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Is a root canal treatment painful?

June 30, 2022
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Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that is used to treat infection in the tissues at the root of a tooth. The procedure involves the removal of the infected tissues and the cleaning and sealing of the root canal. This procedure is performed by the dentists at our practice locations in Clarksville and Brentwood, […]

Understanding the impact of gingivitis on the smile

June 15, 2022
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Gingivitis is a common condition that causes inflammation of the gums. It is usually the result of poor oral hygiene, and it can lead to a number of serious problems if left untreated. The first symptoms of gingivitis are often redness and swelling of the gums, as well as bad breath and bleeding when brushing. […]

Should I use mouthwash or just brush my teeth?

May 30, 2022
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When it comes to oral health care, there are many different opinions on how to best protect your smile. Some people believe that mouthwash is essential, while others think that brushing alone is enough. So, which is the right choice for you? Well, the answer may vary depending on your individual needs. The team at […]

How do I save a knocked-out tooth?

May 15, 2022
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If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having a tooth knocked out, don’t panic! There are steps you can take to increase your chances of saving the tooth. At Schmitt Dental, our team can discuss what to do if you knock out a tooth and how to best preserve it until you […]

Reasons why dental implants might fail

April 30, 2022
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While dental implants have a high success rate of placement, up to 95%, there is always the risk of failure. At Schmitt Dental, we find that many of our patients will benefit from the placement of dental implants when looking to replace missing teeth. However, they do require proper care and attention to ensure that […]

What to do about a gummy smile

April 15, 2022
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Do you have short teeth and a gummy smile? If you are struggling with a gummy smile and want to work with a cosmetic dentist to resolve the issue and provide balance and harmony to your look, it’s a great time to contact the team at Schmitt Dental of Clarksville, TN. Our team of professionals […]

Am I cleaning my teeth properly?

March 30, 2022
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One of the most effective ways of cleaning the teeth properly is by brushing and flossing after every meal. With appropriate care, many patients can avoid the development of issues such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. They can protect their smile from damage that can lead to costly dental repairs and restorations as well. […]

Does a diet of reduced or no sugar lead to fewer cavities?

March 15, 2022
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One of the enemies of a healthy smile is sugar. When you consume sugar, you are feeding the bad bacteria in the smile that can contribute to the formation of tooth decay. While consuming a completely sugar-free diet does not guarantee that you are 100% free from cavities, it can lead to fewer cavities than […]

Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

February 28, 2022
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While the primary focus of dentistry is to ensure patients have healthy smiles free from cavities and periodontal disease, patients should also consider the appearance of their smile as well. Even a healthy smile can have imperfections, and at Schmitt Dental, we see patients with specific concerns including chipped, cracked, broken, or stained teeth. With […]

How to prevent dental emergencies

February 14, 2022
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At Schmitt Dental in Tennessee, we see patients who are experiencing dental emergencies. These are dental problems that might arise at very inopportune and inconvenient times. A dental emergency is considered any dental issue that needs immediate attention. Some common dental emergencies include: Knocked-out permanent, adult tooth Significant damage to the soft tissues in the […]

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