What to look for when choosing a New Dentist

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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 longer—without seeing a dentist. Finding the right dentist for you is a big decision, so family dentists in Knoxville at Choto Family Dentistry compiled a list of some of the things your new dentist should offer.

The latest technology: At Choto Family Dentistry, your Farragut area dentists Dr. Darrel Clabough and Dr. Tommy Spears have acquired equipment featuring some of the latest technological advances in dentistry, allowing us to provide comprehensive care that is convenient and comfortable. Some of our tools can be used to identify potential problems well before they manifest visible symptoms. These include our digital X-ray technology, which produces clear and precise images while emitting a fraction of the radiation of traditional X-ray machines.

Nitrous Oxide: For those people who have avoided the dentist for years, many do so because going to the dentist provokes feelings of anxiety or fear. This affliction, which affects millions of Americans, actually magnifies the need for dental care, as the avoidance of dental visits can allow serious oral health problems to develop and flourish. Nitrous Oxide helps individuals who suffer from dental anxiety overcome these anxieties and fears and receive the professional oral health care they need so desperately. At Choto Family Dentistry, we offer nitrous oxide as a form safe and effective form of sedation. It will soothe your fears, diminish your awareness of your surroundings, and calm your nerves, while you remain awake and able to respond to questions and follow instructions. If you are interested in nitrous oxide offered in Knoxville due to dental anxiety or another pre-existing condition that makes it difficult to receive care, one of our dentists will review your medical history to ensure it is safe for you.

Cosmetic dentistry: A specialization of dental science dedicated to improving the appearance of your teeth and mouth, cosmetic dentistry has been around for decades but has become increasingly popular in recent years. People with a great-looking smile can enjoy more success both personally and professionally, while cosmetic procedures often yield results that function on a higher level in addition to looking better. The range of cosmetic services at Choto Family Dentistry includes dental bonding, crowns, porcelain inlay/onlays, dental implants, dentures, partials, teeth whitening treatments, veneers, cosmetic bridges, and tooth-colored fillings. Many of our restorations and treatments involve the use of dental porcelain, a material that is beautiful, stain-resistant, and reflects light like natural tooth enamel.

Comprehensive dental care in Knoxville

At Choto Family Dentistry, we strive to treat each of our patients like family and would love to show you what we have to offer. We can meet needs in any of the above areas, while also offering a range of general dentistry services, including preventive care to identify and treat any problems in their early stages and make treatment as convenient as possible. To learn more about our practice or schedule a tour of our facility, give us a call at (865) 269-6688 to schedule a consultation.

Choto Family Dentistry is proud to serve the oral health needs of patients in Knoxville, Tennessee, including the communities of Choto and Northshore.