Tooth Talk

It is important to SnodgrassKing to consistently educate the public on everyday dental issues. Below, you’ll find answers to some really good questions regarding child dental care. If you have a different question you would like answered, simply fill out this form.

Now, let’s get to some tooth talk!

5 Signs You Should Take Your Toddler to the Dentist toddler dentistAs a parent, you should be aware of all dental problems that can potentially affect your child. You should also know the early signs of dental infections and other dental problems, to be able to tell when ... Continue Reading →

Top Myths and Misconceptions about Pediatric Dentistry pediatric dentistryPediatric dentistry deals with the oral health care needs of children from infancy through adolescence. Pediatric dentists are qualified and experienced in providing care for a child’s gums, mouth, and teeth throughout the different stages of their ... Continue Reading →

Why You Need To Take Your Kids to a Pediatric Specific Dentist Pediatric dentist Nashville TnGoing to the dentist every six months should be part of your healthcare routine. However, it’s recommended that a child should see a pediatric specific dentist each month to ensure that everything is in order. The difference ... Continue Reading →

Pediatric Dentistry Orthodontic Services According to the CDC, dental decay in children ages 2-5 was only seen in 18 percent of patients from 1988-1994, but then grew to 24 percent from 1994-2004.  From there, the CDC found that in 2007, this ... Continue Reading →

The Powers Of Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics There is something special to say about dental practices that combine pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, especially since both dental branches are involved in giving children healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. Where pediatric dentistry is concerned, children receive pediatric ... Continue Reading →

Tips for Teaching Children About The Importance Of Tongue Cleaning It’s tough getting kids to brush their teeth, but there is another challenge that parents face when teaching children about the importance of tongue cleaning.  Tongue cleaning is a vital component to maintaining excellent oral health in ... Continue Reading →

How Pediatric Dentistry Helps Fight The Rise Of Tooth Decay In Children While some people view pediatric dentistry as using regular orthodontic practices on smaller people, it’s an entirely separate and distinctive field. For this reason, it experiences its own trends and advancements, one of which is the alarming ... Continue Reading →

When Is The Best Time to Schedule Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment? WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO SCHEDULE MY CHILD’S DENTIST APPOINTMENT? In the United States, tooth decay is the most chronic childhood disease of oral health.  Most children in the United States do not have their first dentist ... Continue Reading →

Snodgrassking Advocates Special Needs Dentistry by Celebrating Autism Awareness Month The tenth annual World Autism Awareness Day was held April 2, 2017, and every year autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. This year during Autism Awareness Month, Snodgrassking amplify ... Continue Reading →

National Autism Awareness Month: Pediatric Dentistry that Celebrates Autism with Special Needs Dentistry Each year in April National Autism Awareness Month is celebrated in order to bring awareness and shine a light on individuals who fall under one of the autism spectrum disorders. Autism is a mental condition that is ... Continue Reading →

Dr. Jason Roedig answers, “Am I too old for braces?” https://youtu.be/UpVirxLszmk Continue Reading →

Snodgrassking Celebrates Autism Awareness Month With Pediatric Special Needs Dentistry Learn How Snodgrassking Raises Awareness For Autism Awareness Month & Provides Special Needs Dentistry With Their Specialized Pediatric Dental Services Each year in April National Autism Awareness Month is celebrated in order to bring awareness and shine a ... Continue Reading →

Benefits of Special Needs Dentistry Services What Is Special Needs Dentistry? Special needs dentistry is dental care offered by dentists who provide dentistry services to individuals who have a special circumstance or disability that requires additional care in order for the patient to receive oral ... Continue Reading →

Special Needs Dentists Support Autism Awareness Ever wonder what it’s like to see the world from a different point of view? Children and adults who have been diagnosed with autism or one of the autism spectrum disorders (Asperger syndrome and PDD-NOS) see the world ... Continue Reading →

Top Tips for Successfully Introducing Your Child to the Dentist NEED HELP PREPARING YOUR CHILD TO VISIT THE DENTIST FOR THE FIRST TIME?  WE HAVE ADVICE FOR YOU! Visiting a dentist for the first time can be a daunting experience, especially for children.  Pediatric dentistry is a specialized field ... Continue Reading →

