• Common Causes of a Toothache 2021 A wide variety of things can cause a toothache. Some of them are surprising, but the common factor with all the toothaches is that they’re telling you something isn’t right somewhere. It is therefore important for you to learn...

  • How to Prevent Cavities In Kids 2021 Every parent knows how important it is for their children to brush and floss their teeth. After all, our 40324 dentists have engraved it in our minds. But when it comes to children, just brushing and flossing may...

  • NEW Announcement from Dr. Neda and Dr. Smith: Virtual Video Consults Now Available At ThoroughDent Smiles Needless to say, the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has created numerous challenges and obstacles to our everyday lives. Entire businesses and companies are either closing down or severely restricted,...

  • Botox injections can help treat the symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders. These symptoms include lockjaw, and headaches resulting from teeth grinding and jaw tension. If you have tried other TMJ treatments with no success, you may benefit from talking to Dr. Jordan Smith or...

  • Many people who wear dentures confess that the biggest challenge they faced was making the dietary adjustments needed. These adjustments are necessary because some foods can cause the dentures to slip and other foods can get easily get stuck beneath the dentures. Read on and discover our...

  • If you ever develop a dental problem, the first person you talk to should be your dental care expert at ThoroughDent Smiles. We understand that some dental problems can arise at an inopportune time. At such times, you may wonder whether the problem you have...

  • Many people are unaware that they could save hundreds of dollars by utilizing their dental insurance benefits before the year comes to an end. This is especially true for people whose dental insurance plans are based on a calendar year, rather than on a fiscal...

  • A tooth extraction is a dental procedure through which a tooth is removed from its socket. This procedure can be performed by either a general dentist or an oral surgeon. Our goal at ThoroughDent Smiles is to preserve your natural teeth, but in some situations,...

  • The holiday season is almost here, and this period comes with lots of treats ranging from Halloween candy to Christmas cake and everything in-between. Those delicacies are heaven to the taste buds of your child, but all that sugar puts your child’s teeth at high...

  • Life-long dental health starts early, so it is important for you to do your homework and select the best pediatric dentist for your child. The choice should be made early. This is because the pediatric dentistry experts at ThoroughDent Smiles in Georgetown, KY strongly recommend...

  • While taking care of your teeth is important, many forget that a good oral hygiene regimen should include caring for your gums. Your gums are the foundation for a healthy mouth. If you are not taking care of your gums, you have an increased risk...

  • Teeth that are misshapen, missing or have been severely damaged can have a serious impact on your oral health. They can also take a toll on your self-esteem as they make you feel less than confident about your smile. There are a number of really...

  • Preventing cavities is readily done with adequate and consistent brushing and flossing habits. Even with the best oral hygiene habits, it’s not always easy to ensure that every tooth crevice has been thoroughly cleaned, especially your molars. The surface of molars is uneven and rough...

  • Nowadays it is hard to come across someone in the U.S. who hasn’t heard of Botox injections for cosmetic purposes. However, not many people know that Botox has several other uses beyond improving your physical appearance. Our dentists at ThoroughDent Smiles share some of the...

  • Dental emergencies can become a reality at any time. Whether it’s the result of an injury playing sports at school or from a fall at home, our dentists will focus on resolving the pain and figuring out the best course of treatment. Being able to...

  • Are dental veneers right for me? For people with chipped, discolored or cracked teeth, dental veneers may be just what they need to restore their smiles and confidence. Our Georgetown, KY dentists can give you all the help that you need in order to make...

  • Dental implants have become a popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Kristina Neda from ThoroughDent Smiles answers some of the common questions patients have about dental implants.  Q1. What is a dental implant? A dental implant is an alternative to a tooth root, made of...

  • TMJ disorders cause damage to your jaw joints as well as muscles that are in control of the jaw. Due to the complexity of this joint, treatment and diagnosis of TMJ disorders can be rather challenging.  There is an estimate of around 12 percent of...

  • The feeling of having food stuck in your throat, experiencing any sort of uneasiness, or having difficulty swallowing can fall in the category of having dysphagia. Although many times, issues in swallowing food can be associated with eating too fast without actually chewing our food...

  • Are you avoiding hot and cold beverages because they hurt your teeth? If so, you need to schedule an appointment with your local Georgetown dentist and let them know about your sensitive teeth. If you’re having a dental emergency, contact our office. We offer 24/7...

  • In order for your child to feel comfortable and happy, it is important to choose your pediatric dentist wisely. There are lots of choices out there and it may be difficult to choose one. In this article, we discuss the difference between choosing pediatric dentistry...

