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Baby's First Dental Visit

One of the questions we hear most often from parents here at Cooley & Vick DDS is "When should children first see a dentist?" The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry both recommend that a child’s first dental visit should occur no later than the first birthday, and we agree!   Such an early dental visit may seem surprising, but in recent years, studies have shown that preschool-aged children are getting more... Read More
Posted by Ryan Vick at Friday, June 23, 2017 | 0 comments

2017 Smiles For Life Campaign

We are in the middle of our 2017 Smiles for Life Campaign! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Smiles for Life, you will be happy to know that each year from March 1 through June 30, our office donates 100% of whitening proceeds locally and globally to benefit children. We’re so excited to announce this year we have partnered with Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) as our local charity. Fifty percent of proceeds go to... Read More
Posted by Ryan Vick at Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Using Implants for Tooth Replacements

Are you or is someone you know missing a tooth? There’s no reason to feel bad about it because you’re not alone. In fact, you’re far from it. It’s estimated that there are more than 178 million Americans are missing a tooth, and of that number, about 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. With tooth loss so common, it is important that a person is aware of the options available to them if they find themselves in that situation. While most people have... Read More
Posted by Ryan Vick at Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 0 comments

What Are Veneers?

Did you know that about four out of five of us keep our mouths firmly shut when we are smiling, laughing, or being photographed? Many people are self-conscious about discolored, chipped, cracked, crowded, or uneven teeth. Cosmetic dentistry offers several solutions for this, but the most popular and well-known option is veneers , a Hollywood trend that has become mainstream in recent years. Here at the office of Christopher Cooley DDS and Ryan Vick DDS, we’ve got everything you need... Read More
Posted by Ryan Vick at Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 0 comments

Is Chewing Gum Good Or Bad For Your Teeth?

Is Chewing Gum Good Or Bad For Your Teeth?   DID YOU KNOW  that the average American consumes 1.8 pounds of gum each year? With so much gum going into our mouths it’s important to know how chewing gum affects our dental health. You may have heard that it’s both good and bad for your teeth… so what’s the real answer? Read on to find out! Avoid Chewing Gum Sweetened With Sugar Gum has always been a childhood favorite! What child doesn’t... Read More
Posted by Ryan Vick at Monday, January 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Is Invisalign Right for You?

Is Invisalign right for me??  We get this question a lot in our practice. The patients asking us about Invisalign range from 14-65 years of age. More than 80% of the patients in our dental office are great candidates for Invisalign! Our office has a large focus on Preventative and Cosmetic dentistry, but some of our patients have beautiful teeth that have become misaligned over time. This is when Invisalign is usually the ideal option. My story is very similar to others out there. I... Read More
Posted by Ryan Vick at Sunday, May 22, 2016 | 0 comments

Oral Cancer Screening

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month and our office is trying to raise awareness for this unfortunate disease. There is one death per hour in the United States associated with Oral Cancer. That is absolutely devastating. Our office has always been at the forefront of technology, and this includes screenings for Oral Cancer. Our device of choice is OralID from ForwardScience which utilizes fluorescence technology. We recommend screening most of our patients at least twice per year.  We... Read More
Posted by Ryan Vick at Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 0 comments

2016 Smiles for Life Campaign

We’re off and running with our 2016 Smiles for Life Campaign! As we have done so for the past few years, we are participating in the annual Smiles for Life Campaign.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Smiles for Life, you will be happy to know that each year from March 1 through June 30, our office donates 100% of whitening proceeds locally and globally to benefit children. For the past couple of years we have had the privilege of partnering with... Read More
at Friday, February 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Think Twice Before Having That Sugar

The Average Person in the U.S. Drinks About 100 Pounds of Sugar Annually!  This is no surprise considering the fact that there are about 600 sugar sweetened drinks on the shelves in our markets and grocery stores. 80% of all Teens and Children Consume at Least One Sweetened Drink Per Day, the amount of sugar found in one 12 ounce drink is 11 teaspoons and in a 20 ounce drink there are 18 teaspoons!   Another alarming fact about sugary drinks:  since the 1950s, the... Read More
at Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Caution Under The Mistletoe

Mistletoe is a parasite that has been associated with healing powers and fertility.  Because of its pretty foliage and berries, it is often found in Christmas decorations.  For many it is a Christmas custom for couples who meet under the mistletoe to kiss and share warm tidings of the season.  If you find yourself “under the mistletoe,” beware!  According to a November 2014 article in the Microbiome Journal, a ten-second kiss can transfer up to 800 million... Read More
Posted by Chris Cooley at Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 0 comments

Crown Council: Annual Event 2015

It’s so hard to believe we have begun a new year and we have already attended the Crown Council Annual Event. What a great way to start 2015!  This annual event is always so motivational and uplifting. We have been inspired and re-energized, and we’re ready for everything this new year brings our way. Awards Presented Dr. Cooley was the recipient of two awards while we were there!  He was awarded Top Contributing Office for Smiles for Life (our... Read More
Posted by Gayla Bobo at Monday, February 2, 2015 | 0 comments