Are you a new patient at 615 Smile Design Studio? Our dental office welcomes new dental patients and wants to help them discover the best solutions for their dental concerns. Here you can learn more about what happens at routine dental visits, read dental FAQs, and learn more new patient information for our office in Nashville, TN.
Dental Exams and Cleanings
At regular dental appointments, we offer oral exams and cleanings. Patients need to schedule regular dental appointments Dental examinations and cleanings help maintain the smile for strong, beautiful, and lasting smiles.
First, we will review your dental x-rays. We will examine the teeth, gums, and soft tissues of your mouth. Our team looks for cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer.
Dental cavities are pits or holes in the tooth enamel that can expose the nerves and blood vessels to harmful bacteria. Common signs of gum disease can include irritation, bleeding, and receding gums. When looking for signs of oral cancer, we look for white and red patches and chronic sores in the mouth.
If you have restorations like dental crowns or fillings, we will ensure they are stable. We will also recommend an oral hygiene routine personalized to your needs. If you need to use a specific floss or type of brush, we will recommend them to you so you can easily maintain your smile at home.
After the exam, our hygienists will clean the teeth and gums. They use stainless steel dental tools that can access hard-to-reach areas between teeth and at the back of the mouth. Our hygienists gently scrape teeth to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Plaque is a bacterial film that can harden to form tartar. It is often difficult for patients to remove plaque once it becomes tartar, especially if it’s difficult to reach.
Scaling and root planing are cleanings specifically done to prevent gum disease. During these deep cleaning treatments, our hygienists smooth the tooth roots and clean beneath the gum tissue. Patients who already have early signs of gum disease, including red and swollen gums, benefit from these treatments. Our hygienists will also floss between each tooth and polish them with fluoride.
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New Patient Q&A
Do you have questions about our office? Read answers to popularly asked questions about 615 Smile Design Studio:
Are you accepting new patients?
615 Smile Design Studio is accepting new patients. Call our Nashville dentist office today at (615) 637-2878 or request an appointment with our team online. We will need your dental history from your previous office and insurance information before your first visit. Our patient paperwork will be emailed to you before your first visit.
How often should I visit the dentist?
We recommend that patients visit for a routine cleaning and exam biannually or every six months. If patients have chronic dental health problems like gum disease, we recommend visits four times a year. Our team can help patients prevent common problems like cavities and gum disease at regular visits.
Does your office accept dental insurance?
At 615 Smile Design Studio, we accept most PPO insurances. We also work with financial companies like Lending Club, CareCredit, and Alphaeon. These companies offer convenient payment plans for dental patients.
Contact Our Dental Office
Are you looking for a friendly dental office in the Nashville area? Call (615) 637-2878 or request a dental appointment on our website. If you have any questions about your current dental concerns, please let us know, and we can help. We serve patients in Dickson, Nashville, and the surrounding communities.