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Does Mouthwash Work? Your Family Dentist in Nashville Gives Answers

January 10, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 7:23 pm

A man pouring mouthwash.You’ve got your oral routine perfected at this point. You’ve stockpiled toothpaste at your grocery store’s latest sale and even have spare toothbrushes when you’re on the go. It seems you still haven’t included a mouthwash in your routine though. Is it necessary? Or is it even worth buying? Your family dentist in Nashville is ready to settle it once and for all.

Mouthwash can provide many functions, but the key is finding the mouthwash your dentist approves of. To find out what that is, keep reading.


Don’t Ignore That Toothache! See your Emergency Dentist in Nashville

January 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 6:20 pm

A woman with a toothache.Your emergency dentist in Nashville wants to let you know one thing. You are not the only one. We’ve all forgone a dental checkup or two because we’ve been incredibly busy or don’t think we need to visit the dentist. However, waking up to a toothache is nothing to scoff at.

If your tooth is in pain, it could be a sign of something worse. Only your emergency dentist can confirm it and provide the care to stop the pain once and for all.


Don’t Panic! Your Emergency Dentist in Nashville is Here

December 4, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 4:14 pm

A dental emergency.It’s the last thing on your mind that day. You’re too busy thinking about the stack of work on your desk that won’t stop piling. As you grab your bag and coat you start heading towards the door until you hear a loud thud and a cry.

Your 8-year-old daughter runs to you for comfort and you notice blood dripping from her mouth. As you look in her mouth, she shows you the tooth in her hand. Do you know what to do in this situation? Your emergency dentist in Nashville sure does.


Dentist in Nashville Says Save Your Smile and Time with CEREC

November 4, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 12:26 pm

woman mouth open CEREC restorationYour time is valuable. Once it’s gone, you can’t regain it. That’s why you desire only to deal with processes that are efficient and effective. Your dentist in Nashville wants you to know that when it comes to your teeth, you don’t have to compromise on your desire to save time. That’s why she offers the CEREC same-day crown system to patients. Learn more about the amazing technology and capabilities of this system.


What Causes Receding Gums And How to Stop It

October 31, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 11:32 am

loving middle aged coupleThe gums are often overlooked when it comes to oral health and hygiene — but the truth is, your gum tissue provides a crucial foundation for a healthy, long lasting smile. Gum recession, which occurs when the gums pull away from where they should be against the teeth, is a common issue affecting adults of all ages. Keep reading to learn why it happens and what you can do to stop receding gums for a healthier, attractive smile.


Turn Back the Hands of Time with a Youthful Smile

September 12, 2017

Filed under: General Dentistry — drprather @ 2:30 am

woman with attractive smileYour dental health has always been a top priority, which is why you practice proper oral hygiene and visit your dentist twice a year. However, when you look in the mirror, you now see some changes to your teeth and gums. Your smile just is not what it used to be despite your preventive efforts. Age can cause significant changes to your oral health and the appearance on your teeth. In fact, how they look can show your age just as much as wrinkles or gray hair. You can help to turn back the hands of time by making simple changes to your daily life.

When Should My Baby Get a Frenectomy?

August 12, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 6:40 pm

happy babyAs you look down at your baby’s plump, round face, you’re filled with feelings of concern. They’ve had a lot of problems feeding lately—they just can’t seem to get a good grip on the nipple, and the entire experience is just very uncomfortable and frustrating for the both of you. Plus, their cries seem to be somewhat stifled, as if they can’t move their mouth properly. If these symptoms sound familiar to you, then your baby may be suffering from a lip tie or tongue tie, which is the result of a short or thickened frenulum. This can present potentially serious problems for a child, but fortunately, your dentist can provide a simple solution using a quick procedure called a frenectomy. (more…)

Should I See an Emergency Dentist for My Knocked Out Tooth?

August 4, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 5:52 pm

smile with missing toothDuring a particularly rough game of “touch” football with your friends, one of your teeth was suddenly and accidentally knocked out. Looking in the mirror right afterward, you seem to have been relatively lucky because it wasn’t one of the teeth that shows when you smile, and it doesn’t hurt either. Should you still see an emergency dentist? The definitive answer is yes. Even a missing tooth that doesn’t affect your appearance or cause pain still puts your smile at great risk, and you should always seek out care to have it replaced. Why? Read on to find out! (more…)

Help! I Need an Emergency Dentist in Nashville?

July 17, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — drprather @ 5:27 pm

Young woman with toothacheWhen a medical emergency occurs, you know exactly how to respond and what situation requires immediate care. However, when it comes to those involving your oral health, it may not be as clear. Emergency issues involving your teeth and gums are not widely discussed. As a result, you may not be aware as to what needs same-day care and what issues can wait. While some are obvious, like a knocked-out tooth, others may not be as apparent, like a sudden toothache. However, it is important to learn to spot the signs of a situation that requires an emergency dentist in Nashville to save your tooth from extraction. If you delay scheduling an appointment, you may need to have your tooth removed.

Repair Smiles with Natural Looking & Feeling White Fillings

June 22, 2017

Portrait of young woman at dentist's office replacing fillings. Side view. Close up.Even though we all do our best, most people are unable to prevent tooth decay, wear, and damage for their whole lives. When tooth decay or minor damage occurs, fillings are used to replace the lost tooth structure and restore patients’ smiles. At P.S. Smiles, we use composite resin to create the most natural looking fillings that strengthen damaged tooth enamel and last for years. Don’t wait for your dental checkup. If you notice toothache, sensitivity, discoloration, or signs of wear around a tooth, call us to schedule an appointment right away. Tooth decay is often the cause of these concerns, and it may continue to spread destroying more of the tooth if left untreated.

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