What Really Happens at Dental Checkups?

Dentists recommended that you schedule a dental checkup every six months, but have you ever wondered why? If you brush your teeth twice a day, floss regularly, and don’t experience any tooth pain—a regular checkup may seem unnecessary. The truth is that a dental checkup can help prevent problems and detect possible tooth decay and … Continued

Veneers vs. White Crowns

You’ve seen the sensational, bright white smiles of Hollywood stars, super models, and your most image-conscious friends and relatives, and you’ve finally decided that it’s your turn. If you want an unforgettable and inspiring smile, modern cosmetic dentistry will deliver. Dr. Ruth Bailey offers a wide selection of cosmetic procedures, including white porcelain crowns and … Continued

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

You may cringe when you hear the words “root canal” as many people associate these words with a painful dental experience. However, the purpose of root canal therapy is to relieve pain, rather than cause it. Knoxville, TN dentist Dr. Ruth Bailey uses root canal therapy to save teeth from further damage and preserve dental … Continued

Cosmetic Dentistry: 5 Reasons You Should Go for It!

When you choose cosmetic dentistry, you’re deciding to do more than just improve the appearance of your smile. A praise-worthy smile has been linked to higher levels of confidence and self-esteem, a more positive state of mind, and even career advancement. As a cosmetic dentist in Knoxville, TN, Dr. Ruth Bailey is experienced in a … Continued

Do You Need Dental Veneers or Invisalign®?

Cosmetic dentistry can enhance the appearance of your smile in more ways than one. That embarrassing gap between your teeth can be corrected with dental veneers or Invisalign, but which treatment is right for you? If you’re unhappy with the color of your tooth enamel or shape of your teeth, veneers may be the best … Continued

Tooth Decay – The Not So Subtle Truth About It

It has as many aliases as a con-artist. Whatever name you give it, tooth decay is serious. You might refer to it as cavities or the more technical term, dental caries. Either way it’s vital that you get ahead of tooth decay before it worsens…and for good reason. Call it what it is Bottom line: … Continued

How to Choose Between a Dental Bridge and a Removable Partial

Missing teeth cause a number of challenges. The good news is that restorative dentistry provides you options for your tooth loss. There are two popular treatments. Each have their advantages and their disadvantages. So, how do you decide between a dental bridge and a removable partial (denture)? First, let’s compare the two. A dental bridge … Continued