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Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer?

March 15, 2021

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Form assessing risk for oral cancer in TullahomaAt the beginning of this year, it was estimated that 54,000 people in the U.S. would be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2021. It was also projected that close to 10,000 people would die from this disease. Oral cancer in Tullahoma might not get the same level of publicity as other types of cancer, but it certainly deserves our attention! Are you at risk of developing it? Let’s talk about some major risk factors and what you can do to minimize the chances that you will suffer from this devastating disease.

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Giving Back Through Local Boy Scouts of America

February 8, 2021

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Dr. Petty serving Boy Scouts of America

Community involvement can seem like a lofty goal, but it is easier to reach if you feel passionately about the people or organizations. Here at Petty Dental, we actively prioritize making our area a better place to be by helping organizations and causes we believe in. In addition to our work with the Tullahoma library, 5 Loaves 4 Kids, and several local schools, helping young men achieve some of their life goals through the Boy Scouts of America (Scouts BSA) has personally given me a sense of satisfaction. (more…)

Which Dental Adhesive is Best to Use?

December 11, 2020

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a dentist holding a set of full dentures in their left handWondering which denture adhesive in Tullahoma works best for keeping your dentures firmly in place? With so many options available these days, it’s not always easy knowing which to choose and how it will improve the stability of your smile. Read on to hear from a local dentist who shares how power, cream, and strip adhesives work and which one is right for you. (more…)

The Dentures Process: How Long to Wait for New Teeth?

September 11, 2020

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Pair of dentures on a reflective table

Getting dentures in Tullahoma can help you recapture your dazzling smile, give you a second chance to enjoy the various foods you love, and overall improve your oral health. But you can’t expect to receive a full set of new teeth the instant you walk into the dentist’s office; it will take multiple appointments before your dentures are ready. The length of the process varies depending on a couple of different factors, but generally speaking, you can expect to visit the dentist about three to four times to complete the following steps.

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Tips for Interacting with Dentists During COVID-19

May 2, 2020

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A woman speaking remotely with a dentist in Tullahoma, TN.Since COVID-19 is making it difficult for people to get out of the house and complete even their most basic errands, they’ve been forced to make some dramatic changes in their daily lives. This includes dental appointments, which may not be possible if they currently have flu-like symptoms or their office is simply not open for non-essential services. Whether the office is open or closed for routine checkups, there are ways you can do your part to interact with a dentist in Tullahoma, TN that is safe and effective, whether it’s in-person or not.

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