Why Do My Teeth Ache When I Have a Sinus Infection?

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With the holidays behind us and the cold weather hovering over us here in Tennessee — the inevitable has happened. Cold and flu season has struck. Many of our patients having been battling colds and sinus infections over the last few weeks. Some have even come to us complaining about aching teeth and jaws. So,…

Dental Implants, a Long Term Option

At least three million Americans have replaced a missing tooth with a dental implant, and that number grows each year. At Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville, we are providers of these dental marvels. A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the…

Treatment For Stress-Induced Jaw Pain

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Everyday stress can cause some people to clench their jaws or grind their teeth in response. This can lead to a painful condition known as TMD, which is treatable at Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville. Daily commuting, work problems, or an overpacked schedule are some persistent causes. TMD is shorthand for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. It…

Hiccups In Your Dental Routine

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In this post from Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville TN, we look at dental health routines, and what happens when they’re interrupted. The most common times people stop to brush their teeth are morning and night – either before or after breakfast, after dinner, or at bedtime. Common concerns that come with this routine involve…

Dental Confidence Or Caution

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Whether you are one of the folks who goes willingly for your check-up, or are hesitant about getting dental work done, Knoxville dentist Jim Erpenbach DDS can help you maintain dental health. The cost of dentistry doesn’t have to be an unknown. A suitable consultation can bring you up to date about possible procedures and…

8 Myths About Dental Implants That Put Patients On-Edge

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Not all patients are afraid of the dentist, but a lot aren’t excited to go, either. Most of the time, this apprehension is due to misconceptions and myths about how some dental treatments work. While many patients feel embarrassed by their missing teeth, fear and uncertainty keep them seeking the real care they need. Dental…

Beating Horrible Halitosis

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Brushing just your teeth may not be enough to remove all of the fragments of food between the teeth and up in the gums. Bacteria can grow and stink from hidden floss-only locations. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make the difference. Also, the…

You Have Nothing To Lose Except Loose Dentures

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Dental technology has solved the trouble of loose-fitting dentures with implant-anchored dentures, available from Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville. Instead of relying on  dental adhesive to keep false teeth in place, dental implant posts can securely anchor full or partial dentures. They are secure enough to allow the wearer to eat an apple, chew a…

Keeping Kids Smiling At Jim Erpenbach DDS

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Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville serves patients of all ages with family dentistry. Our caring staff takes special care of our youngest patients to make sure they are comfortable during their dental visits. We Pamper Our Youngest Patients Having compassion for our young patients is essential. We understand that going to the dentist can be…

What You See And What You Don’t

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If you have had restorations, orthodontia, or a complete smile redesign, you want people to notice the final outcome – your sensational smile. There is a lot, however, that is going on behind the scenes. This post from Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville TN talks about three smile makeover components that are not readily apparent…