Our Cookeville office has moved! We are now located at 756 S Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501


Dental Emergencies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty and major changes to our daily lives, including our oral health and dental care. Tennessee, like many other states, is under a shelter in place order. The governor has executed executive orders limiting dental care to emergency-based care until at least April 30, 2020. These orders are intended to…
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The Importance of Cone Beam CT for Patient Treatment Recommendations

Your dentist has sent you to an Endodontist for consultation – You’re already nervous because you’re coming into a new office and meeting a new doctor whom you’ve never met. We perform our examination, review the digital radiographs (x-rays) we take and review them with you chairside. Then, we say something like, “Mrs. Jones to…
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Flabby Gums are Worse Than Flabby Abs!

You may not want to expose flabby abs in a swim suit but flabby gums can make you very ill! Thank you for visiting us at Cumberland Endodontics. When you hear your dentist or dental hygienist reciting numbers while the inside of your mouth is being examined you may think your teeth are being counted. Not…
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8 Mistakes You’re Probably Making When You Brush Your Teeth

Are you sure you are brushing correctly?  Read on to learn the most common mistakes!  And thank you for visiting us at Cumberland Endodontics. It’s not exactly a newsflash that one of the most important reasons to brush your teeth is to fight off cavities (not to mention prevent bad breath). But what if the…
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New WHO Guideline Clamps Down on Intake of Free Sugars

Sugar intake is one of the biggest health issues today. Read what the World Health Organization’s recommendations are and thank you for visiting us at Cumberland Endodontics. Adults and children should reduce their daily free sugar intake to less than 10% of their total energy intake, according to a new guideline from the World Health…
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Tooth Decay: Sugar Industry ‘Behaved like Tobacco Manufacturers

The sugar industry chose to ignore the charge that sugar was causing harm to public health.  When and why?  Read more below and thank you for visiting us at Cumberland Endodontics. When the science first established that sugar was the damaging component in tooth decay – and when the sugar industry saw there was this…
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Why Falling Asleep Without Brushing Your Teeth is Pretty Darn Gross

Out of the two times you should be brushing each day, one of them should be before bedtime. Read on to learn why that is. Thanks for visiting us at Cumberland Endodontics.  The question: Just how gross is it really if I forget to brush my teeth before bed every once in a while? The answer: Bad news: It’s…
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Obese Patients More Likely to Have Periodontitis

There are many health issues that can be associated with obesity, and gum disease is one of them. The study below details how this was determined. Thanks for visiting us at Cumberland Endodontics.  Patients who are obese or overweight are more likely to have periodontitis, according to a study by U.K. researchers. They presented their…
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10 Teeth Brushing Tips Everyone Needs To Know

The following article offers several great tips to get the most out of your brushing. Thanks for visiting Cumberland Endodontics.  Most people know the basics of tooth brushing; how many times a day to brush their teeth, and how long to brush for. But do you know how long to wait before you brush your teeth…
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Chewing Gum May Trap as Much Oral Bacteria as Flossing

A new study by Wrigley may have you chewing gum again!  Read on for the details and thank you for visiting us at Cumberland Endodontics. Chewing gum has been associated with oral benefits such as fighting caries and increasing salivary flow. Now a new study has found that it can remove bacteria from the oral…
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