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Jan 31

If Dr. William F. Proffitt, Jr of Proffitt Dentistry advises you of a cavity in your smile, taking action is critical. The first step is understanding what tooth decay is and how it affects oral health. When you work with our team in Maryville, Tennessee, we will provide you with all the information and services […]

Jan 31

While full dentures can be an affordable and effective way for our patients to restore their smile after significant tooth loss, they can still be problematic for some. Poor fit and function are reasons many of our patients choose to move forward with implant-supported dentures with dentists that provide them. However, not everyone can afford […]

Jan 31

If you find yourself hiding your smile in photos and social situations, it may be because it is imperfect and affects your confidence. This can often occur in patients with a naturally gummy smile, where excess gum tissue is visible and creates an imbalance in their appearance when they smile, laugh, and socialize.  Fortunately, there […]

Jan 30

Both composite resin dental bonding and porcelain veneers are available at Proffitt Dentistry. While they may often serve the same purpose, they are also very different procedures in both application and longevity. Dr. William Proffitt of Maryville, Tennessee, talks with patients considering both of these procedures and makes an educated decision regarding which is best […]

Jan 30

There are many ways in which you can protect your teeth. This includes using a quality mouthguard during high-impact sports, wearing an oral appliance for conditions such as TMJ/TMD or bruxism, and avoiding biting and chewing on hard, solid objects. However, damage can still happen, even with a focus on protecting the smile.  While a […]

Nov 16

Tooth loss can be devastating. It can impact the smile’s function, appearance, and health in a single day. However, there are prosthetic tooth replacement options that can restore your smile and help you enjoy all your favorite foods, and boost self-confidence and self-esteem. A popular option at Proffitt Dentistry of Maryville, Tennessee, is cosmetic dental implants. What is a […]

Nov 16

Bruxism is a unique condition that causes clenching and grinding that can damage the natural teeth and cause extensive issues. With Dr. William F. Proffitt of Proffitt Dentistry, you can not only get a proper diagnosis of bruxism but also discuss oral appliance therapy with our team. What is bruxism? Dr. William F. Proffitt of Maryville, Tennessee, describes […]

Nov 16

Tooth extractions are sometimes a necessary solution for specific dental issues. Patients needing tooth extractions will be advised by Dr. William F. Proffitt of Proffitt Dentistry in Maryville, Tennessee, about the aftercare procedure, which prevents problems such as infection and dry sockets. Let’s determine the primary reasons for tooth extractions and how to care for the smile […]

Oct 27

If you think one missing tooth won’t make much difference to your smile, think again! That one missing tooth could throw off your bite or cause other teeth to shift out of alignment to fill the gap left by your lost tooth. Losing a front tooth can wreak havoc on your smile! Fortunately, you can replace […]

Oct 27

Tooth loss affects more than just your physical appearance. It can impact your health, happiness, and mental wellbeing. If you’ve lost teeth in your senior years, you can restore your oral health and smile with dental implants. Implants let you eat, speak, and smile with confidence so you can enjoy life to the fullest in your […]

Oct 27

Bruxism is a common condition shared by children and adults alike. While occasional teeth grinding isn’t cause for alarm, consistent teeth grinding, especially at night during sleep, can lead to jaw ache and tooth damage.  At Proffitt Dentistry in Maryville, Tennessee, we can diagnose nighttime bruxism by the impact it’s having on your oral health. We also […]

Oct 23

Do you have an extensively damaged or decayed tooth in Maryville, Tennessee? You no longer have to hide your smile or experience discomfort when chewing. Dental crowns from Proffitt Dentistry are a great option to improve the esthetics and function of your smile. Made of natural-looking porcelain material, dental crowns placed by Dr. William Proffitt and his team set up your […]

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