Exceptional Family Dentistry in Hermitage, TN

Finding high-quality dental care that can meet the needs of your entire family can be tricky. If you live in or around Hermitage and are searching for a new family dentist near you, we’d love to invite you to schedule a visit with our practice! Our compassionate and knowledgeable team can help your family maintain clean and healthy teeth and gums. Contact our office today to learn more and schedule your next visit!

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Routine Teeth Cleanings and Dental Exams

Routine teeth cleanings and dental exams are crucial for maintaining optimal oral health for the entire family. These visits, recommended at least once every six months, help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues. Professional cleanings help remove built-up plaque that patients can’t remove through regular brushing, while dental exams provide our team with an opportunity to assess your smile and make personalized recommendations. Early detection of issues like misalignment or cavities can prevent more serious problems later. Routine visits also provide an opportunity to educate children on proper brushing and flossing techniques, fostering lifelong dental health.

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where most cavities are found. The process is quick and painless: the dentist cleans the tooth, applies a special gel, rinses it off, and then paints the sealant onto the tooth enamel. Sealants act as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids and providing an extra layer of defense against cavities. They are typically applied as soon as the first permanent molars come in, around age six, and then again when the second molars appear, around age twelve. Family practices often recommend sealants as part of a comprehensive preventive care plan, helping to ensure children maintain healthy teeth as they grow.

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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay. This professional treatment delivers a higher concentration of fluoride than what is found in toothpaste or tap water. These treatments are comfortable and quick; a fluoride varnish is simply applied to the surface of the teeth, usually after a cleaning and exam. Regular fluoride treatments can significantly reduce the risk of cavities, a common issue in children’s teeth. They can also help patients who struggle with tooth sensitivity. We like to incorporate fluoride treatments into routine dental check-ups to ensure all family members, particularly kids, benefit from this added protection.

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Custom Athletic Mouthguards

Unlike over-the-counter options, custom mouthguards are tailored to fit each individual’s mouth, offering superior protection and comfort during games and practices. The process involves taking an impression of the teeth, which is then used to create a mouthguard that fits perfectly. This precise fit ensures that the mouthguard will stay in place during physical activities, providing effective protection against impacts that can cause dental injuries such as broken teeth, lip and cheek injuries, and jaw fractures. For children who participate in contact sports like football, basketball, or hockey, wearing a custom mouthguard is crucial in preventing serious dental injuries. By investing in custom athletic mouthguards, families can protect their smiles while they enjoy their favorite sports!

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