Why Dental Implants are good for your other Teeth

dental implants are good for other teeth

Serving Choto, Northshore, and surrounding areas of Knoxville, TN Have you lost any of your permanent teeth? If so, you’re not alone… far from it, in fact! According to data compiled by the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 120 million individuals in America have lost at least one permanent tooth. When it comes to replacing lost teeth, dental implants … Read More

What to look for when choosing a New Dentist

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Serving Choto, Northshore, and surrounding areas of Knoxville, TN Have you seen your dentist lately? The American Dental Association advises that individuals visit the dentist twice per year to maintain their oral health. Despite these recommendations, less than two-thirds of all people maintain this schedule of regular dental appointments. Even worse, many people go multiple years—or even a decade or … Read More

Dealing with your Fear of the Dentist

dealing with dental fear

Serving Choto, Northshore, and surrounding areas of Knoxville, TN If you are like millions of Americans, you experience a great deal of anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist. In fact, if we were to guess, you probably avoid going to the dentist at all costs unless you are in significant pain. While neglecting your dental care is not advisable … Read More

Periodontitis – Am I at risk?

am i at risk for periodontitis

Serving Choto, Northshore, and surrounding areas of Knoxville, TN Do you know what periodontitis is? If not, you should educate yourself, as this is a serious threat to both your oral health and overall health, because the majority of adults in America have some form of gum disease. Choto Family Dentistry wants to provide you with information regarding this serious … Read More

Providing Cutting-Edge Dentistry in Knoxville

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Serving Choto, Northshore, and surrounding areas of Knoxville, TN For a professional to provide the best services possible, that means having access to the best tools and technologies to do the job. This credo certainly applies to the field of dentistry. Dentists working at the forefront of scientific innovation have the latest advances in technology at their disposal. These dentists … Read More

How your Dentist can Treat your Sleep Apnea

dentist can treat your sleep apnea

Serving Choto, Northshore, and surrounding areas of Knoxville, TN What do 90 million Americans have in common? They all snore. This behavior during sleep may seem innocent—unless someone is snoring loudly enough to disrupt your sleep—but snoring also is a major warning sign of a serious sleep breathing disorder called obstructive sleep apnea. Let’s take a look at how Knoxville … Read More

How can I tell if I have TMJ Disorder?

how can i tell if tmj disorder

Serving Choto, Northshore, and surrounding areas of Knoxville, TN Can you identify where your temporomandibular joint is? Here’s a hint; it’s a small joint that connects the jaw to the skull. Also known as TMJ disorder or TMD, this ailment is one of the most mysterious in all of medical science. Symptoms can vary widely from person to person, making … Read More

Can I use my HSA Funds at the Dentist?

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Serving Choto, Northshore, and surrounding areas of Knoxville, TN If you are fortunate enough to have a health savings account, you essentially have tax-deferred savings that you can use on qualified medical expenses, including oral care. If, toward the end of year you still have money in your health savings account or HSA, you may want to consider using a … Read More

4 Tips to Resolve for better Oral Health

Serving Choto, Northshore, and surrounding areas of Knoxville, TN What do all the New Year’s resolutions have in common? Many of them end up getting broken. This year, why not re-think the concept of resolutions and make a commitment to improving your dental health? This goal not only is achievable but will benefit your overall well-being. Your Knoxville dentists at … Read More

Why a Root Canal isn’t as Scary as you might Think

root canal not scary

Serving Choto, Northshore, and surrounding areas of Knoxville, TN What do you think of when you hear the phrase “root canal?” This may conjure mental images of a prolonged and painful stay in the dental chair. For years, a root canal has been one of the most feared dental procedures among patients, but thanks to advances in techniques and technology, … Read More