Kingsport Dentist Blog

Guide to Tooth Discoloration: Causes, Prevention, and Treatments

Tooth discoloration, or deep staining of the teeth, is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry complaints from the patients we see at Bateman Dentistry. Everyone seems to be searching for the next best product to help whiten their teeth. After all, we all want a beautiful smile.  How can I make my teeth whiter? While there are over-the-counter products that can help you achieve a more radiant smile, for some, tooth discoloration can be permanent and require cosmetic dentistry... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Thursday, Nov 4, 2021
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How to Choose a Dentist in Kingsport

Choosing a dentist can sometimes feel like a daunting task. You understand the importance of maintaining proper dental hygiene, and you know that having the right dentist in your corner can make all the difference when it comes to taking care of your pearly whites. That’s why it’s so important to carefully consider all of your options and choose a dentist who meets your needs and expectations. Of course, these considerations will be unique to your individual dental needs, but... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021
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Are Dental Implants Right For You?

According to the American College of Prosthodontists , over 100 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Although this number is expected to continue growing, advanced technology has allowed dentists to provide patients with alternatives to missing teeth for years. Dental implants have many benefits, and both safely improve your smile. If you’re considering dental implants, it’s important to understand how each of the alternatives work in order to decide which option is... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Wednesday, Jun 2, 2021
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7 Tips for Good Oral Health While Traveling

Winter travels will be here before we know it. If you’ve got upcoming vacation plans this year, don’t forget to take care of those teeth and gums. Traveling is no excuse for abandoning your daily oral hygiene routine, so be sure to stay on top of it to prevent cavities from forming while spending quality time with your favorite people. 7 Tips for Good Oral Health While Traveling Traveling with friends and family is exciting, and keeping up with a healthy oral hygiene routine... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Sunday, Nov 8, 2020
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4 Things to Know About Oral Health During Pregnancy

Oral health and pregnancy Good oral hygiene and regular trips to see your dentist are incredibly important for any individual. However, dental care is even more important for women who are pregnant. Because your oral health can affect other aspects of your health as well as the health of your growing baby, it’s crucial to be aware of the factors that come into play with your oral health during pregnancy. Here’s what you need to know about dental care and visiting your... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Thursday, Dec 19, 2019
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Guide to Sensitive Teeth: Home Remedies & When to See Your Dentist

Guide to Sensitive Teeth Do normal daily activities like eating or brushing your teeth cause you pain? If so, you could be experiencing tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is extremely common, and it can be caused by a multitude of factors. Although your tooth sensitivity could be a minor problem now, it’s important to visit your dentist to avoid any further damage down the road, as many tooth sensitivity cases may involve damage to the tooth enamel.  Schedule An... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019
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5 Habits That Can Ruin Your Teeth

5 Habits That Can Severely Damage Your Teeth Everyone knows the importance of a daily oral hygiene routine: brush, floss, repeat. However, most patients are unaware that some of their daily habits can be playing a role in the destruction of their teeth. Taking part in unhealthy habits can ruin your teeth and oral health in the long run, so be sure you are taking care of those pearly whites by avoiding these five things.  Schedule An Appointment   1. Teeth Grinding or... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
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Why are Annual Checkups Important?

Why Annual Checkups Are Vital You may wonder why your dentist recommends scheduling an appointment every six months. At Bateman Dentistry, we recommend patients receive a dental cleaning and checkup twice per year. It’s important for patients to know why we continue to push annual checkups and how they can play a major role in the overall health of your body. Each and every day, our team at Bateman Dentistry cares for patients, giving advice on how to improve oral health and... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Monday, Sep 9, 2019
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Why Your Dentist May Have a Solution to Your Headache

Headache Solutions at Your Dentist Many individuals struggle every day with chronic headaches. However, there is a multitude of individuals who don’t know their dentist could find a solution to these constant headaches.  Schedule An Appointment   Headaches from TMJ Disorders Temporomandibular joint syndrome is extremely common and can cause different levels of pain in muscles and the temporomandibular joint, resulting in chronic headaches. The... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019
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Reader's Choice 2019. A sincere Thank You

What an honor! We graciously thank you for voting us #1. We would not be here without our amazing team. They are the fabric that makes the patient experience unique.   Schedule An Appointment   We are dedicated to offering high quality dental care in a relaxed and friendly environment. As a father-son team, we bring a wealth of experience, a commitment to ongoing education, and the latest innovations in general and cosmetic dentistry . Our entire team strives to make your... Read More
at Monday, Jul 29, 2019
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5 Ways to Avoid Cavities: Tips & Tricks to a Cavity-Free Mouth

Ways to Avoid Cavities Your oral health is important to keep up with, and avoiding cavities is part of doing so. However, it isn’t as difficult as some may think. There are several simple steps you can take to prevent and protect your teeth from cavities.  Schedule An Appointment Regular Trips to the Dentist One easy way to keep your teeth healthy is to schedule routine visits to the dentist. This may seem obvious, but it’s one of the most important ways... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Friday, Jul 19, 2019
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Summer Guide to Smiles: 5 Ways to Achieve a Beautiful Smile

5 Ways to Achieve a Beautiful Smile this Summer It’s said that the smile is the window to the soul, and it’s true that a radiant smile can make a lasting impression. A radiant smile can also build confidence and project warmth, which is why so many of us naturally desire to have straighter, whiter teeth. Many of our patients hope to enjoy a beautiful, radiant smile, but what are your options when it comes to enhancing your smile’s natural beauty? Here are a few... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Monday, Jun 24, 2019
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Can I Eat That? Guide to Eating with Braces

Schedule An Appointment While braces are beneficial for creating a beautiful smile you can show off, there are a few things to keep in mind while wearing braces, such as what to avoid food-wise, for example. What can I eat with braces? While you can still enjoy some of your favorite foods and beverages with braces, there are some you’ll want to avoid in order to prevent damage to the metal brackets and wires holding them in place. Sticky, chewy foods are generally a good... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Thursday, May 23, 2019
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How to Floss with Braces

How do you floss with braces? Flossing with braces can be more difficult than flossing without braces, but it’s still essential to brush and floss in the morning, after meals, and in the evening to prevent food buildup and bacteria from accumulating. The easiest way to floss with braces is to use a Waterpik system which uses the pressure of water to clean tartar and plaque from teeth and gums. Schedule An Appointment   Can you use a Waterpik with braces? ... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Thursday, Apr 18, 2019
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An Invisible Alternatives to Braces is Here!

