DOWNTOWN DENTAL - knoxville -  Marsha L Hickey, DDS       865-524-1655
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Aging and Cosmetic Dentistry
You're never too old to improve your smile. With age, teeth sometimes become discolored, worn or chipped, or other damage may occur. Find out how treatment options like tooth whitening, veneers, tooth...
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Composite Fillings
Over the last 50 years, materials used to help restore decayed teeth have advanced. Composites, or white fillings, are designed to match the color of your teeth and can be used to give you a more natu...
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What are Cavities?
Cavities can affect people of all ages, and they don't just happen overnight. When acid-producing bacteria break down and destroy tooth enamel, you're left with a cavity. Learn about preventative meas...
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Overcoming Dental Anxiety
If you've ever felt nervous or anxious before visiting your dentist, you are not alone. Thanks to today's technology, dental visits are usually comfortable and virtually pain-free. If you have any an...
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Nitrous Oxide in the Dental Office
Some people may find a trip to the dental office to be an anxious experience. To help you relax, your dentist may suggest using medication such as nitrous oxide. If you're nervous about an upcoming de...
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Scaling and Root Planing
Everyone desires a healthy smile but sometimes even proper brushing and flossing isn't enough and you may get gum disease. Depending on the extent of the disease, your dentist may recommend scaling an...
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Tooth Extraction
If your tooth is badly decayed and can't be saved, your dentist may recommend a common surgical procedure called a tooth extraction. Follow these simple guidelines after leaving the dentist's office t...
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Why Visit the Dentist?
Good oral health is important no matter what your age. Professional cleanings help remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and give your dentist the opportunity to check for tooth decay, gum disease ...
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Back to School Check-ups
The next time you schedule your child's back to school check-up, be sure to include a visit to your dentist. Tooth decay is an infectious disease and over half of school children, ages 5 through 9, ha...
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Crowns
A beautiful smile is something everyone wants. If you have a tooth that is not the same size or shape as your other teeth and that needs support, your dentist may recommend a crown. Crowns are used to...
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In-Office Tooth-Whitening
Everyone desires a bright, white smile, but sometimes brushing twice daily isn't enough. In-office tooth whitening is a great way to give your smile that extra sparkle. Talk to your dentist to find ou...
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Bonding
These days, there's no reason to settle for a smile that's less than ideal. Bonding is a dental technique that can improve the appearance of teeth by repairing chips, cracks, stains or gaps. Learn mor...
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What is Orthodontics?
Anyone with braces is familiar with orthodontics. Orthodontics specializes on the proper balance between your teeth and the surrounding facial muscle. Specifically, the goal of orthodontics is to str...
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Mouthguards for Children
A beautiful smile is worth protecting. Whether for team sports or recreational activities, mouthguards can help reduce the chances of injury to your child's teeth, tongue and lips. Find out what you s...
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Tooth Whitening Is Not Equal to Tooth Brushing
Today's tooth whitening products are capable of giving you a beautiful white smile. However, tooth whitening is not equal to tooth brushing. Learn how brushing your teeth twice a day helps remove foo...
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