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How To: Prevent a Dental Emergency From Ruining Your Summer Vacation

July 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 5:46 pm
Couple smiling while taking selfie in airplane

Your summer plans may include everything from going on a road trip and seeing your favorite band perform live to traveling abroad to an entirely new destination. One thing you don’t have room in your itinerary for, however, is a painful dental injury. The good news is that implementing a few best practices while you’re out of town can help dramatically reduce your chances of chipping, cracking, or fracturing a tooth. With this in mind, here’s how you can prevent a dental emergency from ruining your summer vacation!


What to Know About Veneers and Tooth Sensitivity

June 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 5:06 am
veneers being picked up by a set of tweezers

Veneers are one of the most famous kinds of cosmetic dentistry, and that’s because the results that they produce are worth talking about. They can cover up just about any kind of imperfection that you may have with your smile, giving you a grin you’d be proud to show off.

You may have heard that placing veneers requires removing a small portion of your enamel, which can make some patients concerned about the prospect of sensitivity. If you’re worried, here’s some information that may put you at ease.


Which Type of Toothpaste is Best for Veneers?

May 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 11:11 am

When you first get veneers, you’re usually happy with their effects. After all, these porcelain shells are stellar at hiding various smile flaws. Still, you’ll need to brush them twice daily to ensure long-lasting results. That means you should know which toothpaste is best for veneers. If you don’t, you might lose your beautified smile sooner than you’d think. Luckily, your Nashville dentist has the answer you seek. Here’s a primer on why toothpaste matters for veneers and the type to use for them.


Can I Drink Coffee With Veneers?

April 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 5:26 am
someone drinking coffee

If you have a serious coffee habit, you may have noticed that it could seriously affect the color of your teeth. One of the most popular ways that people will deal with that kind of serious discoloration is with veneers, which are thin porcelain shells that can be adhered over your teeth.

However, once you get your veneers to cover your stained teeth, you may want to seriously consider what you can do to ensure that you don’t stain them even further. You might even consider cutting back on coffee.

If you want to know more about drinking coffee with veneers, here’s how that could affect your teeth.


Why Your Toothache May Hurt More Before Bed

March 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 2:43 am
person lying in bed holding their tooth in pain

If you’re currently struggling with a toothache, it may be all you can do just to get through the day. Then you come home, lie down in bed, and find that suddenly your toothache hurts worse than it did before!

As it turns out, you may not be imagining it; there are quite a few reasons why a toothache could hurt you a little bit more just before bed. If you’re curious, here are a few potential causes of your issue.


What Dental Emergencies Cause Facial Pain?

February 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 10:28 pm
woman with cheek pain

Facial pain is most often located in the forehead or cheeks, and there can be an array of reasons since it is a symptom, as opposed to a specific condition. There is a variety of facial pain in terms of duration, intensity, and whether it occurs on one or both sides of the face. In order to get proper treatment, determining the cause is essential. Read on as your emergency dentist in Green Hills details some common sources of facial pain and why they warrant professional help.


Is Facial Swelling a Dental Emergency?

January 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 6:27 pm
Young woman icing her cheek

Many people don’t want to trouble their dentist with things that they think might be trivial. Others think that some problems are better handled themselves, and that they don’t have to bother with making an appointment.

If you’re dealing with facial swelling and fall into either of these camps, you might not know if it constitutes a dental emergency. Here’s a little bit more information about that kind of swelling, and what your dentist would do about it.


What’s It Like to Be Under Dental Sedation?

December 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 1:48 pm
Young woman getting ready for sedation dentistry

Do you often feel anxious about having any kind of dental work done? Your dentist might recommend dental sedation as a way to help you relax and stay as comfortable as possible during your next appointment. If you’ve never had dental sedation done before, you’ll probably wonder what it’s like and what you need to do to prepare. Here’s everything you need to know before a visit that involves sedation.  


4 Helpful Tips to Help Prevent a Dental Emergency

December 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 11:05 pm
a tooth in front of a dental kit

No one ever wants a dental emergency, like a tooth being knocked out or a severe toothache, but sometimes they happen. While it’s impossible to fully prevent random accidents or issues, you can do your part to protect your oral health the best you can. With consistent and mindful care, you will be less likely to have to take a trip to your emergency dentist. Read on to learn four ways to keep your mouth in its best condition to decrease your chances of a dental emergency.


These 4 Holiday Foods Can Damage Your Smile!

November 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drprather @ 7:09 pm
Thanksgiving stuffing

The holiday season will be here before you know it, and you have so many fun activities planned for your family. Whether your favorite activity is to put up twinkling lights around your house, listen to festive music, or do some holiday baking, there is something for everyone to enjoy! However, you don’t want to come out of the holiday season with cavities. Here are some seasonal treats that you should be especially wary of for the sake of your smile.

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