Velscope Vx Oral Cancer Screening: Clarksville TN Dentist

August 13th, 2015

The VELscope is a handheld device that scans your mouth using “natural tissue florescence visualization.” In simple terms, we shine a light with a specific frequency in your mouth, and if you have an infection or an abnormal section of tissue, it will light up a different color than the healthy tissue. Non-invasive and effective, […]

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What is the LANAP Procedure? Clarksville TN Dentist

July 24th, 2015

LANAP is a laser procedure used to remove pockets of bacteria that have grown in between the tooth and the gums. These pockets of bacteria are what cause gingivitis and the more serious periodontitis, which can lead to tooth loss.   The traditional method of removing these diseased pockets is called scaling and root planing. […]

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Clarksville TN Dentist | Bone Grafting FAQ’s

July 17th, 2015

What is dental bone grafting? Bone grafting is a process in which bone is taken from one part of your body and placed in another, where it will grow naturally and strengthen the weak area. If your jaw requires a bone graft, the bone may be taken from another part of your jaw or from […]

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Five Risk Factors of Gum Disease

June 26th, 2015

Gingivitis, the most common type of gum disease, occurs when bacteria gets below the gum line and breeds in the space between your teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing are the first and most basic steps to a healthy mouth, but some of us are more susceptible to gum disease than others. If you have […]

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Why Do I Need a Periodontist and Not Just a Dentist?

June 17th, 2015

Although we are all familiar with the term “dentist,” the term “Periodontist” may be new to you. Let’s look at the ways that a Periodontist Tennessee, from Carter Periodontics, can help with your specific oral health needs, to help you make the best choice. Do you want someone with the best training? A periodontist has […]

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Handling Your Child’s Oral Health

November 21st, 2014

What You Should Know About Your Child’s Oral Health Here at the Clarksville, Tennessee dental office of Carter Periodontics we know how important it is to get your child started on a good oral health program. So when should you start brushing? You should actually be cleaning their gums with a wet washcloth before your […]

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