931.647.2243

Author Archive

Men’s Health Month is a Good Time to Review your Dental Health

Posted on: June 22nd, 2022 by tcg_admin

Men’s Health Month falls in June so Richview Family Dentistry explains a few things men should be doing to take care of their dental health as well

Men and women are different when it comes to oral health and starting good hygiene habits at a young age can help lead to healthier mouths.

Men vs Women

Men’s Oral Health Tips

If it has been a while since your last check-up or if you’re new to the area and looking for a family dentist, give us a call today at (931) 647-2243. We love new patients at Richview Family Dentistry!

The Best Foods for a Healthy Mouth

Posted on: April 19th, 2022 by tcg_admin

Richview Family Dentistry has a list of the best foods to help you maintain a healthy mouth

Dairy

Proteins

Fruits and vegetables

Nuts

Water


Of course, Richview Family Dentistry recommends brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily to maintain a healthy mouth.

If it has been a while since your last check-up or if you’re new to the area and looking for a family dentist, give us a call today at (931) 647-2243. We love new patients at Richview Family Dentistry!

What To Tell Your Child About the Tooth Fairy

Posted on: February 16th, 2022 by tcg_admin

Richview Family Dentistry has some advice on what to do if your child asks about the Tooth Fairy 

On average, children start losing their baby teeth around the age of 6. While some parents don’t like to lie about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy, others let their child’s imaginations run wild with the thoughts of these myths for as long as they can. So what should you do if they ask if the Tooth Fairy is real?


Follow your child’s lead


When they find out the Tooth Fairy is not real


Oral health


Losing baby teeth is a rite of passage. However, the magic does not have to end with knowing that the Tooth Fairy is not real. You can make losing teeth special and meaningful regardless!


If it has been a while since your child’s last check-up or if you are new to the area and looking for a family dentist, give us a call today at (931) 647-2243. We love new patients at
Richview Family Dentistry!

Can Chewing Sugarless Gum Prevent Cavities?

Posted on: December 15th, 2021 by tcg_admin

Richview Family Dentistry has some interesting facts about how chewing sugarless gum may help prevent cavities

Studies show chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent tooth decay.

Signs, Treatment & Prevention of Tooth Decay

Posted on: October 18th, 2021 by tcg_admin

Richview Family Dentistry wants you to know all about tooth decay from the signs to look for, how to prevent it, and what treatment to seek if you have tooth decay

Tooth decay is very common and roughly 8 out of 10 people have one or more teeth with decay. 

Those with higher risks of tooth decay include

Signs

Treatment

Prevention

If it has been a while since your last check-up or if you are new to the area and looking for a family dentist, give us a call today at (931) 647-2243. We love new patients at Richview Family Dentistry!

Foods That Can Damage Your Teeth

Posted on: August 10th, 2021 by tcg_admin

Richview Family Dentistry wants you to know the dangers of some of the foods you eat or drinks you consume as it pertains to your oral health

Hard Candy

Ice

Citrus

Coffee

Sticky Foods

Crunchy Snacks

Sodas

Alcohol

Sports Drinks

 

If it has been a while since your last check-up or if you’re new to the area and looking for a family dentist, give us a call today at (931) 647-2243. We love new patients at Richview Family Dentistry!

The Importance of At Home Oral Health

Posted on: June 15th, 2021 by tcg_admin

At Richview Family Dentistry, we believe in regular dental check-ups, but your at-home oral health care is just as important.

The following are recommendations from the American Dental Association.

General Recommendations

Personalized Recommendations

Lifestyle Considerations

* Some of the dangers of DIY at home orthodontics include:

If it’s been a while since your last check-up or if you’re new to the area and looking for a family dentist, give us a call today at (931) 647-2243. We love new patients at Richview Family Dentistry!

The Importance of Oral Health for Older Patients

Posted on: April 23rd, 2021 by tcg_admin

Richview Family Dentistry wants you to know that there are special considerations and precautions to be made for your oral health, especially if you’re over 65

There are several factors that lead to special precautions for adults, especially those over the age of 65:

*A number of factors can cause dry mouth, including many medications. This can be detrimental, as saliva helps you eat and talk. Saliva also carries minerals that keep teeth strong.

According to data from NHANES, 39% of people aged 65 years and older reported using 5 or more prescription drugs.

Drugs most commonly prescribed in elderly patients include:

Patients with physical limitations

The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) suggests seeing your dentist regularly so they can check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, poorly fitting dentures, and oral cancer, especially for those patients who are over 65 years of age.

If it’s been a while since your last check-up or if you’re new to the area and looking for a family dentist, give us a call today at (931) 647-2243. We love new patients at Richview Family Dentistry!

Which Mouthwash Should I Use?

Posted on: February 25th, 2021 by tcg_admin

Richview Family Dentistry wants you to know what to look for when choosing a mouthwash.

First, mouthwash should not be considered a replacement for daily brushing and flossing, however, it can be a helpful addition to your daily oral hygiene routine.

There are two types of mouthwash:

Cosmetic

Therapeutic

Therapeutic mouthwash is available both over the counter and by prescription, depending on the formulation.

WARNING: According to the ADA (American Dental Association), mouthwash is not recommended for children younger than 6 years of age. Swallowing reflexes may not be well developed in children this young therefore they could swallow large amounts, which can trigger adverse reactions such as nausea, vomiting, and even intoxication (due to the alcohol content in some rinses).

When choosing a method, bear in mind that it’s best to buy over the counter products that have the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Manufacturers must apply to the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs and submit data to show that their products are safe and effective in order to get this seal.

If you have any questions about which type of mouthwash to use, please contact us. We’re here to help make sure you have a healthy and dazzling smile.

If it’s been a while since your last check-up or if you’re new to the area and are looking for a family dentist, give us a call today at (931) 647-2243. We love new patients at Richview Family Dentistry!

Best Practices for Whiter Teeth

Posted on: October 19th, 2020 by tcg_admin

Richview Family Dentistry has some tips for a whiter and brighter smile

Stains: Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Stains

Over-the-Counter vs. Dentist-Supervised

When choosing a method, bear in mind that it’s best to buy OTC products that have the ADA Seal of Acceptance. To have this seal, the manufacturers must apply to the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs and submit data to show that their products are safe and effective.

If you have any questions about which method of whitening to use, please contact us. We’re here to help make sure you have a healthy and dazzling smile.

If it’s been a while since your last check-up or if you’re new to the area and are looking for a family dentist, call us. We love new patients at Richview Family Dentistry. Call us to make an appointment today at (931) 647-2243.