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August 14, 2019

No More Braces!

If you’re unhappy with your smile, but are wary of having metal braces put on for the first time as an adult (or in some cases going back to them), you may have been recommended Invisalign by your dentist or orthodontist. For many people, Invisalign is a great alternative to metal braces but with the Read More

July 9, 2019

Teeth Whitening Solutions

What Is Teeth Whitening? If you are annoyed by having discolored or yellowing teeth, you might have looked to see what the options are for teeth whitening. From DIY strips to treatments at the dentist, there are many options for anyone who is looking for that bright white smile we all dream of. At Christopher Read More

June 5, 2019

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic Dentistry Options If you’ve been looking to improve your smile, or are just unhappy in any way with your teeth, cosmetic dentistry might be the answer for you. Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a variety of procedures that can be aimed at improving the aesthetic look of your smile, and help with the overall appearance of Read More

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