We are trying to grow our online presence & we need your help & by doing so you could win an iPad mini!
We are reaching out to our wonderful patients to share their EXPERIENCES with others!
FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:
- Follow one or both of these links:
- Leave a review or recommendation.
- Send an email with a copy of your review to
Office@RestorativeDental.net to be entered in the drawing.
Note: If you leave a review on both Google+ and Facebook & your name will be entered in the drawing twice. So get going!
Never written a review before? Relax, it is easy!
Reviews can be as long or short as you like
(one line is fine…really)!
- You can sign your review with your whole name, first name or be completely anonymous…whatever you would like (By the way, this is why we need you to email your review to us. We want anonymous reviewers entered into the contest as well)
- Write about anything you like…as much or as little as you like.
HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS:
- How long you have been a patient?
- Have you recommended the practice to any of your friends?
- Who is your favorite provider (dentist or hygienist) and why?
- What do you like best about the practice (willingness to listen, no waiting, caring staff, etc.)?
- Are you a nervous patient? Do the staff and providers help you relax and make you appointment more enjoyable? (Lots of people would be interested in this type of info!)
Really, anything you would like to share about your experience with Restorative Dental would be appropriate in a Google or Facebook review.
Thanks again for helping us get noticed on the web! Good luck in the drawing!
- Only patients of Restorative Dental may participate.
- All reviews must be emailed to our office in order to be entered in the drawing.
- All reviews will be verified before being entered into the contest.
- DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2013 – Drawing for iPad mini will be November 4, 2013
Here’s the dilemma; You’re attending a festive night at Jazz on the Lawn right here in Clarksville, TN and you are offered a choice of red or white wine. Now, you know that red wine will stain your teeth but you prefer red over white. What do you do?
Take the red. There are several things you can do to keep that pretty white smile of yours. But first, let’s look at why teeth get discolored.
There are many reasons for teeth discoloration; drinking, tea, coffee, red wine and eating food with strong colorings. Smoking can result in teeth appearing yellow and also medication like tetracycline, which causes a distinct discoloration if given to a child whose teeth are still developing.
So what are the options for teeth whitening?
First of all, the natural color of teeth is not white. They are usually a shade of either yellow or gray and tooth color can vary greatly from person to person. Surprising huh? Bet your local dentist didn’t tell you that before!?!?
There are many ways to improve the appearance of discolored teeth:
- Regular tooth brushing
- Regular check-ups and cleaning to remove plaque and tartar build-up
- Stop Smoking
- Professional Whitening
Professional Whitening can be done either in our dentist office or at home using whitening trays provided by Restorative Dental. Swing by our Clarksville dentist office at 237 Dunbar Cave Road, and we’ll give you more information about what would work best for you.
Now back to your dilemma. There are some quick fixes for your red wine stained teeth. Between glasses or red wine, take a swig of white wine or seltzer water to clear the red wine from your teeth. You can also indulge in some comestibles like cheese, which helps coat the teeth with calcium, or cauliflower, broccoli or celery, which act as a natural scrub brush for your teeth. So, go on and have that red wine and have a good time. Cheers!
Are Annual Dental Cleanings Enough?
You may have read about a new study reported in The New York Times or other media about the frequency of dental cleanings. According to the study, published in the Journal of Dental Research, “little evidence supports biannual preventive care for all adults”.
According to the report: The researchers explored the association between long-term tooth loss and the frequency of preventive dental visits in adults with and without three risk factors for periodontal disease: smoking, diabetes and interleukin-1 genetic variations. Subjects were deemed low risk if they had none of these factors. The data showed that as a group the high-risk patients who had two preventive dental visits lost significantly fewer teeth compared to the high-risk group that had only one preventive dental visit per year. By contrast, there was no difference in tooth loss for the groups at low-risk based on one versus two preventive visits per year. The researchers concluded that individual risk factors should dictate the frequency of cleanings.
The American Dental Association recommends regular dental visits at an interval determined by the patient’s dentist.
At Restorative Dental, we make individualized recommendations based on the patient’s health history and current oral health status.
The emphasis of this study is that personalized oral care is necessary for good dental health. The study only looked at tooth extraction and the risk factors for gum disease. Other health conditions can contribute to poor oral health. That is why our personalized dental care is critical to good patient care.
Our recommendations for your appointment scheduling is based on what we see during your examination, your health history and any concerns you may have about your oral health.
We can answer any questions you have about how to take care of your oral health between dental visits.
Source: American Dental Association