May 11, 2017
Did you know that most Americans only brush their teeth once a day? When you consider that most people eat more than three times a day, brushing this infrequently can leave your teeth in optimal condition for developing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. That’s why it’s important to make sure you brush long enough each time you brush, and that you brush often enough. And, when you receive professional cleanings from your dentist in Nashville, you’ll meet the trifecta of oral hygiene. Learn about proper oral hygiene at home from the team at PS Smiles.
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April 17, 2017
Did you know that the history behind seeing the dentist twice a year comes from military history? That’s right – over 50 years ago, the teeth of the soldiers entering the armed forces were so bad, that dentists created the rule of thumb of twice a year dental care to improve dental health for all Americans. And to this day, this generality applies – to keep your smile up-to-par, you should visit your dentist in Nashville at least every six months. While some patients may need checkups and cleanings more often, the team at P.S. Smiles explains why you should come in for an exam regularly.
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April 4, 2017
Every morning and every night, you brush and floss your teeth. You’re sure not to miss a day – even when you’re busy – but sometimes you have to zoom out the door to beat the rush hour traffic, and when you get home, time slips away and you’re practically asleep while caring for your smile. Like most people, brushing and flossing can become routine, and your technique can suffer – leaving your grin at risk for dental problems. In this post, the team at P.S. Smiles, your premier dentist in Nashville, helps you brush up on your skills to improve your oral hygiene routine at home.
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March 4, 2017
If you are missing a tooth, you are not alone. In fact, more than 178 million adults in the United States are missing at least one tooth. Although it may not seem like a real concern, your incomplete smile impacts your oral health. Each tooth has an important role in dental health and oral functions. When even one tooth is lost, your will suffer significant consequences. Not only does eating and speaking become more challenging, but you risk additional tooth loss due to decreased bone density. Now you can benefit from dental implants in Franklin with P.S. Smiles to permanently replace your missing tooth.
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February 7, 2017
Beginning a new chapter in your life is so exciting! In the same breath, there are many factors of your life that you must adjust. After moving to a new area, you may have to renew your license in another state, find a new job, and most importantly get your health care in order. It is important to make this a priority so that in the case of an emergency, you’re not asking yourself, “Where can I find a dentist in Franklin?!” Our team at P.S. Smiles understands how some patients can feel overwhelmed when starting over. We are here to make your hunt for the perfect dentist less daunting, and hopefully get you set up with a stress-free first appointment with our office! We have laid out the ultimate guide to finding an awesome dentist that’s just right for you.
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January 4, 2017
With the start of the new year, you have probably set some resolutions for yourself to have the best year possible. While you are creating new personal goals, do not forget about your dental health. As your dentist in Nashville, P.S. Smiles is committed to helping you reach your oral health goals. We have 7 easy tips to help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile in 2017.
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December 2, 2016
If you have had a cavity in the past, there is a good possibility your cavity was filled with an amalgam filling. Amalgam fillings, also known as metal fillings, have been used for more than 150 years because they are affordable and effective. However, recently there has been a great deal of debate surrounding the safety of metal fillings. The largest concern is due to mercury exposure, which is said to be released over time. Not to mention, metal fillings are quite noticeable. Now, many people are considering replacing their metal fillings with a composite filling. As your dentist in Nashville, we understand your concerns. We have the information you need to make an educated decision for your oral health.
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November 26, 2016
So what’s on your Christmas holiday shopping list? The usual probably: sweaters, gloves, ties, and jewelry, even a puppy for someone who’s been very nice. Those gifts are so 2015. Why not rock someone’s world this year by giving him or her a straight smile? With Invisalign, Franklin residents can give themselves or a loved the gift of a lifetime.
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November 6, 2016
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… or so the song says. But let’s face facts—it can also be the most stressful time of the year. What with holiday shopping and holiday parties, anyone’s smile has the potential to disappear for a while. But if your smile is also marred by imperfections, then you may be even less likely to let your holiday cheer show. Nashville dentist Dr. Paige Prather has three specific cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you have a more beautiful smile that will carry you through the holidays with joy and gladness!
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October 31, 2016
Are issues breastfeeding taking a toll on your sanity? A restrictive frenulum may be to blame. Lip/tongue tie causes problems with breastfeeding and digestive upset — and that makes for an upset baby and frustrated parents.
The frenectomy, also known as a frenotomy or lip/tongue tie surgery, frees the tongue from restrictive tissue for easier feeding and happier families. Dr. Paige Prather is the dentist in Franklin providing the procedure for lip or tongue tie.
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