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John Murfree
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Dentist Murfreesboro TN
Dentist Murfreesboro TN

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How dentistry has developed over the last 300 years
When you visit a modern dental surgery, it’s hard to imagine the challenges of dental treatment without all the latest technology. Yet specialists have been taking care of people’s teeth for thousands of years. Here are some of the key developments over the...
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Why your routine dental cleaning is not routine
For many patients, the dental cleaning appointment may seem little more than a more complicated version of brushing your teeth. However, this appoinment plays a crucial role in patient education and prevention of dental disease. The appointment is called a ...
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Root canal treatment
Root canal therapy is an important treatment that can save a tooth with a diseased nerve and which in the past would probably have needed to be removed. Inside each tooth is the ‘pulp’ which runs like a thread down through the root and provides nutrients an...
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How dental x-rays help improve your oral health
Many diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen when your dentist examines your mouth so an X-ray examination can reveal important additional information: For example, X-rays can help show: – Small areas of decay between the teeth or below...
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How sedation and general anesthesia can make your visit to the dentist easier
While local anesthetics are often used in dental treatment, there is sometimes a need for anti-anxiety agents – such as nitrous oxide – or sedatives to help people relax during dental visits. Dentists may use these agents to induce “minimal or moderate seda...
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The causes of bad breath
Bad breath – also known as halitosis – is an unpleasant condition that can cause a great deal of embarrassment. And, for many people, its made even worse by the fact they don’t even know that they have it. There are many possible causes for bad breath so, i...
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Preventing tooth decay in babies and infants
The habits of good dental care should begin as early as possible and it’s important to take steps to avoid problems with infants and children. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food and baby teeth also keep a space in the jaw for the adult t...
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Different types of dentist and how they help your oral care
While many people see dentists as the single group of people who look after the health of your teeth and mouth, there are various specialist categories that help you in different ways. The categorization of a dentist will depend on their education, training...
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Periodontal disease: what it is and how to avoid it
Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. There is a very slight gap (called a sulcus) between the tooth and the gum. Periodontal diseases attack this gap and cause a breakdown in the attachment of the tooth and its support...
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Why it's not inevitable that you'll lose your teeth as you get older
Advancements in dental techniques and the increased focus on preventive dentistry means older adults are keeping their natural teeth longer than ever before. A survey by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research showed that the rate of toot...
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