  • The diagnosis of gingivitis primarily is based on your dentist’s professional opinion. This includes dental history along with an examination of teeth, gums, and mouths for signs of plaque or inflammation. Along with this, the pocket depth of the groove in between gums and teeth...

  • Did you know it’s National Gum Care month! During the month of September, we’ll celebrate by discussing all the dental issues our gums face. That way you can keep your gums healthy and happy! Celebrating National Gum Care is important to us because so many...

  • If you were to go back a century, you would find bad oral hygiene as a common problem. While there were dentists, people just didn’t take good care of their teeth or visit the dentist often. There was also a trend within dentistry to fix...

  • Not many people truly enjoy going to the dentist. We understand that there is just a feeling of discomfort and at times embarrassment of someone examining your mouth. Not to mention all the instruments used that make the whole process even scarier. However, the importance...

  • Not everyone is a fan of flossing. Some people floss too hard, jamming the floss into their gums causing them to bleed. Thankfully, you can use a Waterpik. They’re easy to use and don’t cause your gums to bleed. But which of the two is...

  • Plaque is one of those oral problems that just happens. It is nearly impossible to ensure you get every bit of particle stuck between your teeth or on its surface completely out. You can brush, floss, and take other measures for good oral health but...

  • A root canal is considered to be one of the most painful oral treatment. But at the same time, it is rather vital when the need for it occurs.  Also referred to as endodontic therapy, root canal helps remove any infection that forms inside a...

  • If you have been considering Botox, then ThoroughDent Smiles in Georgetown, KY may be the answer for you. This safe and simple procedure will give you a more youthful appearance at the very location where you go to have your dental health attended to. In...

  • The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that nearly seven out of ten Americans aged between 35 and 44 are missing at least one natural tooth. This means that millions of people either have restorations or have a gap in their mouth. If...

  • Dental x-rays work in a similar manner as a regular x-ray. However, they are made to provide imaging of the teeth. With the help of dental x-rays, the dentist can analyze the health of an individual’s mouth. The x-ray machine employs low levels of radiation...

  • You may initially be taken aback when you hear that there are benefits to getting botox at the dentist, but just pause and think for a moment, who is better placed to give you Botox treatment than the experts at ThoroughDent Smiles? In this article,...

  • If you have ever seen acrylic fingernails then you have an idea of what a dental veneer is. Dental veneers are similar because the veneer goes over the tooth. Dental veneers are mainly used to fix esthetic problems, such as discolored teeth. This article discusses...

  • Gingivitis is also referred to as gum disease. It starts with the growth of bacteria in your mouth and culminates in the loss of your teeth if nothing is done to arrest the progression of the disease. While periodontitis is also called gum disease, it...

  • Estimates have it that every average adult in the U.S. aged between 35 and 49 years is missing at least seven natural teeth. While four of those teeth may be wisdom teeth, adults typically lack at least three teeth! It is important for you to...

  • Temporomandibular joint disorder or syndrome refers to the pain that you may feel in the jaw joint as a result of one or more factors. The temporomandibular joint connects your lower jaw to the skull. This joint is found in front of your ear. TMJ...

  • While millions of dental crowns are placed on people’s teeth each year to correct different oral problems, many people don’t understand what they are. This article provides an overview of the most important things that you need to know about dental crowns. Use this information...

  • The most important thing during a dental emergency is staying calm so that you can take the right steps for that specific situation. This involves performing dental first aid, and this can be the deciding factor on whether you save your tooth or lose it....

  • When it comes to dental health, consistency in your oral care habits is the most important thing. So, your perfect smile starts with knowing the right things to do to take care of your dental health, and when to do those things. Read on and...

  • One of the best ways to ensure that your kids will have healthy teeth throughout their lives is by teaching them the best oral care habits early. Parents often ask if their kids can use mouthwash, and if so, which one would be appropriate? Here...

  • We may not look forward to it, but many of us will soon or later require dentures. While getting dentures is not a must, neglecting to take care of your oral health can increase this possibility. This article discusses some of the signs that indicate...

  • From time to time we get asked about sedation dentistry and how it can help patients who experience heightened anxiety when visiting dentist offices.  Unfortunately, the phobia or fear of dentists is often a result of misguided information or a fear of the unknown. It...

  • Recovery Tips Post Tooth Extraction Tooth extraction requires the complete removal of a tooth from the mouth. People may require tooth extraction for a variety of reasons, ranging from tooth decay to crowded teeth. The dentist or dental surgeon will perform the extraction in their...

  • Dental Emergency Do’s and Don’ts Dental emergencies seem to always happen at the most inconvenient times. You may get a rush of panic, but there’s no need to worry. Below, our dentists in Georgetown, KY, share a few dental emergency do’s and don’ts.  If a...

