Biomimetic Dentistry & The Tooth Death Spiral

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Caring for teeth the old-fashioned way does as much harm as it does good. Fixing one problem contributes to another. Dentists who practice biomimetic dentistry call this “the tooth death spiral”. The word death here is an ode to what indeed happens: the tooth dies. Thankfully, over time, dentistry has evolved as new technologies have…

Why Choose a Biomimetic Dentist For Your Care?

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I am proud to be one of the leading “Tooth-Conserving” dental offices in Knoxville. This means I am a biomimetic dentist; a certified member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry. I follow a biomimetic approach to dentistry which by definition means to mimic nature. The best way to do this is by preserving as much…

Ozone Antiseptic Shows Promise for Treating Gum Disease

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Ozone Therapy has been used here at the Knoxville Dentist office of J.D. Erpenbach DDS for many years to treat tooth decay and gum disease. Now, scientists are taking the treatment one step further, developing an ozone antiseptic agent called “ozone nano-bubble water” to treat severe gum infections. The Use of Ozonated Water In one ozone therapy study,…

Reversing Damaged Tissue From Gum Disease

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Anyone with advanced gum disease knows how much the condition can ravage the mouth. Gum disease literally destroys connective and periodontal tissues, causing tooth pain and tooth loss. The bacteria involved with gum disease are also associated with other health problems such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and stroke. Common Treatment for Advanced Gum Disease…

Are Diamonds a Tooth’s Best Friend?

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From Gold “grills” to 24-karat gold plated dental retainers — it’s clear some people like a little bling in their mouths. But would you ever consider diamonds in your root canal? A report from the American Chemistry Social journal Nano shows that nanodiamonds — which are literally microscopic diamond chips — have the potential to…

Trust Doctor Erpenbach For Accurate Dental Info

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Dental patients are more informed than ever before and it’s not surprising that much of their knowledge about oral health and dental treatment is gleaned from online sources. Proactive self-education can be beneficial for you and your family, especially if it assists in living a healthy lifestyle. But at Jim Erpenbach DDS, your Knoxville dentist,…