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July 14, 2017

Why Should I Invest in Teeth Whitening?

Young woman with bright smile following teeth whiteningWhen 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.
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October 6, 2015

Count On The Expert Emergency Dentist Collierville Trusts

Knocked out tooth? Call the emergency dentist collierville prefersIf you’ve ever had an unexpected dental emergency, like a broken tooth, or a throbbing molar, you know they don’t wait for regular business hours to pop up. And if you’ve never had a dental emergency, count yourself lucky — and be prepared. Serious tooth problems can happen to anyone, no matter how good your oral health habits are — that’s why they’re unexpected emergencies. But Dr. Holcomb, your emergency dentist in Collierville, is ready for the task. We answer the phone 24/7 and promise to get you in to see the doctor on the same day — because no one should be left waiting in pain.
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September 3, 2015

Why is Collierville Dentist, Dr. Joshua Holcomb, the Right Choice?

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Choosing a dentist is no longer a simple matter of calling the only dental practitioner in town to schedule an appointment. Collierville residents have numerous options, but the clear choice for outstanding patient care, friendly staff, and a welcoming atmosphere is Dr. Joshua Holcomb. Our Collierville, TN practice welcomes families from surrounding communities to schedule a visit with Dr. Holcomb and his outstanding team today. Our office is conveniently located off of Poplar Ave, offers extended early morning hours on Thursday, and provides same-day emergency care for patients of record. Call to schedule an appointment with your Collierville dentist today.
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August 12, 2015

Conscious Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Relax During a Dental Procedure

Sedation dentistry can help you relax.Dental phobia is a real condition. We’re not lying. There are a lot more people than you may realize that suffer from this condition. Also referred to as dental anxiety, it’s a condition that speaks for itself. It doesn’t matter how old or young a patient is, there always seems to be something that keeps them away from the dentist’s office. Maybe it’s the sound of the dental drill that gives them nightmares, or the office “smell” that permeates throughout the practice. Forgoing treatment outright is not a smart decision. If you suffer from dental phobia or anxiety, you know firsthand the feelings that occur. We want you to know that there are ways to deal with dental phobia, and one is through conscious sedation dentistry. This specialized treatment is designed to keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout your procedure. Our dental office in Collierville, TN offers this treatment for all of our patients. If you don’t suffer from any type of anxiety, then this isn’t for you. Having trouble finding a great sedation dentist, Collierville residents? Dr. Joshua Holcomb is on the job and wants you to know you’re in great hands.
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July 23, 2015

Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

dental implant treatment.So you’re dealing with missing teeth and have no idea what to do. Missing teeth can be a real pain in the mouth and can cause all sorts of confidence problems as soon as you open your mouth to smile, talk, yawn, sneeze or do whatever else. Your teeth are on display every time you do any of these things. Having a beautiful smile isn’t hard to accomplish, it just takes a visit to our office in Collierville, TN. Dr. Joshua Holcomb and his expert team are here to assist in getting you the smile of your dreams. If missing teeth are holding you back from enjoying a smile that can turn heads in all the right ways, dental implants may be just what the doctor ordered…literally!
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June 26, 2015

A Family Dentist In Collierville You Can Trust

ThinkstockPhotos-494780255 (1)When it comes to taking care of your family, we take our jobs very seriously. To us, family dentistry is about more than just checkups and cleanings. Having healthy teeth is important not just for your oral health, but your overall well-being, too. To start your family on the right path towards having a healthy smile for years to come, Dr. Joshua Holcomb is your family dentist in Collierville, TN. His team will provide all the comforts you and your family deserve while providing gentle care that you won’t find anywhere else. Providing excellent family dentistry services is what we do best!
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May 30, 2015

Root Canal Therapy With Your Comfort In Mind

A root canal can save your tooth.A root canal is a procedure that every patient fears. We understand why – the sound of a dental drill doing its work on a patient’s mouth can be pretty frightening. But, did you know the entire root canal process can often be averted? There are simple changes in your eating habits or other dental habits that can keep your teeth as strong and healthy as possible. At Dr. Joshua Holcomb’s office in Collierville, TN, his team of pros can handle all of your root canal needs, should you need them. We want your mouth to have a strong foundation. Plus, a healthy mouth means a happy smile, and we love dealing with happy smiles.
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April 24, 2015

Restore Your Smile with Crown & Bridge Treatment in Collierville, TN

78769905Missing even a single tooth can greatly impact your quality of life, making it difficult to eat and speak properly. Multiple missing teeth is even worse; depending on the location in the mouth where the teeth have been lost, it may prove difficult to get the nutrition you need due to inability to chew certain foods. Fortunately, today’s advanced technology makes it possible to reclaim a complete smile and a strong bite with custom crowns and bridges.

Replacing Missing Teeth with a Bridge

Your crown and bridge treatment will begin with a consultation with Dr. Holcomb. Our team will take all aspects of your oral health into consideration when recommending treatment. If you are missing one or more teeth in a row, crown and bridgework may prove the ideal solution for you. As long as the teeth situated on either side of the gap are healthy enough to support dental crowns, a bridge can be used to replace the teeth you have lost.

A crown is a custom dental restoration that is typically crafted of porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal. It is meticulously designed and milled to fit precisely over your existing tooth after it has been prepared for placement. A bridge is comprised of one or more false teeth known as pontics. Supported by matching crowns, this bridge will rest snugly against your gums for a seamless appearance and total comfort. Due to the materials used to create your restorations, your crowns and bridge will look and feel just like natural teeth.

