Family Dentistry Bells, Milan, Jackson & Lexington TN

Little boy learning to brush teethEstablishing your family with a skilled dentistry team such as ours at Premier Dental is key to a lifetime of healthy dental habits. Maintaining your oral hygiene through regular dental care will positively impact your dental health. A healthy mouth will also influence your overall health and wellness.

As a family dentist, we serve every member of the family, from infancy through adulthood. We believe in personalized dental care for each of our patients. One of the benefits of family dentistry is that as your family dentist we can keep record of your oral health history, allowing us to have a detailed record of your oral care, which allows us to better serve you. Regular oral care and maintaining consistent dental hygiene routines at home are the best way to keep your gums, teeth, and mouth in healthy condition. Regular preventive care is beneficial in keeping bacteria and plaque away, and from needing further dental treatment. If you do need additional dental treatment, we are here for that too!

Family Dentistry Procedures We Offer

As a family dentist, we offer several procedures to keep your mouth and teeth clean and healthy, ranging from dental cleanings and exams, dentistry for kids, periodontal care and maintenance, mouthguards and nightguards, clear aligners, and oral appliances for the treatment of sleep apnea.

Dental Cleanings and Exams

We recommend dental cleanings and exams every six months.

A dental cleaning is a quick and comfortable process, and involves no pain. At your visit, our dentist will do a physical examination to determine the type of cleanings to choose from with a tiny mirror. The dentist will use a scaler to clean between your teeth and around the gums as the first procedure. They will then proceed to brush your teeth with a gritty toothpaste, floss, and then you will rinse. After the cleaning process, the dentist will apply fluoride to your clean teeth.

A dental exam includes a thorough investigation of your teeth and gums to see if there is any evidence of any disease like cavities, bad breath, and gum disease, among others. In some cases, the dentist might take an x-ray if they need a closer look at what is going on with your teeth.

Dentistry for Kids

Our dentists provide care for the unique needs of young patients, and try to make going to the dentist a fun experience for your child. Baby teeth are very important for the development of adult teeth, and that is why taking your child to the dentist is crucial.

A family dentist has the skills and knowledge to understand how to keep kids calm and relaxed, and they know how to talk to them, so they feel comfortable and not scared. They can also explain things in a way children can understand during their exams.

Periodontal Care and Maintenance

Periodontal care is the attention to the soft gum tissue and supporting bone structure of a patien's teeth. It is important to maintain healthy gums to support a patient's natural teeth. If proper care is not maintained, then it is likely the patient will suffer from gum disease.

Periodontal care involves controlling these bacteria by properly and professionally removing it through a regular cleaning called periodontal maintenance. Only by doing this can the disease be stopped. Without it, gum disease remains progressive and will continue to worsen.

Certain procedures will need to be done in the earliest stages of gum disease, also known as gingivitis. These include tooth scaling which involves removing tartar deposits from the teeth and the pockets which form along the gumline exposing sensitive dentin of the tooth. Root planing can also be used to smooth the root so bacteria cannot cling to the tooth.

For advanced stages, gum grafts and bone grafts can be used to help stimulate tissue growth. All of these can be avoided with proper periodontal care.

Customized Mouth Guards

Most people don't realize that teeth grinding or bruxism is very prevalent, especially while people sleep. But many people who grind their teeth are unaware they're doing it. This is why a night mouth guard is an excellent solution we provide here at Premier Dental to help people stop grinding their teeth.

We make custom-made night guards for each individual, and it's a plastic mouth guard that you wear while you sleep. It fits over your top teeth and helps to prevent them from grinding together. The great thing about them is that they are very comfortable to wear and most people don't even know they're wearing them. A night guard will help you from damaging your teeth through clenching and grinding.

Sports mouth guards are also available to protect athletes of all ages.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are gaining popularity in the orthodontic field. Gone are the days where braces with metal brackets and wires were the only option. Clear aligner trays are an alternative to straightening misaligned teeth. Aligner trays are best for those who only need minor tooth alignment, however.

Clear aligners are very easy to use. The patient simply wears the aligner trays that have been made for them for up to 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat and drink and to brush and floss their teeth. Aligner treatment is generally a shorter duration than traditional metal braces.

Sleep Apnea and Oral Appliances

Sleep apnea is a relatively common problem. It causes broken sleep patterns that usually lead to increased tiredness and decreased awareness in waking hours, morning headaches, or a dry throat when you wake up.

There are several different treatment options for sleep apnea ranging from conservative therapy to major surgery. The most common treatment is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). A CPAP machine consists of a specially fitted mask covering your mouth and nose while you sleep. The machine delivers a continuous flow of air into your nostrils. The pressurized air flowing into your airways promotes open airways, so breathing is not impaired while you sleep.

Some people with obstructive sleep apnea find their cure with dental devices. These appliances are specially designed to keep airways open during sleep. We can create a customized device for you.

Schedule An Appointment for Our Family Dentistry Services

Whatever you or your family's dental needs, it is important that you all receive quality routine dental care. Our family dentistry team here at Premier Dental has convenient locations in Bells, Milan, Jackson, and now in Lexington, TN. We can assist with all of your family's dental needs. Contact our Jackson office at 731-300-3000, or visit here for more info on our other locations.

Bells Office

(731) 663-9999

7019 US-412
Bells, TN 38006

Mon: 11am - 6pm
Tue: 8am - 5pm
Wed: 9am - 5pm
Thu: 7am - 2pm
Fri: By appt
Sat & Sun: Closed

Jackson Office

(731) 300-3000

80 Exeter Rd
Jackson, TN 38305

Mon: 7am - 7pm
Tue: 7am - 7pm
Wed: 9am - 5pm
Thu: 7am - 2pm
Fri: 8am - 3pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

Milan Office

(731) 613-2800

14029 S 1st St
Milan, TN 38358

Mon: 11am - 6pm
Tue: 8am - 5pm
Wed: 9am - 5pm
Thu: 7am - 2pm
Fri: By appt
Sat & Sun: Closed

Lexington Office

(731) 617-9818

689 W. Church St.
Lexington,TN 38351

Mon: 11am - 6pm
Tue: 8am - 5pm
Wed: 9am - 5pm
Thu: 8am - 3pm
Fri: Closed
Sat & Sun: Closed

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Family Dentistry Bells Jackson & Milan TN
Family dental services are available at our Jackson, Bells, & Milan TN offices. Visit our website to see our full list of procedures & call us to schedule!
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