Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, family, and, of course, a lavish spread of delicious dishes. However, amidst the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, it’s easy to overlook how some traditional Thanksgiving side dishes can impact our oral health. In this blog, we’ll explore which popular side dishes might be less than ideal for your teeth and gums and offer some tooth-friendly alternatives.(more…)
Joshua Holcomb D.D.S. Blog
November 16, 2023
September 3, 2023
Losing a tooth is stressful, but it can be less traumatic if it’s a molar because no one can see it. Although it may not be visible when you are smiling, it’s best to treat your lost tooth right away. A gap in your smile isn’t just an aesthetic issue. It can have lasting consequences for your oral and overall health. Here’s why you shouldn’t wait to replace a missing tooth.
August 11, 2023
You may have received a dental crown in the past, but you probably don’t know how it was prepared. There are several steps involved in creating a prosthetic that will fit your mouth perfectly.
If you’re curious about how this process works, and want to learn more, continue reading.(more…)
June 15, 2023
If you don’t already know, the U.S. is in the grips of a national heatwave. Many states are seeing temperatures in the triple digits for weeks at a time. Still, it’d be in your interest to go outdoors at least a little this summer. The truth is that time in the sun is good for your smile! Indeed, sunshine has the power to make your teeth and gums healthier. To learn more, here’s a summary of the matter from your local Collierville dentist.(more…)
May 9, 2023
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and while there probably isn’t a parent out there who doesn’t love being appreciated by their kids, this holiday comes with some common hazards to your oral health. If you aren’t careful, you could potentially need a trip to the dentist when the celebrations are all said and done.
If you want to protect your oral health this Mother’s Day, here are a few things you may want to keep in mind.(more…)
April 12, 2023
Besides brushing and flossing, regular dental care is essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Although you spend a lot of time with your dentist during a preventive appointment, your dental hygienist is equally important to your oral health. Here are 5 reasons to show your dental hygienist the appreciation they deserve.
March 10, 2023
Veneers can absolutely transform your smile. The ultra-thin coverings of dental-grade porcelain can cover a range of cosmetic issues, like cracked, gapped, or discolored teeth. And you can count on your new, bright grin for up to 20 years with proper care. However, you may need to eventually replace them if you wear them long enough. Here are four ways to tell it’s time for upgraded veneers and how you can get the most out of the ones you are wearing now!(more…)
January 10, 2023
Did you know that 37% of people notice a person’s smile first? Many people base their first impression after meeting someone by the way their teeth look. A beautiful smile is attributed to youth, confidence, and happiness, which are important qualities to possess in the job market. Unfortunately, few people have perfect teeth naturally. Not to mention, age, trauma, poor oral hygiene, and other factors can blemish your pearly whites. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry can revamp your smile. You’ll have the professional edge you need to take your career to the next level.
November 7, 2022
Dentures are one of the most popular ways to improve the look of your smile. These restorations have been around for an incredibly long time and give you back some of your bite power as well as a full, beautiful beam. If you’re considering getting dentures, you may be wondering how much money you can expect to spend on them. There are a few things that impact the cost of dentures, so read on to learn what they are.(more…)
October 5, 2022
The leaves are changing colors and the temperature is dropping, which means Halloween is right around the corner. Do you enjoy getting scared? Forget about ghouls and goblins – below are five frightening statistics about oral health! From how many adults have cavities to the number of people who skipped a dental checkup this year, these figures are downright terrifying. Keep reading to discover what’s keeping your dentist up at night and how you can protect your oral health this Halloween.(more…)