Online Dental Education Library

Dr. Hart and his staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available.

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Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Dental Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Teeth Whitening,  Tooth whitening procedures offer patients with stained, discolored, or dull teeth an opportunity to have a whiter, brighter smile...

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TV Designer Nate Berkus Is Thankful for Childhood Preventive Dental Treatments
...“I'm grateful for having been given fluoride treatments and sealants as a child...

Treating a Baby Tooth with Inner Decay can be Complicated - but Still Necessary
...Using other sealants could inhibit the natural process when the primary tooth’s roots begin to dissolve (resorb) to allow it to eventually give way...

4 Big Benefits for Beginning Early Dental Visits for Your Child
...Besides monitoring and treatment for decay, we can also perform measures to protect teeth (especially in children at high risk) through topical fluoride applications or sealants...

How to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
... Some great habits to adopt when it comes to caring for your smile include: Brushing at lease twice a day (remember to also brush your tongue!) Flossing once a day Following a diet that is healthy and limits junk food, processed foods and sugar Using an ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste Making sure to replace your toothbrush head once the bristles start to splay out Talking to us about whether you could benefit from fluoride treatment or dental sealants Not place a used toothbrush in a closed container, as this can increase the amount of bacteria and fungus that grows on it Quitting smoking Wearing a mouthguard when you play sports Wearing a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth if you grind or clench your teeth Whether you have questions about your oral care routine or you need to schedule your upcoming cleaning, our Bartlett, TN, family dentist is at your service...

Support Your Child's Dental Development with Preventive Care
...It’s also an opportunity to apply other preventive measures such as sealants that discourage tooth decay development on biting surfaces and topical fluoride for strengthening enamel...

A Child's Teeth Grinding is Normal - But You Should Still Keep an Eye on it
...To avoid these problems, it's best to keep your child's teeth as healthy as possible by practicing daily brushing and flossing, and regularly seeing a dentist for cleanings, treatments and preventive measures like topical fluoride or sealants...

What You Can Do to Support Your Child's Dental Development
...We can provide preventive treatments like sealants or topical fluoride to reduce the risk of tooth decay, while continually monitoring for signs of the disease that may require treatment...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Special sealants and varnishes can also be applied to stave off cavities from forming...

Sensitive Teeth
... In some cases, desensitizing toothpaste, sealants, desensitizing ionization and filling materials including fluoride, and decreasing the intake of acid-containing foods can alleviate some of the pain associated with sensitive teeth...

What is Tooth Decay?
... In some cases, our office can prescribe anti-cavity rinses or apply special anti-cavity varnishes or sealants to help fight decay...

Sealants
Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun...

Prevention Tips for Children
... Sealants Sealants fill in the little ridges on the chewing part of your teeth to protect and seal the tooth from food and plaque...

Sealants
... Enter sealants, which are thin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces designed to prevent the intrusion of bacteria and other debris into the deep crevices on the tops of your teeth...

The Preventive Program
... Have sealants placed on young permanent teeth...

Fillings
... Sealants Research has shown that almost everybody has a 95 percent chance of eventually experiencing cavities in the pits and grooves of their teeth...