The Germantown Dental Group Blog

Dental news, tips and happenings to make you smile.

Whether dealing with a pesky cavity or a worn-down molar, crowns could be your smile's new best friend.

5 Reasons Dentists Use Crowns

Have you ever wondered why dental crowns are such a popular choice at Germantown Dental Group? Dr. Whittemore and Dr. Gruen, serving the greater Memphis and Germantown areas, often recommend crowns for various dental woes. This blog will explore “5 Reasons Dentists Use Crowns.” Whether dealing with a pesky cavity or a worn-down molar, crowns Read More

We know nobody is excited about having a tooth pulled, but Germantown Dental Group at least wants you to know what to expect if needed!

What to Expect When Getting a Tooth Pulled

When it comes to dental care, nobody is excited at the prospect of having a tooth pulled. But at Germantown Dental Group, we’re here to tell you that there’s nothing to worry about! Times have changed, and dental care has significantly improved in the last few years, extending to having a tooth pulled! Nowadays, you Read More

Dr. John Whittemore and Dr. Todd Gruen share information on cavities, so read to learn all about the most common causes of cavities.

Most Common Causes of Cavities

Germantown Dental Group is the greater Memphis area’s full-service solution for all of your oral healthcare needs.  A big part of our commitment to serving the people of Memphis, Germantown, and beyond is focused on keeping our amazing patients (and prospective patients) informed on issues of and relating to their dental health. And what could Read More

How Nightgaurds Can Affect Your Sleep

How Nightgaurds Can Affect Your Sleep

Do you wake up in pain every morning? Do your jaw and teeth hurt throughout the day? You might be suffering from bruxism—a condition that causes you to grind your teeth in your sleep! The condition is more common than you might think, affecting roughly 10% of adults and 15% of children. Fortunately, you or Read More

How To Prevent Dry Mouth

How To Prevent Dry Mouth

Many people don’t think about their saliva until it’s gone, but it plays a crucial role in your oral and digestive health! Unfortunately, not everyone has the ideal amount of saliva. Though commonly associated with older adults, people of all ages (including children) can suffer from having too little spit! Fortunately, there are ways to Read More

Ways to Reduce Dental Anxiety

Ways to Reduce Dental Anxiety

If sitting in a dentist’s chair sounds terrifying or maybe even impossible, you might suffer from fear of the dentist. Dentophobia is more common than most people think, affecting 36% of the USA’s population. As much as 12% suffer from extreme dental anxiety! Whether your fear stems from a previous dental experience or you are Read More

The Pros and Cons of Fluoride

The Pros and Cons of Fluoride

If you’ve been to a dental office even once in your life, you have likely heard the word fluoride. More specifically, you might have been given a fluoride treatment and told not to eat or drink anything for at least thirty minutes.  But have you ever wondered what fluoride is? Or what it does? Or Read More

Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

Did you know that roughly 13% of all kids in the USA are suffering from undiagnosed dental caries (cavities)? It’s true! The Center for Disease Control tells us that not only that, but roughly a quarter of all adults have untreated dental caries as well!  While the fact that 86% of all children have seen Read More

What Causes a Gummy Smile and How Can I Fix It?

What Causes a Gummy Smile and How Can I Fix It?

Much like it sounds, a gummy smile, or (as we like to call it around the office) excessive gingival display, is a condition in which the smile reveals an excess of gum tissue above the teeth. Gummy smiles are a common concern among our patients here at the Germantown Dental Group, and, we’re happy to Read More

Why You Should Always Replace Missing Teeth

Why You Should Always Replace Missing Teeth

No one wants to deal with a missing tooth or teeth. We get it! It’s embarrassing, or it feels like a hassle, or maybe the offending tooth was a back molar that you don’t even notice. Why bother replacing it?  Well, we at Germantown Dental Group asked Dr. Whittemore and Dr. Gruen to sit down Read More