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May 7, 2019

Teeth Grinding: How Night Guards Can Help

Overview Most people have experienced or know someone who has experienced teeth grinding, but it can be hard to know when you need to talk to your dentist and get help to correct this. If you’re noticing that your teeth have been worn down, or are suffering from increased joint pain, it could actually be Read More

April 2, 2019

TMJ Disorders: What You Need To Know

Overview If you’ve had persistent pain or discomfort in your jaw joint, or have a painful earache that seems worse than normal, don’t just assume it’s nothing- you might have something known as temporomandibular joint disorder. Commonly referred to as TMJ Disorders, or simply called “TMJ”, these disorders cause pain and discomfort in the jaw Read More

February 15, 2019

What is Oral Sedation Dentistry?

We want you to smile on the way into the dentist, and as you leave. Are you scared of the dentist? Do you have fears about procedures that take place when you go to the dentist? If so, oral sedation could potentially be a great tool for you. It is extremely important that you keep Read More

February 12, 2019

Oral DNA Testing For Systemic Risk Assessment

Have you ever been to the dentist and felt like the only reason that they are looking for bleeding gums is to remind you that you haven’t been flossing enough? Well, it turns out that there is a much bigger reason due to Oral DNA testing. The periodontal exam can help determine which pathogens are Read More

January 2, 2019

Difference Between Veneers and Crowns

A question that we get asked very often is: what is the difference between a dental crown and a veneer? Here at Christopher Cooley, DDS, the best dentist in Germantown, TN, we handle a wide range of cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry concerns for our patients. Let’s take a look at what a veneer and Read More

December 3, 2018

Sleep Apnea And My Dentist

What does sleep apnea have to do with the dentist? Sleep apnea is a fairly common condition in the United States, which occurs when the upper airway becomes blocked repeatedly during sleep. This blockage can reduce, or even completely stop, airflow. Healthcare providers are able to use sleep studies to diagnose this condition. During these Read More

October 29, 2018

Veneer Longevity

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Veneers are an effective solution for different types of dental problems, treating teeth that are chipped, broken, severely discolored, uneven, poorly spaced or poor bites. You’ll be able to fix all of these issues and more if you take advantage of dental veneers. Veneers are custom designed for each patient to fit your teeth, with Read More

September 28, 2018

Toothbrushes 101

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When it comes to keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy, few tools are as essential as the toothbrush. Yet you may not give much thought to choosing one carefully, let alone caring for it properly over time and knowing the signs that it needs to be replaced. Your toothbrush plays a crucial role Read More

August 30, 2018

How To Choose The Best Mouthwash For You

Even if you have your brushing and flossing routine down to a science, there are times when your oral hygiene could use a little boost. You may be looking for an extra clean feeling after brushing, trying to prevent cavities, or actively avoiding gingivitis, but whatever the reason, mouthwash can be an effective tool in Read More

July 31, 2018

Wisdom Teeth Removal

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If your dentist is recommending that you have your wisdom teeth removed, you may be hesitant to move forward. Here are three frequently asked questions concerning wisdom teeth that can help you make a more informed decision: Why do we have Wisdom Teeth? (and why are they called ?wisdom teeth??) Anthropologists believe wisdom teeth, or Read More