If you have started taking a new medication recently, chances are your doctor told you that a side effect would be dry mouth. This side effect is common with many prescriptions, and it now affects nearly half of everyone over the age of 65. Dr. Shanks wants to continue educating his patients and their loved ones about […]
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy can be tricky, and Dr. Shanks wants to help Crossville residents get their mouths in tip-top shape. Here are five foods you can add to your healthy eating diet that can improve your dental health and may even help you avoid costly procedures such as implants, fillings, and root canals. 1) Celery
Dr. Johnny Shanks is not the type of dentist that will tell Crossville residents they can’t ever eat candy. In fact, none of us at Northside Family Dentistry will tell you that, because we all love candy. Everyone loves candy! However, we also love teeth, and you can’t eat any more candy if your teeth […]
We know that our patients are smart and you all lather yourself and your loved ones in sunscreen anytime you go outside in the Crossville sun. You wear your sunglasses, and maybe even a wide-brimmed hat. But do you protect your lips? Your lips are very sensitive parts of your skin, and you can get skin […]
Brushing your teeth is an everyday routine that most people give little thought to. The truth is there are a number of common mistakes people make in the course of brushing. After all, how often do we really think about brushing technique? Here at Northside Family Dentistry, Dr. Johnny Shanks is all about making sure his […]
Well, if you’re reading this you have already made it through teething, but the same cannot be said for a newborn. We at Northside Family Dentistry care about the health of our Crossville patients and that’s why we want to provide you with useful knowledge about how to care for a baby that needs teething relief. It’s […]
Everybody knows that they should floss every day. But it just doesn’t always happen that way, does it? We know that flossing is harder than brushing for a number of reasons, but we also know how important it is to your oral health. Dr. Johnny Shanks wants all of our patients to floss every day, and […]
We get it. Oral hygiene is probably not something that you find yourself talking to your buddies about on the weekends. You probably don’t watch YouTube videos of teeth cleanings. That’s why Northside Family Dentistry is here to offer you only the information that you really need to know to keep both your mouth and body […]
Everybody knows that morning breath, or halitosis, is particularly awful. Maybe your spouse, partner, or some other member of your family has informed you that your mouth is toxic in the AM. It is likely that you have noticed it yourself! Either way, Northside Family Dentistry wants to bring an end to this suffering! There is […]
Sometimes we forget how much peril everyday life puts our teeth in. Taking a bite out of a fresh apple, playing pretty much any sport, chewing ice, or just a healthy dose of clumsiness can result in a chipped, broken, knocked out, or loose tooth. Dr. Johnny Shanks is a trained emergency dentist and we at Northside […]
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