Hygiene Health & Wellness

PRACTICE UPDATE: Due to growing concern about the social distancing, we are currently only seeing emergency patients and are rescheduling all upcoming appointments. If you’re having a dental emergency, please give us a call at 615-859-1910. Thank you for your understanding, and we’re sorry about any inconvenience this may cause. We are monitoring this situation closely. Our top priority is ensuring we do everything we can to keep our patients and their families safe!

When it comes to oral health, there’s no substitute for a good, steady or consistent brushing and flossing regimen. It’s your first line of defense against tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health problems that can cause you pain, agony (and money!) down the road.

Professional Cleanings

Cleanings are highly encouraged every 6 months. Have you ever wondered why? That’s exactly how much time it takes for bacteria to form a layer of plaque on your teeth, which cannot be reached with regular brushing or flossing. Only a dental professional has the tools and experience to remove the plaque in those hard to reach places. Our team also takes this time to look for other warning signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, etc.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

This is a common disease that affects nearly half of the people living in the U.S.

After we discover the presence of gum disease and treat the condition, we will recommend that you start making special periodontal maintenance appointments every three or four months.

These appointments allow us to monitor your periodontal health and address any areas of recurring active infection. During your periodontal maintenance treatments, the areas affected by gum disease will receive special attention to help manage the condition and prevent it from progressing.

Take-Home Care Kits

After every visit, you’ll be sent home with a home care kit, including a new toothbrush (which should actually be replaced every three months), travel toothpaste, and floss. Unsure which direction to brush in, or how to reach your back teeth? Never hesitate to openly ask our team for home care tips!

Tips from our Hygiene Team

Brush your teeth at least twice a day — don’t skip that nightly brush 🙂

Use flossers while you’re driving to and from work —  keep a pack in the car!

Come see us every 3 to 6 months so we can keep you in check! 🙂

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