We at Northside Family Dentistry understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Dr. Johnny Shanks wants every Crossville resident to have the power […]
According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Johnny Shanks would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth […]
If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Crossville teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Shanks is […]
Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Crossville smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. Shanks and the expert hygienists at Northside Family Dentistry. If you have any questions or would […]
We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as fun as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of 25 permanent teeth […]
Relief from Dry, Chapped, & Cracked Lips We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather in Crossville, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year and it’s not uncommon to see lips that suffer from annoying, painful cracks. Here at Northside Family Dentistry we are […]
Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although, at Northside Family Dentistry, we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients, we don’t want any Crossville residents to have to undergo dental procedures that could have been avoided. A toothache […]
If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Crossville children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Northside Family Dentistry, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s […]
Most Crossville residents will lose a tooth at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean your smile has to suffer. There are numerous ways to fix a lost tooth, but today, Dr. Shanks would like to educate you about the best option for a healthy smile that will last a lifetime: dental implants. […]
We love to talk about the fun and interesting sides of oral health, but today, there is something much more serious on our minds. We care about the health of everyone in Crossville, and as dental care professionals, we feel it is our duty to educate you on how to be as safe and healthy […]
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