  • 4 Tips How to Avoid Bad Breath At some point in your life you’ve had a bad breath. Our patients are often ashamed to tell us that they suffer from bad breath, but there is no need to feel that way – we’re all human....

  • Invisalign Must-Knows It is not rare to have crooked or out-of-place teeth. Even so, most people with crooked or out-of-place teeth find their confidence is lacking as a result. Additionally, teeth that are out of alignment can lead to health issues along the way. However,...

  • Types of Dentures There are several ways to replace missing teeth. Some common restorative treatments include dentures, dental implants, dental crowns, dental bridges, and more! Whether you have some missing teeth or all missing teeth, your Georgetown KY dentist will likely recommend dentures as one...

  • Maximize Your Dental Benefits Before They Expire Dental insurance plans help us save big on basic dental services. However, not everyone takes advantage of these benefits before the end of the year. Since your dental benefits do run out at the end of the year,...

  • Dental Crowns FAQ Do you have questions about dental crowns in Georgetown, KY? At ThoroughDent Smiles, we get several questions from our patients who are good candidates for the protection that a dental crown can offer. The dental crown is a prosthetic that can be used...

  • How to Handle a Toothache It can strike out of nowhere, a dull throb, or a sharp stab of lightning in a tooth. Biting down on food can set off a series of aches and pains in your tooth or jaw. Cold drinks make you...

  • Thanksgiving Day Tips for a Healthy Smile Thanksgiving is perhaps the most beloved holiday for us Americans. It brings family and friends together. This year, in particular, it seems like we have more to be thankful for as we celebrate with our favorite people. There...

  • TMJ Awareness Month Do you wake up in the morning with discomfort in your jaw? Perhaps you struggle with chronic headaches? It is possible that you could be struggling with a condition known as TMD. The majority of those who do have TMD don’t even...

  • Interesting Facts About Your Toothbrush In honor of National Toothbrush Day, our team wanted to spend some time talking about one of our favorite oral health tools: the toothbrush. You brush your teeth in the morning and once again before bed, right? You floss, use...

  • Keeping Your Teeth Healthy on Halloween For many, October is one of the best months of the year. Not only do fall temperatures feel crisp in the mornings, but it’s the month of Halloween. Children and adults of all ages typically celebrate Halloween with copious...

  • Tooth Replacement Options in Georgetown ,KY – Dentures If you’re interested in options for tooth replacement in Georgetown, KY dental patients will learn there are several choices. When it comes to dental implants in Georgetown, the costs may be somewhat prohibitive for some who have...

  • The Differences Between Invisalign and Braces Are you thinking about an orthodontic solution to straighten your teeth? With different options available to improve your smile, it is important to understand each choice. At ThoroughDent Smiles, we ensure that our patients are offered the treatment that...

  • Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month With ThoroughDent Smiles October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and we love any opportunity to educate our patients further about the importance of dental health. Since many of us will be eating some of our favorite candies this month during...

  • Are Off-Brand Aligners As Good as Invisalign? Not everyone is lucky enough to be born with perfectly aligned teeth. For years, the only treatment for such individuals was metal braces. Though braces are quite effective, they are also quite conspicuous. When Invisalign came into the...

  • Broken Tooth Treatment Options in Georgetown, KY Teeth play a crucial role in our day to day lives. They allow you to eat properly and go out into the world with confidence. Did you know teeth can last a lifetime? With proper care and a...

  • Dental Implant Benefits No one can deny the importance of a complete set of strong, healthy teeth. They play a functional and aesthetic role that is crucial to your quality of life. Unfortunately, missing teeth can lead to a host of problems down the road....

  • Relining Dentures in Georgetown, KY According to estimates, around 48 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. If you are one of these people, you are probably using dentures as a replacement for your natural teeth. Teeth are crucial to your quality of life....

  • What To Do If Your Dental Crown Falls Out The dental crown protects teeth that need reinforcement after being damaged by impact and repaired after root canal therapy as an example. Just as natural teeth are susceptible to damage, the dental crown may also be...

  • Is Smoking Related to Gum Disease? It can’t be disputed that smoking is really bad for you. It can impact almost every system in your body in a negative way, including your gums. Those who smoke are at a higher risk of developing several diseases,...

  • How Often Should My Child Visit the Dentist? When it comes to ThoroughDent Smiles, a pediatric dentistry Georgetown, KY, parents can rest assured that we have a commitment to providing exceptional dental education to our youngest patients. As a dentist open 6 days a week,...

  • Causes and Treatment for a Dead Tooth If you’ve ever been woken up by a sharp and shooting pain in a tooth, you know just how miserable it can be to deal with a toothache. A toothache can occur from decay, which will lead to...

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