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The Surprising Connection Between Your Heart and Gums

February 20, 2020

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Woman smilingFebruary is National Heart Health Month! You may know about heart healthy foods, working out, or other ways to remain in shape, but did you know that your gums can affect your cardiovascular health? In fact, an increasing number of studies have shown a direct link between the condition of your gums and the health of your heart. Keep reading to learn more about this surprising connection and how seeing your dentist in Tullahoma can help.


5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 2, 2020

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blocks showing the changing year

With the New Year already here, many people have already set goals for themselves to accomplish over the next 12 months. Maybe you’re trying to lose weight, get a better job, or save up some money. However, everyone and their dog are trying these resolutions. Why not attempt something a little different? This year, why not focus on improving your oral health? Here are five ideas for dental health resolutions from a dentist in Tullahoma.


How Do Dental Benefits Work? Learn Before the End of the Year

November 17, 2019

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A man speaking with a dental employee.If you have dental insurance through your employer, you probably have access to a guaranteed set of treatments you’re allowed to use in a given year. However, if you don’t use those benefits, it’s extremely unlikely that they will be available to you come the new year. That’s why dentists all over are encouraging and helping patients make the most of their benefits before January 1st, 2020, the most common day for benefits to reset. If you find yourself asking “how do dental benefits work?”, you’ll want to keep reading.


Final Step to Completing Your Smile with Dental Implants in Tullahoma

November 7, 2018

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implant-supported bridgeYou made an excellent investment in your oral health and your quality of life by choosing dental implants in Tullahoma to replace your missing teeth. After your implant posts were placed, you have spent the last several months healing. While it may have seemed like a long time to wait, now your new smile has the foundation it needs to enjoy the security of having your jawbone fused to the posts. Although it may have felt like the day was never going to come, it is now time to undergo the 3rd stage of your treatment by placing your restorations.

What’s the Procedure for Placing a Dental Implant in Tullahoma?

October 15, 2018

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older woman smiling holding appleNow that you’ve undergone the initial consultation process and Dr. Petty has determined you have enough healthy bone to receive a dental implant in Tullahoma, the next step is to move forward to have your missing tooth replaced, but what does that entail? That question is answered in detail as you continue reading.


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