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Understanding Tooth Sensitivity

Understanding Tooth Sensitivity Do you know the difference sources of tooth sensitivity? Do you know what sensitivity can be an issue and which are of small consequence? Consider these questions:    1. Is the Read More

Valium For Oral Sedation in Dentistry

Question: Is Valium still used for oral sedation at the dental office? Answer: While valium remains a medication used in oral sedation dentistry, its effectivess as well as the longevity it Read More

Welcome Dr.Pfountz

Dr. Glasmeier is pleased to welcome Dr.Tim Pfountz to our practice at First Impressions Family Dentistry. He is a recent graduate from University of Tennessee at Martin. Dr.Tim has a Read More

What About Bad Breath?

When Good Breath Goes Bad According to the National Institutes of Health, poor oral hygiene is the most common reason for bad breath. And all the mouthwash, breath mints, and breath Read More

What are Bitewing Xrays?

What are bitewing xrays? Bitewings are also known as “cavity detection” xrays and are often times conducted once a year. The xrays specifically focus on looking at the chewing (“occlusal”) surfaces Read More

What is a cavity?

What is a cavity(tooth decay)?   Tooth decay is the process that results in a cavity (dental caries). It occurs when bacteria in your mouth make acids that eat away at a Read More

What is a crown?

What is a crown?   A crown is a restoration that I prescribe to fix badly broken teeth or a tooth that has been root canal treated. A crown is cemented over Read More

What is a Dental Phobia?

Question: What is a dental phobia and where does it originate from?   Answer: The word phobia is described as an irrational and sometimes disproportional fear that causes the sufferer to avoid Read More

What is a filling?

What is a filling?   A filling is a material that your dentist uses to fill a cavity after the tooth decay has been removed.   To fill a tooth, I will:   * Numb Read More

What is a Tooth Abscess?

Question: What is an abscess?     Answer: When you have tooth decay or gum disease, you can get infection deep within the tooth or gum. This infection is an abscessed toot and Read More

What is laughing gas?

Question: What is laughing gas(nitrous oxide) and how it is used for dental anxiety?   Answer: Read More

What is oral sedation?

Question: What is oral sedation and how does it help with dentistry?   Answer: Oral Sedation involves the use of oral medications in the form of a pill/tablet to relieve mild to Read More

What Type of Crown Do I Need?

Question:   Hello.I have cerebral palsy.I have a few metal crowns.over time my bite has become off and I ground at night.I didn't take care off this right away like I Read More

Why Fix a Cavity?

Question: Why do I need to get a cavity fixed?   Answer: The answer is ABSOLUTELY. It is important to understand what cavity is and how it affects the tooth. A Read More

Why save a baby tooth? Antioch, TN

One of the most common questions I get from parents is “If a baby tooth has a cavity, why should I fix it if my child will eventually use it”. Read More

Wisdom Teeth

I have wisdom teeth that are beginning to hurt and I am worried about feeling pain and having a bad experience. Do I need them out? What do you recommend?   Wisdom Read More

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