There are two things you can count on when you experience a dental emergency. 1) It will not happen at a convenient time. 2) It may feel frightening, painful, or overwhelming. These feelings are normal and the first thing you should do is remain calm. The next thing you should do is contact your dentist in Collierville. With the right team on your side you can rest at ease knowing everything will be all right. It also helps when you know how to handle an emergency situation, so here are some helpful tips on handling common dental emergencies.
Joshua Holcomb D.D.S. Blog
August 11, 2017
July 14, 2017
When you meet a new person, what are the first things you notice about them? Research has shown that many people have the same reply – their smiles. If your smile is making such an impact on new people, you should have a smile you’re proud to share. Stained, discolored, and yellowed teeth are some of the many reasons patients of Collierville dentist, Joshua Holcomb, DDS, cite for hiding their smiles. If you’re unhappy with coloring of your teeth, it might be time to consider teeth whitening. Contact our team to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today. We’ll examine your smile carefully. In most cases, professional teeth whitening is an effective solution for achieving your desired results, and if we determine teeth whitening may not be a great option, Dr. Holcomb will be happy to walk you through alternative cosmetic dentistry solutions.
June 20, 2017
If you have recently made the choice to improve your smile with Invisalign in Collierville, you are making an excellent decision. The clear aligners gradually straighten your teeth while offering many benefits that are not possible with other orthodontic treatments. Not only are they a less noticeable option, but they are far more convenient and none restrictive because there are no wires and brackets. However, you will still need to care for the them. To keep your teeth healthy and your aligners looking great, Dr. Joshua Holcomb has the information you need for good oral hygiene during your treatment.
May 17, 2017
We don’t have to tell you how great your kids are – and we know just how much they make you smile. And when you do, you wonder if you’re doing everything you should to take care of your children’s teeth. Sure – you make sure they brush, and you’re working on flossing, but are you missing anything when it comes to their oral hygiene? In this post, your respected family dentist in Collierville shares the tips you need to keep your children’s smiles shining bright. Take this course in Kid’s Teeth 101 from Dr. Joshua Holcomb to learn more.
April 28, 2017
Do you constantly feel thirsty? Even after you just tried to quench your thirst, your mouth ends up drier than the Sahara Desert just a few minutes later. Not only is this frustrating, but the chronic bad breath that accompanies dry mouth is embarrassing. Truth be told, chronic dry mouth really isn’t good for your oral health either. The office of Joshua Holcomb, DDS wants you to know the negative effects dry mouth could be having on your health and how to reverse them.
March 15, 2017
Collierville dentist Dr. Joshua Holcomb and his team couldn’t be happier knowing how happy you are with your new dental implants. And because we want you to stay that way, Dr. Holcomb would like to offer you some important tips on how best to care for your dental implants. Read on to learn more about the do’s and don’ts of proper oral hygiene for your implanted restorations.
February 14, 2017
You cannot wish away your smile defects. While your smile is healthy, those dark stains and chipped front teeth hurt your self-confidence. A friend has told you about porcelain veneers from Collier dentist, Dr. Joshua A. Holcomb. Could they be the cosmetic refurbishment you need for a dazzling new look? Find out about veneers and if you qualify for them at a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Holcomb.
January 17, 2017
Sedation dentistry in allows anxious patients to relax when they undergo any number of preventive, restorative or cosmetic dental procedures. Not just for eliminating pain, sedation relaxes people who struggle with fear of going to the dentist. Dr. Joshua Holcomb, sedation dentist in Collierville, uses nitrous oxide by itself or in combination with oral sedation medications to help people of all ages get the dental care they need.
December 10, 2016
If your teeth have started to turn yellow or brown, chances are you have been considering whitening your teeth. Now, you have a lot of options to whiten your teeth with the wide availability of over-the-counter whitening products. But, are these products really the best option? There are distinct differences between the whitening products you buy at a local store and the treatments available from your dentist. Dr. Joshua Holcomb offers teeth whitening in Collierville. As your dentist, he has the information you need to know about whitening treatments to choose the best option for you.
November 13, 2016
You and your friends decided to go on a nice long hike today, and it’s been a great trip. The weather was just perfect and the vistas were beautiful. Now it’s finally time to relax and enjoy the view from the top, but your friends immediately take out their cameras and phones and ask everyone to stand together. You know in a day that all of these pictures will be up on social media, and many of them will feature your crooked teeth. You’ve always been self-conscious about them, but you never could convince yourself that braces were right for you. They just seem like they’d be so uncomfortable, but what else can you do? Dr. Joshua Holcomb wants you to know that you can get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign in Collierville. (more…)