Pediatric Dental Health for a Lifetime Young children often mimic the actions of parents as an action of adoration. Parents may take advantage of the developmental behavior by teaching youngsters good oral hygiene habits from an early age. By learning and imitating good ... Continue Reading →

Happy Dental Health Month from Dr. Robin Hobbs! Continue Reading →

Dr. Crystal talks about how to get your child excited about taking care of their teeth. Continue Reading →

Dr. Miriam talks about what it takes to become an Orthodontist! Continue Reading →

Time For Change | Treat Your Teeth to a New Year’s Resolution It is that time again — time to make your New Year’s Resolution and keep it. But don’t let it feel like a chore or another To-Do on your list, especially if you get the whole family ... Continue Reading →

Commonly Heard of Genetic Oral/Dental Abnormalities Commonly Heard of Genetic Oral/Dental Abnormalities Did you know that genetic disorders or diseases are caused by an abnormality or mutation that occurs in one’s DNA / a gene? Dental and oral abnormalities can be found in people ... Continue Reading →

The Negative Effects of Oral Piercings The Negative Effects of Oral Piercings Facial piercings have become much more of a trend over the past couple of decades. Some people express themselves by having lip piercings or tongue piercings, while others actually have their cheeks ... Continue Reading →

Meet Dr. Crystal Rucker | Your Spring Hill Pediatric Dentist Meet Dr. Crystal Rucker | Your Spring Hill Pediatric Dentist Every dentist, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, and hygienist at Snodgrass-King Dental Association is an incredible part of our team. This month, we’d love to introduce you to one ... Continue Reading →

Have a Tooth-Friendly & Healthy Halloween Tooth Friendly Halloween Treats Halloween will be here before we know it. There is a lot of hustle and bustle that happens in October to pull together costumes, decorate the house, and buy candy for trick-or-treaters. Will the ... Continue Reading →

Swollen Gums & Braces | Tips From Your Nashville Orthodontist Swollen Gums & Braces Orthodontic treatment can do more than just straighten teeth. It can turn a shy grin into a radiant smile and make you feel like a million bucks! That’s why taking care of your teeth ... Continue Reading →

The Pink Out Program Pink Out Your Braces for Breast Cancer Awareness Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ... Continue Reading →

Oral Health & Obesity | Influencing a Healthier Youth Lifestyle Oral Health & Obesity Obesity, defined as a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body, is a serious issue. Americans are facing and attempting to battle it on a daily basis. Roughly ... Continue Reading →

Meet Dr. Jason J. Roedig | Your Local Spring Hill Orthodontist Meet Dr. Jason J. Roedig We are lucky to say that Snodgrass-King Dental Associates has a rock star team of dentists and orthodontists at all five of our locations. Did you know that we have a team in ... Continue Reading →

Beating Chronic Bad Breath | Causes & Solutions for Halitosis How to Treat Chronic Bad Breath Do people back away when you are speaking? Does a green haze drift from your mouth after sleeping or eating like in the cartoons? Are you constantly avoiding close up conversation because ... Continue Reading →

Frenectomy | Why It’s Needed and When | Fixing Your Frenum Fixing Your Frenum Sometimes dental issues have causes beyond our teeth – maybe your dental problem involves your gums, jawbone, facial muscles, tongue, surrounding tissue… the list goes on. There is a lot going on in and around ... Continue Reading →

How to Fix Gapped Teeth | Treating Diastema How to Fix Gaps & Spaces in Teeth When you think of a perfect smile, do you think of a straight, white set of teeth? In a perfect world, everyone’s teeth would come in straight and white – ... Continue Reading →

Meet Dr. Nic Bisig | Your Local Orthodontist in Murfreesboro Meet Dr. Nic Bisig! Snodgrass-King Dental Associates have a well-educated and caring staff at all locations in Nashville. Did you know that we also have a Murfreesboro location? Tell us a little about your background. I was actually ... Continue Reading →

