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March 19, 2018

Are Snap on Veneers Worth It? Learn More Here!

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dental visitIf you’ve wanted to fix your smile your whole life, it can be difficult to imagine waiting a couple more weeks to make the improvements you want with cosmetic dentistry. However, turning to a quicker alternative may not give you the results you want. If you’re feeling a bit impatient about choosing your cosmetic dental service, weigh out your options between snap on veneers and permanent porcelain veneers in this week’s blog post.

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February 22, 2018

Can I Whiten My Teeth While Wearing Fastbraces?

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woman bracesThere are many changes that people would make to their smile. Maybe you want to close the gaps in between your teeth or even straighten overlapping ones. Either way, fastbraces can help you accomplish those goals. But what happens when you want to whiten your teeth during your orthodontic treatment?

Learn more about how you can “kill two birds with one stone” with your local cosmetic dentist by straightening and whitening your teeth all at the same time.

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January 5, 2018

Considering Dental Implants? If So, The Smoke Must Go!

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older couple smiling and embracingWhen you were a child, it was exciting to lose your teeth. But as an adult, it’s something that creates a feeling of depression and sadness. Since you lost yours, things just haven’t been the same for you. There’s been a noticeable drop in your confidence, the number of times you smile and your willingness to get out and enjoy life. You’re seriously considering dental implants, but you’ve heard that smoking is counterproductive to their effectiveness and healing. This creates a dilemma because you want a new start, but you don’t want to give up your habit. You’re wondering, “Is there a way around this?” Your local dentist has some answers.

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December 31, 2017

Get a Same-Day Crown with CEREC Technology

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Dental crown on black backgroundNow, advancements in dentistry transform the entire dental experience to provide high-quality results and convenient care. Among one of the best technological advancements involves CEREC. This revolutionary new technology simplifies the process to receive restorations without compromising the final results. You can say good-bye to messing impressions, dark crowns, and temporary restorations with a same-day crown.
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August 26, 2016

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy

Filed under: Gum Disease,Uncategorized cornerstone @ 6:42 pm

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy has been provided by Cornerstone Dental for many years.

A laser is a state-of-the-art device that uses light energy in a fine focus.

A laser is a state-of-the-art device that uses light energy in a fine focus.

  • The benefits of treating gum disease or periodontitis are overwhelming because it allows the opportunity to attack the periodontal inflammation at the microscopic level, which dramatically increases the chances of success.
  • Lasers allow access to depths that are simply inaccessible by traditional dental hygiene methods, so there is a greater likelihood of reducing inflammation.

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July 18, 2016

Dentist Twice a Year?

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Should everyone see the dentist twice a year?

Dentist more than twice a year? It may be time to call Cornerstone!
For over fifty years the general rule of thumb has been that people should see the dentist twice a year, but what if your dentist recommends more frequent visits? Although that may work fine for many people, depending on lifestyle or medical conditions, there is a significant number of people who should actually see their dentist more frequently.

Some conditions or circumstances that may result in the need for more frequent dental visits include:

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June 15, 2016

What are Dental Sealants?

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What are Dental Sealants?

You have heard of dental sealants before, but what are they anyway?  And why should you consider dental sealants for your kids?  The chewing surfaces of back molar teeth naturally have grooves, or pits and fissures in them.  These grooves are often smaller than a single bristle from a tooth brush.  Because of this, it is very common for people to develop cavities when these grooves are left unprotected because they are so challenging to really keep clean, especially for children.  A dental sealant is a plastic material that is placed in the pits and fissures, or grooves of the chewing surfaces that helps protect the molar teeth from decay along these surfaces.  They are done very quickly, and easily, and are relatively inexpensive.  The sealants act as a barrier between the teeth and food and plaque.

Who should get dental sealants?

 

Children have not mastered the dexterity needed for truly brushing their back teeth.  The American Dental Association and the Center for Disease Control strongly recommend (more…)

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May 18, 2016

White Flecks in Teeth

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White Flecks in Teeth

What are those White Flecks in Teeth?  

Having white flecks in teeth is not an unusual phenomenon, but when you are the parent of a teenager who hates his or her smile because of these tiny imperfections, it can be difficult!  One thing that might help is to understand what they are.

The main cause of these white flecks in teeth (also called white spots, lesions, or mottling) are typically either part of the development (or internal make-up) of the tooth or the result of external or environmental causes.

White Flecks in Teeth or white lesions

White Flecks in Teeth

Development of Teeth

The formation of teeth is genetic, but also relies on the availability of proper minerals during the development of the complex tissues from the external enamel to the internal root.   (more…)

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April 25, 2016

What can you do for a chipped tooth?

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Having a broken or chipped tooth can be a horrible experience.

At Cornerstone Dental Arts, there are a variety of treatment options available for a broken or chipped tooth which depends on the circumstances of each case.  The doctor will review which options are pertinent for you. They may include:

If you find yourself in an emergent situation, we have emergency dental care info on our website.  And of course you may always click here or call for an appointment: 865-531-7117.

A broken or chipped tooth can be embarrassing and painful

A broken or chipped tooth can be embarrassing and painful.

Prevention

And finally, one of the most obvious suggestions is to try to avoid getting a broken or chipped tooth.  Here are some tips compiled by our dentists here at Cornerstone Dental Arts in Knoxville, Tennessee: (more…)

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March 16, 2016

Fastbraces in Knoxville

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentist,Knoxville Dentist cornerstone @ 7:17 pm

FastBraces ® Technology is Now Available in Knoxville

Dr. Jody Griffin at Cornerstone Dental Arts in Knoxville, TN is pleased to offer Fastbraces.  This system’s revolutionary design provides safe, effective, beautiful and long lasting orthodontic results.

Fastbraces in Knoxville, TN available at Cornerstone Dental Arts.

Fastbraces in Knoxville

What is Fastbraces, and how is it they different from other types of Orthodontic treatment?

Fastbraces is designed to straighten teeth in a much shorter time period than traditional braces. Unlike traditional braces that can take over two years to rearrange a crooked smile, Fastbraces offers a patented design that can get results faster and easier than ever.  Typical results can be seen in as little as five to ten months. (more…)

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