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Your face is always on display for others to see. You can’t hide it behind long sleeves, baggy jeans, or a hat. Many lucky Knoxville residents who have received smile makeovers at Jim Erpenbach DDS believe their dazzling new smile brightens their whole face. A beautiful smile is essential to a polished appearance. Cosmetic dentistry…

How to Handle Tooth Pain

Let’s talk about tooth pain. You may cry or cringe as you recall your own painful experience with a toothache, sensitive teeth or an injured tooth, but it’s an important topic to tackle. Knowing the causes of tooth pain and when to call for an appointment with Dr. Erpenbach will save you pain, frustration and…

Smile More and Boost Your Mood

You probably already know that smiling makes you look great, but did you know that smiling can also make you feel good, too? It’s true, smiling releases mood-lifting endorphins. According to Psychology Today, smiling can improve your mental health. Smiling can also calm you down and lift the mood of others. Smiling has even been…

New Research Brings New Understanding to Canker Sore Causes

Canker sore sufferers take note: Swedish researchers have uncovered a new cause for these painful ulcers which may open the door to new treatments.Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Gothenburg, Sweden, have found that canker sores are likely caused by bacteria flora in the mouth. Other possible causes include food…

Dental Stem Cells May Treat Type 1 Diabetes

Dental stem cell banking may be the key to treating type 1 diabetes, according to the Journal of Dental Research. A new treatment, called encapsulation therapy, may help type 1 diabetics begin to produce insulin on their own.Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, causing the organ…

The Power of pH

 Do you know that there is a constant battle going on in your body to manage the pH level of your mouth? It’s true. Keeping the pH balance of your mouth in check can prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Dr. Erpenbach sees the damage that happens when mouths become too acidic. What is pH?  Potential…

Protect Your Teeth and Gums Day and Night

For many people, brushing their teeth is the last thing they do before turning in for the night. It’s also the first thing many individuals do upon waking up in the morning. But what happens in the mouth overnight during sleep? Apparently, a lot of things.During sleep, people do not swallow. Swallowing carries saliva from…

Floss for Your Health

Most people make sure to visit their dentist at least twice a year to make sure they’re in good dental health. They are also likely to brush at least twice a day to protect their teeth and gums. But how many people remember to floss? Flossing is a key part of protecting dental hygiene, but…

How Veneers Can Really Make You Smile

   Have you mastered the art of smiling without showing your teeth? Do you avoid find yourself covering your mouth when you talk or hiding when you have to have your picture taken? If you’re dodging the camera because your pearly whites aren’t so white or your smile isn’t so straight, it may be time…

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