The Signs, Symptoms, & Complications of Mouth Breathing Mouth Breathing & Your Oral Health Some people mouth breath when they are asleep, have a cold or congestion, or even on a day-to-day basis. Allergies often give way to mouth breathing, as well as issues such as ... Continue Reading →

Unusual & Alternative Uses for Dental Hygiene Products Alternative Uses For Dental Hygiene Products Flossing, brushing, and rinsing your mouth out with mouthwash are all extremely important for good hygiene and oral health along with keeping up with your regular check-ups. But there are other incredibly ... Continue Reading →

Fixes For Chipped, Gapped & Discolored Teeth How To Fix Chipped, Gapped & Discolored Teeth Routine dental check-ups are usually pretty quick. Have x-rays taken, get your teeth cleaned, chat with the dentist, and set another appointment for next time. Many cosmetic procedures only take ... Continue Reading →

Dr. Tiffany Hetmanek Promoted to Director of General & Cosmetic Services Snodgrass-King Dental 125 Cool Springs Blvd Franklin, TN 37067 For Immediate Release Media Contact: Rivers Fischer Tel: 615-771-1111(W); 615-477-4789(Cell) Email: Rivers@snodgrassking.com Dr. Tiffany Hetmanek Promoted to Director of General & Cosmetic Services Franklin, TN. – SnodgrassKing Pediatric Dental Associates is pleased to announce ... Continue Reading →

Get To Know Dr. Miriam Hall | Cool Springs & Franklin, TN Orthodontist Our Cools Springs & Franklin, TN Orthodontist Are you thinking about straightening your smile? Snodgrass-King Dental Associates have some of the best orthodontists around town. You deserve quality care from educated and skilled professionals. In the Cool Springs ... Continue Reading →

Conquering Sleep Apnea with Oral Appliance Therapy Conquering Sleep Apnea Recent studies have show that over 18 million American adults suffer from a range of mild to severe sleep apnea. It is still unclear how many children also suffer from sleep apnea, but studies are ... Continue Reading →

Permanent Retainers | Kid Tested, Parent Approved Orthodontic Retainers | Protecting Your Investment Orthodontic treatment is a serious investment that hopefully harbors beneficial life-long results. Orthodontic retainers are meant to keep that investment in place. To be expected, some children have trouble remembering to wear ... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Orthodontic Retainers | Protecting Orthodontic Investments Orthodontic Retainers Have you spent the majority of your life wanting to have straight teeth, or do you or your child finally have a nicely aligned smile after braces? Whatever the case, having straight teeth takes time, care, ... Continue Reading →

Get To Know Dr. Heidi Sottek | Hermitage & Mt. Juliet Orthodontist Get To Know Dr. Heidi Finding the right orthodontist for you or your child is an important decision. When looking for the right one, you can never go wrong with the incredible roster of orthodontists at Snodgrass-King Dental ... Continue Reading →

Invisalign® and Clear Braces | Orthodontics for Teens and Adults Invisalign® and Clear Braces Many kids find it exciting to get braces – almost like it is a right of passage when growing up. Unfortunately, adults don’t generally feel this way when confronted with the need for braces ... Continue Reading →

Cost of Braces | Orthodontic Treatment Timeline Snodgrass-King Orthodontics Cost is often a high priority factor that influences many parents’ decision regarding orthodontic treatment for their children, or themselves. When it comes to braces, or orthodontic alternatives like Invisalign®, our patients need to know two ... Continue Reading →

What to Expect When Getting Braces Think Your Child Needs Orthodontic Braces? To some kids, getting braces is thought of as a normal part of growing up. Maybe a sibling, cousin, or even friend has had braces before. Maybe they are even excited about ... Continue Reading →

Cavities Are Not Just For Kids | Adult Cavities & Reasons Adult Cavities, & Why They Occur When you think about cavities, you may think about sugary treats, sodas, and cereals, which then may bring you to thinking of that cavity you had when you were just a kid. ... Continue Reading →

