Our team understands quality prevention and oral hygiene are at the foundation of your superstar smile. At Nashville Smiles, we're here to keep that smile healthy, glowing, and camera-ready — starting with the best preventive care near Nashville, TN, and beyond!
With a skilled team and the latest in advanced dental tools, Nashville Smiles will help you keep your smile shining and healthy! Proactive cleaning, polishing, and dental care will keep your smile healthy and beautiful all year round.
Get Your Shine On! Dental Cleanings
Did you know that it only takes 6 months for plaque and tartar to build up as the result of bacteria living off the bits of food trapped in hard-to-reach places? Cavities are formed when the presence of this bacteria goes untreated and causes the teeth to decay. Routine cleanings allow for the effective removal of these bacteria, while routine exams help to catch issues like oral cancer early on. So many dental concerns and oral health issues can be easily prevented with routine cleanings and exams!
At Nashville Smiles, we encourage patients to schedule cleanings at least every 6 months to maintain healthy oral hygiene while keeping bacteria and plaque at bay. During your preventive cleaning, our team will take time to look for warning signs of other dental health conditions including cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and more. Based on the current state of your oral health, our team may recommend more frequent, targeted cleanings.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused by bacterial deposits known as plaque. Left untreated, plaque eventually causes periodontal pockets to form below the gum line, leaving bacteria in areas that are very difficult to reach with everyday brushing and flossing.
Periodontal therapy is vital to maintaining healthy gums and preventing tooth loss. Because of the strong connection between gum health and total body wellness, periodontal treatment is beneficial to many other systemic issues within the body!
At Nashville Smiles, our hygienists will gently remove plaque from below the gumline to eradicate bacteria and protect against further oral health concerns.
Oral Cancer Screenings
With every preventive care visit to Nashville Smiles, you will receive a comprehensive screening for oral cancer using the ViziLite PRO® oral cancer screening system. This painless, non-invasive scanning system is so sensitive that it can detect instances of oral cancer in even the earliest phases.
Nightguards For TMJ Pain
Even the healthiest smiles can need VIP-level protection! If you grind your teeth (bruxism) while you sleep, this condition could lead to conditions like TMJ, recurring headaches, and uneven wear on your teeth! Nashville dentist Dr. Winfree offers custom-crafted night guards to preserve your healthy, even smile, and protect against the damaging effects of bruxism, including headaches and bite dysfunction!
Mouthguards For Athletics
Are you involved in sports? Protect your smile using a customized athletic mouthguard! This simple piece can be critical to protecting your teeth, and protecting against concussions! Our team will work with you to design a mouthguard that fits you best, so you can safely stay active and smiling!
Desensitizing Treatments For Sensitive Teeth
Are your teeth sensitive to hot and cold? Don't let that sensitivity affect your ability to enjoy the foods and drinks you crave! Call Nashville Smiles for your consultation.
After ruling out any more serious causes of the sensitivity, Dr. Winfree will apply a special paste designed to take away your tooth sensitivity for months and provide tips on minimizing tooth sensitivity between appointments.
Top Preventive Care & Dental Cleanings In Nashville, TN
A long-lasting celebrity smile is rooted in optimal oral health and maintenance. If it's been a while since your last trip to the dentist, Nashville Smiles is here to help you get on track to your healthiest, most glowing smile!
Our proactive teeth cleanings and dental exams are designed to keep your smile shiny, healthy, and beautiful for life. Call us today to schedule your preventive care appointment!