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Crowns vs. Bridges: Which Is Right for You? Jul 1st, 2019

Should you get a crown or a bridge? The answer to that question depends on many factors, including the reason you need a tooth or teeth replaced, how quickly you need to have your procedure completed, your medical history, and your finances, as well as others. Before you reach a...

How To Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Jun 1st, 2019

You’ve had your teeth whitened. You love the results. Now what? Now, you need to extend those results for as long as possible. Teeth whitening isn’t a permanent solution, but there are many things you can do to keep your smile bright and white, longer. Watch out for stainers Yes,...

Calm Your Dentist Chair Jitters with Sedation Dentistry May 1st, 2019

About 60% of Americans avoid going to the dentist due to dental anxiety, so if you’re afraid of the dentist, you’re not alone. But, you’re also not getting adequate dental care, which is a critical component of overall health. Luckily, there are ways to ease your dental anxiety, and one...

How Veneers Can Brighten Your Smile and Boost Your Confidence Apr 1st, 2019

The way you feel about yourself impacts every area of your life, sometimes in a surprising way. Your smile is one of the most important nonverbal communication tools you have, and if you’re unhappy with it, your self-confidence can suffer. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, nearly half...

Understanding When Dental Implants Are Your Best Option for Missing Teeth Mar 1st, 2019

Deciding on the best option to replace your missing teeth requires some research, advice from your dentist, and careful consideration. Ultimately, the most appropriate treatment for you depends on many important, personal factors that are unique to you and your circumstances. Even the options available to you vary depending on...

Experiencing a Dental Emergency? Here’s What You Should Know Feb 13th, 2019

Roach Family Dentistry can help you get through a dental emergency. Before you do anything else, call us. We can tell you what to do before you arrive at our office, which may be the difference between saving or losing your tooth. There are two basic types of dental emergencies:...

5 Tips for Maintaining Brightness After a Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment Jan 4th, 2019

You took the plunge and invested in a brighter, whiter smile. You love how it looks! You want to keep your smile looking just as good two years after your get it whitened as it does two days after the procedure. You’ve invested considerable time and money into a professional...

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants? Dec 6th, 2018

A dental implant is a method of replacing a missing tooth. According to the American Dental Association, “the development and use of implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years.” An implant is surgically anchored to the bone of your jaw, and is designed...

What Should I Do When I Knock Out a Tooth? Nov 16th, 2018

Having a tooth knocked out can be scary. It takes a great deal of force to knock out a tooth, so chances are you’ve endured some kind of trauma. Knowing how to handle such a crisis can help you stay calm. The loss of a permanent tooth is a dental...

The 5 Most Popular Procedures Included in a Smile Makeover Oct 18th, 2018

Your smile greets the world and plays an important role in how you communicate — so you want your message to be a good one. And few things accomplish this better than beautifully white, straight teeth that exude vitality and confidence, giving you a winning smile that speaks volumes before...

Oral Health and Breast Cancer Oct 10th, 2018

ORAL HEALTH/BREAST CANCER CONNECTION October/Breast Cancer Awareness month 2018 is here! This is a great time to blog about the connection or relationship between oral health and breast cancer. In summary, oral health is linked to breast cancer in 2 respects. First, certain oral health factors have shown to correlate with...

Resin Infiltration with Dr. Zhang Jun 8th, 2018

Have you ever noticed white spots on your front teeth and wondered how they ever got there? Is there any way to get rid of them? White spot lesions are demineralized tooth structure under your enamel layer that are formed either during tooth development or acquired later on. Some white...

The Link Between Oral Health and Overall Body Health May 24th, 2018

Often, I am asked by patients about the link between oral health and certain diseases, or the link between oral health and overall body health.  Of course, this question arises because there are so many reports and articles about this subject.  Professionally, I have read countless articles concerning studies of...

What is Gum Disease? May 16th, 2018

Many studies have shown that approximately half of adults in the US have Periodontitis, gum disease. Therefore, many of you who are patients in our practice have had us mention gum disease to you.  Some of you, fortunate ones, have only had us talk to you about it from a...

Family Dental Practice Vs. General Dental Practice Apr 19th, 2018

A “Family” dental practice has many similarities to a “General” dental practice. Both models are the primary care setting for oral health care or dental care. However, the main difference between the two practice models is significant.  The Family practice provides care for all ages and all family members.There are...

Mouthwashes Apr 6th, 2018

In practicing Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee for over 20 years, I have always been a fan of certain mouthwashes. I recommend mouthwashes to be used in addition to brushing and flossing for daily oral hygiene.Some mouthwashes give a good breath freshening effect, but they are not therapeutic. In this context,...

Oral Hygiene Instructions for your Child Mar 16th, 2018

As a practice with patients of all ages, we are often asked what the guidelines for infants and small children.  Dr. Riggs has some tips to keep your little one’s mouth healthy!Patient 0-6 months oldWipe the infant’s gums with a moist washcloth after feeding.Have caregivers look at their child’s gums...

A Joke and a Story Feb 19th, 2018

A joke and a story from our awesome patients! -Joke-Day 1: Duck walks into a bar.Duck: “Got any corn?”Bartender: “No.”Day 2: Duck returns to the bar.Duck: “Got any corn?”Bartender: “Uh no.”Day 3: Duck returns to the bar.Duck: “Got any corn?”Bartender: “Hey! This is the third day you have asked me for...

Trip of a Lifetime for Dr. Zhang! Feb 6th, 2018

Guest Blog: Dr. Jennifer ZhangTrip of a Lifetime!Last month, I took some time off to visit the southern regions of Chile and Argentina, most well known as Patagonia. What a magical place it was! I started off in the heart of Chile, the capital, Santiago, right in the middle of...

Christine's Travels! Jan 29th, 2018

One of our lovely team members, Christine, just returned from an incredible overseas experience in Israel. She explained, “It wasn’t just a trip. It was a pilgrimage experience. I walked where Jesus used to walk!”Christine loved Kosher food but some adjustments were necessary.  Meat and dairy could not be eaten...

Love Is In The Air in Nashville! Jan 22nd, 2018

Love is in the air? Something is in the water?Do you want to take it to the next level with your romantic life in Nashville? Maybe do some shopping for engagement rings? Do you have hopes for taking the marriage/family to the next level? Like your first baby? Your second...

Should You Use Charcoal Toothpaste for Whitening? Jan 17th, 2018

Charcoal toothpaste for whiteningThere has been a recent fad or interest in Nashville directed towards brushing your teeth with charcoal toothpastes to get teeth whitening results. I am afraid I have bad news for those of you who may be excited about this. The American Dental Association warns that these...

Gratitude Reflections With Our Nashville Patients Jan 12th, 2018

Recently, I had a friendly discussion with a patient.  We will call him Joe.  We were talking about a mutual friend who was a colleague of Joe.Joe and I concluded that this guy was nice, friendly and genuine. Joe went on to say how nice Nashvillians are that he knows...

From the Desk of Dr. David Roach Jan 8th, 2018

In the past, I considered writing a professional blog.  I never started it because I envisioned writing a blog solely about dental topics.  While there are many interesting and new dental topics, I feared the blog would get stale. Recently, I attended a professional dental seminar.  A story was told...

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