Oral Health During Pregnancy | What You Need To Know Pregnancy & Oral Health To start, your body’s overall health is, in many important ways, linked to your oral health. When you become pregnant, your health becomes a much larger part of your daily focus as, of course, ... Continue Reading →

Getting Wisdom Teeth Removed | Why Age Matters Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars – the last teeth to file in. Those two words, wisdom and teeth, have children hiding under beds and behind curtains. Children are not alone, ... Continue Reading →

Nashville Teeth Whitening | For A More Brilliant Smile Nashville Teeth Whitening Is a smile, or lack thereof, the first thing that you notice on a person? If so, do you flaunt or worry about your own smile? Everyone’s smile is unique and worth showing. Don’t let ... Continue Reading →

Dr. Robin Hobbs | Get to Know Your Local Pediatric Dentist Snodgrass-King Doctor Profile – Pediatric Dentist Dr. Robin Hobbs How well do you know your dentist? Your child’s dentist? When choosing a pediatric dentist for your child, why not get to know the person behind the floss? Because ... Continue Reading →

Causes and Treatments for Gum Sensitivity Gum Sensitivity Toothaches are the worst, but do you ever think about your gums aching? Unless you’re an avid flosser or a dentist, you probably don’t pay much attention to the state of your gums. Now is the ... Continue Reading →

Treating Sensitive Teeth | What Causes Tooth Sensitivity? Are You Experiencing Tooth Sensitivity? Particularly hot cup of coffee? Biting into ice cream? Ouch! We’ve all been there. No one wants to experience that horrible, sharp pain that shoots up your tooth, through the root, and basically ... Continue Reading →

Oral Cancer Screenings & Oral Cancer Prevention Oral Cancer Even if you aren’t a smoker, oral cancer is not something to mess with. In fact, oral and throat cancer kill roughly one person every hour of every day. Yikes! And twice as many men are ... Continue Reading →

The Pros and Cons of Cosmetic Dentistry | Veneers vs. Bonding Why You Need A Cosmetic Dentist Your mouth is an important part of your daily life, whether you are eating lunch, chatting to a colleague, or kissing your loved ones. If you have a chipped tooth from a ... Continue Reading →

Common Oral Health Issues for Special Needs Patients | Your Special Needs Dentist Nashville Special Needs Dentistry Dental care in special needs children is extremely important to ensure that their oral health is strong. Depending on the severity of your child’s needs — physical, emotional, developmental, or behavioral – different dental ... Continue Reading →

Special Needs Dentistry | Extraordinary Patient Care to All Special Needs Dentistry Many adults and children fear going to the dentist, but it can be especially frightening for children – and that much more scary for children with special needs. Whether it is a physical, medical, developmental, ... Continue Reading →

Free Dental Day 2016 Was A Success! Teeth Cleaning and Dental Work for Free?! Oh My! In case you haven’t heard, our Free Dental Day this past weekend was a huge success with over $137,000 in free dental treatment given away in one day! Thank ... Continue Reading →

National Tooth Fairy Day | Pillows and Loose Teeth Beware The Tooth Fairy Inspires Great Oral Health Mom, did you know that February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day? We often take so much time to get ready for Santa and the Easter Bunny, but why not be ... Continue Reading →

Kid’s Dental Emergency Prep Guide | For Parents Who Aren’t Dentists The Dental Emergency Prep Guide Winter weather still means outside playtime for your active kids. We all know that a little too much caffeine and sugar from the holidays combined with snow or icy weather can sometimes equal ... Continue Reading →

Child Bruxism | Breaking The Habit Of Kids Grinding Teeth Bruxism (grinding teeth) and Pediatric Dentistry After the bedtime stories and lights out, you may hear gnashing of teeth… and no; I don’t mean the whines of a child that doesn’t want to go to bed. I mean ... Continue Reading →

A Healthy Smile Helps With A Healthy Heart Improving Heart Health with a Healthy Smile February is about more than just Valentine’s Day. It’s also National Tooth Fairy Day, Snodgrass King’s Free Dental Day (Feb. 27th 7 a.m.-3p.m.), and American Heart Month! About 610,000 people die ... Continue Reading →

