Invisalign offers a more discreet option versus traditional metal braces

October 30, 2021
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A popular method of realigning the smile is that of Invisalign. At Schmitt Dental, we see both teenagers and adults who are intrigued by this discreet method of straightening the teeth within the dental arch. Long gone are the days of unsightly metal braces. Our team can assess patients and their current situations to determine […]

Is your toothbrush doing its job?

October 15, 2021
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One of the most important ways for patients in the Clarksville, TN area to keep their smile healthy and clean is with their toothbrush. Brushing the teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste after every meal is the most proactive way to keep the smile healthy. But is your toothbrush doing its job? […]

Understanding oral systemic health

September 15, 2021
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Dentists are extremely familiar with the link between the smile and the body, but many patients are not. This link, known as the “oral system connection,” is vital for patients to understand. It is specifically related to inflammation and infection that develops in the mouth and the ways it can affect other parts of the […]

How acid reflux hurts your smile

August 15, 2021
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It is estimated that approximately 7 million Americans suffer from severe acid reflux due to chronic heartburn. If you’re one of these, you know how uncomfortable this condition can be. However, did you realize that your acid reflux can also damage your smile? The dentists of Schmitt Dental explain to patients the link between acid […]

Caring for your smile after a tooth extraction

July 15, 2021
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At Schmitt Dental, we understand that taking care of the smile might seem complicated, but in actuality, maintenance of one’s oral health and wellness is simple. Even then, there may be situations where a patient might be faced with the prospect of removing a natural tooth. Tooth extraction sounds scary, but is actually done routinely […]

Reasons why your bite might shift out of alignment

June 15, 2021
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If you’ve noticed shifting in the alignment of your bite or teeth, it may be an indication that a dental appointment is in your near future! Shifting of the bite is also referred to medically as “malocclusion.” It results from teeth that have shifted from proper dental arch alignment due to crooked teeth, crowded teeth, […]

Migraines and oral health

May 15, 2021
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Do you deal with chronic headaches and migraines? If so, you are not alone. Over 35 million Americans deal with migraines and chronic headaches that can impact their daily lives. However, did you know that for many patients, one’s oral health might be playing a role in the development or continuance of chronic headaches and […]

Implants vs. dentures: what you need to know

April 15, 2021
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According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, approximately 75% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 are missing at least one tooth. There are many reasons why this may occur, including extensive dental decay, late-stage periodontal disease, or trauma. If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be […]

Acidity and oral health

March 15, 2021
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At Schmitt Dental, we understand the important of good oral hygiene and health and how it relates to a beautiful smile. There are many conditions that can sabotage an otherwise healthy smile, including tooth erosion, acidity, plaque, tartar, and calculus. Because the natural tooth enamel is prone to erosion and decay, it is vital that […]

What to do about an abscessed tooth

February 15, 2021
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There are many dental health concerns that can develop in one’s lifetime. One of the most painful conditions that might occur in the smile is that of an abscessed tooth. If you are dealing with severe swelling of the jaw and an unbearable toothache, you might have a tooth abscess. In situations such as this, […]

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