Schedule Your Crown & Bridge Consultation Today

If you are missing one or more consecutive teeth and are interested in learning more about your restorative dentistry options, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today. Dr. Holcomb and his team look forward to providing you with the unparalleled level of quality dental care you deserve. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Collierville, TN proudly serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Germantown, Olive Branch, Bartlett, Pembrook, and beyond.

March 25, 2015

Emergency Dentist in Collierville, TN : Advice from Dr. Holcomb

ThinkstockPhotos-187956100A dental emergency, by its very nature, is unexpected and often impossible to avoid. You may have been chewing an especially hard bit of candy and cracked one of your molars. Maybe you tripped during your morning jog and fell, dislodging a front tooth. Regardless of the nature of your injury, a dental emergency is a situation that warrants assessment and treatment by a dental professional as soon as possible. At Joshua Holcomb, DDS, you’ll find that though you may not be prepared for a dental emergency, our team is.

Dental Emergencies Procedures

Knowing what to do during a dental emergency can make all the difference in the world when it comes to pain and preserving your oral health. A good rule of thumb is to have a cold compress on hand at all times. In the case of a severe toothache or a broken tooth, a cold compress can help alleviate pain and swelling until you are able to make it to our office. Over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen can also help with inflammation and discomfort.

If you knock out a tooth, carefully hold it by the crown (the portion that is usually visible above the gum line) and gently rinse it with warm water to clear it of any debris. Take care to avoid removing any connective tissue that may be attached to it, and place it in a small container or plastic bag filled with milk or saliva. Contact us right away; timing is key when it comes to saving a tooth that has been dislodged.

Our office is equipped with all of the latest technology and materials, allowing us to provide our dental emergency patients with unparalleled care in a warm and comfortable environment.

Your Collierville, TN Dental Emergency Experts

When you are faced with an unexpected dental emergency, you need to know that you have a capable, experienced, and easily accessible emergency dentist on call. Dr. Joshua Holcomb and his team are committed to providing exceptional emergency care to patients in Collierville, TN and the surrounding areas, including Pembrook, Bartlett, Olive Branch, Germantown, and beyond. We look forward to alleviating your pain quickly, offering gentle and compassionate care, and helping you get back to your normal daily routine sooner.

December 25, 2014

Collierville Family & General Dentist

185549269How much do you know about your child’s teeth? Children grow up fast. But it’s important to take care of their teeth and gums every step of the way. Although your child’s baby teeth eventually fall out, they play an important role by helping your child chew food safely and speak clearly. Baby teeth also save space for adult teeth, and help guide them into place. Even before your child gets their first tooth, you can maintain their dental health by wiping their gums with a clean damp gauze or cloth. By age 2, you should teach them to brush and floss with fluoride toothpaste twice a day. By age 3, you should make sure they have their first dental checkup appointment with Dr. Holcomb. Dr. Holcomb is a trusted family and general Collierville dentist, now delivering quality care daily to families throughout Collierville, TN, Germantown, Pembrook, Memphis, Bartlett, Olive Branch, and the surrounding communities.

Collierville Children’s Dentistry: How Do Little Teeth Develop?

Baby Teeth

  • 4 to 7 months: Teething begins. Your baby’s gums may be swollen and red where the teeth are cutting through.
  • 8 to 12 months: Upper middle teeth emerge. Girls usually get their teeth before boys.
  • 9 to 16 months: Top and bottom teeth right next to the middle teeth begin to appear. Teeth usually emerge in pairs, one on each side of the mouth.

Toddler Teeth

  • 2 to 19 months: The first molars come in on the bottom and the top of the mouth. Baby teeth are a brighter white and smaller than permanent teeth.
  • 16 to 23 months: The sharp, pointed teeth called the canines emerge on the top and bottom. If your baby doesn’t show any signs of a tooth by the time she’s 18 months old, mention it to her doctor. The very back teeth, or second molars, work their way in on the bottom as well.
  • 25 to 33 months: The second molars on the top come in right after those on the bottom.

Preschool Teeth

  • 3 years: Your child has a full set of 20 primary teeth by now and should come in for their first dental checkup.
  • 4 years: Jaw and facial bones grow, creating space between the primary teeth for your child’s adult teeth to come in.

School Age Teeth

  • 6 to 12 years: Your child starts losing their teeth. During these years, both baby teeth and permanent teeth appear as one type replaces the other. They may fall out in any order, but your child may lose their baby teeth in the same order in which they arrived. The middle teeth are usually the first to go, followed by the ones on either side. The molars can be lost at any time after that, but will likely be gone between age 9 and 12. This is a good time to begin protecting your child’s teeth from decay with dental sealants and fluoride treatments. At about age 7, Holcomb will be able to determine if your child will need orthodontic treatment to maintain a straight smile.
  • 12 years: Your child has a full set of 28 adult teeth.

Collierville Family Dentist Appointments for the Whole Family

Remember, comprehensive general dental care should be a priority at every stage of life. Protect the little smiles in your family; make a dental checkup appointment for them with Dr. Holcomb at his kid friendly Collierville general dentist office today. Dr. Holcomb proudly restores smiles daily throughout Collierville, TN, Germantown, Pembrook, Memphis, Bartlett, Olive Branch, and nearby areas.

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