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…

Danger Zone! Five Signs of Gum Disease

The older you are, the more at risk you are of coming down with gum disease. But even among young and middle-age adults, gum disease is a primary cause of tooth loss. Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville reminds you that an ounce of prevention of worth a pound of cure. Good oral hygiene and preventative dentistry…

Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

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In this post from Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville TN, we’re discussing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet. They’ve been a great asset to dentistry and to dental health. The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was invented in the early 1960’s by Colorado dentist Dr. Gerald…

Treat Your Smile To A Healthy Diet

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Proper nutrition can benefit you in a number of ways: increased energy, improved immunity, glowing skin, mental clarity, and a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. The team at Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville TN wonders: do you ever think about how your diet influences your oral health? Your diet can impact your risk…

Don’t Let Stress Hurt Your Smile

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At Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville TN we see more and more of our patients with stress-related dental issues. People may not think about it, dentists know that stress can really do a number on your oral health. Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be aggravated by stress.…

Happy Teeth Don’t Just Happen

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Keeping your teeth clean is an important factor in maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the merits of visiting your dentist in Knoxville TN is receiving a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing technique. Your Partner in Oral Health Our dental hygienist can professionally clean and polish your teeth at your biannual…