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,…

4 Common Causes of Gum Recession — And What To Do About Them

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Recession, or receding gums, is something I talk about quite often with my patients. In fact, we check for receding gums by taking gum line measurements at every dentist visit. Why are these measurements important? Because, besides attractively showcasing your teeth, your gums also protect your teeth and underlying bone from bacteria and abrasive food…

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…

[WATCH] Testimonial: “I’ve Been Coming Here for 30 Years”

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As a dentist who adheres to the standard of Biomimetic Dentistry, I always appreciate hearing from patients who have benefited from this field of practice. Truth is, quite frankly, I believe ALL of my patients benefits from Biomimetic Dentistry — but hearing how happy my patients are is just icing on the cake. Thank you…

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,…

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…

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…