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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 […]

Oct 17

Bruxism symptoms may be mild or severe. Over time, however, teeth grinding can wear down your smile and ruin its aesthetic appeal. Bruxism Care Bruxism is believed to be caused mainly by stress and anxiety, although it’s also linked with snoring, sleep apnea, and certain types of medication. By pinpointing the cause, Dr. Proffitt can […]

Oct 17

At Proffitt Dentistry, Maryville, Tennessee, we understand how difficult it can be to lose a permanent tooth. We make every effort to help our patients have a smooth tooth extraction and recovery. It’s not unusual to experience some discomfort for the first few days after an extraction. These tips from Dr. William Proffitt can help you manage […]

Oct 17

It’s never easy to lose permanent teeth, but sometimes it’s inevitable. An unforeseen accident could result in knocked-out teeth, or you may lose teeth due to gum disease. Whatever the reason for tooth loss, dental implants from Proffitt Dentistry in Maryville, Tennessee, offer a viable solution to restoring your smile. The process of getting dental implants takes longer than […]

Sep 08

When you lose teeth, there are several options made available to you for tooth replacement in the Maryville, Tennessee area. When you visit Dr. William Proffitt of Proffitt Dentistry, he will present these options to you, including dentures. If you choose dentures for tooth replacement, you will want to care for them to ensure they last […]

Sep 08

Many people only visit the dentist for restorations for a cavity, problems with their gums, gums, or other dental issues. While any dentist is here for you in these situations, it is also highly encouraged that you make regularly scheduled appointments for preventative care.  Dental cleanings and examinations go a long way toward preserving your dental […]

Sep 08

Do you feel like everyone around you has a perfect smile? The truth is that many people have undergone orthodontic therapy to achieve their beautiful smiles. You are not alone if you have an underbite, crossbite, or other alignment issues.  Every year, millions of people undergo some form of orthodontic procedure, whether with traditional braces […]

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