Did you know a cavity may be reversed? These small holes in our teeth caused by acidic tooth erosion can actually be prevented from getting worse and require filling. Currently, around 90% of adults have cavities and almost 30% have untreated cavities. However, by taking a few necessary precautions, we can stave off tooth decay […]
3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy!
Dentist Trey Carico is an experienced dentist here in Chattanooga. At Chattanooga Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, we enjoy helping patients have optimum oral health. Today’s message focuses on something mouth-related that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: our sense of taste. A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth but […]
Bad Breath Q & A
I’m Trey Carico of Chattanooga Center for Comprehensive Dentistry. Today’s post offers some answers to persistent questions about bad breath. Q. My wife says my breath is horrible, but I brush twice a day. Shouldn’t that be enough? A. Bacteria can increase and stink in hidden crevices that can only be reached with floss. Time […]
10 Terrific Tooth Tips From Chattanooga Center for Comprehensive Dentistry
1. If you have kids and your municipal water supply does not have the recommended level of fluoride, talk to your pediatrician about fluoride supplements. Fluoride strengthens both the teeth you can see and the ones still forming in the jaw.2. Set a timer when you brush to make sure you spend at least two […]
Can I Get a Metal-Free Tooth Implant?
Many Chattanooga dental patients are turning to metal-free dentistry. Instead of amalgam fillings, they choose composite and porcelain restorations. Non-metal fillings and crowns can be matched exactly to your natural tooth color. Some individuals are sensitive to the metals used in conventional fillings. Non-metal materials can prevent potential tooth sensitivity. Controversy Over Whether Dental Amalgam is Toxic […]
4 Reasons To Look For The ADA Seal
Here’s a suggestion from Chattanooga Center for Comprehensive Dentistry: when you go to the store for dental products, be sure that what you choose has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. Here are four ways the ADA seal can help you make good oral care choices for you and your family. Products with the […]
There’s No Substitute For Toothbrush and Floss
Many dental patients wonder why, with all the advances in dentistry, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. Many dental patients wonder why, with all the advances in dentistry, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. We at Chattanooga Center for Comprehensive Dentistry […]
Attack Of The Gummi Bear
There probably isn’t a dentist in the world who would say eating candy is a good thing. That includes those of us at Chattanooga Center for Comprehensive Dentistry. To put it plainly, candy is loaded with sugar. The bacteria in your mouth uses any sugar that comes its way to produce the acids that cause […]
3 Reliable Steps To Find The Best Chattanooga, Tennessee Dentist
Looking for a new dentist? Maybe you’re new in town, or maybe you’re just looking for a change. Whatever the reason, Chattanooga Center for Comprehensive Dentistry has some suggestions you may find useful. It isn’t a decision you want to make lightly. Ideally you should establish a relationship that you can count on for years […]
No Cavities? Thank Your Parents.
At Chattanooga Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, we stay on top of new discoveries in the exciting field of dentistry and occasionally share interesting facts with our patients. Today’s post focuses on new findings in a compelling field of research: genetic dentistry. According to Mary L. Marazita, director of the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics […]