Last updated 8 months ago
When most people think of dental implants, they often focus on the cosmetic benefits. However, dental implants can also play a huge role in restoring your teeth’s basic functions and improving your overall oral health. When a tooth is missing in the mouth, surrounding teeth can easily shift into the empty space and alter the alignment of the teeth as well as the relationship of the teeth to the jaw.
As you can see in this video, a lost permanent tooth can also slowly lead to a process called bone resorption. This process causes the jaw to slowly dissolve until there is little bone left. If the space is not treated with an implant or similar cosmetic fixture, damage may become permanent.
If you or a loved one has a missing tooth, be sure to discuss dental implants with your dentist at Lenox Village Dentistry. To set up your appointment in Nashville or to speak with our staff, call us today at (615) 832-2095.
Last updated 7 months ago
I first went to Lennox Village Dentistry in January of 2009. I got my teeth cleaned and found out I had as many cavities as I had fingers (minus 1). So the quest began to get all of the cavities filled. Yesterday Phase 4 of my fillings journey was... ( More ) I first went to Lennox Village Dentistry in January of 2009. I got my teeth cleaned and...
Last updated 8 months ago
Many people who have never visited a cosmetic dentist may be unaware of the benefits of this field of dentistry. From teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, there are numerous procedures that your cosmetic dentist can perform on your teeth to enhance both your appearance and your health. Here are four benefits of cosmetic dentistry:
Safely Achieve Beautiful Teeth
A common misconception about cosmetic dentistry is that procedures often damage the integrity of the tooth. Dentists are properly trained to take advantage of the latest technology and methods to improve tooth shape, color, and alignment without harming teeth, gums, and bones.
Improve Tooth Health and Function
Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t just improve the look of your teeth—it can also play an important part in increasing hygiene and oral health. For example, after dentists fix teeth spacing, patients are able to prevent the buildup of infection-causing bacteria with more efficient brushing and flossing.
Experience Little to No Downtime
Many of the procedures performed by a cosmetic dentist will not require heavy sedation or cause the patient major discomfort. Best of all, the majority of treatments can take place in one to two quick sessions. Modern cosmetic dentistry has advanced to the point where clients are able to reap the benefits without enduring long, painful dental work.
For many people, discolored or poorly spaced teeth can be the source of serious insecurities. Cosmetic dentists can improve the look of your teeth so that you can smile confidently at friends and strangers alike.
Here at Lenox Village Dentistry, we offer numerous cosmetic procedures, including porcelain crowns, tooth-colored fillings, and invisible aligners. If you’re interested in enhancing the look and function of your smile, set up a consultation with one of our Nashville dentists today. To contact us, give us a call at (615) 832-2095.
Last updated 9 months ago
Your oral health affects your overall health, which is why it’s so important to eat right, practice good oral hygiene techniques, and regularly visit your dentist. Check out the articles below to learn about proper ways to care for teeth and how to identify and treat common dental problems:
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development explains why calcium is good for teeth.
Learn which foods are good for your teeth by reading this article from the Huffington Post.
For information on the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease, check out Colgate.com.
The American Dental Hygienists Association offers this guide to proper flossing.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay. Learn more on this page from WebMD.com.
To learn more about oral health or to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, contact Lenox Village Dentistry at (615) 832-2095.
Last updated 9 months ago
It’s a well-known fact that foods like candy, soft drinks, breads, cookies, and cakes are bad for your teeth. While those foods invite tooth decay, others can help to combat it. For healthy teeth, include foods in your diet that help to protect tooth enamel, which serves as natural armor, shielding the tissue and nerves underneath.
Protecting your enamel with a good oral hygiene routine, such as eating healthy foods, brushing, flossing, and regularly visiting the dentist, can help ensure you have a healthy smile for years to come. Here are some foods that are good for your teeth:
Low-sugar dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese, are low in acidity and high in calcium. If you do not have enough calcium in your diet, your body will take it from your bones and teeth, weakening them.
Fresh, crunchy vegetables help to stimulate saliva flow. Saliva neutralizes acids that damage teeth and contains calcium and phosphates that help rebuild materials eaten away by bacterial acids and plaque. Certain vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots, and sweet potatoes, are also high in vitamins A and D. Vitamin A helps with the formation of tooth enamel by drawing calcium to teeth. Vitamin D helps the body use calcium.
Natural sodium fluoride is found in ocean water, so seafood such as salmon, crab, and shrimp contain fluoride.Fluoride protects tooth enamel from decay by forming a protective shield on the enamel. This makes teeth strong, because fluoride is more resistant to acids than tooth enamel.
Call Lenox Village Dentistry at (615) 832-2095 to learn more about eating right and protecting your teeth. Our Nashville dentists offer a variety of services to help keep your smile looking its best. Visit us online to learn more about our dental practice today!