food The usual suspects like onion and garlic can give you bad breath. As you’re eating, food particles that don’t get swallowed stay behind on the tongue, between the teeth, and under the gums. Until these particles are broken down by your saliva or swept away by brushing or flossing, you’ll notice a smell. […]

Tips for Toughening Up Sensitive Teeth

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Tooth sensitivity, or dentin hypersensitivity, occurs when the tooth’s enamel is worn away, exposing the soft, yellow layer of dentin underneath. It is characterized as sharp pulses of pain in the teeth. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of things. Over 3 million people report having some sort of tooth sensitivity each year. […]

Dentaphobia and You: A Guide to Overcoming the Fear of the Dentist

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It is normal to fear the dentist chair. Adults and children alike have overcome this fear of the dentist, dentaphobia, because they know it’s better than the alternative. Having semi-annual checkups is a part of maintaining proper dental hygiene. But if you’re afraid to sit down with the dentist, you could be putting your dental […]

Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

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You wash your hands, your body, your clothes, even your car. But how often do you wash your toothbrush? It’s something that most people overlook despite putting one in their mouth 2-3 times a day. At Murfreesboro Family Dentistry, we’re here to help you keep your mouth, and your toothbrush, happy and clean.   Cleaning […]

Brushing the Right Way: Advice from Your Murfreesboro Family Dentist

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Good dental hygiene is about more than having nice breath and a pretty smile. Dental health has implications that go beyond your mouth. If left unmanaged, an infection in your mouth can move to other parts of your head and body. Some studies have even linked good dental hygiene to lower rates of stroke and […]