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. Even though there were dentists, people just didn’t take good care of their teeth or even visit their dentist regularly. Back then, dentistry focused on fixing the......

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 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......

Tooth decay is a serious problem that is on the rise in the US in children and adults alike. This is due to the lack of awareness of how incorporating fluoride in our oral health routine can help combat decay. From childhood, we are informed......

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......

Toothaches can be triggered by a wide variety of causes. Some of them surprising, but the common factor with all toothaches is that they signal to you that something isn’t right somewhere. It is therefore important for you to educate yourself about the different possible......

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......

Every parent knows how important it is for their kids to brush and floss their teeth. After all, it has been engraved into our minds by our dentists. But when it comes to kids, just brushing and flossing may not be enough, especially when it......

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......

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......

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......

Root canal therapy refers to the treatment administered when a tooth’s pulp is infected, inflamed or dead. The treatment removes the affected pulp and the space left is filled and covered so that reinfection doesn’t occur. Many reasons can necessitate this kind of dental procedure......

It’s always best to know what to expect before you undergo any dental or other medical procedure. This will allow you to communicate any questions or concerns that you may have. Any anxiety about the procedure may also be lessened once you know what to......

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......

Did you know that over 25 million children participate in some sort of competitive sport in the United States?  Youth sports are a great way to teach kids about teamwork, wellness, and dedication; skills that will last them a lifetime.  However, if they overlook using......

Whether you are a new patient or returning one, the dentist Georgetown, KY  residents trust for their smiles wants to celebrate with you; celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month, that is.  Healthy oral hygiene habits are important not only this month, but all year long.......

One of the very first things people notice about you is your smile, or your lack of one.  At ThoroughDent Smiles, our goal is to ensure our patients’ smiles are the best they can be. Our residents trust Thoroughdent Smiles with their smiles, we provide a variety of dental......

Happy New Year from all of us at ThoroughDent Smiles!  The start of a new year often brings to mind resolutions, fad diets, and a fresh start.  But, all too often, those well-intended plans fall apart. Why not, this year, make your oral health your......