Electric Toothbrushes: Are They Better Than Regular Toothbrushes?

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The debate over electric toothbrushes has been a continual topic in our practice for years. Some patients swear by them, while others say they’ll never give up their standard toothbrushes. The truth is both brushes have their flaws. Electric toothbrushes can be really great, even better than regular toothbrushes, at reducing gum disease and removing…

Dental Fillings Don’t Last Forever — Here’s Why…

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Dental fillings used by Knoxville dentist, Dr. Jim Erpenbach, are meant to repair chips or small cavities in teeth. Fillings are made up of materials that are resistant to decay, like porcelain, composite resin, and sometimes, amalgam. Fillings are made to last — however, on occasion, harmful bacteria in our mouths can break down the…

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…