Do root canals cause cancer?

Many are questioning the safety and validity of root canals and their possible connection to the "c" word—yes, cancer.

Taping your mouth shut could be a healthy thing.

There is a weird benefit to nighttime “mouth taping” that you should know about. If you’re like most people, the idea of taping your mouth shut while you sleep might sound a little crazy and maybe even scary. But as it turns out, mouth taping might just be the key to a restful night of sleep and

Water Flossing 101

You have a choice of more than just dental floss to clean between your teeth. There are now hundreds of products on the market for interdental cleaning, ranging from wooden sticks to interdental brushes, and now even oral irrigation devices also known as water flossers (or Water Piks.) Clinical studies of the Water Pik have

How do we deal with dental anxiety?

We deal with dental phobia every day, and we get it. While our goal is always to make you as comfortable as possible and to give every patient a great experience, we understand that dental phobia is real and can be truly scary.

Why we care about your sleep quality

Our dental patients should know why we are listening (and looking) closer for the telltale signs that they may not be sleeping well.

Nashville Soccer Club: Official Dentist

Who better to treat soccer players than a soccer player? We're thrilled to be the OFFICIAL DENTIST of Nashville Soccer Club.

Does oil pulling really work?

We support holistic approaches to your oral care. Here's some real talk about oil pulling and how we think it can be beneficial.

Surgically Clean Air for our patients

We invested in a Surgically Clean Air system because we believe that paying attention to the quality and purity of the air in our office creates a win/win situation for our patients and team members.

Here’s what really happens when you’re sleep deprived.

Whether it’s the occasional night of too-little sleep or the larger, more chronic sleep debt so many people face, the brain and body are severely compromised by the effects of sleep deprivation, and we are committed to helping our patients understand and treat these challenges. With that in mind, it feels like a good time

Mouth breathing: what every parent needs to know

Most people don’t realize that mouth breathing is a complex health concern that can lead to sleep apnea, speech impediments, and improper facial growth.

Join our 2018 Second Harvest Food Drive

As the holiday season begins, we ask that you help us feed the hungry. For the seventh year in a row, we are teaming to support The Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and help fight hunger. Just bring in 35 non-perishable food items during the entire month of November and we will schedule

Introducing our House Dental Plan: launching Oct. 1

SIGN UP ONLINE We understand that dental care needs to be affordable, especially for families. We also know that many companies have cut back on dental benefits or even cut them out entirely. Even if you have dental insurance, you may be concerned about your out-of-pocket expenses, so we make every effort to lighten your

5 myths about teeth whitening

Before you whiten your smile, get the facts.

Dental pain: OTC pain relievers better than opioids

Over-the-counter pain pills are safer and more effective than prescription opioids for controlling the pain following dental procedures, a review of the evidence has found.

Dental Mythbuster: cavities don’t always hurt.

Sometimes cavities fly under the radar, but ignoring early detection can result in a trainwreck.

SPG Blocks: new treatment for chronic migraines

A simple, inexpensive procedure called SPG block may provide a relatively low-risk option for the treatment of chronic migraines.

Why 3D imaging is so important

3D dentistry, at its most basic, involves developing a digital, 3D image of the mouth and skull. Traditional X-rays only develop a 2D picture of your mouth, while other methods took longer bouts of radiation to create a detailed picture, and were more unpleasant and intrusive to the patient.

DD team attends advanced TMD training at LVI

Downtown Dental staff recently landed in Vegas for OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) Training with The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), a postgraduate training center for dentists.

Trouble sleeping? See your dentist first.

The ADA says dentists should be screening their patients for sleep apnea and should be the professionals who make oral appliances.

Using supplements? Tell your dentist.

Everything you ingest, even vitamin supplements, causes a certain reaction, and your dentist should know about what's in your body.