Your Franklin Dentist Talks about Kissing Pros and Cons

In honor of Valentine’s Day’s feelings of love, roses, and kisses, the Franklin dental office, McKay’s Mill Dental, thinks it’s important to cover the pros and cons of kissing. Before you partake in any lip to lip action, take a moment to read up on how kissing is bad – and good – for your oral health. Taking kissing advice from your dentist in Franklin can seem a bit odd. But we are the experts in all things related to your mouth, so there’s...

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National Toothache Day: Celebrate Being Toothache Free in Franklin

Every year on February 9th, we commemorate National Toothache Day. And while having a toothache is no holiday, being toothache free is something we can definitely celebrate. The Franklin dental office of McKay’s Mill Dental likes to use National Toothache Day to remind all of our patients how to stay toothache free and why keeping up with your dental care is so important. In fact, avoiding toothaches isn’t all that difficult, and it starts with...

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The Dangers of Stress on Your Oral Health

Stress can be caused by a variety of things from your job to your family, to your busy life, and anything in between. Although stress is a necessary part of life, it’s important that you learn how to relieve your stress, not only for your overall health, but also to keep your mouth healthy. At McKay’s Mill Dental in Franklin, we’d like to talk about how stress can affect your oral health. Bruxism Bruxism is the technical name for tooth grinding...

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A New Year, A New Smile, A New You!

As we celebrate the beginning of a new year, many of us will use this opportunity to make resolutions to lose weight, stop smoking, spend more time with family. Some people even resolve to take care of the smile they’ve been hiding. At McKay’s Mill Dental in Franklin, we can help you fulfill your resolution to get the smile of your dreams so you can stop hiding and start smiling. Time and life itself can take a toll on our smiles. And that’s...

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To Whiten, or Not to Whiten? Ask Your Dentist in Franklin!

Sometimes our pearly whites can lose their luster and become less than our ideal shade of white. It’s natural, and anything from wine to berries can cause it. If your smile has become a bit dull, you may have been considering teeth whitening. But with so many choices, how do you know which is best for you? You start by talking with McKay’s Mill Dental! Franklin dental office, McKay’s Mill Dental, wants to urge all who are interested in...

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The Importance of Regular Visits to Your Franklin Dentist

You’ll often hear us recommend that you visit us every six months, and sometimes more frequently. And it’s not just because we like to see you! All of us at McKay’s Mill Dental in Franklin want our patients to understand why keeping up with their scheduled checkups is so important. Regular hygiene visits and checkups with your Franklin dentist are essential to maintain an overall healthy mouth and to make sure any potential dental problems are...

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How to Floss Properly for Healthy Gums

Flossing isn’t just something all of us at McKay’s Mill Dental in Franklin recommend as an optional part of your oral healthcare routine. In fact, flossing is absolutely crucial for a healthy mouth and healthy gums. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing at least once a day for optimal oral health. Flossing allows you to successfully remove the plaque and bacteria between your teeth that your toothbrush alone can’t reach. By...

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Are You Brushing Your Teeth Correctly?

For most people, brushing their teeth is simply something they do. It’s ingrained into their routines. They wake up, brush, go about their day, brush, go to bed. The fact that they’re brushing should be good enough, right? At McKay’s Mill Dental in Franklin we don’t think so, and you shouldn’t either. Brushing your teeth isn’t so much about whether or not you do it — although that is pretty important — it’s more about how you brush....

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The Basics Behind Selecting the Right Toothpaste in Franklin

In our last blog, we talked about using the right toothbrush for optimal oral health. All of us at McKay’s Mill Dental in Franklin also think it’s important that our patients know how to choose the best toothpaste to keep their smiles healthy. With so many options to choose from, selecting the right toothpaste can be a pretty overwhelming task. From pastes to gels, flavors to fluoride and whiteners, how can you be sure you’re using the right...

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Using the Right Toothbrush in Franklin

At McKay’s Mill Dental in Franklin, we always encourage our patients to brush their teeth twice a day for optimal oral health. We also educate our patients on what they should look for in a toothbrush to ensure the best clean possible. The toothbrush aisle can be an intimidating place. With so many choices, so many colors, and so many brands, we want to make the ins-and-outs of choosing the right toothbrush a bit more simple. Size & Shape...

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