Schedule An Appointment If you’re in the know on the latest in orthodontic trends, you’ve likely heard of several companies recently that have taken clear aligners and made them affordable, easy to use, and accessible for patients who aren’t sure if braces are right for them. Our practice recently partnered with ClearCorrect to provide our patients with a new treatment option for getting a straighter smile, through a series of clear aligners, and we couldn’t be more... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019
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A Royal Smile - Dentist Perspective

Schedule An Appointment I’ll admit. The royal wedding was not at the top of my itinerary Sunday morning. But alas, somehow I find myself stuck in front of a screen watching antiquities of old be celebrated. The rebel prince settles down and finds himself an American. Princess Meghan no longer has to grind out a living on the hallmark channel. Hooray! But as a Dentist, My eyes are always drawn to the same feature on television. I can’t help it. The Smile. I know. Kinda... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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2018 is the year to make Bateman Dentistry your dental home

Schedule An Appointment Are you someone who has always hated the dentist? Are you afraid of what someone might think or say? We get it. Our goal is for you to be your very best self. And your best self can’t exist without one key element: a smile.   Our team of office administrators, chair-side clinical assistants, and hygienists know that sitting in a dental chair can be a very vulnerable position. “What if they judge me?”… “What will... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
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Smile Makeover Giveaway - What's your story?

Schedule An Appointment What would you do to do with a new smile? As 2017 comes to a close, this dream could be your reality. Bateman Dentistry will be giving away a Smile Makeover! Although we are very generous with the skills our maker gifted us with, we have never done something on this scale. Nominations can be made for someone Also!!!   Please fill out form attached, or video yourself answering these questions. QUESTIONS? -> FRONTOFFICE@BATEMANDENTISTRY.COM ... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Friday, Nov 3, 2017
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What Floyd Mayweather and Family Dental Visits Have in Common

Schedule An Appointment The Modern American Family.  Always on the go: soccer, piano, music lessons, karate, choir, youth group. Throw meals and school in there, too. Where does the time go???   Maybe in the future we can go to 30 hour days. Until then, many families are left running to and fro from obligations and extracurricular activities.   So, how did I associate Dentistry with the best boxer in modern history, and what does this have to do with the... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Friday, Aug 25, 2017
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The Run Down on Teeth Whitening "Bleaching"

The Run Down on Teeth Whitening “Bleaching” It happens to all of us.  At 16 years old, our teeth are untainted and pristine: a virgin to the world of teas, coffees, and red wines. Over time the Starbuck’s coffee and the Pal’s tea will begin to taint those pearly whites.   Schedule An Appointment   The idea of whitening teeth began in the 1800’s. However, the initial focus was to whiten teeth with previous trauma. Today, they are referred... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Sunday, Jun 4, 2017
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Sandy Bateman aids First District Dental Alliance - less soda, more water

The First District Dental Alliance promoted dental health in our communities by delivering 25 posters to the Kingsport, Tennessee and Sullivan County Schools. Sandy Bateman, along with 3 other wives of area dentists, helped spread the word about the importance of diet. Specifically, how drinking more water can strengthen their teeth and prevent cavities.  There has been a great emphasis on the children in these schools drinking tap water that has fluoride instead of drinking... Read More
at Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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One Dentist's War on Mountain Dew

Schedule An Appointment You can’t go to any supermarket, gas station, or convenience store without it seeing it. In an instant, you can recognize the green and red logo that is found on every Mountain Dew.  Originating from Tennessee in 1940, Mountain Dew was eventually bought by Pepsi-Cola in 1964. Since then, there have been variations in flavoring and color. But unfortunately, one thing hasn’t changed: how it irreversibly destroys teeth. The Harmful Effects of... Read More
at Friday, May 6, 2016
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Presidential Candidates and Their Teeth

Schedule An Appointment Luckily, teeth have no influence on who will be our next president. But, for our sanity and something besides rhetoric and empty promises, let’s talk about their teeth. Here’s a run down of the presidential candidates and their obvious (and not so obvious) dentistry. Donald Trump It didn’t take a genius to figure this one out. He’s definitely had full mouth restorations. Although hard to tell from photos, I would guess the majority... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016
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What About All of These Toothpastes?

Schedule An Appointment Go to your local grocery store and look down the toothpaste aisle. The options are overwhelming. They promise tartar control, whitening, decreased sensitivity, cavity protection – the list goes on! A lot of people are concerned about what toothpaste is best for them. Personally, I like to be an educated consumer, so here we go. I decided to dive into this two BILLION dollar per year industry and give you guys some insight. Here is a general idea of the... Read More
at Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016
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So, What About Oil Pulling?

Schedule An Appointment Over the past year, we have had several patients ask about oil pulling. The most common is coconut oil, although just about any type of oil has been tried/used. So, what is it exactly? “The practice of oil pulling involves placing a tablespoon of an edible oil (e.g., sesame, olive, sunflower, coconut) inside the mouth, and swishing or “pulling” the oil through the teeth and oral cavity for anywhere from 1-5 minutes to up to 20 minutes or... Read More
at Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
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