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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 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!

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.

Best Practices for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Posted on: July 30th, 2020 by tcg_admin

Richview Family Dentistry wants to remind you of the basics for good oral health

Here’s a list of what you should be doing daily to maintain healthy teeth and gums:


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.

Coronavirus Update

Posted on: March 12th, 2020 by tcg_admin

May 2021 Update:

Our office is continuing to mitigate the potential spread of Covid-19 per the CDC guidelines for healthcare facilities. We do require masks to be worn while inside our facility. We are asking you to remain in your car and call our office upon arriving for your appointment. We will continue to check your temperature and then bring you in for your scheduled appointment.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to providing you with the best dental care possible.

 


 

May 19, 2020 Update:

We want to welcome back our loyal patients. Our reception area may be closed but we are so glad to see you! Please be aware we are operating under a new set of guidelines, but one thing has remained the same: our commitment to our patients.

Thank you for being loyal patients. We are so happy to continue to serve you, your family, and friends.

 


 

March 23, 2020 Update:

Richview Family Dentistry is suspending services typically provided to our patients through April 5th. We will continue to be available to provide emergency services Monday- Thursday from 7am-12. This action is being taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic, on the recommendation of the Tennessee Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Richview Family Dentistry sincerely regrets any inconvenience this action may cause to our patients. Please know we are taking this unprecedented and extraordinary action because we are deeply concerned for the heath and well-being of the public and our dental team.

 

 

March 12, 2020 Update:

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) begins to have an increased impact on our community, we feel it is imperative to share with you the steps we are taking to ensure that our office stays healthy and safe.

We are monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local officials regarding the COVID-19. The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We have always taken great pride in maintaining a clean office. We will continue to follow strict infection control protocols for healthcare settings. Our office is professionally cleaned and maintained on a routine basis. We have hand sanitizer and cleaning stations in each room for our patients and staff to use. We are following all of the CDC recommendations to ensure a safe environment.

If you have flu or cold-like symptoms such as fever or cough, any newly developed shortness of breath, recently traveled to an area outside the US with known coronavirus (COVID-19), or been in contact with someone who has contracted the virus, you should contact your primary care physician and call us to reschedule your appointment at 931-647-2243.

Do It Yourself Dentistry? Why It’s a Bad Idea

Posted on: March 10th, 2020 by tcg_admin

Richview Family Dentistry explains the dangers of DIY dental work.

We’ve seen the ads on TV and social media about quick and easy, at-home dental work, but the ADA (American Dental Association) suggests that you take a closer look at why DIY dental work is not a good idea.

At-Home Braces and Aligners

Tooth Extraction

The ADA discourages the use of direct to consumer dental products, including mouth guards, snoring appliances, teeth whitening trays, and bleaching products, partial dentures, veneers, and aligners.

According to ADA Dentist, Dr. Ruchi Sahota, “Visiting a dentist can also catch issues beforehand and ensure treatment doesn’t cause more problems than it cures.”

People considering DIY are usually looking for answers but don’t have a dentist they can speak with. Please give Richview Family Dentistry a call before trying any of these DIY products.

We love new patients at Richview Family Dentistry. Call us to make an appointment today at (931) 647-2243.