10 Oral Health Myths and Tooth Truths Oral Health Myths? Brushing and flossing may seem like simple tasks, but when it comes to you and your child’s oral health, we want you to do it right and know facts. Taking care of your teeth can ... Continue Reading →

Bye, Bye Baby Teeth | Hello Tooth Fairy Let’s Talk Baby Teeth! There is a lot to learn when you are a parent to a young child. As a parent, you won’t always have the answer to every question, but we can help you keep your ... Continue Reading →

Canker Sores | A Sore Spot in Pediatric Dentistry What Are Canker Sores Can you believe that 1 in 5 people regularly develop canker sores?! Ouch. Canker sores are white, yellow, or grey irritations found around the tongue and inside of the cheeks. Not to be confused ... Continue Reading →

5 Oral Health Nightmares To Avoid With The Right Oral Health Resolution What Can Happen if You Make the Wrong Resolutions This Year Christmas and New Year’s have come and gone and now it’s January. We all know what that means… New Year’s Resolutions. Every year we all make resolutions ... Continue Reading →

Pediatric Dental Care | 7 Tips to Help Prevent Bad Dental Habits Good Pediatric Dental Care Starts At Home Can you believe that 42% of children ages 2 to 11 develop cavities in their baby teeth?! Too many children develop bad oral hygiene habits from early on. Mom, we want ... Continue Reading →

A Holiday Treat For You AND Your Braces Holiday Treats For Orthodontic Patients! While we don’t advise eating a whole roll of Tollhouse cookie dough as fast as you can, we DO agree with Buddy the Elf that the holidays are the best time of the ... Continue Reading →

Taming the Toothache | Reasons and Remedies Taming the Toothache Mom, you know it always breaks your heart when your child is in pain. And for those of you who have had toothaches, you know just how painful they can be. When your child has ... Continue Reading →

Pediatric Sedation Dentistry | Kids Dental Made Stress-Free Stress Free Pediatric Dentistry Studies show that about 75% of adults have some level of dental fear ranging from mild to severe. Unfortunately, many children are just as scared if not more terrified of the dentist. For your ... Continue Reading →

Holiday Treats vs. Healthy Teeth | What Not to Eat on Thanksgiving Tips For a Healthy Thanksgiving Halloween has candy written all over it, but Thanksgiving also has a handful of yummy treats that could create issues for your teeth. When the holidays are mentioned, food is definitely a ... Continue Reading →

Cosmetic Dentistry | Give Mom Her Perfect Holiday Smile Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions For Mom’s Christmas Smile Makeover In case you haven’t heard… Snodgrass-King is well known for pediatrics and orthodontics. Fewer know that Snodgrass-King Dental Associates is also a Middle Tennessee Cosmetic Dentist (with the exception ... Continue Reading →

Treats for Troops: What Happened?! Treats for Troops Results Last week we concluded our 4th Annual Treats for Troops, a Snodgrass King candy buy back program. We are so excited to tell you it was HUGE success! We had around 300 kids ... Continue Reading →

Tobacco Use in Teens And Adults | An Oral Health Nightmare National Lung Cancer Awareness November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which means that teen smoking and the affects of tobacco use on our bodies will be a big topic this month. As dental professionals, we think ... Continue Reading →

How to “Halloween” with Braces As if we had to tell you… the oral investments we make for braces and retainers are worth the time and money. Life during and after orthodontic treatment does not allow us, or our children, to become ... Continue Reading →

Treats for Troops | Snodgrass King Candy Buy Back Treats For Troops 2015 We are excited to announce that we have once again, partnered with Jet’s Pizza, Crest, and Operation Gratitude for the 4th Annual Treats for Troops, a Snodgrass-King candy buy back program. Let us ... Continue Reading →

Fall Allergies | The Real Reason Your Kid’s Teeth Are Hurting Fall Allergies That Cause Dental Problems Every time the seasons change, Kleenex and allergy medication are top priority on our shopping list for the family. Spring is definitely prime time for allergies, but fall brings about another set ... Continue Reading →

