Kingsport Dentist Blog

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.    1. Teeth Grinding or Clenching Teeth... 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 helping... 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.    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 temporomandibular joint attaches 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.     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 visits as comfortable and... 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.  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 to prevent cavities. At... 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

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 idea to avoid when wearing... 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.   Can you use a Waterpik with braces? Yes! In fact, a Waterpik or... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Thursday, Apr 18, 2019
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An Invisible Alternatives to Braces is Here!

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 thrilled! ClearCorrect... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019
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A Royal Smile - Dentist Perspective

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 lame. But that’s my... 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

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 they... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
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Smile Makeover Giveaway - What's your story?

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

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 American family? ... 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.     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 to as... 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

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 Mountain Dew on Teeth In... Read More
at Friday, May 6, 2016
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Presidential Candidates and Their Teeth

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 of them are veneers. The... Read More
Posted by Jake Bateman at Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016
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What About All of These Toothpastes?

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 ingredients found in... Read More
at Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016
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So, What About Oil Pulling?

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 longer.” - American Dental... Read More
at Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
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