7 Steps For A Healthy Smile

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
Knoxville Extreme Smile Makeover

 “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin coined this phrase in the 1730s as advice for fire safety. However, like all timeless quotes, it applies to many more aspects of modern Knoxville life, particularly dental health. Keeping your smile beautiful and healthy is done most effectively with preventative measures. Some…

Ready To Smile Again?

Are You Ready to Smile Again, Knoxville?

Are you one of those people who cover their mouth when they laugh? Do you keep your mouth closed when someone takes a picture of you? Have you been hiding unsightly teeth for years? It’s time to take care of those tooth problems and get a new lease on life. Jim Erpenbach DDS at Jim…

Give Me Some Air

Categories: Dental Health
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How long have dentists been drilling teeth? Would you believe 9,000 years? In an ancient graveyard in Pakistan, archaeologists discovered skulls containing teeth that had received drilling. The stone-age dentists removed decay using drills constructed of sharpened flint. Though advanced dentistry would not be possible without drilling, the whine of a dental drill can make…

Super Smiles For Life

Categories: Family Dentistry
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Your child should be naturally proud of his or her smile. It expresses joy, laughter, and fun! To make sure your child has a healthy and appealing smile, start early. Really early. Dr. Jim Erpenbach recommends that you bring your child in for their first dental visit soon after their first birthday. An early check…

The Challenge Of Oral Hygiene For Orthodontic Patients

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Hello, I’m Jim Erpenbach of Jim Erpenbach DDS. Today’s post is for orthodontic patients. There is no doubt about it – it is harder to keep your teeth clean if you wear braces. It’s unfortunate (and ironic) when brace wearers develop tooth decay and weaken their teeth while simultaneously trying to improve their smile with…

What Does A Beautiful Smile Say About You?

What a Beautiful Tennessee Smile Says About You

It’s not just about looks. According to a recent study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a healthy and attractive smile makes you appear more intelligent, successful, friendly and interesting. (See for complete survey results.) Our smile makeover patients who have undergone restorative and cosmetic dentistry at Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville…

Feel Like A Movie Star With A Smile Makeover

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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Have you noticed endless pictures featuring celebrities with perfect smiles, even photos of actors and actresses who didn’t have the best teeth early in their careers? Can ordinary people obtain a celebrity-caliber smile? Absolutely! In recent years there has been a significant increase in the accessibility of state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry. The truly amazing thing about…

Dental Care For ICU Patients Lowers Infection Risk

Categories: Dental Health
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Hi, I’m Dr. Jim Erpenbach of Jim Erpenbach DDS. Today’s post focuses on an article that appeared recently on The article describes a study of Brazilian ICU patients that compared infection rates of those who received enhanced oral care instead of routine oral care. The patients who received the more intense dental care were…

Kids Who Like Dental Visits?

Categories: Family Dentistry
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At Jim Erpenbach DDS, we are proud of the fact that the majority of our young patients like visiting our office for their checkups, cleanings, and treatments. We believe that creating a relationship with an experienced, friendly dentist is a crucial responsibility for parents. The Oral Health-Physical Health Connection Optimal physical health for children is…

The Jim Erpenbach DDS Guide To Veneers

Categories: Porcelain Veneers
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It’s easy to see why smile makeover patients and cosmetic dentists love porcelain veneers. They correct a multitude of cosmetic flaws and deliver sensational results for my patients. If you are considering beautifying your smile with porcelain veneers, you want a trusted dentist with extensive experience performing this treatment. The porcelain veneer procedure is more…


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