Smile With Confidence | It’s National Orthodontic Health Month National Orthodontic Health Month It is becoming more and more common to celebrate fun, random holidays like National Cheeseburger Day and National Sibling Day, so why not jump on the train and join us for National Orthodontic Health ... Continue Reading →

Is Your Child’s Smile Set for School Success? Healthy Smiles Pave the Way For School Success You never know when your child is going to be sick or miss school. You can, though, help reduce the amount of school days missed a great deal by maintaining ... Continue Reading →

You Are What ‘Chew’ Eat | Teeth Friendly Foods For Back to School Success You Are What ‘Chew” Eat Along with the general but VERY important daily flossing and at least twice daily brushing of teeth, you and your children can eat foods that promote oral health. It’s easy. Send your child ... Continue Reading →

Don’t Say No to School Sports | Say Yes To Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards School Sports & Mouth Guards July, August, September… time flies by entirely too fast. Eat, work, sleep, and repeat. When is there even time for anything else? Somehow, every year we find room in our busy schedules for ... Continue Reading →

The Not So In-Depth, Super Important Back to School Checklist Back to School Dental Checklist It’s the beginning of a new school year (whoop whoop!), which means the never-ending to-do list of academia and parenting combine into one impossible, stress filled agenda! (“More like a piece of cake” ... Continue Reading →

Retainers | A Life After Braces Orthodontic Retainers We believe that it is never too late to improve your smile, but why wait? Parents, help your children be proactive in improving and maintaining great dental hygiene and oral care. Going in for regular check-ups ... Continue Reading →

Common Orthodontic Problems | Mountains and Molehills Common Orthodontic Problems The children we see everyday come in all shapes and sizes; we see tall ones, short ones, funny ones, and no-nonsense ones. And while many of their traits are easy to spot in their parents, ... Continue Reading →

An Orthodontic Cleaning Guide: For Parents Who Aren’t Dentists An Orthodontic Cleaning Guide You just made a major investment in braces…. now what? Well, whether that investment was for your child or for yourself the ultimate goal is to have a beautiful smile you’re proud to show ... Continue Reading →

Is Summer Ruining Your Teeth? Sweet Treats of Summer Summer reminds us of sweet treats like lemonade, ice cream, and frozen yogurt (don’t forget the delicious toppings!). Sorry, we probably have you getting ready to go look in your fridge to satisfy your ... Continue Reading →

5 Things You Wouldn’t Expect Your Dentist to Know About You You may have told your kids that you have eyes on the back of your head as a tactic to keep kids in check. The same actually applies to dentists. Your mouth is a crystal ball into your ... Continue Reading →

The Pros and Cons of Cosmetic Dentistry | Implants vs Dentures Implants vs Dentures Adult & Cosmetic Dentistry comes in all shapes and sizes this modern day and age. The amount of procedures available to adults can absolutely be overwhelming to understand. Who knows where to help you begin? ... Continue Reading →

You’re Not Still Using That Toothbrush, Right? Where has your toothbrush been? Whether it be for adult and cosmetic dentistry or not, let’s figure that you visit the dentist twice a year. Each time you visit the dentist, you are given the opportunity to choose ... Continue Reading →

Get It ‘Straight’ | Adults Need Braces Too “Braces Look Funny on Adults” You’re not in middle school anymore so the window of time that you can get braces has passed, right? WRONG! Adult braces (pdf) are actually much more common than you think. Approximately 1 ... Continue Reading →

A Pediatric Dentistry Guide | For Parents Who Aren’t Dentists As a parent, you’re already a nurse, chef, housekeeper, entertainer, and beholder of the snacks. We don’t think you need to add dentist to the list… that would just be exhausting! Therefore, we’ve put together this pediatric ... Continue Reading →

Even Though We Shed‘em Anyway, Keeping Baby Teeth Healthy is Important! Baby Teeth are Important Too! Let’s start by addressing the question we get most often about baby teeth. “Does it really matter if my baby’s teeth are healthy or not, they’re going to fall out anyways.” YES. We’re ... Continue Reading →