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5 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease and Why it's So Important Apr 1st, 2021

The numbers surrounding gum disease, or periodontitis, are alarming. The CDC reports that nearly 65 million Americans over the age of 30 have mild, moderate, or severe gum disease, leading to irreversible damage if not treated. At Simple Smiles, located in Johnson City, Tennessee, we are dedicated to helping patients...

Invisalign®: Because Straight Teeth are Important to Your Oral Health Mar 1st, 2021

They say that the first thing someone notices when meeting you is your smile. And if your teeth are far from straight, you can feel extremely self-conscious. But did you know that having crooked or crowded teeth can have a negative impact on all the different aspects of your well-being,...

Don't Let Fear of the Dentist Cause You To Neglect Your Teeth Feb 1st, 2021

Are you afraid to visit the dentist? Dental anxiety isn’t uncommon. But putting off dental work due to fear can do greater damage to your oral health. At Simple Smiles in Johnson City, Tennessee, Sarah Carlisle, DMD and Drew Shabo, DDS provide expert dental treatment while keeping you relaxed. Our...

How To Safeguard Your Dental Health Jan 20th, 2021

When you think about dental health, bright, dazzling, straight teeth may come to mind. There’s definitely an aesthetic value to a beautiful smile, making services like teeth whitening, veneers and Invisalign® increasingly popular. But that’s only part of the story. Have you ever heard the expression about your mouth providing...

Does It Hurt to Get a Crown? Dec 3rd, 2020

A dental crown is a necessary procedure if you’ve cracked a tooth, need a root canal, or have a discolored tooth. Most dental crown procedures are designed to medically and cosmetically improve your smile. If you’ve never had a crown, your first question is likely: Will it hurt?  The short...

Help! My Teeth are Yellow Nov 19th, 2020

Yellow teeth are one of the most frustrating cosmetic problems. Why? Because it sneaks up on you. One morning your smile twinkles, and then over time, you notice that it’s lost its shine.  What happened to your beautiful, brilliant smile and how do you get rid of the yellow stains?...

Foods to Avoid After Teeth Whitening Oct 1st, 2020

Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry services in the United States. After all, a bright white, picture-perfect smile is achievable and affordable — and it’s a great way to enhance your appearance. However, teeth whitening isn’t permanent. The same habits that stained your teeth in...

How Often Should I Schedule Dental Cleanings? Sep 4th, 2020

If you want to protect your teeth and have a brilliant smile, you should regularly see your dentist for dental cleanings. These visits let your dentist examine your teeth to spot problems that give you pain and to troubleshoot issues that could bother you in the future. So, we agree...

How Veneers Can Brighten Your Smile and Boost Your Confidence Aug 24th, 2020

Your teeth go through a lot during your life, and in the process they may become chipped from biting issues or trauma, or they may shift in your mouth so they’re sitting crooked. Teeth can also become stained from food, drink, tobacco, or medications.  These cosmetic issues can put a...

Crowns vs. Bridges: How are They Different? Jul 22nd, 2020

If, through injury or decay, a tooth gets damaged or comes out, what do you do? Depending on the situation, a crown or bridge may give you the solution you need. Both of these prosthetic devices can be good options to permanently fix your smile, but the two often get...

The Big Benefits of Dental Implants for Replacing Missing Teeth Jun 1st, 2020

At Simple Smiles, our goal is to help you enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles. If you’re missing one or more teeth, your smile may not be as nice as you’d like. Dr. Shabo and offers several options for replacing missing teeth such as dental bridges. However, the gold standard...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening May 27th, 2020

If your teeth look dull or a bit yellow, you may not be happy when you smile or look in the mirror. You may even withdraw from social situations.  Luckly, a small change can have a big impact. Our caring and competent dental team offers simple, effective in-office teeth whitening...

Veneers: They're an Easy Solution to More Smile Flaws Than You Realize Apr 30th, 2020

More than half of Americans are unhappy with their smile. So if you’re always showing a closed-lip smile, you’re not alone. The good news is that there’s one procedure that can help you fall in love with your smile without forcing you to go through a lengthy and painful recovery...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign® Trays Mar 19th, 2020

If you’re a candidate for Invisalign® invisible teeth aligners, you might think choosing them over braces seems like a no-brainer, and you wouldn’t be wrong. After all, if you don’t have to deal with the wires, the hardware, and the multiple follow-up visits, why would you?  Invisalign frees you from...

7 Key Tips for Choosing the Best Dentist for You Mar 5th, 2020

7 KEY TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE BEST DENTIST FOR YOU Just because a dentist has a dental degree doesn’t mean they’re right for you. Keep reading for 7 key tips for choosing the best dentist for you. KEYWORD(S): CHOOSING THE BEST DENTIST Oral health plays a key part in the...

How Often Should You Go to the Dentist? A Guide for Adults Mar 4th, 2020

This answer varies between each person. On average, an adult only needs to see the dentist once or twice a year. This rule of thumb is for adults who have good oral hygiene and generally don’t have problems with their teeth. This is also typical for those with dental insurance....